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Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Minutes: July 21, 2016

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 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

  • KGM Gaming, LLC, as a manufacturer and distributor

FINDINGS OF SUITABILITY

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

  • Lester J. McMackin III, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Casino Vicksburg, LLC d/b/a WaterView Casino and Hotel

  • Anthony D. Scudiero, Vice President and General Manager of Casino Vicksburg, LLC d/b/a WaterView Casino and Hotel

  • Cheryl L. Duhon, Vice President and General Manager of RIH Acquisitions MS I, LLC d/b/a Resorts Tunica

  • Benjamin C. Adams, Marilyn A. Ray and Tempe A. Thompson, landlords of RIH Acquisitions MS II, LLC d/b/a Bally’s Saloon, Hotel & Gambling Hall

  • Jason E. Cohen, Executive Vice President of KGM Gaming, LLC

  • Jason M. Peters, President of KGM Gaming, LLC

  • Howard J. Weiss, Chief Executive Officer of KGM Gaming, LLC

  • Charles P. Sohm and Linda L. Sohm, Owners of Midwest Game Supply Company

OTHER APPROVALS

The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved the following: 

  • Casino Vicksburg, LLC d/b/a WaterView Casino & Hotel was granted approval of the issuance of equity interests or securities of Foundation Gaming & Entertainment, LLC.

  • Majestic Mississippi, LLC d/b/a Fitz Casino and Hotel was granted approval for the transfer of equity interests or securities of Majestic Holdco, LLC.

  • Interblock USA, L.C. was granted approval for the transfer of equity interest or securities of Interblock USA, L.C.

  • IGT and IGT Canada Solutions ULC were granted approval for the issuance of the equity interest or securities of De Agnostini S.p.A. and the transfer of equity interests or securities of B&D Holding di Marco Drago e C.S.A.p.A.

WORK PERMITS

The Commission approved the recommendation of the Executive Director to accept the hearing officer’s decision to terminate the work permit of Pheng Lor Lee.

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

None.

© 2023 Jones Walker LLPNational Law Review, Volume VI, Number 204
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About this Author

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, Business, Commercial Transactions Attorney, Jones Walker Law FIrm
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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...

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