HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 19Issue 14Midwest Gaming Summit to be Held June 3-4

The inaugural Midwest Gaming Summit conference will be held on June 3-4, 2013 at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. It is one of BNP Media Gaming Group’s six gaming tradeshows scheduled for this year and focuses on casino markets in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The conference seeks to offer a comprehensive, in-depth view of the opportunities and challenges associated with significant gaming expansion in jurisdictions across the Midwest.

The Midwest Gaming Summit will start with an opening night reception on Monday, June 3, followed by a full day of conference sessions, and two keynote presentations; an opening keynote by David Patent, President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush Street Gaming, and a luncheon speech by Louis I. Lang, Illinois State Representative and Deputy Majority Leader (D-Skokie). Session topics include:

· Regional Round-up: The Casino Operators View

· Midwest Gaming by the Numbers

· The Illinois Video Gaming Market

· The Midwest Gaming Marketing Challenge

· The Politics of Gaming in the Midwest

"As states look to gaming for new sources of revenue, jurisdictions across the Midwest are facing the same basic question: What forms of legislation and regulation are most likely to produce optimal results for all industry stakeholders?" said Randy Green, Group Publisher, BNP Media Gaming Group, the Summit's presenter. "The Midwest Gaming Summit will offer attendees answers to that question from a variety of perspectives, as well as offer a premiere networking environment for gaming professionals in the region."

Notable speakers for the event include:

· Bob Barrows, CFO, Casino Queen Inc.

· Brian Decorah, Assistant General Manager, FireKeepers Casino Hotel

· Wes Ehrecke, President & CEO, Iowa Gaming Association

· Daniel L. Nita, Regional President and General Manager, Caesars Entertainment

· Dennis Farrell, Senior Casino Debt Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities

· John Kempf, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

· Brian T. McGill, Managing Director, Casino Gaming & Lodging, Janney Montgomery Scott

· Matt Sodl, Managing Director, Innovation Capital

· David A. George, President, Bell Gaming

· Michael Pappas, Operating Partner, Fair Share Amusement Company

· Don Pesceone, Senior Vice President of Sales, Incredible Technologies

· Chad Germann, Principal, Red Circle Agency

· Chris Kern, Vice President and General Manager, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort

· Joe Schatz, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Caesars Entertainment

· Suzanne Trout, Chief Marketing Officer, Rush Street Gaming

· Robert Russell, Gaming Analyst, Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C.

· Mike Smith, President and CEO, Casino Association of Indiana 

· Tom Swoik, Executive Director, Illinois Casino Gaming Association

· Michael Winter, Executive Director, Missouri Gaming Association

For a full list of speakers, as well as full details on how to register and every other aspect of the event, see www.midwestgamingsummit.com.


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