Keynote speeches, corporate presentations and powerful seminars highlight gaming’s most important conference.

    With one week to go before the debut of the American Gaming & Lodging Summit, conference organizers were confident that both industries would be well represented, both as speakers and attendees.

    Held at the Las Vegas Hilton, Dec. 8-10, the Summit will feature ten keynote speakers, who will address many of the issues that concern the leaders of the lodging and gaming industries. Taking the podium during the three day conference will be:

    o Sheldon Adelson, developer of The Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas;

    o Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO, American Gaming Association;

    o Arthur Goldberg, president of the gaming division, Hilton Hotels Inc.;

    o Bjorn Hansen, managing director of the lodging division of Coopers & Lybrand;

    o Robert Johnson, chairman, Black Entertainment Television; Paul Nussbaum, chairman of Patriot American;

    o Terry Lanni, chairman and CEO of MGM Grand Inc.,

    o Paul Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of Patriot American Hospitality Corp.;

    o Glenn Schaeffer, president and CFO of Circus Circus Enterprises Inc.,

    o Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Lodging Trust; and

    o Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.).

    Corporate presentations, sponsored by Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. include chairman, presidents, CEOs and CFOs of many of the major companies in both the gaming and lodging industries.

    Just some of the Ligaz888 companies presenting will be American General Hospitality, Aztar Corporation, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Capstar Hotels, Carnival Corporation, Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., Extended Stay America, Grand Casinos, Inc., Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Harveys Casino Resorts, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Host Marriott Corporation, Innkeepers USA Trust , International Game Technology, Marriott International Inc., MGM Grand, Inc., Mirage Resorts, Incorporated, Patriot American Hospitality, Planet Hollywood International, Primadonna Resorts, Inc., Prime Hospitality Corporation, Showboat, Inc., Silicon Gaming, Inc., Station Casinos, Inc., Sun International Hotels Limited, Sunburst Hospitality, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, Inc., Vail Resorts, Inc., and Winston Hotels.

    A series of seminars presents some of the top experts in their fields, including Tadd Johnson, new chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission; Hubert H. Humphrey III, Minnesota’s attorney general; Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer; Vincent Trudel, president of Casinos du Quebec; Gen. Paul Harvey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission; Frank Catania, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; Dr. Howard Shaffer, director of the Division on Addictions, Harvard Medical School; and many more.

    For more information on attending the American Gaming & Lodging Summit ’97, call 1-800-559-2695 or visit the web site at


New York, New York, (November 24, 1997) — In a movement to rescue frustrated and isolated Web surfers who have been drowning in the clutter of the Internet, Julianne Gentile, of Cleveland, Ohio, has joined The Mining Company as the Focus on Quake Guide. Julianne was hand-picked to be a Guide for her expertise, passion, and personality. She joins the hundreds of other Guides all over the world also working with The Mining Company.

As the Quake Guide at The Mining Company, Julianne is responsible for mining the Web for the gaming “gems” — the most relevant and timely information, valuable links, and lively conversations — and presenting them in a clear, concise way at the site —

“We are taking the Net back from the mechanical, chaotic and frustrating place it has become,” said Scott Kurnit, founder of The Mining Company. We’re putting real people back in charge of the Net.” “People will no longer feel lost and frustrated by the unorganized mass of information on the Web.”

Guides Do The Research, So You Don’t Have To

Guides, who are the heart and soul of The Mining Company, mine the Web for the most relevant and timely information, sorting through other Internet Web sites, discussion groups, and chat areas to find the most valuable links and lively conversations. They present these “gems” in a clear and concise way, continually highlight the pages that are noteworthy, and sift out information that is dated, wrong, or boring.

Guides are individuals from all over the globe with a passion for a topic who have the skills to use the Internet to share that real-life passion with other people around the world. Guides have intimate knowledge of their subject matter — either through formal training or life experience. Guides at The Mining Company are real people ranging from medical doctors and journalists to soap-opera fans and graphic designers.

Guides offer unique perspectives on their topics through clear and engaging regular features. They also initiate timely discussions with visitors to their site, keep abreast of important developments in their fields, and conduct special events.

No Wonder People Are Frustrated!

The World Wide Web is an amazing resource, yet many users find it increasingly frustrating. That’s no surprise. Forrester Research now estimates there are more than 75 million pages of material on the Web. The Internet Archive, a non-profit group, says that in the two-and-a-half month period ending in mid-February, the Web doubled in size. The Web now has two-thirds the information included in all the books in a public branch library. But unlike a library, there’s no card catalogue, and the “books” aren’t shelved in any logical order.

“If you search for pediatrics at a popular search engine, you receive 24,174 documents,” said Kurnit. “Visit the pediatrics site at The Mining Company at and you’ll be greeted by Guide Dr. Warren Silberstein, a pediatrician who has already gone out and found the most relevant links and areas that you’ll need.”

The Mining Company is a division of General Internet Inc. The Mining Company’s goal is to rescue frustrated consumers by offering a network of people-powered, special-interest sites with a consistent “look and feel,” and to meet the needs and amplify the talents of independent Web producers throughout the world. The Mining Company, headquartered one block from the United Nations in New York City, was founded by Scott Kurnit and a team of experienced Internet professionals. You can find us on the Web at or via email at General Internet Inc. can be found at