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AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One […] [...]

Gulf Coast casino revenues up for June and first half of 2014

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos flexed their muscles in June, beginning the summer with a 13 percent increase over last year’s June and posting their most-profitable June since 2008 in Gross Gaming Revenue numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The coast also showed a modest increase over 2013 for the first six months of […] [...]

Bookings for future conventions increasing

Coast casinos and tourism officials put a lot of energy and resources into attracting and playing host to conventions, which fill up hotel rooms and restaurants and help plump up the bottom line especially during the off season. Crystal Johnson, director of sales at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, said convention […] [...]

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Ameristar honors Shirley Clark and Lashon Bailey

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gaming, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg has chosen Shirley Clark as its Team Member of the Year. Clark is a cook in the team member dining room, and is a 20-year team member. She has been cooking for her fellow team members since opening day in 1994. In addition, Lashon Bailey, gift shop clerk, was named Part–time […] [...]

John Ferrucci’a perfect voice is perfect for the Silver Slipper Casino

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Hancock County, Mississippi

John Ferrucci keeps a high profile as the general manager of Silver Slipper Casino on the beach in Hancock County, but he’s probably better known for his Jersey-tinged voice in the casino’s radio and TV commercials. The ad’s catchy jingle to “Come on down to the Silver Slipper. Pass a good time at the Silver […] [...]

Projects a boost to D’Iberville — Casino approval, new retail growth adding to coast city’s economy

by Published: January 24,2014

Tags: Business, casinos, economic development, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Two large projects are in the works that will add to the economic vitality of the city of D’Iberville. A busy interchange of Interstate 10 is located in this Harrison County city and is at the hub of recent retail growth. Now another shopping complex is on the drawing board for the southwest side of […] [...]

State Port at Gulfport, Island View Casino sign 10-year lease

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, casinos, gambling, Gulf Coast, las vegas, Mississippi

Rick Carter and Terry Green, co-owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, have extended their lease with the Mississippi State Port Authority to expand Island View’s hotel operations and add amenities. Carter and Green already announced a multimillion-dollar renovation of their hotel property on the south side of U.S. 90. They plan to spend […] [...]

Gold Strike promotes Ron Hall, Lissa Ross

by Published: August 23,2013

Tags: casinos, gaming, Gold Strike Casino, Lissa Ross, Ron Hall

Gold Strike has promoted Ron Hall to director of guest experience for MGM Resorts International Mississippi Properties. In addition, he will serve as corporate marketing liaison for M life, Partnership Marketing, marketing systems support and training administration support at Gold Strike Casino Resort and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Hall is a seasoned executive with […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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