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Grand Casino founder to lead Margaritaville

BILOXI — Gaming veteran Thomas Brosig has been named president and CEO of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino. Karen Sock was announced as general manager and chief operating officer. The announcements were made yesterday. The Margaritaville casino resort is under construction in East Biloxi and is scheduled to open next summer. Brosig was co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc. with Lyle Berman. ...

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Flood swamps winnings at riverboat casinos

WEST MISSISSIPPI — Flooding along the Mississippi River took a chunk out of Mississippi’s state-licensed casino winnings in May as well as state and local government tax coffers. High water caused lengthy closures for most of the 19 riverfront casinos. As a result, those casinos won only $41 million last month, compared with $107.8 million in May 2010 and $101.8 ...

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Rising river has Tunica casino industry in emergency mode

TUNICA — The staggered casino closing plan implemented by the Tunica casino industry, in conjunction with emergency management officials and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was completed yesterday afternoon with the scheduled closing of the three casino properties located at Casino Center (Gold Strike Casino Resort, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel). The plan, put into effect April ...

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Big Easy sees meetings, conventions decrease

NEW ORLEANS — Attendance at meetings and conventions in New Orleans dropped in 2009 as travelers and exhibitors took a tighter hold on their money. Tourism officials say that although the city played host to more meetings in 2009 than in the previous three years following Hurricane Katrina, attendance dropped 10 to 25 percent, depending on the event. Following Katrina, ...

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