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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 […] [...]

Mississippi stops slide in casino revenues – sort of

Mississippi casinos have halted their four-year slide in annual gross gaming revenues — or have they? In records released recently by the Mississippi Department of Revenue, gaming revenue in 2012 showed an increase of $12 million over 2011. That stopped a streak of four consecutive years where gaming revenues dropped by an average of about […] [...]

20 YEARS OF CASINOS — How gaming has matured in Mississippi

When the state’s first casinos opened in 1992, no one was sure what gambling’s impact would be — good or bad. Proponents held high hopes for its economic potential. Opponents feared the downside for residents and their communities. In 20 years since that uncertain first roll of the dice, the numbers tell the story. The […] [...]

Silver Slipper’s new owners say they need new hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS — The new owners of the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County have told county officials that construction of a new hotel is a priority. In April, Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts purchased the Slipper for $70 million in a cash and financing deal. The Silver Slipper is one of the few […] [...]

Isle of Capri rebranding Rainbow Casino as Lady Luck

VICKSBURG — The Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg will take on the name Lady Luck Casino next year. The Vicksburg Post reports the information was contained in the quarterly financial report by Isles of Capri Casinos Inc. It will be the fifth Lady Luck facility for the St. Louis-based gaming and entertainment company. The change will […] [...]

Commission gives nod to plans for Golden Nugget casino resort

BILOXI — The Biloxi Planning Commission has approved the $150 million renovation plans for Golden Nugget Biloxi casino resort. The Sun Herald reports the proposal now goes to the city council. Officials say the sale of the Isle Casino to Landry’s Golden Nugget is expected by August but the property won’t be re-branded until all […] [...]

Coast casinos up, riverboats down in April

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Revenue for Mississippi Coast casinos was up in April, but the take at river casinos dropped, depressing the overall revenue at the state’s gambling halls. The state’s casinos won 1.2 percent less money, with revenues falling to $187 million last month from $189.3 million in April 2011. Casinos in the Gulf Coast […] [...]

Buffett to personally greet first Margaritaville guests this evening

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett says he knows how to put on a show. Supporters of the Margaritaville casino in Biloxi are counting on it as the gambling hall opens today. Margaritaville is among the smallest casinos approved by Mississippi regulators in recent years, raising concerns that it would steal business from competitors in the market, […] [...]

Buffett attends certification meeting for Magaritaville Casino

JACKSON — Jimmy Buffett says creating jobs on the Gulf Coast is a rewarding part of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort in Mississippi. Buffett was in Jackson today when the Mississippi Gaming Commission signed off the certification for the casino, set to open next Tuesday in Biloxi. The meeting was a formality. Gaming Commission […] [...]

Caesars pulls plug on construction of unfinished casino

BILOXI — Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it won’t continue construction of the unfinished casino on the beach in Biloxi, Miss. The company took a $167.5 million non-cash impairment charge on the project, writing off the money spent on the casino before stopping work in 2008. Caesars spokesman Gary Thompson tells the Sun Herald […] [...]

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