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Gaming company CEOs at A.C. Congress

May 13, 2003 6:37 AM

Chief executive officers of major gaming companies will be featured at the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress to be held in Atlantic City on May 21.

"We invited corporate leaders with proven track records, with something to say, and with the wherewithal to make things happen," said Michael Pollock, a conference organizer who will introduce the panelists.

Among the executives scheduled to speak are: Wally Barr, president and CEO of Park Place Entertainment Inc., the country’s largest gaming company; Bill Boyd, chairman and CEO of Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD), who, with partners, MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGG), will open The Borgata, Atlantic City’s first new hotel in the past dozen years; Gary Loveman, president and CEO of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (HET); Paul Rubeli, chairman and CEO of Aztar Corp. (AZR), and Peter Carlino, chairman and CEO of the newest member of the gaming industry, Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN).

"The CEOs will again headline an event that features numerous speakers from various regions and disciplines who share a common goal: using the platform of the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress to put forth their own visions," remarked Lloyd Levenson, a conference organizer.

The conference also will feature panels of leading Wall Street analysts, top regulators from across North America, leading public officials and Frank J. Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association.