Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Opens $70 Million Renovation at Pearl River Resort

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Casino remodel includes renovated gaming area, poker room, center bar, hotel rooms, new slots, new gaming technology, and returns casino to 24/7 operation

Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Grand Opening January 31, 2015

The $70 million renovation utilizes design and technology to create an unparalleled entertainment, gaming, and lodging experience available around the clock and every day of the week for our guests

Pearl River Resort, the Southeast’s premier entertainment and gaming enterprise, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the $70 million renovation of Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Saturday, January 31.

“We are excited to mark the grand opening of the newly renovated Golden Moon Hotel & Casino today. The $70 million renovation utilizes design and technology to create an unparalleled entertainment, gaming, and lodging experience available around the clock and every day of the week for our guests,” stated Holly Gagnon, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort. “We invite you all to enjoy our new product offerings with this renovation as it will certainly benefit our guests, our employees, the community, and the tribe.”

The grand opening celebration started Friday, January 30, with a party for casino VIP guests being the first to explore and enjoy all that the $70 million renovation has to offer. Tribal Chief, Phyliss J. Anderson, and President and CEO of Pearl River Resort, Holly Gagnon, cut the official grand opening ribbon Saturday, January 31, at approximately 4:30 p.m., marking the opening of the renovated Golden Moon Hotel & Casino to the general public.

Guests enjoyed roaming entertainment including an interactive magician, a flair bartender, and flash mob performances throughout the casino floor as well the chance to win a pair of diamond earrings. Guests marveled at the center bar video arch playing Denim & Diamonds themed motion graphics and enjoyed receiving a complimentary grand opening polo shirt.

“Being proud of what we have here has got to go through all of our tribal members' blood veins. This belongs to us, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and when I think about what this place is going to do for our people, it fills me with so much pride,” said Phyliss J. Anderson, Tribal Chief.

The renovation plan designed by architecture group Marnell Companies of Las Vegas includes remodeled hotel rooms and a revitalized approximately 70,000 square foot gaming floor that creates a more exciting and welcoming space, offering 1,150 slot machines, 25 table games, an elevated 14 table poker room, a stunning one-of-a-kind video wall, and a new center bar.

Marnell Companies utilized design features such as a dramatic architectural ceiling treatment to create a more intimate atmosphere, warm cove lighting, colorful decorative fixtures, and beautifully designed carpet that pays tribute to Choctaw culture with a contemporary spin. The center bar exudes energy and life to the gaming floor and creates a beacon that guests are drawn to. Whether they enjoy a delightful video experience or an array of beverage offerings, guests will be in the heart of the exciting casino action at the center bar.

The resort’s guest rooms and suites remodel and renovation includes new in-room amenities, 42 inch flat screen televisions, new furniture and custom made Choctaw inspired artwork. The new rooms feature clean lines with beautiful finishes that are timeless and comfortable, making them fresh, stylish, and convenient.

Not only has the resort enhanced the makeup of the properties but technology upgrades are a large part of the renovation project. Both Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos now feature Konami Gaming, Inc.’s award-winning casino management system, SYNKROS, allowing guests to enjoy new slots and an integrated gaming experience like never before. Additionally, guests can now receive text notifications when their hotel room is available for check-in and when their table is ready at any of the resort’s restaurants. Kiosks will also be in place to handle various transactions such as reprinting cards and comps. The introduction of the new technology provides greater conveniences to our guests, giving them the freedom to enjoy themselves in the casino without waiting in lines.

As a result of comprehensive renovations, new gaming systems, and technology enhancements, Pearl River Resort has created a game-changing experience for the gamer, diner, or the guest that just wants to get away.

For grand opening celebration video footage, visit this link:


PAnderson_PBryant_HGagnon.jpg – Left to Right – Phyliss J. Anderson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief; Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant; Holly Gagnon, Pearl River Resort, President and CEO

GM_GrandOpening-4.jpg – Guests enter Golden Moon after grand opening ceremony.

GM_GrandOpening-5.jpg – Guests play slot machines at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino after the grand opening ceremony.

GM_GrandOpening.jpg – Entrance signage at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino

Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort is the Southern United States' premier gaming and entertainment enterprise. Pearl River Resort’s portfolio of assets includes Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park, located in Choctaw, Mississippi, and Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, MS.

The Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos feature two exciting hotel/casinos with approximately 2,400 slot machines, 59 table games, 1,074 hotel rooms, Phillip M’s award-winning steakhouse, a sports bar and grill and a variety of other dining options, a full service spa, retail offerings and live entertainment. Also featured is Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Park. Bok Homa Casino is the latest addition to Pearl River Resort featuring over 750 slot machines and a quick-serve eatery.


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