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     The Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association was chartered in 1993 originating as a unified group of casino executives operating as the Gulf Coast Gaming Association.
The association grew into a statewide association and, in 2005, began operating as the Mississippi Casino Operators Association in accordance with section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. In 2013, the association changed its name to
Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA).
MGHA works in cooperation with the American Gaming Association in Washington, D.C. As of the date of this report, all 26 commercial casinos/hotels operating in Mississippi are members of MGHA.
Also, MGHA’s membership includes approximately 50 associate members including various professional service providers, vendors from other
state associations that support the gaming, hospitality and tourism industry — the fourth largest industry in Mississippi.
The goals of the association are to ensure the industry remains competitive and strong so it can continue to be a healthy contributor to the overall economy.
With that in mind, MGHA has through collaboration come up with recommendations to support its five goals:
 • Encourage resort-style casino developments in Mississippi through tourism incentive programs. Tourism-related activities should include well- capitalized gaming resort projects and encourage other non-gaming amenities.
• Avoid policies that single out gaming from the tourism industry or puts an unfair burden upon the gaming industry.
• Maintain Mississippi’s stable gaming regulatory environment.
• Invest in post-secondary curricula that will provide residents with the training and education needed to have an immediate impact on Mississippi’s $6 billion tourism industry and make the state’s workforce more competitive.
• Continue to support the state’s and the industry’s initiatives to combat problem gambling.
  Larry Gregory, Executive Director
  Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association
P. O . B o x 4 5 6 6 Jackson,MS 39296-4566 OFFICE: 601-940-3236
The MGHA website is a valuable resource of information relevant to our industry here in Mississippi. It includes an updated list of members and associate members, updated news in our Press Room, our monthly newsletter, annual reports, studies, analysis and more.

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