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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming […] [...]

Social media marketing allows casinos to give – and take

BILOXI, Mississippi — You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian […] [...]

Southern Gaming Summit: Tribal gaming growing in the South

BILOXI — Tribal gaming is expanding in the Southern region of the U.S. with the addition of gaming space, hotels and amenities such as spas, to keep gamblers longer and the casinos profitable for tribe members. Session attendees heard regional reports from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit […] [...]

Ads fun, not anti-Mississippi, says Southland executive from Southern Gaming Summit

The advertising, in a word, was taken personally by gaming officials in Mississippi. Southland Park Gaming and Racing’s recent marketing campaign in the Arkansas, Tennessee, north Mississippi area have been often-discussed in Mississippi gaming circles. The television ads for the West Memphis, Ark., racetrack and casino incorporated negative Mississippi stereotypes. The ads advise viewers “Don’t Risk the Road Trip.” […] [...]

Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal […] [...]

Online gaming inevitable, experts say, but will Mississippi see it?

by Frank Brown Published: May 8,2013

Tags: 2013 Southern Gaming Summit, internet gaming, Rep. Bobby Moak

BILOXI — Online gaming is coming. All the experts will tell you it’s inevitable – but they just can’t tell you when it will happen. In one of the hottest debates since gaming was legalized, the pros and cons of Internet gaming has been a key topic of discussion at the Southern Gaming Summit in […] [...]

Mississippi takes action after the ‘glory days’

“The glory days are over, and we have to deal with that.” That’s how Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association assessed the state of gaming in Mississippi during Wednesday’s Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. Mississippi’s casinos have been on a rough ride in recent years – both financially and physically – but Mississippi […] [...]

Caesars’ CEO addresses casino concerns at Biloxi summit

by Frank Brown Published: May 8,2013

Tags: 2013 Southern Gaming Summit, BILOXI, casino, gaming, Gary Loveman

With Mississippi gaming issues at the heart of his presentation, Gary Loveman, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, used his keynote address Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi to address problems – both current and in the future – of gaming in the United States. In his address – “Did Dinosaurs know they were […] [...]

Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The U.S. commercial casino industry realized its second-largest year in gross gaming revenues ever in 2012, according to a economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association. The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth — […] [...]

Nevada takes legal gaming online; how far behind is Mississippi?

by Frank Brown Published: May 3,2013

Tags: 2013 Southern Gaming Summit, Bobby Moak, online gaming

A Las Vegas firm this week became the first to launch legal online gaming in the United States, and it likely will have a major impact on casinos in Mississippi and nationwide. The move Tuesday by Ultimate Gaming to offer online poker – in Nevada only, for now – is the first since the federal […] [...]

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