Posts Tagged ‘BILOXI’

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. [...]

Thacker appointed clerk

by Published: December 14,2012

Tags: A.J. Holloway, BILOXI, Brenda Johnson, Stacy Thacker

Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway has named Stacy L. Thacker to replace Brenda Johnson as the municipal clerk. Thacker has been the deputy municipal clerk for eight years, and has worked for the city since 1989. Thacker earned an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.   [...]

Investor group is taking it one project at a time

by Published: December 7,2012

Tags: BILOXI, housing, residential development

Twenty successful Biloxi businesswomen have pooled their money and talents to buy old buildings in downtown Biloxi and rehabilitate them for retail or residential spaces. Their goal: To give downtown a much deserved facelift and to spark more retail and tourism activity. In less than two years, the women investors who make up Rue Vieux, […] [...]

Johnston announces retirement

by Published: November 2,2012

Tags: BILOXI, Brenda Johnston, Gerald Blessey

Brenda Johnston says it’s been a great 30 years working for the city of Biloxi, but she is ready to retire from her job as municipal clerk Nov. 30. The Sun Herald reports this is the second major change coming to City Hall. David Staehling, director of administration, announced last month that he would retire […] [...]

Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County

Kim Compton didn’t just fall into economic development on her way to or from another career. She chose it. After completing a degree in economics from Millsaps College in 1990, she entered the master’s program in economic development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Now she serves as director of economic development with the Hancock […] [...]

UM recognizes Holloway

by Published: September 23,2012

Tags: A.J. Holloway, BILOXI, University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Department of Political Science has named former Biloxi mayor A.J. Holloway as recipient of its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Using money from private donors, the university also has established the A.J. Holloway Fund to provide academic and research support for the department. Holloway has served as mayor of Biloxi for nearly […] [...]

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