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          The five gaming industry leaders inducted this year were:
Allan B. Solomon, principal and chairman of Foundation Gaming and Entertainment, which owns two casinos in Mississippi, WaterView Casino & Hotel in Vicksburg and Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica. Solomon was one of the co-founders of the Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. in 1992.
Virginia McDowell, who served as the only female president and chief executive officer of a major gaming operating company at Isle of Capri Casinos from 2007 until her retirement in April 2016.
Craig H. Neilsen, founder of Ameristar Casinos, Inc. and a visionary entrepreneur who was the American Gaming Association’s Top Performing CEO in 2002.
Kagemasa Kozuki, founder, chairman and representative director of KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION, a major international corporation operating in the areas of digital entertainment, amusement, gaming and systems, and sports.
John Hairston, CEO and president of Hancock Whitney Corporation, who received appointments in 2005 and 2010 to the Mississippi Gaming Commission and served as chairman of that commission from 2012 to 2015.
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