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  Magnolia Bluffs
in Natchez has new
owners, new GM
NATCHEZ — Saratoga Casino Holding closed on the purchase of Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel in September, taking over the operation of both the casino and hotel
in early October. SCH is a family owned and operated business with properties in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Black Hawk, Colorado.
“We are excited to add Magnolia Bluffs to our family and bring our experience in hospitality to Mississippi,” said Sam Gerrity, CEO for Saratoga Casino Holdings.
Additionally, Tim Morrissey
has been named vice president
and general manager of
Magnolia Bluffs bringing with Tim
Morrissey has been a member of the Saratoga team for more than two years, joining the company as general manager of Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in 2020 and leading the team through the pandemic. The property has seen its most profitable years under the direction of Morrissey since being acquired by SCH in 2013.
Prior to joining the Saratoga team, Morrissey was senior director of operations for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in Flandreau, South Dakota, where he oversaw the $30 million renovation and expansion of Royal River Casino & Hotel.
“With Tim’s proven ability to have a positive and immediate impact on both financial results and company culture, we felt he was the natural fit to lead the Magnolia Bluffs team and bring the property into the SCH family,” Gerrity added.
“Every member of the Magnolia Bluffs team has been extremely welcoming,” said Morrissey. “I’m excited to continue the success of this property alongside the current team. I look forward to getting to know each of them, as well as our guests, on a personal level.”
 him more than 12 years of
experience in the gaming
industry, having held senior management positions with several organizations throughout his career. Morrissey will oversee the day-to-day operations and work with
the existing team to build on the current success of the property.
P.O. Box 4479 Jackson, MS 39296
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