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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 […] [...]

Retreats allow for peaceful planning

Sometimes businesses and other organizations feel they need more than an on-premise staff meeting. An off-site conference, retreat or team building session may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Consultant Phil Hardwick has facilitated a number of strategic planning retreats for non-profit organizations, economic development agencies and businesses. He says it’s a definite advantage […] [...]

State’s casinos see drop in winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010′s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 […] [...]

JRA conditionally approves funding for long-delayed hotel

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has given conditional approval to fund a long-delayed hotel project. The Clarion-Ledger reported attorneys for the authority still must sign off on the action. It also requires approval from the Jackson City Council, which will discuss the matter on Monday. The proposal involves issuing nearly $90 million in bonds […] [...]

Harlow’s Casino unveils plans for major renovations

GREENVILLE — Plans unveiled last week project a multi-million-dollar renovation of the Harlow’s Casino and Resort. The Delta Democrat-Times reported construction is expected to be completed in 2013. The facility will feature a new buffet area, a steakhouse, business center, spa, fitness center, pool and a new multi-purpose event center capable of being converted into […] [...]

Majestic Star emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

ROBINSONVILLE — Majestic Star Casino, which owns Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel in Robinsonville, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The Las Vegas company said it had eliminated more than $500 million in debt. The company is now owned by former lenders, with Minnesota-based Wayzata Investment Partners the largest shareholder. Fitzgeralds, one of nine casinos in […] [...]

Harlow’s to hold groundbreaking for expansion

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino will hold a groundbreaking Dec. 8 for an expansion of its resort in Greenville. Casino officials say the Mississippi River flooding in May caused the temporary closure of the casino and caused damage to its entertainment center, buffet space and other areas. Harlow’s reopened June 1 and officials say that over […] [...]

State’s casinos saw winnings fall five percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casinos won $182.2 million in October, down 5 percent from $191.6 million in October 2010. The 19 river casinos won $93.9 million in October, down 9 percent from $103.5 million in the year-ago month, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $88.2 million, […] [...]

Coast casinos raked in more winnings in October

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The 11 Coast casinos won $88.2 million in October, up from $88.1 million in October 2010. The Sun Herald reports this is the sixth month this year gross casino revenue in South Mississippi topped 2010 levels, according to the report released yesterday by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Winnings to date […] [...]

Commission OKs proposed new owners of Delta casinos

TUNICA — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved a structure to allow the seamless transition and uninterrupted operations of the Resorts and Bally’s casinos in Tunica, according to Foundation Gaming Group, LLC. As previously reported, the two Mississippi casinos were part of the ACH, an Atlantic City casino. New Jersey casino regulators approved a plan […] [...]

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