Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gaming Commission’

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. […] [...]

Gresham dies at age 84

W.W. “Bill” Gresham Jr., president of Gresham Petroleum Co. in Indianola and one of three original members of the Mississippi Gaming Commission when it was created in 1993, died Feb. 23 in an Indianola hospital. He was 84. Officials with Boone Card Funeral Home in Indianola say Gresham died at South Sunflower Community Hospital. Gresham’s […] [...]

Q&A: Larry Gregory, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission

by Published: February 28,2010

Tags: Larry Gregory, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Q&A

Games people play Gregory keeps an eye on gaming across the state Jackson native Larry Gregory is the executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission  Prior to his appointment in 2001, he served in various capacities with several state agencies, including the state personnel board, Mississippi Transportation Commission and the Mississippi Legislature.  He recently sat […] [...]

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