The conference is the East Coast Gaming Congress, or ECGC for short. 2016 marks the twentieth installment of ECGC.
888.com, one of the leading online casino and online poker sites in New Jersey, will be the primary sponsor of the two-day conference. Other sponsors include Spectrum Gaming, iGaming Business, GAN, Vantiv, and Wells Fargo.
The agenda for ECGC 2016 is jam-packed with some of the top talents and thinkers in the gaming industry. Over two days of panel discussions, they’ll attempt to tackle some of the most pressing issues the gaming industry is facing.
As one organizer put it, unlike other gaming conferences, ECGC is heavy on lawmakers and regulators – evidenced by the three panels I’ve highlighted below.
And with ECGC being a more intimate conference than ICE or G2E, attendees will have a good chance to engage in some tête-à-tête with the real behind-the-scenes powers in the gaming world who are normally hard to get in touch with.
In my opinion, the conference’s first session will be one of its most interesting.
At 3 p.m. on May 25, three online gaming operators and a New Jersey regulator will take part in the “iGaming Roundtable,” where they’ll discuss the current situation on the ground in New Jersey.
The panel will be moderated by Eugene Johnson, the senior vice president of Spectrum Gaming Group, and consists of:
Another intriguing online gaming panel will immediately follow the Roundtable.
At 4:30 p.m. on the May 25, Gideon Bierer of Partis Solutions will moderate a panel discussion dubbed iGaming Expansion: Who’s Next?
The speakers for this second panel include:
The second and final day of the conference will get started just before 9 a.m. with a discussion on Atlantic City and North Jersey casino expansion, which just happens to be one of the most controversial topics in gambling.
The panel will be moderated by veteran New Jersey columnist John Brennan.
The panelists include a mix of New Jersey lawmakers and stakeholders:
You can find the complete agenda for ECGC 2016 and details on attending the conference here.