Southern Gaming Summit taking place at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in May

19 January 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association will hold its Southern Gaming Summit 3-6 May 2022, at MGM’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

One of the oldest of the gaming conferences and trade shows, SGS is a conference of the industry, by the industry, and about the industry. Founded in 1994, the regional conference and trade show addresses issues of importance to commercial and tribal gaming in the South and the Midwest, bringing decision-makers to coastal Mississippi.

Bill Miller, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 SGS.

“Bill Miller has unique knowledge about our gaming industry and his presentation is sure to captivate attendees,” said Larry Gregory, MGHA executive director. “We look forward to hearing about his many experiences in the
gaming industry.”

The event begins with a golf tournament at MGM’s Fallen Oak Golf Course on Tuesday May 3, followed by a welcome reception on the event deck at the Beau Rivage pool area overlooking the Gulf Coast.

On Wednesday 4 May, SGS attendees will hear from Miller, then have the opportunity to participate in an six-session conference program. Sessions for registered attendees on May 4-5 include Regulatory Updates, iGaming and Sportsbetting, Being a Responsible Operator in 2022, Doing Business as a Third Party Vendor, and Tribal Sportsbetting: Questions, Rules and Models, along with the popular Operator & GM Roundtable Discussion. Sessions will be held in the convention area on the second floor of Beau Rivage.

New to SGS this year is A Taste of Coastal Mississippi, sponsored by Coastal Mississippi, the Gulf Coast’s visitor and tourism bureau. This event is set for 4 May.

On 5 May, gaming-industry leaders will be honored during an evening gala with five leaders inducted into the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are:
  • Industry Pioneer: Allan B. Solomon, principal and chairman, Foundation Gaming and Entertainment, and co-founder and former executive vice president and general counsel, Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (2008)
  • Industry Influencer: Virginia McDowell, non-executive director of Entain Plc., and retired chief executive officer, Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (2016)
  • Commercial Gaming: Craig H. Neilsen, visionary and philanthropist, founded Ameristar Casinos, Inc., and later established the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, North America’s largest private funder for spinal-cord injury research and programming
  • Manufacturer: Kagemasa Kozuki, founder, chairman and representative director, Konami Holdings Corporation
  • Regulator: John Hairston, president and CEO, Hancock Whitney Corporation, and former member and chairman, Mississippi Gaming Commission (2005-2015)
Past recipients will also be recognized.

Related Links
Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association
Southern Gaming Summit 2022
Southern Gaming Summit Gaming Vendor Information
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Details