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Top Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2014
Posted: Dec 24, 2014
As is our tradition at this time of year, we bring you our choices for the top Mississippi gaming stories for 2014. Your list may be different, but here is ours:
1. Wasting Away in Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Casino Biloxi lasted less than two years before it filed for bankruptcy and closed.
2. Closing Time. Caesar’s Entertainment shuttered its Harrah’s Tunica property, and presumably there are no buyers for the closed casino.
3. Never Mind. Full House Resorts entered into an agreement to purchase the Fitz Casino and Hotel in Tunica for $62 million… and then terminated the contract.
4. The Gold Coast. Tillman Fertitta, owner of Fertitta Gaming, completed his $150 million renovation of the old Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi and held the grand opening of the Golden Nugget Biloxi.
5. Long Live Rock! Twin River Worldwide Holdings bought the newly expanded Hard Rock Biloxi for $250 million.
6. Déjà Vu All Over Again. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced a renovation and reopening of the Golden Moon Casino in early 2015.
7. It’s Been A Long Time Coming. D’Iberville will get its first casino, as the Mississippi Gaming Commission granted approval to proceed with development to the Scarlet Pearl Casino. Construction commenced on the $290 million project.
8. Play Ball! Construction on MGM Park in Biloxi took off. The new minor league baseball stadium is across the street from Beau Rivage.
9. Up and Down. Following a consistent trend, monthly gaming revenues for 2014 were generally up on the Mississippi gulf coast, but unfortunately continued downward in the Mississippi river counties.
10. Top it Off! Full House Resorts celebrated the completion of the structure for its new hotel at Silver Slipper slated to open in 2015.
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New Silver Slipper CEO adds suites to top floor of Bay St. Louis hotel
Posted: Jan 30, 2015
HANCOCK COUNTY — The new management of Full House Resorts Inc. is turning the top floor of the hotel under construction at Silver Slipper Casino into luxury suites, changing the original plans and adding $1 million to the cost.