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Gulf States Gaming - Commission Meeting Minutes October 22, 2019

October 17 Meeting

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, The Sanders Soundstage, Cleveland, MS. Executive Director Allen Godfrey, Chairman Al Hopkins, and Commissioners Jerry Griffith and Tom Gresham were in attendance. The following matters were considered:


The Commission approved the issuance of licenses to the following:

  • Boyd Tunica, Inc. as an Operator

  • PDS Gaming – Mississippi, LLC as a Manufacturer and Distributor

  • PDS Special Purpose I – Mississippi, LLC as a Distributor

  • PDS Special Purpose II – Mississippi, LLC as a Distributor

  • PDS Special Purpose III – Mississippi, LLC as a Distributor

  • Coast Dealing Academy, LLC d/b/a Coast Dealing Academy as a Gaming School


The Commission approved findings of suitability for the following persons and entities:

  • Jeremy Peter Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Flutter Entertainment plc, parent company of Betfair Interactive US LLC

  • Jonathan Stanley Hill, Chief Financial Officer of Flutter Entertainment plc, parent company of Betfair Interactive US LLC

  • Michelle Lee Bushore, Acting General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Robinson Property Group, LLC, Grand Casinos of Biloxi, LLC, and Casino Computer Programming, Inc.

  • Scott Charles Butera, President of Roar Digital, LLC

  • Shay Sason Segev, Chief Operating Officer of Stadium Technology Group, LLC and Roar Digital, LLC

  • Adam Bryce Greenblatt, Director-Corporate Development & Strategy of Stadium Technology Group, LLC and Roar Digital, LLC


  • Boyd Tunica, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall and Boyd Biloxi, LLC d/b/a IP Casino Resort Spa were granted continuous approval of shelf offerings.

  • Rainbow Casino-Vicksburg, Partnership, L.P. d/b/a Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg received the following approvals:

    • Transfer of Equity Interests or Securities

    • De-Registration of each of IOC-Vicksburg, Inc. and Isle of Capri Casinos, LLC as a Holding Company of Rainbow Casino-Vicksburg Partnership, L.P.

    • De-Registration of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. as a Publicly Traded Corporation of Rainbow Casino-Vicksburg Partnership, L.P.


The Commission approved the recommendation of the Executive Director to accept the hearing officer’s decision with respect to the following:

  • Portia Betts

  • Christopher McCray

  • Latoya Redmond

  • Lynne Rice

  • Ebony Banks

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Thomas Shepherd, Gaming Attorney, IAGA President, 2014, Jones Walker Law FIrm

Tommy Shepherd is a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. As an accomplished gaming attorney, he served as President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) in 2014.

Tommy represents major casino companies, Native American tribes, manufacturers, suppliers, and financial institutions regarding all matters relating to the development, financing, licensing and operation of gaming and resort facilities. His extensive experience in such matters includes public-private leases, financings, land use approvals, statutory and regulatory...

Chris Pace, Business, Commercial Transactions Attorney, Jones Walker Law FIrm

Chris Pace is an attorney in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of project finance and economic development law, state and local government law, economic development incentives and gaming law.

His clients include both county and municipal governmental bodies, as well as new and expanding business concerns such as a large steel company investing over $1 billion in a new facility, and a new regional beverage supplier investing millions of dollars to expand its existing...