Started as the Gulf Coast Gaming Association (GCGA) the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association is a unified group of casino executives who represent the interests of the Mississippi casino industry. Our mission is to promote the common businesses and general welfare of Mississippi's Gaming Industry; to improve the industry's service to the public, to cooperate with government officials in advancing the public interest and to improve conditions within the industry. This mission is accomplished through education, representation, legislative support and interaction, statistical data collection, and the support and promotion of the tourism industry in general.

These guys have the scoop on the early days of Biloxi casinos

The first casino to open in the southeast was on a riverboat at the Isle of Capri in Biloxi, and a quarter-century later, three of the “Pioneers of Riverboat Gaming” will be together in Biloxi for the Southern Gaming Summit. Lyle Berman, co-founder of the Grand Casinos; Timothy Hinkle
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