A panel of casino executives will offer a timely update on the industry and its outlook Wednesday at the Greater Atlantic City Chamber’s annual membership meeting at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club.

Executives from five casino companies in Atlantic City will present their views at a time of considerable uncertainty about the local industry and its future.

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This month, gambling industry analysts speculated that one or two casinos might close if business doesn’t rebound quickly enough from Hurricane Sandy striking a large and key part of the city’s market. Yet operating results from the third quarter, nearly all of which was pre-storm, showed that the 11 casinos in business in the same quarter last year increased their gross operating profits by more than 2 percent.

The panel that will put all of this into perspective will include:

  • Tom Ballance, president & COO, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Michael Garrity, chief investment officer, Revel
  • Tim Ebling, CFO, Mohegan Sun/Resorts Casino Hotel and Margaritaville
  • Tom Pohlman, executive vice president and general manager, Golden Nugget Atlantic City
  • Tony Rodio, president and CEO of Tropicana Entertainment and president of the Casino Association of New Jersey.

The panel is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a networking reception until 6 p.m.

Business Editor Kevin Post

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