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Delta casino to close; laying off as many as 1,300 workers

While there have been plenty figures released of late showing how the state’s casinos are struggling, there is now tangible proof as the largest casino in the Mississippi Delta has announced it will close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah’s casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as many as 1,300 workers. Las Vegas-based Caesars has two other casinos ...

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Full House buying Fitzgerald's Casino for $62M

TUNICA — Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has agreed to buy Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino, LLC. The purchase price is $62 million, exclusive of working capital and other adjustments, fees and expenses as of the closing date. The agreement is subject to Full House obtaining financing for the acquisition within 90 days of its execution, obtaining ...

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High-tech jobs come along with new Tunica plant

By Lisa Monti The German automotive components company that broke ground last week in Tunica County will create about 300 advanced manufacturing jobs similar to the ones in another German plant that recently opened in the county. Feuer Powertrain GmbH will invest $140 million in its Tunica facility, which will manufacture crankshafts for the automotive and transportation industry. The crankshafts ...

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Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau appoints Stacey Bland director of administration

The Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau has appointed Stacey Bland director of administration. Bland, who joined the bureau in 1997 as one of its four original employees, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Gift Shop. She also will manage employees at the Visitor Center, Mississippi River Museum and Gift Shop at the ...

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Alcorn to welcome students to new hospitality school in spring

The casino industry from Natchez to Tunica has grown to adulthood without a designated higher education program to train its future managers — until now. With seed money from the Ayers higher education settlement of the early part of the last decade, Alcorn State University this spring will open its School of Hospitality and Gaming Management at its new Vicksburg ...

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Will the GreenTech project survive investigation, challenges?

TUNICA — It seemed like a win for everyone involved when a startup car company, backed by political heavyweights, wooed investors with plans to build a massive auto plant in the Mississippi Delta, hire thousands of people and pump out a brand new line of fuel-efficient vehicles. GreenTech Automotive Inc. announced in 2009 production would start in three years and ...

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With gambling revenues falling, Tunica looks for an ace in the hole

The people of Tunica County have toiled through the worst of economic times, and basked in the bright lights of success. But their King Midas, better known as the gaming industry, is losing its touch. Recently released numbers for the first half of this year support the trend that Mississippi is on pace for one of its lowest gaming revenue ...

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GreenTech sues online watchdog for libel

North Mississippi electric carmaker GreenTech Automotive is suing an online government watch dog for libel. GreenTech manufacturers the MyCar, a small electric vehicle, in Horn Lake. It has plans to make full-size vehicles at a facility in Tunica. Terms of a loan the state made to GreenTech call for production to start there no later than Dec. 31, 2014. In ...

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Social media marketing allows casinos to give, take

You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian Best, corporate president of e-commerce at Boyd Gaming, ...

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