Gulfside Casino Partnership, Harrah's Close Property Deal - Thursday 16th of March 2006

GULFPORT, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "Rick Carter and Terry Green now own the Grand Casino Gulfport property.

"Their company, Gulfside Casino Partnership, closed on the purchase of the property from Harrah's Entertainment this morning in a ceremony on the seventh floor of the old Hancock Bank building. They plan to open a casino inside the Oasis Hotel by Sept. 1 with 900 slot machines and about 30 games, but will expand the gambling space. By Jan. 1, their plans are to have 2,100 slot machines and about 52 table games.

"The two are scheduled to appear before the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday to present their site plan.

"Gulfside Casino Partnership plans to have a job fair within the next 60 days to begin hiring employees…"

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