ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, June 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBTech will kick off the 22nd Annual East Coast Gaming Congress as the exclusive sponsor of the NexGen Gaming Forum on June 13. SBTech is a global leader in omni-channel sports betting and gaming, with over 1,000 employees in eight locations worldwide. Since 2007, SBTech has developed the industry’s most powerful online sports betting and casino platform, serving more than 50 licensees in over 20 regulated markets. SBTech CEO Richard Carter commented: “SBTech is delighted to partner with this leading event and looks forward to working closely with all stakeholders to help shape an open and responsible environment for sports betting to flourish in the US, which addresses the needs of consumers, law enforcement, regulators, sports leagues, operators and technology providers.”

“We are excited that SBTech has decided to take on such an important role at this conference. The robust program at this year’s NexGen Gaming Forum will be a great addition to the congress, and who better than SBTech’s CEO Richard Carter to open the day with a keynote presentation?” said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law.

The afternoon’s agenda includes:

Sports Betting: Where does it stand and where is it going? The expansion of legal sports betting in the United States raises a host of questions that states, operators and others must address, including: How will this benefit land-based casinos? How can the power of sports betting be harnessed to improve local economies and maximize the fiscal benefit? Moderator: David Isaacson, Vice President, Spectrum Gaming Capital. Speakers: Joe Asher, Chief Executive Officer, William Hill US Neale Deeley, Vice President, Sportradar US Alex Igelman, Chief Executive Officer, Millennial Esports Joseph Pappano, Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Gaming, Worldpay Lee Richardson, CEO, Gaming Economics & Sports Betting, Spectrum Gaming Group Anna Sainsbury, Chief Executive Officer, GeoComply US

Game Design: What do today’s players – and tomorrow’s players – want?: As technology improves and gaming design becomes more creative, what are the games that emerging generations will want to play? What are the factors that will make these new games more attractive? How will this change the casino floor? How will this change the casino business model? Moderator Roger: Gros, , Publisher, Global Gaming Business Magazine

Speakers: Miles Arnone, Chairman, Gamblit Gaming and Managing Partner, Cannon Capital

Brad Cummings, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equilottery

Blaine Graboyes, Chief Executive Officer, GameCo

Seth Schorr, Chief Executive Officer, Fifth Street Gaming

Seth Young, Executive Director of Online Gaming, Foxwoods Resort Casino

iGaming Battleground: Who’s Next, What’s Next?: New Jersey and Delaware boldly changed the East Coast gaming landscape by permitting regulated interactive gaming. While other states almost joined them and Nevada, only Pennsylvania has crossed the finish line. What state will be next and why? Will the shared borders, shared time zones and shared liquidity of densely populated East Coast states translate to the revenue increases we all have been waiting for?

Moderator: Lynne Levin Kaufman, Esquire, Partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys At Law

Speakers: Eric Frank, Deputy Compliance Officer and Director of Legal Affairs, The Stars Group

Susan Hensel, Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

David Rebuck, Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

Yaniv Sherman, Senior Vice President, 888 Holdings

Quinton Singleton Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs, SG Digital

ECGC is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law and Spectrum Gaming Group. Other co-organizers and co-producers are The Friedmutter Group, an industry-leading architectural and design firm based in Las Vegas, and Sysco Corporation, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging and gaming establishments.

ECGC will offer attendees its most ambitious agenda ever, with panel topics ranging from daily fantasy sports and sports betting, to eSports, to millennials and the casino floor of the future, to regulatory updates. More than 500 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC, which takes place at the Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. The full conference schedule and registration is at www.ecgc.us.

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Donna M. Vecere East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum 609.289.2446 dvecere@cooperlevenson.com