Two major Las Vegas gaming leaders will be among the participants in the Southern Gaming Summit to be held May 8-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Keith Smith, president and CEO of Boyd Gaming, will deliver the keynote address on May 9 while Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, will be the principal speaker the following day.
The event is being co-produced by the Mississippi Casino Operators Association and BNP Media Gaming Group.
Boyd Gaming recently entered the Biloxi gaming market with the purchase of the IP Casino while MGM has been a fixture for a number of years with its Beau Rivage.
Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN) fought a gallant battle to keep its Sioux City, Iowa, riverboat operating but in the end it was all for naught. The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the casino must close as of Wednesday of this week.
A Maryland casino is looking to hire some of the soon-to-be-jobless Atlantic City casino workers. Maryland Live! is holding job fairs next week at the Sheraton hotel across from the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Louisiana’s 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013.
Giants made the deal with Boston for right-hander Jake Peavy with one thing in mind – beating the Dodgers. Peavy is having a horrible season at 1-9, but lifetime against LA is an incredible 14-2 with a 2.21 ERA.
Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported that Nevada casinos brought in about $907 million in June.
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