The Midwest gaming market is an ever changing landscape that extends from Ohio to the upper Midwest. It is filled with a mix of commercial, tribal and racetrack gaming operators, from independent and smaller concerns to firms with a national or even global presence. Attendees at the Midwest Gaming Summit at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont will hear from a representative sample of the region’s operator mix at Regional Round-up: The Casino Operators View, the opening session of the conference which will take place at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 4. The speaker line-up is as follows:
  • Bob Barrows, CFO, Casino Queen Inc.
  • Brian Decorah, Assistant General Manager, FireKeepers Casino Hotel
  • Wes Ehrecke, President & CEO, Iowa Gaming Association
  • Jahnae Erpenbach, Vice President & General Manager of Gaming, Hoosier Park
  • Daniel L. Nita, Regional President and General Manager, Caesars Entertainment

The speakers’ property responsibilities include operations in five Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Missouri. They will provide property and company history, business results, a comprehensive assessment of their current operating environment and a look at the future might hold.