New General Manager Appointed for Natchez Casino; property transfer completed – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper
New General Manager Appointed for Natchez Casino; transfer of ownership completed
Posted at 11:26 am on Monday, October 3, 2022
Saratoga Casino Holding LLC officially closed the purchase of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino hotel in Natchez and resumed operation of the casino and hotel on Monday.
Located on the Mississippi River, the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel opened in 2012 and offers over 450 slot machines, 14 table games, a restaurant and bar, sports betting and a 141-room hotel located off-site at the heart of the city.
In doing so, the company introduced Tim Morrissey, Vice President and General Manager of Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel. Morrissey brings over 12 years of experience in the games industry, holding leadership positions in multiple organizations throughout his career. He will oversee day-to-day operations and work with the existing team to build on the current success of the property.
Morrissey has been a member of the Saratoga team for over 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 enjoyed its most profitable years under Morrissey’s management since it was acquired by SCH in 2013.
Prior to joining the Saratoga team, Morrissey was Senior Operations Manager for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in Flandreau, South Dakota, where he oversaw the $30 million renovation and expansion of the Royal River Casino. & Hotel.
“With Tim’s proven ability to have a positive and immediate impact on the company’s financial results and culture, we felt he was the ideal person to lead the Magnolia Bluffs team and integrate the property into the SCH family,” said Sam Gerrity, CEO. of Saratoga Casino Holdings.
“Every member of the Magnolia Bluffs team has been extremely welcoming,” Morrissey said. “I am delighted 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.
Morrissey also shared, “My wife and I are buying a house in the area and are looking forward to being part of the Natchez community.”
SCH owns and operates the Saratoga Casino Hotel, in Saratoga Springs, NY, featuring over 1,200 slot machines, electronic table games, a live entertainment venue, a variety of dining and bar options, racing live harness and simulcast betting. SCH also owns and operates the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, located in historic Black Hawk, CO, featuring over 380 slot machines, 6 table games, a full-service restaurant, bar and a variety of on-site services. customer base. SCH is also a partner of Delaware North Companies in the operation of Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths in Saratoga Springs, NY.