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Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Report: May 20, 2021 Meeting

May 20 Meeting

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackson office. Executive Director Allen Godfrey, Chairman Al Hopkins and Commissioners Franc Lee and Tom Gresham all participated. The following matters were considered:

LICENSING

The Commission approved the issuance of licenses to the following:

  • Interblock d.d., as a Manufacturer and Distributor

  • Interblock USA L.C., as a Manufacturer and Distributor

  • MGM Resorts Mississippi, LLC, as an Operator

  • Gulfside Casino Partnership d/b/a Island View Casino Resort, as an Operator

  • Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming, LLC, as a Manufacturer and Distributor

FINDINGS OF SUITABILITY

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

  • GetMGM, LLC – Gary Allan Deutsch

  • Sportradar Solutions, LLC – Alexander Gersh

OTHER APPROVALS

  • Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming, LLC, as a Publicly Traded Company of Churchill Downs Interactive Gaming, LLC. 

  • IGT – Transfer of the Equity Interests or Securities of De Agostini S.p.A.

  • MGM Resorts Mississippi, LLC d/b/a Gold Strike Casino Resort and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Shelf Offering Approval

© 2022 Jones Walker LLPNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 140
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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, 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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