The Adelphi Bar was a major social hub and epicenter for business discussions and dealmaking, attracting luminaries from Mark Twain and Teddy Roosevelt to the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Famous performers included Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington.
One of the Adelphi’s first guests was John Morrissey, world heavyweight champion, congressman, state senator, and founder of Saratoga’s famous Thoroughbred racecourse. He often invited friends to join him at the Adelphi, including American industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt. “Old Smoke,” as Morrissey was known, died of pneumonia while at the Adelphi Hotel in 1878.
The reception will kick off a three-day conference, in which industry experts will examine the trend, challenges and critical issues facing gaming and racing, with panel discussions focusing on these topics:
- New York Casino Expansion to New York City and Surrounding Counties: Is the Finish Line in Sight?
- Consolidation of Gaming: Status and Implications for Racetracks and Casinos
- Tribal Digital Gaming: Has the Moment Finally Arrived?
- Technology and Gaming: New Challenges, New Solutions
- The Implications of Exclusion for Racetracks and Casinos
- Consumer Protections and the Federalization of Gaming: Focus on “Betting on our Future Act" Congressional legislation
- Harness Racing: An Industry in Decline, or in Transformation?
- Historical Horse Racing Machines: HHR handle by some reports is eclipsing traditional horse racing handle. Is it horse racing? Is it parimutuel? Why does it matter?
- HISA: Legal Limbo and Regulatory Reluctance
- Racing’s Changing Customer Base, CRWs and the Future of Betting
In addition to the reception at the Adelphi, the conference will also include a
networking reception and a day at the races on the afternoon of August 16.
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Patrick Brown, co-founder and partner emeritus of Brown & Weinraub, PLLC and owner of Tinhorn Productions, LLC, will again serve as conference director.
Spectrum Gaming Group is the conference coordinator for the Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga. Spectrum is an independent research and consulting firm that has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 43 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents.