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Southern Gaming Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

Southern Gaming Summit Announces Keynote Speakers

The Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA) last month announced that it has confirmed two important keynote speakers for the Southern Gaming Summit, May 2-3, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Opening the SGS conference following a breakfast at the Beau Rivage on May 3 will be American Gaming Association President & CEO Geoff Freeman. Later that day, highlighting the business luncheon (sponsored by Global Gaming Women) will be Phyliss Anderson, the tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

“We’re excited to present these two dynamic speakers at this year’s Southern Gaming Summit,” said Larry Gregory, executive director of the MGHA. “Geoff Freeman will bring his message of legal sports betting and industry unity to the show, and Chief Anderson will highlight the importance of the tribal government gaming segment of the Southern gaming industry. These two speakers once again illustrate the importance of the Southern Gaming Summit to the U.S. gaming business.”

In his role as chief executive of the AGA,

Freeman is the leading advocate for the commercial and tribal gaming industry, and is responsible for positioning the association to address regulatory, political and educational challenges and opportunities.

Anderson, a native of the Red Water community, serves her people as tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Anderson was officially sworn in as the first woman chief in Choctaw history during an inauguration ceremony on October 4, 2011. She is currently serving her second term in office.

Southern Gaming Summit is the most important regional conference in the gaming industry, covering gaming in the South, the Midwest, the Rockies and the Mid-Atlantic states. Southern Gaming Summit is owned by the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association, the organization representing 28 casino resorts in Mississippi. SGS is being managed by Casino Connection International, the parent company of Global Gaming Business magazine.

For more information on SGS, visit the website at

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