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Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino
Posted: April 7, 2017
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond its homeland in Alabama.

Mississippi Choctaws won't be borrowing money to build new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws won't be borrowing money to build new casino
Posted: February 3, 2017
The 35,800 square-foot Red Water Casino will be located in Leake County in Mississippi.

Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facility
Posted: January 30, 2017
The 35,000 square-foot Red Water Casino will feature 500 slot machines, 10 table games and dining options.

Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profitFiled Under: Regulation
Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profit
Posted: November 22, 2016
Chief Phyliss Anderson said revenues are up $11 million and profits are up $2 million.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in LouisianaFiled Under: Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Posted: June 27, 2016
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in MississippiFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi
Posted: June 7, 2016
The 781,000 square-foot Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.

States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictionsFiled Under: Public Relations
States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictions
Posted: May 5, 2016
States where non-Indian and commercial facilities outweigh tribal options rank at the top of a new study from WalletHub.com.

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in MississippiFiled Under: Land Acquisitions
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi
Posted: March 30, 2016
The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.

Authorities probing death of teen at Mississippi Choctaw casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Authorities probing death of teen at Mississippi Choctaw casino
Posted: February 24, 2016
A 14-year-old boy apparently shot himself with a gun at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino.

Mississippi Choctaws celebrate 5th anniversary of satellite casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws celebrate 5th anniversary of satellite casino
Posted: December 9, 2015
The Bok Homa Casin offers slot machines, other electronic games and, more recently, table games.

Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovationFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovation
Posted: December 4, 2015
The tribe said the Pearl River Resort is the only casino in Mississippi where bingo games are available.

Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casino
Posted: November 11, 2015
Jason Gooden, a non-tribal member, admitted that he grabbed the officer and threw him to the ground at the Silver Star Hotel and Casino.

Mississippi Choctaws debut new restaurant at gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws debut new restaurant at gaming facility
Posted: September 15, 2015
The new Bakery at Silver Star Hotel and Casino offers fresh food, coffee and a variety of baked goods.

Mississippi Choctaws begin search for new gaming executiveFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws begin search for new gaming executive
Posted: September 11, 2015
Holly Gagnon is stepping down as chief executive officer of the Pearl River Resort on September 22.

Mississippi Choctaws want to add table games to satellite casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws want to add table games to satellite casino
Posted: July 8, 2015
Chief Phyllis Anderson is promising improvements to the tribe's gaming enterprise as part of a 100-day plan.

Mississippi Choctaws seek to compete with Poarch Creek casinosFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws seek to compete with Poarch Creek casinos
Posted: February 2, 2015
The Choctaws had hired disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to prevent the Poarch Creeks from expanding their gaming empire.

Mississippi Choctaws to reopen casino after $70M renovationFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws to reopen casino after $70M renovation
Posted: January 28, 2015
The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will host a grand reopening on Saturday.

Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovationFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation
Posted: December 15, 2014
The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will boast upgrades to the casino floor and to the hotel rooms.

Mississippi Choctaws plan casino upgrades with debt refinanceFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan casino upgrades with debt refinance
Posted: July 3, 2014
Tribe signs loan package worth $145 million.

Column: Internet gaming poses threat amid declining revenuesFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Internet gaming poses threat amid declining revenues
Posted: July 2, 2014
Columnist wonders whether Mississippi's gaming industry can survive the Internet.

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in MississippiFiled Under: Meetings | NIGC
Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi
Posted: May 2, 2014
The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

Former Mississippi Choctaw chief questions FBI raid of casinosFiled Under: Regulation
Former Mississippi Choctaw chief questions FBI raid of casinos
Posted: April 2, 2014
A former chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is still trying to figure out why the FBI raided the tribe's casinos back in 2011.

Mississippi Choctaws plan to spend $88.1M for gaming projectsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan to spend $88.1M for gaming projects
Posted: March 26, 2014
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will spend $88.1 million over the next two years on gaming projects.

