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Mar 25, 2003 5:47 AM

New York has become a hotbed of gaming activity, and the New York Gaming Summit, set for April 21-22 in Albany, will be the place to learn about all the key issues.

Last year’s inaugural New York Gaming Summit drew more than 300 executives from the casino, lottery and racing industries, gaming stock analysts and media, who explored issues related to the expansion of gaming in the United States’ largest commercial market.

The keynote address will be delivered by American Gaming Association President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf, Jr., who will report on the status of casino gaming in Washington, as well as the outlook for New York State.

Several facets about the Summit will be significantly larger this year following the success of last year’s sold-out event.

The conference lineup, for instance, will grow from five to six seminars, which will be housed in a larger conference room in 2003. Key seminar topics this year will include:

”¡ Legal and Regulatory Update

As an emerging jurisdiction with lottery, pari-mutuel and tribal gaming industries, New York State regulators are in the unique position of managing the traditional and the new. This session will give attendees an in-depth view of these issues. 

”¡ Project Status Update

With creation of a temporary casino in Niagara Falls and the impending introduction of VLTs to New York state racetracks, the physical image of gaming in New York is beginning to take shape. This session will identify likely sites of development in Western New York and the Catskills, and address what types of casino projects are ideally suited to the New York market.

For information, visit www.nysummit.com; or call (702) 794-0718 ext. 200.