Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

D’Iberville casino approved; Diamondhead site rejected

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is gaining one casino, but a second casino proposal was denied by the Mississippi Gaming Commission at its monthly meeting last week in Jackson. After receiving approval for its financing plan, Land Holdings 1 was given the okay to begin construction on the Scarlet Pearl casino, which will be located east […] [...]

Voters view casinos more favorably, industry poll shows

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: Business, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

In an attempt to find national political support for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association Tuesday released highlights of a poll that it says shows voters view gaming more favorably than in previous years. According to the poll, more Americans embrace gaming, and more Americans believe casinos create jobs and strengthen local communities. It […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile eyes tourism in Mississippi

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Coast publisher, Jerusha Bosarge, looks for ‘character’ in children’s books

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Jerusha Bosarge could write a book about publishing if she wasn’t so busy publishing and marketing children’s books. The mother of four is the owner, founder and chief executive officer of Character Publishing, whose motto is, “Don’t just raise a child, create a character.” The Pascagoula native earned a degree in pre-med biology at Millsaps […] [...]

Beverly Martin takes over Coast Restaurant Association

Beverly Martin’s first assignment as the executive director of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association is the exact same one she got when she took the job the first time: relocate the office. That’s also the same task she had when she took over the Casino Operators Association. “I found […] [...]

Follow the Seafood Trail — New program aims to boost restaurants, commercial fishing

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, restaurants, seafood

No two industries were more affected by the explosion in 2010 of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig than restaurant/hospitality and commercial fishing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The oil spill that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico kept tourists away and left Gulf Coast-caught seafood with a […] [...]

Are I-gaming, sports betting right for Mississippi?

by Published: May 16,2014

Tags: Business, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

BILOXI — With casinos revenues sliding, gaming officials and operators in Mississippi could be on the verge of making a sizeable gamble to protect the state’s interests. The state Legislature recently asked Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Gaming Commission to lead a task for looking into the viability of internet gaming and sports betting […] [...]

Attracting younger players may be casinos’ biggest challenge

by Published: May 16,2014

Tags: Business, gambling, gaming, Gulf Coast, Mississippi

BILOXI — Forbes says Tilman Fertitta is worth $2.4 billion. He became a wealthy businessman by making smart decisions, being opportunistic and having a business-is-business attitude. But even when the owner and CEO of Fertitta Entertainment walks into one of his three Golden Nugget casinos, one thing scares him — the changing landscape of the […] [...]

Gaming world divided about Internet

BILOXI — One year ago, Internet gaming was about to make its big splash. New Jersey was on the forefront and some estimates put the potential revenue haul at $1.2 billion in the first year. Today, there is a shortage of players, a shortage of credit card companies participating and a lack of unity among […] [...]

Rail commission applies for grant to restore Coast passenger service

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) has applied for a $1-million TIGER planning grant that would assess the feasibility of intermodal needs for restoring intercity passenger rail operations to a daily service along the Gulf Coast. These funds would be used to examine transportation gaps, determine the most advantageous station locations, capital […] [...]

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