Gaming Law

The Gaming Law Section includes attorneys representing gaming operators, manufacturers, distributors and other gaming related entities, gaming patrons, vendors and suppliers to the gaming industry, landlords and others. This Section keeps its members abreast of information regarding the practice of gaming law by publishing newsletters and holding CLE Seminars. This Section also strives to work with the Gaming Commission and Mississippi Legislature on relevant statutes and regulations.


Bar Hosts the 2013 Section Orientation Session
Over 50 new Section Officers attended the FY 2013-2014 Orientation Session in August 2013. The half-day program is designed to familiarize new Section leaders with their duties and brief them on resources available to them through the Bar. This year's session included an overview by MS Bar President Guy Mitchell.

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Gaming Law Section Officers are Anthony Del Vescovo, Chair, and Mike Bruffey, Secretary.


Gaming Law Section
2014-2015 Executive Committee

Mike Bruffey 
Attorney at Law 
1235 Kensington Dr
Biloxi, MS 39530-1603
Phone: (228) 282-5327

Vice Chair 
Scott Hollis 
Jones Walker 
P O Box 1456
Olive Branch, MS 38654-1456
Phone: (662) 890-6245
Fax: (662) 890-6230

Jay McDaniel 
MS Gaming Commission 
P O Box 23577
Jackson, MS 39225-3577
Phone: (601) 576-3925
Fax: (601) 576-3916

Past Chair 
Anthony Del Vescovo 
Beau Rivage Casino Resort 
875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530-4241
Phone: (228) 386-7128
Fax: (228) 386-7955

Member at Large (8/2013-7/2015)
Tara Ellis 
Balch & Bingham LLP 
P O Box 22587
Jackson, MS 39225-2587
Phone: (601) 965-8165
Fax: (866) 811-7317

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2016)
Cathy MacKenzie 
Gulfside Casino Partnership 
P O Box 1600
Gulfport, MS 39502-1600
Phone: (228) 314-2152
Fax: (228) 314-1618

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Ryan O'Beirne 
Butler Snow 
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6010
Phone: (601) 948-5711
Fax: (601) 985-4500