NJ gaming industries to be focus of forum

07:49 PM 15 Mar 2011 NZDT
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New Jersey's gaming industries will be the focus of a March 31 forum sponsored by Rutgers University's School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Hall Institute of Public Policy - New Jersey.

The forum, The Gaming Industry in New Jersey: The Present and the Future, will take place at Rutgers’ Newark Campus in the Paul Robeson Campus Center - Multi-Purpose Room, 350 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

Experts from the casino and horseracing industries will discuss the status of gaming in New Jersey, the bills recently signed into law by Governor Christie, and options for the future, including sports betting and slot machines at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Speakers will include:

  • Jon Hanson, chairman of the N.J. Gaming, Sports and Entertainment Advisory Commission
  • Robert E. Mulcahy III, former President and CEO, NJ Sports and Exposition Authority
  • State Senator Raymond Lesniak
  • Thomas Carver, former Chairman, of the N.J. Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
  • Jeffrey Gural, chairman of Newmark Knight Frank and American Racing Entertainment
  • Karyn Malinowski, director of Rutgers Equine Science Center
  • Suzette Parmley, business reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • James Simpson, proprietor of Hanover Shoe Farms
  • Chris Woronka, a vice president and senior research analyst for Deutsche Bank Securities.

or a detailed program including all speakers and a full schedule of events, click here.

The Hall Institute has been following developments in the state’s gaming industries since July when a special commission appointed by Governor Christie issued a report containing a widespread series of recommendations. Several studies and reports are posted in a special Future of NJ Gaming section on the Hall website.

The Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration is a recognized educational leader in preparing managers and professionals for the government and nonprofit sectors. The school’s most recent conference, Strategies for Ending Homelessness & Creating Affordable Housing, attracted an audience of 250.

The March 31 gaming forum will begin at 9 a.m. The program is free and open to the public, but registration at http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1050409-oexlarnwn2 is required. To obtain additional information, email conference@hallnj.org.

Moira FANNING

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