Mississippi

Thomas B. Shepherd, III, partner in the firm’s Jackson office has authored a chapter for the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gambling, for Mississippi. Click here to view the article.

Back to the Future: Gaming “Site Wars” Return to Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi, casinos and buildings along Gulf Coast shoreIn the mid 1990s, the Mississippi Gaming Commission served as the battleground for numerous fights regarding the legality of gaming sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many of those contests resulted in a series of cases that the Mississippi Supreme Court decided. In a set of disputes that are reminiscent of those days gone by, the Mississippi … Continue Reading

Legal Update: Fantasy Sports in Mississippi

tablet pc with app for sport bets, stacks of banknotes and symbols of various sports, concept of online bets (3d render)It’s “March Madness” in Mississippi. We take this opportunity to report on a new fantasy sports law that recently took effect in the State of Mississippi. Following up on significant legislative efforts in 2016, the State of Mississippi has now reaffirmed its commitment to the legalization and regulation of paid-entry online fantasy sports. To provide … Continue Reading

Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories Of 2016

Gaming partner Tommy Shepherd was published in Law360 for his article, “Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2016,” on December 23, 2016. The article is a retrospect on the gaming industry in Mississippi during the past year. Please click here to read the article or below to read the list.… Continue Reading

Mississippi and Louisiana Attorneys General Among Those Filing Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in New Jersey Sports Wagering Case

Attorney General Jim Hood of Mississippi and Attorney General Jeff Landry of Louisiana joined their counterparts from West Virginia, Arizona, and Wisconsin in filing a brief of Amici Curiae in support of the State of New Jersey’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari in its sports wagering case.  In the case styled Governor Christopher J. Christie, … Continue Reading

Mississippi Commission Pulls Proposed Rule Change to Increase Number of Gulf Coast Gaming Sites

Beach PierOn October 20, 2016, many believed that the Mississippi Gaming Commission was set to approve the receipt of public comment on a proposed change to the Commission regulations that would dramatically increase the number of legal locations for gaming sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  But abruptly, Commissioners deferred action on the proposed regulation. The … Continue Reading
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