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Second Member Resigns from State Gaming Commission

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gaming Commission member Wally Carter announced Thursday at the commission’s meeting in Jackson that he is resigning from casino regulatory board Feb. 28.

Carter’s resignation comes just a month after the former chairman of the Gaming Commission John Hairston’s resignation in January.

Gov. Phil Bryant will now have to appoint two new members to the three-member commission.

Allen Godfrey, the commission’s executive director, tells The Sun Herald that Carter is getting back into his business and knew there would be conflicts of interest.

Carter’s term was to run through Sept. 30, 2016. Carter was appointed to the Gaming Commission in 2012.

The term of Commissioner Nolen Cannon of Tunica expires Sept. 30.

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