Grand Casino founder to lead Margaritaville

BILOXI — Gaming veteran Thomas Brosig has been named president and CEO of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino.

Karen Sock was announced as general manager and chief operating officer. The announcements were made yesterday.

The Margaritaville casino resort is under construction in East Biloxi and is scheduled to open next summer.

Brosig was co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc. with Lyle Berman. Sock is the former general manager at Grand Casino in Biloxi.

During Brosig’s tenure at Grand, he oversaw the development of seven casinos, including four Indian casino developments.

Margaritaville, a $48-million resort on Biloxi’s Back Bay, will have a 68,000-square-foot casino and restaurant along with retail stores, an events center and a 27-slip marina.

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