2014 Mid-America Gaming Congress Approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - The inaugural Mid-America Gaming Congress, which takes place April 8 - 9, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, has been approved for 4.75 Continuing Legal Education Credits ("CLE") by the Supreme Court of Ohio, underscoring its importance as a must-attend event for attorneys and all gaming-related professionals.

"We are very pleased that the conference will offer Ohio CLE credits," said Robert Stocker II, Member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a co-organizer and co-producer of the event. "This approval is evidence of the quality of the Mid-America Gaming Congress both as an educational resource for gaming professionals and as a vital conference to those in the gaming industry."

The Mid-America Gaming Congress begins and ends with evening receptions at the two Columbus gaming facilities, Hollywood Casino Columbus on April 8 and Scioto Downs Racino on April 9. Between these two receptions, MAGC provides a full day of thought-provoking panel discussions featuring gaming operators, regulators, legislators, attorneys, analysts and other gaming-related professionals. 

The conference program opens on April 9 with a Keynote Address from Jo Ann Davidson, Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Timothy J. Wilmott, Chief Executive Officer of Penn National Gaming Inc., will deliver the Luncheon Keynote Address. They are among the 30 confirmed speakers on the MAGC program, which will feature panel discussions covering the competitive landscape in the Midwest, the outlook for Internet gaming, the status of alternative forms of gambling, regulatory trends, and the view from Wall Street.

The Mid-America Gaming Congress is jointly organized and produced by Dickinson Wright and Spectrum Gaming Group. Attendees will include corporate executives, gaming operators, elected officials, regulators, vendors, developers, investors, and analysts from around the United States. For the complete agenda and to register, visit www.midamericagamingcongress.com. To become a conference sponsor, contact Korbi Carrison at kcarrison@spectrumgaming.com. Please email events@midamericagamingcongress.com to be added to the mailing list for updates.

Spectrum Gaming Group (www.spectrumgaming.com) is an independent, full-service global gaming research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients on five continents. Spectrum has performed online gaming research and analysis for the National Indian Gaming Association as well as several tribal governments across the United States, has testified twice before the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and has been a leader in developing online-gaming policies for more than a decade. Spectrum produces several conferences and with Fantini Research, publishes SPECTRUMETRIX™, a comprehensive and dynamic suite of web-based reports.

Dickinson Wright PLLC (www.dickinson-wright.com) is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has more than 350 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz. (operating as Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks) and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 35 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.