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P E A R L R I V E R R E S O RT

2014 revenue: $100 million+ Headquarters: Choctaw, Miss.
Employees: 2,800 Specialty: Gaming resort

New Moon

Pearl River Resort's newly remodeled Golden Moon casino sets it
even further apart as a destination. BY CHRIS PETERSEN

Pearl River Resort recently remodeled its Golden Moon Casino to provide a revamped gaming experience.

Holly Gagnon

president and CEO
"This will be the most beautiful
casino that has been introduced in
the Southeast for a long time."

The history of gaming in Mississippi may be dominated by images of
majestic riverboats paddling their way
up and down the mighty Mississippi
River, but Pearl River Resort makes

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an excellent case that high-quality
gaming in the state doesn't have to
involve a steam engine. Located in
Choctaw, Miss., Pearl River Resort
brings together a collection of worldclass amenities to accompany its topof-the-line casino and hotel facilities.
President and CEO Holly Gagnon says
the resort's expansive properties
and prime location make Pearl River
Resort an experience unlike any other
in the Southeast.

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"In the Southeast, where we stand
out is that we are the only fully landbased resort in the state of Mississippi,"
Gagnon says, adding that the resort's
location takes full advantage of the
space as well as the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. "It's just beautiful
geography here."
Pearl River Resort consists of the
Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, the Silver Star Hotel & Casino, the Bok Homa
Casino, the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park.
Although the resort boasts more than
1,200 luxury hotel rooms and two
championship-caliber golf courses,
Gagnon says what sets Pearl River
Resort apart from other properties is
the unpretentious and comfortable
atmosphere it creates for its guests.
Gagnon says the resort likes to characterize its atmosphere as "Vegas with
sweet tea."
"We really strive to provide a real
Southern hospitality and a real comfortable experience for our guests,"
she adds, saying that many of the resort's repeat guests are on first-name
basis with staff members. "We will
provide great service but in a very
personal manner. More often than
not, I'll be called 'Miss Holly' while
I'm here."
Pearl River Resort is working to
enhance that atmosphere even further,
as it prepares to unveil the latest
renovation of the Golden Moon casino.
With its combination of cutting-edge
gaming technology and ties to the
traditions of the Choctaw tribe, the
new Golden Moon will go a long way
toward cementing Pearl River Resort's
reputation as a destination for fun and
relaxation in the Southeast.


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