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Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw government rejects petition against casino (May 30, 2017)
Citizens of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are vowing to fight back after their anti-casino petition fell just five votes short.

Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw citizens request vote on $25M casino project (May 23, 2017)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians could be forced to rethink plans for a $25 million casino.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws won't be borrowing money to build new casino (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facility (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 profit
Regulation
Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profit (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 Louisiana
Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (June 27, 2016)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi
Connecticut | Openings & Closings
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi (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 addictions
Public Relations
States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictions (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 Mississippi
Land Acquisitions
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi (March 30, 2016)
The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.

Authorities probing death of teen at Mississippi Choctaw casino
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Authorities probing death of teen at Mississippi Choctaw casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws celebrate 5th anniversary of satellite casino (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 renovation
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovation (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 casino
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Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casino (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 facility
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws debut new restaurant at gaming facility (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 executive
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws begin search for new gaming executive (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws want to add table games to satellite casino (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 casinos
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws seek to compete with Poarch Creek casinos (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 renovation
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Mississippi Choctaws to reopen casino after $70M renovation (January 28, 2015)
The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will host a grand reopening on Saturday.

Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation
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Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation (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 refinance
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan casino upgrades with debt refinance (July 3, 2014)
Tribe signs loan package worth $145 million.

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

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi
Meetings | NIGC
Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (May 2, 2014)
The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

Former Mississippi Choctaw chief questions FBI raid of casinos
Regulation
Former Mississippi Choctaw chief questions FBI raid of casinos (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 projects
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan to spend $88.1M for gaming projects (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 casino
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Mississippi Choctaw leader criticizes vote against $20M casino (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 Summit
Meetings | Openings & Closings
Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit (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 gains
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Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gains (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 deal
Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal (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 casinos
Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos (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 facilities
Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities (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
Casino Stalker
Mississippi Choctaws off-reservation casino still not on the radar (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 facility
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Mississippi Choctaws announce new executive at gaming facility (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 gaming
Opinion
Opinion: Politicians in Alabama take wrong views of gaming (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 plan
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Mississippi Choctaws sign $78M casino debt refinancing plan (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
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws reopen Phillip M's restaurant at casino (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 debt
California | Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaws reach deal to restructure gaming debt (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 casino
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Abramoff brags about protecting Mississippi Choctaw casino (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 direction
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Mississippi Choctaw chief moving casino in new direction (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 months
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Mississippi Choctaw casino generates $37.1M in a few months (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 revenue
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Mississippi Choctaws anticipate more growth in casino revenue (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 revenues
Opinion
Column: Mississippi Choctaws report boost in gaming revenues (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 operation
Public Relations | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaws hires new auditor for gaming operation (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'
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Newest Mississippi Choctaw gaming facility wasn't 'paid in full' (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 executive
Business Deals | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaw casino paid off big for non-Indian executive (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
Business Deals
Mississippi Choctaw candidate wants to kick out gaming firm (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 casino
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Mississippi Choctaw debt rating takes a dive after raid on casino (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 investment
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Mississippi Choctaw casino sees small return on big investment (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-Indians
Opinion
Opinion: Raid on Mississippi Choctaw casino tied to non-Indians (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 casino
Opinion
Editorial: Something just not right at Mississippi Choctaw casino (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...

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