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. 

Gaming Law Section
2017-2018 Executive Committee

Chair
Tara Ellis
Balch & Bingham LLP
P O Box 22587
Jackson, MS 39225-2587
Phone: (601) 965-8165
Fax: (866) 811-7317
Email: tellis@balch.com

Vice Chair
Cathy Beeding
Gulfside Casino Partnership
P O Box 1600
Gulfport, MS 39502-1600
Phone: (228) 314-2152
Fax: (228) 314-1818
Email: cathy.beeding@islandviewcasino.com

Secretary
Ryan O'Beirne
Butler Snow
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39157-6010
Phone: (601) 948-5711
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Email: ryan.obeirne@butlersnow.com

Past Chair
Jay McDaniel
MS Gaming Commission
P O Box 23577
Jackson, MS 39225-3577
Phone: (601) 576-3925
Fax: (601) 576-3916
Email: jmcdaniel@mgc.state.ms.us

Member at Large (8/2015-7/2018)
Anthony Del Vescovo
Beau Rivage Casino Resort
875 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530-4241
Phone: (228) 386-7128
Fax: (228) 386-7955
Email: adelvescovo@beaurivage.com

Member at Large (8/2016-7/2019)
Mike Bruffey
MEB Professional & Legal Services
PO Box 454
Biloxi, MS 39533-0454
Phone: (228) 385-7707 (ext. 317
Fax: (228) 385-7705
Email: mikebruffey@msgaming.org

Member at Large (8/2017-7/2020)
Scott Hollis
Hollis Legal Solutions PLLC
6814 Crumpler Blvd Ste 101
Olive Branch, MS 38654-1905
Phone: (662) 892-3717
Fax: (888) 637-4693
Email: scott@hollislegal.com