he next morning, Alan Meister, author of the widely acclaimed "Indian Gaming Industry Report," will discuss the economics and scope of tribal gaming - and Florida's place in this fast-growing segment of the gaming industry.
Phil Hogen, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, then leads the panel discussion "Indian Gaming Update: Politics and Regulation." The panelists will examine such issues as pensions, labor rules, off-reservation gaming, federal oversight, states' roles and other pressing issues.
"No segment of the industry is faster growing or more controversial than Indian gaming. The Florida Gaming Summit has again attracted prominent experts in all aspects of Indian gaming to analyze the timely, critical issues," said Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President of Spectrum Gaming Group, conference co- producer.
The Florida Gaming Summit kicks off with an October 8 tour of the host Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, followed by an evening reception. On October 9, the daylong conference program examines slot operations in South Florida, Wall Street's view of Florida gaming, the impact of slots on parimutuel operations, and the political outlook in Florida.