At a Glance

Wednesday, May 2

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Golf Tournament & Awards

Grand Bear Golf Course

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Golden Nugget Pool Area

Thursday, May 3

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Keynote Address

Speaker: Geoff Freeman, President and CEO, American Gaming Association

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Presidents Forum: Southern Leaders

Moderator: Larry Gregory, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association
Speakers: Justin Carter, General Manager, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Resorts Casino Tunica and 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica; Chett Harrison, General Manager, Golden Nugget; Duncan McKenzie, General Manager, IP Casino Resort; Dan Real, Regional President-South, Caesars Entertainment

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sports Betting: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Dan Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
Speakers: Joe Asher, CEO, William Hill US; Laila Mintas, Deputy President, Sportradar US; Thomas B. Shepherd III, Partner, Jones Walker; Seth Young, Executive Director of Online Gaming, Foxwoods Casino Resort

11:00 am – 12:00pm

Gaming in Georgia: The Next Steps 

Moderator: Ryan Soultz, Director of Governmental Affairs, Boyd Gaming Corporation
Speakers: Chris Anulewicz, Partner, Balch & Bingham; Brandon Beach, Senator, Georgia State SenateJeff Morris, Vice President, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Penn National Gaming; Ron Stephens, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Global Gaming Women Keynote Luncheon

Speaker: Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal Chief, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Tribal Gaming in the South: Robust Growth

Moderator: Bea Carson, Chairwoman, Mississippi Band Choctaw Indians Gaming Commission
Brenda Lintinger, Councilwoman, Tunica Biloxi Tribe; Tim Ramer, Property Manager, Wind Creek Casino and Hotel; Richard Sneed, Chief, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Big Data: Using Numbers to Increase Revenue & Loyalty

Moderator:  Brian Wyman, Principal, Innovation Analytics
Speakers: Angie Dobney, VP Casino & Gaming Sales, Rainmaker; Daniel Lofton, Director of Casino Services, Duetto; Jordan Whitten, Director of Industry Consulting, VizExplorer

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Slots & Skill Games: Making It Work

Moderator: Roger Gros, Publisher, Global Gaming Business Magazine
Speakers: Mike Bean, President, The Hartmann Group; Caroline Byne, Account Executive, Gamblit; Phil Bernard, Vice President, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming; Adam West, VP of Casino Operations, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel

Working Together: Enlightened Regulation in America

Moderator: Richard Schuetz, Regulatory Consultant
Speakers: Jonodev Chaudhuri, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission; Allen Godfrey, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission; Ronnie Jones, Chairman, Louisiana Gaming Control Board

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Regional Consolidation: What Does It Mean to the Industry?

Moderator: Andrew Zarnett, Managing Director, Duetsche Bank
Speakers: William Clifford, Sr. VP of Finance & CFO, Gaming and Leisure Properties; Frank Fantini, CEO, Fantini Research; Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boyd Gaming Corporation; Tim Wilmott, CEO, Penn National Gaming;

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Closing Reception

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame Gala

2018 Honorees:

Lyle Berman, Co-Founder, Grand Casinos
Bernard Goldstein, Founder, Isle of Capri Casinos

William S. Boyd, Executive Chairman, Boyd Gaming
Tommy Gollott, Senator, Mississippi State Senate, District 50 – Harrison

Jack Binion, Founder, Horseshoe Gaming Corporation
Rick Carter & Terry Green, Co-Founders, Island View Casino Resort