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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

4:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Registration Open
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7:30 am — 2:00 pm
Registration Open
7:30 am — 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
8:30 am — 8:40 am
8:40 am — 9:00 am
9:00 am — 10:00 am
Pari-Mutuels: No Slots, No Problem?

More than 20 pari-mutuel facilities outside of South Florida have been challenged to find a winning solution to declining pari-mutuel handle and attendance. Their cardrooms have provided some relief, but what does their future hold? Are certain forms of racing doing better than others? Join pari-mutuel operators from around the state as they discuss their operations, their future and how the ultimate outcome of the New Gretna Racing LLC case could impact the pari-mutuel industry.

10:00 am — 10:30 am
Networking Break in Expo Hall

10:30 am — 11:20 am
South Florida Casinos: Status and Outlook

With continued casino expansions and the scheduled re-opening of Dania Casino in late 2015, coupled with surging population growth, South Florida remains one of the most dynamic gaming markets in the country. While the Seminole-State compact negotiations could impact the state’s gaming landscape, operators of the existing 12 casinos compete for market share – and with many other forms of entertainment in the marketplace. Gaming operators from throughout South Florida will discuss the opportunities and challenges in this highly competitive market.

11:20 am — 12:10 pm
Gaming in Florida: The Wall Street Perspective

Opportunities to invest in gaming abound throughout Florida ... and so does uncertainty. The New Gretna Racing LLC outcome could result in several pari-mutuel facilities building slot operations throughout the state, major gaming companies continue to lobby for destination resorts, and the South Florida marketplace remains robust though intensively competitive. In this panel, analysts and investment bankers discuss the operating environment and investment outlook in Florida – as well as provide regional and national perspectives of gaming investment.

12:15 pm — 1:15 pm
Luncheon Keynote Address

1:20 pm — 2:10 pm
Legislative Update

Florida legislators once again figure to debate measures that could alter the state’s gambling landscape. Key issues may include the result of the Seminole-State compact negotiations, the New Gretna Racing LLC decision, the continued push by global operators for destination gaming resorts, and tax/regulatory relief for racino operators. Join legislators and attorneys as they discuss the likely outcomes in Tallahassee for the 2016 legislative session.

2:10 pm — 3:00 pm
Sports and Gaming: What’s Legal, What’s Not

Despite New Jersey’s setback in the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals, it appears that Las Vegas-style sports betting is a question of “when,” not “if” outside of Nevada. Meanwhile, the soaring popularity of daily fantasy sports is causing regulators in some states to question whether this activity is an authorized form of gambling. In this panel, experts examine the legal and operational issues at the intersection of sports and gaming.

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Closing Reception


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