The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has announced the addition of a panel for the Symposium on Racing & Gaming agenda entitled "Alternative Financing Sources in Racing and Gaming." Panelists in this session will discuss how hedge funds and private equity groups are providing capital in a range of structured alternatives. With the structure, ownership, and business changing in the racing and gaming industries, so has the funding mechanisms. The session will be led by moderator Matt Sodl, co-founder and managing director of Innovation Capital. Speakers include: Joe Bencivenga, founding partner and head of research for Plainfield Asset Management; Eric Spector, president and CEO of Wyoming Entertainment; and Ted Wagenknecht, vice president of DDJ Capital Management. The panel is scheduled for Thursday morning, Dec. 7.
The symposium, held Dec. 4 -7 at its new location, the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz., will feature panelists from around the world discussing the pari-mutuel and racino industries.