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Gulf States Gaming - Commission Meeting Minutes September 20, 2019

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackson offices of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Executive Director Allen Godfrey, Chairman Al Hopkins, and Commissioners Jerry Griffith and Tom Gresham were in attendance. The following matters were considered:

LICENSING

The Commission approved the issuance of licenses to the following:

  • Lighthouse Point, LLC d/b/a Trop Casino Greenville as an operator

  • BSLO, LLC d/b/a Hollywood Gulf Coast as an operator

  • BTN, LLC d/b/a Boomtown Casino Biloxi as an operator

  • HWCC – Tunica, LLC d/b/a Hollywood Casino Tunica as an operator

  • Genius Sports Media, Inc. as a manufacturer and distributor

FINDINGS OF SUITABILITY

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

  • Zillah Ellen Byng-Thorne, Chairman of the Risk Committee of Flutter Entertainment plc

  • Gary William McGann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Flutter Entertainment plc

  • Robin James Terrell, Chair of the Audit Committee, William Hill plc

  • Joel Richard Carter, Sr., Owner of Gulfside Casino Partnership

  • Mark Adrian Locke, Chief Executive Officers of Genius Sports Media, Inc.

  • Thomas Russell, General Counsel of Genius Sports Media, Inc.

  • Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer of Genius Sports Media, Inc.

  • Fredrick Campbell Stephenson, Group CTO of Genius Sports Media, Inc.

  • William Andrew Bryce, Director of Treasure Bay, LLC

OTHER APPROVALS

  • Registration of Genius Sports Media Limited, Genius Sports Holdings Limited, and Genius Sports Group Limited as holding companies of Genius Sports Media, Inc.

NEW GAME APPROVAL

  • 31 Classic
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Thomas Shepherd, Gaming Attorney, IAGA President, 2014, Jones Walker Law FIrm
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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...

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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 operations. Mr. Pace has negotiated and documented various economic incentives including property, sales, use, income, and franchise tax incentives, and other incentives related to tax exempt and taxable bond financing. In the course of his work, he has assisted clients in negotiating and implementing incentives with the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Department of Revenue, and other state and local governmental entities. Mr. Pace has also negotiated and implemented economic incentives with numerous county and city governments, including the implementation of complex fee-in-lieu of property tax agreements which are available only for projects involving investments of $100 million or more.

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