When the East Coast Gaming Congress is held in Atlantic City this week, a major topic of discussion will be internet gambling in the United States.
The event is touted as one of the largest gambling industry conferences in the United States and is expected to have more than 600 attendees including Government officials and casino executives.
The Atlantic City Press is quoting Lloyd D. Levenson of the law firm Cooper Levenson, the conference's primary organizer as saying that he expects internet gambling to be on the agenda. We’ve never been this close to Internet gaming. We’ve talked about it for 10 years. And we’re closer than ever to sports betting." Levenson said.
“It certainly takes New Jersey outside traditional gaming and puts us at the forefront of the initiatives that can change the dynamics of our jurisdiction. The Internet is another source of tremendous potential revenue.” he continued.
Speakers at the East Coast Gaming Congress include: New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak, Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, Inc.'s Scott Butera, Revel Entertainment's Kevin DeSanctis, Mitchell Etess of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, and Caesars Entertainment's Gary Loveman.