Boyd Gaming CEO and MGM Resorts CEO to speak at summitFebruary 27, 2012 8:39 PM by Ray Poirier
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.
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that a sale was the best move. It is working on finding a buyer.
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers to stop New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.
The Florida State Seminoles dropped from 5/1 to win this season’s college football championship to 7/1 Monday morning at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Despite a 31-27 come-from-behind victory over the fifth-ranked Notre Dame.
Pokin' Around | One final bit of unfinished business from the recent Global Gaming Expo involves a blackjack table game called Lucky 13s.
A well-known Chicago anti-crime fighter has warned that if Illinois doesn’t move quickly to eliminate the unregulated so-called “Sweepstakes Cafes,” Illinois could become known as “the sucker state.”
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