Posts Tagged ‘Gulf Coast’

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 […] [...]

Robert Bass tapped for leadership role with Corporate Management Incorporated

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Corporate Management Incorporated has named former Long Beach Mayor Robert Bass as the company’s chief administrative officer. Bass, a certified public accountant, will oversee all day-to-day matters and fiscal activities. Bass brings over 20 years of experience in the public accounting industry, with a special expertise in tax compliance and financial planning. Prior to joining […] [...]

Beverly Martin named executive director of Gulf Coast branch of Hospitality and Restaurant Association

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association has named Beverly Martin as its new executive director of the Gulf Coast chapter. Martin brings a wealth of experience as a non-profit executive, most recently as the executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association.  Her career in tourism included appointments to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission, the […] [...]

Ben Dedwylder named police chief at USM Gulf Coast

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, criminal justice, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, police

Ben Dedwylder, a veteran Gulf Coast law enforcement officer, has been chosen to lead the police department at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dedwylder, who was the assistant superintendent of security at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, was promoted to lieutenant and head of the Gulf Coast division of University Police. He will manage […] [...]

DANCEL makes the case for lawyers in court

by Published: April 25,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, law, Mississippi

Danny and Celeste O’Keefe started DANCEL INC., an advertising and production company, in 1984 on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Since then it has evolved into a multimedia agency that has found its niche in litigation support, working for both plaintiff and defense firms on cases ranging from corporate patent infringement to medical malpractice. […] [...]

Cooking on the Coast — Sal & Mookie’s strikes licensing deal with RKBM

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: Business, food, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Sal & Mookies

In the spring of 2007 when Jackson restaurateurs Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal opened Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, the men said their decision to launch the new eatery was driven largely by their desire to be a part of the revival of Jackson’s Fondren District. Now the leaders of […] [...]

Keesler Credit Union gaining stake in Jackson with MDOT CU acquisition

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Gulf Coast, Keesler, Mississippi

Keesler Federal Credit Union, a $2.1 billion Biloxi-based member institution, has set the stage for entry into the metro Jackson market with acquisition of the $4.8 million Mississippi Department of Transportation Federal Credit Union. The deal closed March 31. Convergence of the operations is to be completed by June 30. Both non-profit entities were among […] [...]

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