Latest Grand Casino Biloxi Stories

2014-06-23 16:23:57

Resort boasts new name and upgraded amenities including a renovated casino, new restaurants and the addition of an entertainment lawn and boardwalk BILOXI, Miss., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer on the Gulf just got a little bit hotter this year as Harrah's Gulf Coast heats up the action with the introduction of a new place to play on the Coast. Country superstar Darius Rucker helped the resort usher in a new look and name as he played to a crowd of 17,000 as the inaugural...

2008-07-22 18:00:34

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 22--BILOXI -- Harrah's Entertainment says it's not stopping work on the Margaritaville Casino project, just slowing it down. Rumors swirling around Biloxi had placed a cloud over the massive construction work adjacent to the Grand Casino Biloxi. "Over the next few weeks, residents of Biloxi will notice less activity and fewer workers at the Margaritaville work site," said Marybel Batjer, vice president of communications, in an e-mailed...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 18--BILOXI -- After 16 years with Harrah's Entertainment, Karen Sock is leaving her position as senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Grand Biloxi Casino at the end of the month. "I was pleased to be able to support our staff during the recovery," said Sock. "Now it's time for me to go on to other things." She plans to move to her home in the Tradition community and take a trip with her family to South Africa. She...

2005-08-31 17:46:38

By Paul Simao BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - For about a decade this gambling town on Mississippi's Gulf Coast has been the place to be in the state if you were poor, down on your luck and looking for work. That changed on Monday when Hurricane Katrina came ashore, leveling hundreds if not thousands of houses, stores and commercial buildings and killing scores of residents. The legalization of gambling in Biloxi created an economic boom in the early 1990s and the city developed a...

2005-08-29 08:15:00

NEW YORK -- Hurricane Katrina may cost U.S. casinos with properties in the affected areas millions of dollars, analysts said on Monday. Casinos on the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans were ordered to shut down on Sunday, as the hurricane approached landfall. Harrah's Entertainment has the highest exposure in the affected region, with nine casinos there. Goldman Sachs analyst Steve Kent estimates that Harrah's, the world's largest casino operator, will get nine percent of its 2005 earnings before...

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