By The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has named Allen Godfrey as its new executive director.
Godfrey is now deputy director. He will take over Sept. 1 from Larry Gregory who is retiring.
Godfrey has 20 years of experience in auditing and regulatory compliance with state agencies. He has spent the last eight years as director of compliance and deputy director with the commission.
The commission has 120 personnel and offices in Jackson, Biloxi, Vicksburg and Tunica. It has oversight of the gaming activities and charitable bingo Mississippi has 30 casinos that generate $2.4 billion in gaming revenue annually and employ 25,000 people.