Lanni to address Racing-Gaming summit

Jul 22, 2003 6:06 AM

MGM MIRAGE Chairman and CEO J. Terrence Lanni has been tapped as the keynote speaker at the second annual Racing & Gaming Summit, scheduled for Dec. 9 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

The Racing & Gaming Summit was created to address the emergence of casino-style gaming at racetracks throughout North America, often called "racinos."

In their brief history, racinos have proved a viable component of commercial gaming.

As chief of the world’s largest gaming company, Lanni brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the summit. He serves as chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of MGM MIRAGE. He joined MGM Grand, Inc. in 1995 as president and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. In July 1995 he was named president and CEO.

He’s also a thoroughbred horse owner.

In addition to Lanni’s keynote address, the Racing & Gaming Summit has announced several conference session topics. They include:

”¡ Racing & Gaming: Regulation & Profitability

”¡ The New York Experience

”¡ Gaming Machines and the Multi-State Lottery Association

”¡ The Reality of Gaming’s Impact on the Racing Industry

”¡ Technology Roundup

The full line-up of speakers and panel discussions will be announced next month.

The inaugural Racing & Gaming Summit was an unqualified success last year. More than 400 racetrack and gaming executives, horsemen, government and lottery officials, and Wall Street analysts gathered in Tucson for the new event.

The Racing & Gaming Summit is presented again this year by Ascend Media Gaming Group and the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. The Summit will precede the 30th Annual Symposium on Racing, which continues through Dec. 12.

MGM MIRAGE was recently chosen by the New York Racing Association as its partner in the development of a video lottery operation at Aqueduct.

The "Symposium on Racing" is produced by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. The three-day event annually attracts 1,000 attendees, primarily from the United States and Canada, with more than a dozen other countries represented.