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‘Fierce’ competition changing the face of Southern Gaming Summit

It’s time once again for the annual Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, but next week’s gathering of industry leaders from the Southern region and across the country is developing a different aura. “It’s changed over the years,” said Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association. “While we want to showcase gaming in Mississippi, it’s no secret that ...

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20 YEARS OF CASINOS — How gaming has matured in Mississippi

When the state’s first casinos opened in 1992, no one was sure what gambling’s impact would be — good or bad. Proponents held high hopes for its economic potential. Opponents feared the downside for residents and their communities. In 20 years since that uncertain first roll of the dice, the numbers tell the story. The 30 commercial casinos on the ...

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Gregory moving to MCOA

Larry Gregory, who currently serves as executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, has entered into a letter of intent with the Mississippi Casino Operators Association Inc. (MCOA) for the position of executive director. The parties are working toward finalizing an employment contract. Gregory recently announced his retirement from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, a position he has held since December ...

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Gregory retiring as Commission leader

Larry Gregory has announced that he will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, which regulates the casino and bingo industries, as soon as successor is named. He has worked at the Gaming Commission since 1996, first as chief of staff and then deputy director before being appointed executive director in 2001. Before coming to the Gaming Commission, ...

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Waiting, watching and planning

State’s gaming industry slowly recovers from recession while looking at new projects   The gaming industry is alive and well in Mississippi despite the recession that has affected this once considered recession-proof industry. The state’s top gaming regulator, a gaming operator and a gaming lawyer all believe the worst is behind and the future looks bright for this sector. “The ...

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Q&A: Larry Gregory, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission

Games people play Gregory keeps an eye on gaming across the state Jackson native Larry Gregory is the executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission  Prior to his appointment in 2001, he served in various capacities with several state agencies, including the state personnel board, Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Mississippi Legislature.  He recently sat down with Mississippi Business Journal ...

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