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Ads fun, not anti-Mississippi, says Southland executive from Southern Gaming Summit

The advertising, in a word, was taken personally by gaming officials in Mississippi. Southland Park Gaming and Racing’s recent marketing campaign in the Arkansas, Tennessee, north Mississippi area have been often-discussed in Mississippi gaming circles. The television ads for the West Memphis, Ark., racetrack and casino incorporated negative Mississippi stereotypes. The ads advise viewers “Don’t Risk the Road Trip.” They depict dangers such as ...

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Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal to have a lottery. We’re ...

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Mississippi takes action after the 'glory days'

“The glory days are over, and we have to deal with that.” That’s how Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association assessed the state of gaming in Mississippi during Wednesday’s Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. Mississippi’s casinos have been on a rough ride in recent years – both financially and physically – but Mississippi lawmakers, officials and casino operators ...

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Caesars’ CEO addresses casino concerns at Biloxi summit

With Mississippi gaming issues at the heart of his presentation, Gary Loveman, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, used his keynote address Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi to address problems – both current and in the future – of gaming in the United States. In his address – “Did Dinosaurs know they were Dinosaurs” – Loveman said the ...

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‘Fierce’ competition changing the face of Southern Gaming Summit

It’s time once again for the annual Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, but next week’s gathering of industry leaders from the Southern region and across the country is developing a different aura. “It’s changed over the years,” said Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association. “While we want to showcase gaming in Mississippi, it’s no secret that ...

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