Wally Carter resigns from Mississippi Gaming Commission

Wallace “Wally” Carter’s announcement Thursday that he is resigning from the Mississippi Gaming Commission will leave two vacant seats on the 3-member board.

The Ocean Springs businessman announced his resignation during Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Gaming commission in Jackson. It becomes effective Feb. 28.

The next Gaming Commission meeting is scheduled for March 19 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, giving Gov. Phil Bryant just a few weeks to name a replacement for Carter, for former chairman John Hairston or for both. The Legislature must approve his appointments.