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Interview with Jerry St. Pe, Chairman, Mississippi Gaming Commission

This week, the Global Gaming Business Podcast features an interview with Jerry St. Pé, the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, who was recently re-appointed to a second term by Governor Haley Barbour. St. Pé is just wrapping up his first four-year term, during which he was faced with the prospect of preparing for and rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. A disaster of unprecendented proportions, St. Pé explains what role the commission played in getting the Gulf Coast casinos up and running again less than six months after the storm. He also explains how the commission handles the current economic downturn and what challenges he anticipates during his second term. He spoke with Global Gaming Business Publisher Roger Gros from his office on the Gulf Coast in early October.

Interview with Jerry St. Pe, Chairman, Mississippi Gaming Commission

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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