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Heard it on the River: Remembering Chief Martin

3 March 2010
REMEMBERING CHIEF MARTIN…I first met Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin at the opening of the Silver Star Casino and he was not a man of many words. His actions always spoke for him and the Mississippi Band of Choctaws as they produced many tangible results that benefited his people during his many years as leader of the Choctaws. ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the River: Fitz Casino holding major blackjack tournament

13 January 2010
Fitz Casino Vice President ADOLPH LEPRE has planned and run hundreds of blackjack tournaments over his long casino career but the format he likes the best, and which players respond in like, is the "win your table" format. "There is an element of 'man to man' competition in this particular format that can't be emulated in other tournaments, "said Lepre. ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: Still a long road to recovery

16 December 2009
Some national gurus say the recession is over and the economic recovery is underway but gaming revenues don't reflect that optimism as they remain in continuing decline. It was nice to see casinos jammed during the recent Thanksgiving holiday but increasing revenue is still a stiff challenge and a long ... (read more)
 

Choctaw spirit and leadership bode well for Pearl River

13 October 2009
CHOCTAW, Mississippi -- Making difficult on-the- job decisions is not anything new for him. He made tougher calls while flying 160 combat missions as a command pilot over Viet Nam and Southeast Asia. Meeting Major General Paul A. Harvey (USAF Ret.) for the first time, one would never guess that this ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: Beware of counterfeits

30 September 2009
Casino operators… beware of counterfeit bills which are apparently seeping into Mississippi and are said to be quite good copies of the real thing. The bogus bills are also showing up in ATLANTIC CITY. Counter measures are in the works. Stay tuned for more on this story. There is nothing counterfeit ... (read more)
 

Jay Daniel Company to manage Harlow's Casino

4 August 2009
The changing landscape in the gaming industry has had a significant effect on casino operations as various properties seek to reverse revenue deterioration caused by a weakened economy, heavy debt loads and massive industry restructurings. It is under this cloud that changes came at Harlow's Casino, located on the banks of the Mississippi River. ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: Plenty to do at Tunica

27 July 2009
How many times have your heard the tired refrain…"there's nothing to do outside of the casinos in Tunica." What a crock. Maybe we don't have naked dancing ladies, bar hustlers, fleece and release joints and overly expensive restaurants with celebrity chefs but if you stop and smell the roses ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: Pearl River offers new club card program

24 June 2009
It's not an easy thing to change over a players club reward system and come up with an improved program but Pearl River Resort has done just that for its Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos with increased benefits under its new tier approach. "The Tier Card is an exciting and important enhancement to our rewards program, " said Susan O'Connell, general manager of Pearl River Resort. ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: A summer of promise at Pearl River Resort

19 June 2009
When Golden Moon Hotel & Casino had to reduce its work force and cut back its operation to three days a week, and took other cost-cutting measures to cope with the severe economic decline, it automatically set the stage for a comeback with the goal in mind of emerging from the downturn a stronger and ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the river: Pearl River Resort worth the trip

2 June 2009
A visit to PEARL RIVER RESORT, deep in the heart of Choctaw Country in central southeast Mississippi is one worth taking as this gem has it all. Things you might enjoy on a weekend trip, which I did recently, was make waves at GEYSER FALLS Water Theme Park, play golf at DANCING RABBIT, one of the ... (read more)

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Rudi Schiffer
Rudi Schiffer is a long time columnist and contributing writer for Jackpot Magazine, the South’s leading gaming publication, and for casinocitytimes.com, the world’s leading casino industry internet news distributor. He is also owner and co-host of the 20-year-old Goodtimes Radio Show, now simulcast on Fridays from 3-6 PM Central Time from Country Classic 1180 AM, Memphis networked with KMIS 1050 AM, and 103.9 KGLU FM from Kennet, MO covering parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. His radio show is also archived at audiovegas.com. A Boston University Journalism graduate, he resides in Memphis, TN. Known as the "Voice of Tunica" for his support the gaming jurisdiction for two decades, he was also recently named to Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine’s 3rd annual “The Power Players, Who’s Who” of Memphis.He is also a contributing writer for Southern Gaming & Entertainment and Mississippi Gaming.

Rudi Schiffer Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com
Rudi Schiffer
Rudi Schiffer is a long time columnist and contributing writer for Jackpot Magazine, the South’s leading gaming publication, and for casinocitytimes.com, the world’s leading casino industry internet news distributor. He is also owner and co-host of the 20-year-old Goodtimes Radio Show, now simulcast on Fridays from 3-6 PM Central Time from Country Classic 1180 AM, Memphis networked with KMIS 1050 AM, and 103.9 KGLU FM from Kennet, MO covering parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. His radio show is also archived at audiovegas.com. A Boston University Journalism graduate, he resides in Memphis, TN. Known as the "Voice of Tunica" for his support the gaming jurisdiction for two decades, he was also recently named to Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine’s 3rd annual “The Power Players, Who’s Who” of Memphis.He is also a contributing writer for Southern Gaming & Entertainment and Mississippi Gaming.

Rudi Schiffer Websites:

www.AudioVegas.com