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Caesar’s executive predicts Mississippi gaming will prevail

The experience of working through lean economic times will make the Mississippi gaming industry better and stronger in the future, says Tunica-based R. Scott Barber, regional president of Caesars Entertainment Mid-South Region. “Our biggest challenge is the economy. Akin to most other markets, the gaming market is down and has been for some time,” he […] [...]

Struggling economy has Florida ready to bet on casino resorts

“Destination Resort” casinos could be dotting the Florida peninsula in a few years, providing new competition for gambling palaces on the Mississippi Coast and elsewhere in the state. On the other hand, a Seminole uprising or angry Mickey Mouse could slow down the push for bringing casinos to the state through a system of “destination […] [...]

State’s casinos want non-gamblers and families to visit, too

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: casinos, Dining, entertainment, hospitality, hotels, resort, tourism

You don’t have to be a gambler to visit Mississippi casinos. With the state’s increasing emphasis on the tourism and hospitality industry, Mississippi’s gaming properties want non-gamblers and families to know they’re welcome to visit. Since the state’s legal gambling halls began opening in the early 1990s, the casinos have proclaimed they have something for […] [...]

Biloxi casino takes bold step with new smoking policy

The Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi is bravely going where no casino in Mississippi has gone. With the opening of the property’s expansion and renovation project June 14, the casino, hotel, restaurants and lounge/sports bar became smoke free. In recent years, statistics from the American Heart Association and other health organizations have increasingly supported the […] [...]

Margaritaville will be Coast’s first new casino since Katrina

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: BILOXI, casinos, gaming, Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula, the son of parents who worked at a shipyard. He attended Pearl River Community College and later the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a degree in history. He got his start as a musician playing in bars in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast. Now Buffett is […] [...]

From cub reporter to shipyard CEO and gaming chair, St. Pe has put his mark on Mississippi

Few young reporters have paved a career path as remarkable as that of Jerry St. Pe. He came to Pascagoula in 1958 to work at the Pascagoula Chronicle Star, which is now the Mississippi Press. In 1961 St. Pe went to work in the public relations department at Ingalls Shipbuilding, where he rose in the […] [...]

Casinos revenue lists

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: casinos, gaming, gross revenues, revenues, tax revenues

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