The world of online gaming was a popular topic at this year's Southern Gaming Summit, even though the verdict on its success is still up in the air. This year, New Jersey was the first state to roll out online gaming, but it didn't live up to its high expectations of $2 billion dollars, only bringing in $10 million. Here in Mississippi, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Allen Godfrey, has started a committee to research its possible affects, although the final decision will be up to the state's Gaming Chair, State Representative, Richard Bennett.
Godfrey says, “We just met for the first time two days ago, so we are looking into it, but at the end of the day, we will be giving him just the facts and he will make that recommendation not us." Godfrey says when Nevada tried to implement online gaming, it brought in only $800,000.