East Coast Gaming Congress returns for 27th edition at Hard Rock Atlantic City in April 2024

The East Coast Gaming Congress, the longest-running gaming conference in the United States, will return for its 27th annual edition next year, taking place April 17 – 18, 2024, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

According to the event’s organizers, the conference will feature leading CEOs who will provide a series of keynote addresses that “will chart the industry’s future.” The following gaming leaders have been confirmed as part of the event:

  • James Allen, Chairman, Hard Rock International & CEO, Seminole Gaming
  • David Cordish, CEO & Chairman, The Cordish Companies
  • Jay Dorris, President & CEO, PCI Gaming Authority
  • Tim Drehkoff, CEO, Rush Street Gaming
  • Soo Kim, Chairman, Bally’s Corporation
  • Bill Miller, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Gaming Association
  • Audrey Oswell, President/Managing Director, Atlantis Paradise Island
  • Ray Pineault, CEO, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
  • Thomas Reeg, CEO, Caesars Entertainment
  • Anna Sainsbury, CEO & Co-Founder, GeoComply
  • Jay Snowden, CEO & President, Penn Entertainment

For the first time in the long history of this conference, we have 11 CEOs to provide keynote addresses that will serve as a critical roadmap for the future of this industry,” said ECGC co-founder Lloyd D. Levenson, Chairman and CEO of the Cooper Levenson law firm. 

“When this conference was founded in 1996, our goal was to create an event that would focus on leadership on stage speaking to leadership in the audience. We are clearly meeting that goal,” added ECGC co-founder Michael Pollock. 

This roster of keynoters will be supported by a wide range of regulators, suppliers, investors and other experts who will address a broad array of topics that are central to the future of gaming, organizers said.

Additionally, the conference will also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Past ECGC speakers have included four governors of New Jersey, as well as all CEOs who have ever led the American Gaming Association. “The conference will again provide outstanding opportunities for sponsorships, networking, professional development, and business-to-business discussions,” a press release notes.

The 26th edition of the conference took place earlier in the year, April 19 – 20. ECGC’s broad roster of speakers included nine industry CEOs sharing their insights on gaming issues, present and future. The event also featured panel discussions, a networking reception at Hard Rock’s DAER Nightclub, and an “Until We Meet Again” reception to conclude the two-day event.