aming has been an important part of the New England landscape for almost two decades, and the industry has generated tremendous revenue for state and local governments in Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island. The latter two states are considering expanding their gaming options, and Massachusetts and New Hampshire continue to explore bringing gaming to their states.
“The New England Gaming Summit will provide attendees with an unusually broad dialogue of the critical gaming issues, including the voices of grass-roots organizations, municipal and state-government officials, problem-gambling experts, casino executives, financial analysts and tribal leaders,” said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of conference co-producer Spectrum Gaming Group.
The speaker lineup is led by Mitchell Grossinger Etess, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Sun and Chief Executive Officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, who will deliver the Summit’s luncheon keynote address on Tuesday, September 21.
Additional confirmed speakers to date include: Clyde W. Barrow, Director of the Center for Policy Analysis, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Pipe Carrier and Tribal Council Chairman, The Mohegan Tribe, Mickey Brown, President, G. Michael Brown & Assoc., Paul E. Burns, Council President, Town of Palmer, Massachusetts, Ed Callahan, President and General Manager, Rockingham Park, James M. Demers, President and Founder, The Demers Group.
Other speakers will be: Rochanne Hackett, Senior VP and Director of Gaming Development, Wells Fargo Bank, Robert Heller, Chairman and CEO, Heller Gaming & Leisure, Charles Jaskiewicz, Chairman, Norwich Board of Education, Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group, Jim Rubens, Chair, Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling, Lori Rugle, Director, Problem Gambling Services, State of Connecticut, John Tahsuda, VP, Navigators Global, Kyle Tuttle, Senior Vice President, LPCiminelli and Andrew Zarnett, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities.
The Summit presents a unique opportunity to address the regulatory, operational and competitive outlook for gaming in the New England region, and is sure to draw a broad audience mix of policymakers, industry leaders, analysts and others interested in this potentially explosive market.
The two-day event begins with an evening cocktail reception on September 20, followed by a full day of in-depth seminars with plenty of networking opportunities. Sessions include: The Competitive Landscape – New England and the Northeast; Weighing the Economic and Social Impacts; Racing and Gaming in New England; Tribal Gaming in New England; and Legislative Update.
Complete conference information is available at www.newenglandsummit.com.