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Sam’s Town Tunica honored for workplace safety
TUNICA — Sam’s Town Tunica received two safety awards from Boyd Gaming during the company’s 2022 awards program. The Tunica property was named Most Improved for Workplace Safety and also received the company’s highest safety award, The President’s Award for Workplace Safety.
  Gary Potts
Garry Potts, director of operations at Sam’s Town Tunica, explained promoting safety in the workplace is important to Boyd Gaming culture. “We talk about ‘valuing relationships.’ One way we demonstrate our commitment to valuing relationships is by ensuring that every one of our team members is as safe as possible when they come to work.”
In 2022, the Sam’s Town safety team set a clear standard of
The safety team at Sam’s Town Tunica received The President’s Award for Workplace Safety from parent company, Boyd Gaming. The team was also honored for Most Improved Workplace Safety.
Town Tunica led the company in safety performance for 2022.” The company’s safety awards program is in its 15th year. Added Potts, “By challenging each other to keep improving,
we help ensure Boyd Gaming will remain our industry’s clear leader when it comes to safety.”
  excellence for every property in the company, with company- leading improvements across every metric of workplace safety. “Our property improved so much,” Potts said, “that Sam’s
  Volunteer Service Award
Beau Rivage’s Orville “OG” Gayle, a security officer, was awarded the Regional Volunteer Service Award for the second quarter of the year by MGM Resorts International. Originally from Jamaica, Gayle
has worked at Beau Rivage for 20 years. For years, he has assisted his community with funeral expenses and alleviating food insecurity, often donating his entire paycheck to these causes. He founded the OG Changing Lives Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, because of his passion for helping. The foundation aims to change homelessness in Mississippi, hosting giving campaigns via social media.
  Showing Support
Boomtown Casino Biloxi and Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, the two Gulf Coast Penn Entertainment properties, were acknowledged recently with special recognition from the Gulfport branch of the NAACP. The two properties were recognized for their longstanding support
of the organization and its community programming and their continued dedication to promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion within the community. Gulfport NAACP President Gary Fredericks (center) presented the recognition to Kyle Widdows (left), vice president of marketing, and General Manager Barry Regula.
  Player Of The Year
Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa recently received two awards from United Way of Washington County, including the James Trimm Key Player of the Year Award
for the property’s community support and for consistently setting the pace for team involvement. Additionally, Harlow’s received a special certificate for placing in the Top Five contributors in the county, ranking No. 2 overall for team and corporate participation. Harlow’s President and General Manager Roscoe Greene (center) accepted the awards from Nathan Benzing, executive director of the United Way of Washington County.

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