Mississippi Choctaw leader criticizes vote against $20M casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaw leader criticizes vote against $20M casino
Posted: March 24, 2014
Chief Phyllis J. Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians criticized the tribal council for rejecting plans for a $20 million casino.

Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming SummitFiled Under: Meetings | Openings and Closings
Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit
Posted: May 10, 2013
The tribal gaming industry continues to expand, speakers said at the Southern Gaming Summit. Speakers from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alabama and Louisiana said their tribes are building new facilities and adding new amenities. “Oklahoma is growing,” Sheila Morago, the executive director...

Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gainsFiled Under: Public Relations
Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gains
Posted: February 28, 2013
Tribal casino revenue grew by 3.4 percent in 201, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, with Alabama and Mississippi leading the nation in terms of percentage gains. Alabama, home to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, saw a...

Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming dealFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal
Posted: February 7, 2013
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is in court over a failed deal to buy two non-Indian casinos. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, for $125 million. But the...

Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinosFiled Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos
Posted: February 4, 2013
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has withdrawn from a deal to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities for $125 million. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. But the tribe...

Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilitiesFiled Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities
Posted: October 25, 2012
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma was the sole bidder on two non-Indian gaming facilities that are in bankruptcy proceedings. Global Gaming Solutions, a tribal subsidiary, will pay $27.5 million in cash and $97.5 million in new debt to acquire the...

Mississippi Choctaws off-reservation casino still not on the radar Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mississippi Choctaws off-reservation casino still not on the radar
Posted: July 6, 2012
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians hasn't taken any steps to revive plans for an off-reservation casino. Under the late chief Philip Martin, the Choctaws sought to open a casino at a site about 175 miles from the main reservation....

Mississippi Choctaws announce new executive at gaming facilityFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaws announce new executive at gaming facility
Posted: May 21, 2012
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced Holly Gagnon as the new president and chief executive officer of Pearl River Resort. Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said Gagnon was hired in order to take Pearl River in a "new direction." Gagnon...

Opinion: Politicians in Alabama take wrong views of gamingFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Politicians in Alabama take wrong views of gaming
Posted: March 21, 2012
"Our former Gov. Bob Riley, instead of coming to the aid of his Mississippi Choctaw friends by helping them get approval to move some of their casino operations to Alabama, targeted legal non-Indian gaming operations here which were producing millions...

Mississippi Choctaws sign $78M casino debt refinancing planFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaws sign $78M casino debt refinancing plan
Posted: February 29, 2012
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reached a $78 million casino debt refinancing plan. Chief Phyllis Anderson said the deal brings stability to the tribe. Instead of owing 55 creditors, the tribe only owes eight regional banks. "We're in...

Mississippi Choctaws reopen Phillip M's restaurant at casino Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws reopen Phillip M's restaurant at casino
Posted: January 25, 2012
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reopened the Phillip M's restaurant on Tuesday. The restaurant is named for the late chief Phillip Martin. It was renamed after he lost election in 2007 but new Chief Phyllis J. Anderson brought it...

Mississippi Choctaws reach deal to restructure gaming debtFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws reach deal to restructure gaming debt
Posted: November 10, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reached a deal to restructure its gaming debt. An $80.8 million loan that was due this month has been extended, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson announced. The new date is May 4, 2012....

Abramoff brags about protecting Mississippi Choctaw casinoFiled Under: Public Relations
Abramoff brags about protecting Mississippi Choctaw casino
Posted: November 9, 2011
In his new book, convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff says the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians paid him $20 million to protect its gaming market. Abramoff said the tribe was threatened by gaming in neighboring Alabama. That included the Poarch...

Mississippi Choctaw chief moving  casino in new directionFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw chief moving casino in new direction
Posted: October 27, 2011
The new leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says she is moving the tribe's casino resort in a "new direction." That means a new president and chief executive officer of Pearl River Resort. Bryce A. Warren, a 30-year...

Mississippi Choctaw  casino generates  $37.1M in a few monthsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw casino generates $37.1M in a few months
Posted: September 23, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says its new gaming facility generated revenues of $37.1 million in just six months. The Bok Homa Casino opened in December 2010. It's projected to generate $55.2 million during the next fiscal year. "The...

