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.
Atlantic City’s eight casinos collectively won $175.5 million during January, 5.6 percent less than the same period a year ago, but Internet gaming action resulted in a January increase to $14 .6 million.
Michonne Ascuaga resigned her position as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday after details of a federal investigation of the Sparks Nugget casino formerly owned by her family surfaced.
Wynn Resorts is giving more attention now to some of its U.S. assets from Las Vegas to Boston as the company moves steadily closer to the mid-year opening of its $4 billion Macau Palace.
Revenue produced by the three Detroit casinos fell by 1.8 percent to $109 million in January, compared with the same month of 2015, according to figures released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
The Boyd Gaming-owned Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, Ill., has responded to increased competition in its market by laying off 40 employees.