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Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws seek to compete with Poarch Creek casinos (02/02)
The Choctaws had hired disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to prevent the Poarch Creeks from expanding their gaming empire.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws to reopen casino after $70M renovation (01/28)
The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will host a grand reopening on Saturday.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation (12/15)
The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will boast upgrades to the casino floor and to the hotel rooms.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan casino upgrades with debt refinance (07/03)
Tribe signs loan package worth $145 million.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Internet gaming poses threat amid declining revenues (07/02)
Columnist wonders whether Mississippi's gaming industry can survive the Internet.

Filed Under: Meetings | NIGC
Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (05/02)
The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

Filed Under: Regulation
Former Mississippi Choctaw chief questions FBI raid of casinos (04/02)
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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Mississippi Choctaws plan to spend $88.1M for gaming projects (03/26)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will spend $88.1 million over the next two years on gaming projects.

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Mississippi Choctaw leader criticizes vote against $20M casino (03/24)
Chief Phyllis J. Anderson of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians criticized the tribal council for rejecting plans for a $20 million casino.

Filed Under: Meetings | Openings and Closings
Tribes cite expansion progress at Southern Gaming Summit (05/10)
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...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gains (02/28)
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...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Chickasaw Nation in court over failed non-Indian gaming deal (02/07)
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...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Chickasaw Nation exits from deal to buy non-Indian casinos (02/04)
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...

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Chickasaw Nation set to buy two non-Indian gaming facilities (10/25)
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...

Filed Under: Casino Stalker
Mississippi Choctaws off-reservation casino still not on the radar (07/06)
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....

Filed Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaws announce new executive at gaming facility (05/21)
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...

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Politicians in Alabama take wrong views of gaming (03/21)
"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...

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Mississippi Choctaws sign $78M casino debt refinancing plan (02/29)
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...

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Mississippi Choctaws reopen Phillip M's restaurant at casino (01/25)
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...

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Mississippi Choctaws reach deal to restructure gaming debt (11/10)
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....

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Abramoff brags about protecting Mississippi Choctaw casino (11/09)
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...

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Mississippi Choctaw chief moving casino in new direction (10/27)
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...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw casino generates $37.1M in a few months (09/23)
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...

Filed Under: Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaws anticipate more growth in casino revenue (09/19)
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...

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Column: Mississippi Choctaws report boost in gaming revenues (09/06)
"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...

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaws hires new auditor for gaming operation (09/01)
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...

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Newest Mississippi Choctaw gaming facility wasn't 'paid in full' (08/29)
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...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Regulation
Mississippi Choctaw casino paid off big for non-Indian executive (08/15)
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...

Filed Under: Business Deals
Mississippi Choctaw candidate wants to kick out gaming firm (08/04)
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...

Filed Under: Business Deals | Public Relations
Mississippi Choctaw debt rating takes a dive after raid on casino (08/01)
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...

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