Mississippi Choctaws anticipate more growth in casino revenueFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaws anticipate more growth in casino revenue
Posted: September 19, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has seen a rise in gaming revenues and predicts even more growth this year. The tribe reported $57.8 million in revenues for fiscal year 2009 and $64.9 million for 2010. The tribe expects $83.3...

Column: Mississippi Choctaws report boost in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Mississippi Choctaws report boost in gaming revenues
Posted: September 6, 2011
"With all the gloom and doom surrounding the gaming business, (unless you own a Macau casino) Pearl River Resort continues to buck the bad economy with some strong projections for 2012. Here is a thumbnail summary of what the Mississippi...

Mississippi Choctaws  hires  new auditor for gaming operationFiled Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaws hires new auditor for gaming operation
Posted: September 1, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has hired a new auditor for its gaming operation. The tribe had been working with PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than a decade. The relationship ended after the FBI raided the Pearl River Resort. The tribe's...

Newest Mississippi Choctaw gaming facility wasn't 'paid in full'Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Newest Mississippi Choctaw gaming facility wasn't 'paid in full'
Posted: August 29, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians racked up $10 million in debut to build its newest gaming facility, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. The tribe spent $18 million on the Bok Homa Casino. In May, Chief Beasley Denson said the facility...

Mississippi Choctaw casino paid off big for non-Indian executiveFiled Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaw casino paid off big for non-Indian executive
Posted: August 15, 2011
A non-Indian man whose companies are at the center of a federal investigation into the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians was paid well by the tribe's casino, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Doug Pattison was hired as CEO of the...

Mississippi Choctaw candidate wants to kick out  gaming firm  Filed Under: Business Deals
Mississippi Choctaw candidate wants to kick out gaming firm
Posted: August 4, 2011
Phyliss J. Anderson, a candidate for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, said she will cut ties with a non-Indian gaming firm if elected. Mercury Gaming and its marketing arm, the Titan Agency, receive $200,000 a month...

Mississippi  Choctaw debt rating takes a dive after raid on casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw debt rating takes a dive after raid on casino
Posted: August 1, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians got some more bad news after the FBI raided its casino on June 12. Two days later, Moody's Investors Service downgraded the $200 million in securities owed by the Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise from...

Mississippi Choctaw casino sees small  return on big investmentFiled Under: Business Deals | Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw casino sees small return on big investment
Posted: July 25, 2011
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians spends at least $1.3 million a year to woo gamblers from Atlanta, Georgia, but few of them are actually visiting the reservation, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. At the suggestion of a non-Indian company, the...

Opinion: Raid on Mississippi Choctaw casino tied to non-IndiansFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Raid on Mississippi Choctaw casino tied to non-Indians
Posted: July 22, 2011
"An FBI investigation of Mississippi Choctaw gaming facilities involves the tribe's ties to two Atlanta companies. Mercury Gaming Group and its marketing arm, the Titan Agency, are a focus of the investigation, according to a new report from the Jackson...

Editorial: Something just not right  at Mississippi Choctaw casinoFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Something just not right at Mississippi Choctaw casino
Posted: July 21, 2011
"Something is rotten in the state of Choctaw. Or certainly so it seems following the FBI raid recently on the Indian tribe’s casino complex near Philadelphia. Federal officials aren’t saying what the raid is about, and the Choctaws are being...

Mississippi Choctaw chief confirms FBI probe linked to gaming firmFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw chief confirms FBI probe linked to gaming firm
Posted: July 20, 2011
The leader of the the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians says that a raid at one of the tribe's casinos is linked to a gaming firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Chief Beasley Denson told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger that the search warrant...

Mississippi Choctaw chief promises  cooperation after casino raidFiled Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw chief promises cooperation after casino raid
Posted: July 18, 2011
The leader of the the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said casino management are cooperating "fully" with a federal investigation. Chief Beasley Denson said he doesn't know why the FBI raided the Pearl River Resort last Tuesday. "The nature of...

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