Originating as a unified group of casino executives operating as the Gulf Coast Gaming Association, the association grew into a statewide organization known as the Mississippi Casino Operators Association operating as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. In 2013, the association changed its name to the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (“MGHA”). MGHA’s mission is, generally speaking, to protect and enhance the reputation and success of the Gaming industry. To read MGHA’s Mission Statement please go to the About Us tab

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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