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.
Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.
Before an official vote was taken by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Tuesday, three of the four voting members had already decided that they favored Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) over Mohegan Sun for the Boston-area casino license.
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Atlantic City’s casino revenue declined by 1.2 percent in August compared with a year ago as another gambling hall shut down. The 11 casinos operating during August won $294.4 million from gamblers, down from $298 million a year ago.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee is objecting to the proposed auction date for the Revel Casino Hotel and a $3 million breakup fee that would go to a Florida developer if he’s outbid for the recently shuttered site.
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