News

MGM CEO Jim Murren Pushes Back Against Trump Travel Ban and Budget Plans

MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren, a longtime Republican, publicly endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton last year for the White House. Though the now-president once worked in the same industry, Murren felt the former first lady was more qualified for the job. Jim Murren, the chief executive of
Continue Reading →

Mississippi Legislature agrees to pay Biloxi the back casino rent it swept in 2016

The money the state owes Biloxi for a casino lease should soon be on its way to the city’s bank account. Meeting in special session Monday, the state Legislature passed House Bill 5 that directs Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann to pay the city. It now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant’s sign
Continue Reading →

After one year, Margaritaville Biloxi is a resort appealing to all ages

Biloxi It’s been a year since Margaritaville Resort Biloxi opened on the beach in East Biloxi, and surprises and a tour by Jimmy Buffett came along the way. “Having a resort for kids is different,” said Cono Caranna, spokesman for Lodging & Leisure Investments, which transformed t
Continue Reading →

New $75 million casino at Island View in Gulfport will be smoke-free

Gulfport Wednesday’s groundbreaking for a $75 million Beach Casino at Island View Casino Resort was a celebration for the city, and for two friends who are the only local owners of a casino in South Mississippi. When it opens next summer, this new casino south of U.S. 90 will be smoke
Continue Reading →

Starbucks opens at Harrah’s Gulf Coast

Biloxi Harrah’s Gulf Coast opened a new Starbucks cafe on Monday morning, growing the list of amenities for local residents and resort guests. The coffeehouse partnered with the Caesar’s Entertainment resort to bring their premium coffee and espresso drinks, along with fresh pastries
Continue Reading →

New General Manager named for Boomtown and Hollywood Gulf Coast

Mike Galle worked his way up at Penn National Gaming and now is taking on the dual position as general manager of Boomtown and Hollywood casinos. Galle started working in the casino industry in surveillance from 1992-95 and joined Penn National in 2005. He is one of the longest-servin
Continue Reading →

Gaming Small Business Jobs Tour Makes Second Stop in Missouri

Dear Gaming Colleague, The American Gaming Association joined Congressman Lhttps://www.americangaming.org/sites/default/files/Small%20Business%20Report%20(High%20Resolution).pdfacy Clay (D, MO-1) outside St. Louis last week in the second stop on our nationwide American Gaming Small Bu
Continue Reading →

Bryant outlines agenda for special legislative session

Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday laid to rest weeks of speculation about what will — or won’t — be included in the special legislative session he has ordered for June 5. A state lottery, he said, won’t be. Neither will any other stream of infrastructure money, unless House and
Continue Reading →

Reno-based Eldorado now in 10 states with Isles of Capri acquisition

Eldorado Resorts (NASDAQ: ERI) expanded its nationwide footprint Monday with the acquisition of a new hotel-casino property. The Reno-based company closed on its acquisition of Isle of Capri Casinos, adding 12 more properties to its portfolio and creating a larger regional gaming busi
Continue Reading →