Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gaming Commission’

From cub reporter to shipyard CEO and gaming chair, St. Pe has put his mark on Mississippi

Few young reporters have paved a career path as remarkable as that of Jerry St. Pe. He came to Pascagoula in 1958 to work at the Pascagoula Chronicle Star, which is now the Mississippi Press. In 1961 St. Pe went to work in the public relations department at Ingalls Shipbuilding, where he rose in the […] [...]

Gregory on Gaming

JACKSON- Larry Gregory, outgoing director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, gives the Stennis Institute an outline on the history of the Mississippi gaming industry and offers insight into current and future issues that casinos will face. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 [...]

Gregory retiring as Commission leader

by Published: April 24,2011

Tags: Larry Gregory, Mississippi Gaming Commission

Larry Gregory has announced that he will retire as executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, which regulates the casino and bingo industries, as soon as successor is named. He has worked at the Gaming Commission since 1996, first as chief of staff and then deputy director before being appointed executive director in 2001. Before […] [...]

Dirt still yet to turn on D’Iberville casino resort

The developers of a $450-million mixed-use gaming village on D’Iberville’s waterfront, as of last week’s deadline, had not gotten on to the agenda for the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s March 24 meeting, after not appearing at the February meeting. George Toth, president and CEO of CanCan Development, told the Mississippi Business Journal late last year that […] [...]

State’s casino projects few and far between

As the economy brightens and construction projects begin again, the gaming industry in Mississippi is hopeful new properties and expansions are on the near horizon. At this time, numerous new casino proposals have won site approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission but none have moved to the next level with financing. According to Rob Vickery, […] [...]

Casino worker claims getting second look

Moak hopeful Feinberg appointee has better grasp of industry Casino workers who have had their oil spill claims denied by BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility may see their fortunes turn over the next couple of weeks. In November, the Mississippi Business Journal spoke to a casino worker on the Coast who also worked part-time for […] [...]

Planned Gulfport casino takes first step

by Published: November 28,2010

Tags: Dual Cooper, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Rotate Black

Rotate Black hopes next approval comes in January   On Nov. 18, the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave a Michigan company a one-year site approval for its planned casino in Gulfport. Now comes the hard part. Rotate Black, a casino and resort management company in Petoskey, Mich., plans to dock a gaming vessel on the old […] [...]

Casino worker BP claims denied

Restaurant workers faring better In late September, a man who lives on the Coast and works for a casino part-time and for a restaurant part-time went into the BP Claims Facility to submit his claim for lost wages as a result of the oil spill. The man, who spoke to the Mississippi Business Journal on […] [...]

Waiting, watching and planning

State’s gaming industry slowly recovers from recession while looking at new projects   The gaming industry is alive and well in Mississippi despite the recession that has affected this once considered recession-proof industry. The state’s top gaming regulator, a gaming operator and a gaming lawyer all believe the worst is behind and the future looks […] [...]

Can the CanCan? 

After watching his personal and professional dreams get swept away by Hurricane Katrina nearly five years ago, Joseph Manno is back, looking to build a casino on the Biloxi Back Bay at D’Iberville. And, city leaders in D’Iberville are perhaps more excited about the proposed CanCan Casino Resort and Spa than Manno and his team. […] [...]

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