ATLANTIC CITY — The resort’s largest casino industry conference has announced two keynote speakers, both of whom have an influential role in the state’s gaming future.

Gov. Phil Murphy and American Gaming Association CEO and President Bill Miller will be featured speakers at the 23rd annual East Coast Gaming Congress and NextGen Gaming Forum. The two-day conference will take place at the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center on June 12 and 13.

“Both of our keynote speakers play important roles in shaping the gaming industry,” said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson and co-producer of ECGC.

Murphy, who placed the first legal sports bet in the state at Monmouth Park Racetrack on June 14, was the keynote speaker at last year’s event.

“Gov. Murphy knows how important the gaming industry is to the future of New Jersey, and he knows the role New Jersey plays as a leader in the global gaming industry,” said Levenson.

Miller took the helm of the country’s largest casino gaming lobbying organization in January. He will “provide his vision of the U.S. gaming industry” during the morning session at ECGC, according to a news release.

“Bill joins the AGA at a time when the industry continues to expand its casino footprint while also participating in new forms of gaming,” said Levenson.

The ECGC theme for 2019 is “The Dynamic Convergence of Gaming.” The conference features a three-track format that includes sports and gaming, gaming operations and gaming market analysis.

The conference will also feature the first-ever gaming Leadership ThinkTank, where industry leaders come together and share their insights on the future of all things gaming.

More than 500 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC.

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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