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                 Moving Ahead
 Industry veterans added to Harrah’s executive team
BILOXI — Harrah’s Gulf Coast added two industry veterans to its executive team. Together, Casey Biehl and Adrian Merrill bring decades of experience to
the Caesars Entertainment resort and
Merrill joins Harrah’s Gulf Coast as director of facilities providing direct oversight for all major repair and maintenance
  casino, and will individually enhance operational efficiency, along with the guest experience for their visitors.
Previously at Harrah’s New Orleans, Biehl will now oversee the long-term vision and development of all future food and beverage concepts and venues, while managing existing operations, including Magnolia House by Kelly English, 406 Club, Starbucks, and
Casey Biehl
Adrian Merrill
and capital projects. He moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Tunica where he previously served as manager of facilities at Horseshoe Tunica.
During his time in Tunica, Merrill successfully aligned the facilities team’s focus, resulting in improved response time and productivity while simultaneously overseeing nearly $6 million in systems and mechanical improvements to the property.
  Mix & Mingle. In addition, Biehl will spearhead managing partnerships with Harrah’s notable restaurants Steak ‘n Shake and Thomas Genin’s The Blind Tiger Biloxi Beach.
Prior to his career with Caesars, Merrill led business improvement initiatives for companies
such as General Electric, IPMobileNet Inc., Leading Edge and TempuTech, Inc.
  Golden Nugget promotes three to senior executive casino host
D’IBERVILLE — Golden Nugget Biloxi promoted three to the position of senior executive casino host. Tige Hand, Ricky Litsey and Taronta Cole are tasked with helping to grow the business and target players to add to their current customer bases.
Hand joined the company nine years ago as an executive casino host.
His calm demeanor and high level
of professionalism have kept Golden Nugget’s valued customers returning time and again to experience all the resort has to offer.
Litsey has been at Golden Nugget for the past eight years. He has
numerous years of experience
in the host department
and has served in that role at several area casinos. In addition to
his years of experience, he
brings with him
many loyal customers.
Tige Hand
Litsey Cole
earn his new position. His contagious personality is said to be his greatest attribute, leading to his knack for player acquisition and retention.
   Cole started at Golden Nugget six years ago as a casino host. He has worked his way through the ranks to

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