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7 things not to miss at the Southern Gaming Summit

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDAdam Thibault works on Live Roulette wheel at IGT display Tuesday. A camera over the wheel projects the spinning wheel on the screen.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDAdam Thibault works on Live Roulette wheel at IGT display Tuesday. A camera over the wheel projects the spinning wheel on the screen.

BILOXI -- Fantasy sports and making casinos more appealing to millennials will be two of the hot topics this week when casino executives and analysts from across the country meet at the annual Southern Gaming Summit at the Coast Convention Center.

It'll be a chance to play some of the newest slot machines and hear from top people in the industry.

Seven of the best bets this year:

1 Hearing Anthony Sanfilippo, chief executive officer of Pinnacle Entertainment, open the summit with his words of wisdom at 9 a.m. Wednesday

2 Rushing into the Expo Hall when it opens at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It will be open until 5:30 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday

3 Seeing which CEO has the quickest technique to win the Charity Slot Tournament at 3 p.m. Wednesday and claim the jackpot for his or her charity.

4 Winning at Bigfoot Bingo beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday

5 Hobnobbing at the Opening Night Party, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Harrah's Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi

6 Learning the challenges and opportunities of the casino market at the Executive Roundable at 10:15 a.m. Thursday

7 Tasting a sample at the Chefs' Cooking Demonstration at 1 p.m. Thursday to close the Gaming Summit in good taste

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