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Northrop, Isle of Capri lays off workers

PASCAGOULA and BILOXI — Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman yesterday confirmed a WLOX television report that it laid off 76 workers Friday. A company statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the shipbuilding industry. Meanwhile, WLOX reports that the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi ...

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Horseshoe found liable for fatal accident

ROBINSONVILLE — Horseshoe Casino is liable for damages under the state’s “dram shop” law related to a fatal accident in Tunica County in 2002, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled. However, the Supreme Court yesterday found the casino liable only 50 percent of the $1.1 million awarded by a Tunica County jury in 2010. Three people died in the accident ...

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Margaritaville Casino still alive, but moving

BILOXI — The Jimmy Buffett-backed Margaritaville Casino has new life. But the site has changed — motorists will not see it on the beach along U.S. 90. Planners said it will be moved to the Back Bay of Biloxi. And they hope to have all the paperwork and license approvals so the proposed 68,000-square-foot, $48-million Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and ...

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Dahl named new leader of MTR Gaming

CHESTER, W. Va. — MTR Gaming Group Inc. of Chester, W.Va., has named a Mississippi casino veteran its new president and CEO. Jeffrey Dahl’s appointment was announced yesterday and is effective immediately. He relieves interim CEO Steven Billick, chairman of the board of directors. Dahl’s consulting company has managed Harlow’s Casino Resort in Greenville since 2009. Before that, he was ...

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Developers: Coast casino project moving forward

BILOXI — Developers hope to break ground March 1 for a casino project at the Clay Point area of East Biloxi. Michael Cavanaugh, attorney for Coast casino developer Tom Brosig, tells The Sun Herald that the working name of the casino is MVB. The first plans submitted to the review committee show the resort would be built in phases, starting ...

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CanCan Casino hires New York-based PR firm

D’IBERVILLE — The developers of the proposed CanCan Casino Resort & Spa have signed New York-based Rubenstein Public Relations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. CanCan Casino Resort & Spa and a French-themed village located on the banks of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, is scheduled to soon break ground on a 18-acre site in D’Iberville. It will feature a 60,000-square-foot ...

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Juliano stepping down as CEO of Trump Entertainment

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Mark Juliano, who guided Trump Entertainment Resorts out of its third Chapter 11 filing, is leaving the company. The Atlantic City casino company announced yesterday it will replace him with Robert Griffin, a former executive at Isle of Capri Casinos. He is expected to take over in late October or early November. Marc Lasry, Trump Entertainment’s ...

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Companies scramble for last casino license

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana gambling regulators received four applications yesterday for the state’s 15th and final riverboat casino license, with three companies wanting to locate in the Texas-oriented market of Lake Charles and the fourth proposing a boat near New Orleans. The applicants include major operator Penn National Gaming Inc., which is proposing a second casino in the New Orleans ...

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Philadelphia now largest city in U.S. with casino

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia took the title yesterday of largest U.S. city with a casino when Pennsylvania’s 10th gambling hall opened despite years of community protests and delays. SugarHouse Casino drew a raucous crowd of well over a thousand people to the Delaware River waterfront for a chance to play among its 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games. A string ...

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