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Allen to join cast of casino execs at Atlantic City event

ATLANTIC CITY – Needless to say, Jim Allen has a busy schedule that takes him across the country and the globe on business for Hard Rock and the Seminole Tribe.

The chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming is often asked to speak at events and conferences. An upcoming event will take him to Atlantic City, where he’ll join a list of high level casino executives for a two-day event in the spring.

The “East Coast Gaming Congress & NextGen Forum” features keynotes from regional leaders and local gaming operators. There are several topics on the agenda, including the future of mobile sports betting.

The conference is scheduled to run April 27-28 at Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center.

Jim Allen is the chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming. (File photo)

Allen is very familiar with Atlantic City – it’s where his career in the casino, hotel and gaming industries began. More recently, he oversaw the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on June 28, 2018, after a $500 million renovation of the former Trump Taj Mahal.

Scheduled to join Allen as speakers are Thomas Reeg, CEO of Eldorado Resorts; Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment; David Cordish, CEO of The Cordish Cos.; Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming; Jay Dorris, president and CEO of Wind Creek Casino and Hotel; Holly Gagnon, CEO of Seneca Gaming; and George Papanier, president and CEO of Twin River Worldwide Holdings.

“Those who will create the future of gaming are best positioned to help us understand that future, and we are honored to offer such an array of visionaries,” Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group and conference co-founder, said.

The 24-year-old East Coast Gaming Congress is the largest industry conference outside of Nevada and is the second oldest in the U.S.

Read more at The Press of Atlantic City here.

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