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March 4, 2013

Southern Gaming Summit to honor Fahrenkopf


BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award May 8 during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi.

Fahrenkopf, who will retire June 30, has been the first and only chief executive of the AGA since its inception in July 1995.

Gary Loveman, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment, who also serves on the AGA's Board of Directors, will make the presentation. Loveman is also the convention's keynote speaker.

The 20th annual convention is scheduled for May 8-9. Meetings will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

Mississippi Casino Operators Association co-hosts the event with BNP Media Gaming Group.

The convention's companion show, Bingo World Conference & Expo Bingo, will offer sessions including its popular Bingo U workshops.


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