- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Casino industry executives from across the country will gather in Biloxi this week for the Southern Gaming Summit. They will stay in new hotel rooms, eat at new restaurants and enjoy upscale casino amenities as revenues hold steady on the Coast and casino operators invest in South Mississippi.

In just the last week, a new restaurant opened at Grand Biloxi Casino, and Landry’s owner Tilman Fertitta cut the ribbon on a $100 million transformation of Golden Nugget Casino.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1icg9fE ) Fertitta will open the Gaming Summit at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, will close the Gaming Summit at 11:30 a.m. Thursday with a look at competition and other issues the industry is dealing with and the future of casinos.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com