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Mississippi casino revenue continues to decline in August

Casinos along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast held their own last month, while revenue declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River continued. State Revenue Department figures released this week show gamblers lost $168 million statewide last month, down 2 percent from August 2016’s $171 million. Receipts rose less than 1 percent to $98 million at the 12 coastal casinos, the fifth ...

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Choctaw set Nov. 17 vote on new Mississippi casino.

The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 17 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. The Clarion-Ledger reports that if the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the casino would be built in the Red Water community in Leake County. Two casinos, Silver Star and Golden Moon, are in Choctaw in Neshoba County. A third is in Bok ...

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Lottery study panel set to dive deep on issue

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal  The special committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn to study whether Mississippi should have a lottery will get down to the nitty gritty in its next, and perhaps last, meeting. The plan is for the next meeting to take place in October with a final report being compiled in November before the 2018 ...

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Silver Slipper recognizes top June employees

Silver Slipper Casino recently recognized its June Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month Nominees and winners. Nominees (and winners) with General Manager John Ferrucci (center) are, from left: Jeffry Carlson (Employee of the Month), Slots; Martin Navarro (Supervisor/Manager of the Month),  Buffet Sous Chef; Samantha Reis, Group Sales; Mary Oakes, Facilities; Gillian Joseph, Soft Count; Brandon Schmid (Employee of the ...

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Silver Slipper Casino on a roll with new amenities

By LISA MONTI A casual new seafood venue and a Caribbean-inspired pool area are the newest amenities at Silver Slipper Casino Hotel in Hancock County. The Bayou Caddy Oyster Bar and the Beach Club are the latest investments that casino owner Full House Resorts has made in Silver Slipper in the last couple of years. The $20 million  hotel opened ...

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IP recognizes 6 Team Members of the Month for May

Six IP Casino Resort Spa employees were recently honored for their dedication to customer service in May. Honorees included front-of-house team members Linda Livingston (Table Games), Savanah Schraeder (Highlights Sports Lounge) and Emmalee Winston (Senses Spa & Salon); and back-of-house team members Jesse Necaise (Security), Molly Olier (Hotel) and Bryan Styron (Food & Beverage). In addition, one team member is ...

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Silver Slipper – Employee of the Month Luncheon

Silver Slipper Casino recently recognized its May 2017 Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month winners and nominees.  Nominees with General Manager John Ferrucci, center, are, from left: Kevin Dresback, F&B Supervisor; George Soukup, Facilities; Loryjean Farve, EVS; Danielle Leitz, Valet; Bernardine Labat, Assistant Cage/Credit Manager; Alvin Parker, Slots; Alex Gibson, Security; Rich Chase, Hotel Manager. May 2017 Employees of the ...

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Amy Elder appointed to International Association of Gaming Advisors leadership role

Amy Kebert Elder of Baker Donelson has been appointed to serve as chair of the International Association of Gaming Advisors’ Americas Advisory Committee. Elder will be responsible for coordinating IAGA’s conference in association with the American Gaming Association at the Global Gaming Expo and also advise how the IAGA should represent American issues at the 2018 IAGA Annual Gaming Summit ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Casinos may get sports betting on the sly

Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender’s column entitled “Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?” Or the earlier Mississippi Today story entitled “Lawmakers: Didn’t think law would legalize sports betting?” Lots of legislators are saying they didn’t know the bill they passed this year to tax fantasy sports betting may open the door for Mississippi casinos to ...

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