Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

Location will be key to Biloxi baseball success

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: Baseball, BILOXI, Gulf Coast, W.C. “Cotton” Fore

It’s a 10-mile drive every morning from my suburban home to the MBJ office in downtown Jackson. On a good day, it takes no more than 20 minutes. On a bad day, well… Along the way, there are obstacles — road construction, potholes, railroad tracks that are sometimes occupied, distracting tailgaters and cars. And more […] [...]

Biloxi stadium protest falls short, council issues bonds

by Published: June 21,2013

Tags: BILOXI, Dale Partners, David Nichols, Southern League

BILOXI: The Biloxi City Council took another step Tuesday in an effort to attract a minor league baseball team to the city by passing a resolution to issue $21 million in general obligation bonds to help finance a $35 million a $35 million stadium. The measure passed 4-2. The 7,000-seat stadium will be built on […] [...]

Biloxi group trying to force vote on proposed baseball stadium

by Published: June 14,2013

Tags: Baseball, baseball stadium, Beau Rivage, BILOXI, tourism

The STEPS Coalition is in the process of attempting to gather signatures of 1,500 registered voters to possibly force a public vote on the proposed minor league stadium in Biloxi. “So many of us here are baseball fans,” Roberta Avila, executive director of the STEPS Coalition, told the Sun-Herald at a news conference last Tuesday. […] [...]

CARTOON: Phil Bryant wants only men building Biloxi stadium

by Published: June 7,2013

Tags: Baseball, BILOXI, Phil Bryant, women, working moms

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It’s official: Gov. Bryant announces minor league ball park to be built in Biloxi

BILOXI — Minor League Baseball is a step closer to being in Biloxi. Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and local officials on Thursday announced plans to build a $36 million Minor League Baseball stadium in downtown Biloxi. The plans call for the stadium to be ready for the start of the 2014 Southern […] [...]

Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

by Published: May 17,2013

Tags: BILOXI, casinos, gaming, Gulf Coast, Lake Charles, Lisa Monti

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 last week’s Southern Gaming Summit session […] [...]

Social media marketing allows casinos to give, take

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 Best, corporate president […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Caesars’ CEO addresses casino concerns at Biloxi summit

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 […] [...]

Joffrion replaces Nichols

by Published: January 25,2013

Tags: BILOXI, David Nichols, Gary Joffrion, GULFPORT

The Gulfport City Council has approved the appointment of Gary Joffrion as the city’s urban development director. The Sun Herald reports Joffrion, an urban development department employee, fills the vacancy left open by David Nichols, who recently became Biloxi’s chief administrative officer. [...]

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