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.
Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Club Fortune Casino in Henderson, Nevada for $14.2 million in cash and 1.2 million shares of the Company's common stock.
Penn National’s Plainridge Park Casino appears ready for its June 24 opening, but Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he will not be in the crowd looking for a chance to play a slot on the first day of legal gaming in the state.
Proposed restrictions concerning the use of government credit cards in casinos represent another “misperception of the casino industry,” according to the American Gaming Association.
The city of Boston has amended its complaint that challenges the decision of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to award a casino license to Wynn Resorts.
MGM Resorts has no interest in reducing or eliminating its stake in MGM China Holding Limited, and a second resort on the Cotai Strip that is due to open next year.