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.
On Monday, Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. announced it was acquiring the real estate assets associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois, a gambling enterprise that included Las Vegan Michael Gaughan among its original investors.
The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has laid out its assets and liabilities for the court. The casino formerly known as the Atlantic City Hilton listed assets, excluding real property, of $17.1 million and liabilities of $16.8 million.
More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market. New York officials will begin awarding casino licenses next year.
Macau has caught the eye of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as they complete background checks on MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts.
The Laguna Pueblo is raising concerns about a provision in the Navajo Nation’s proposed new gaming compact with the state of New Mexico that would let the Navajos have two additional casinos.
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