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09/25/2005
Majestic Star won't operate Orange County casino
Majestic Star Casino will not operate a casino in Orange County as planned, but the state's top gaming official said Friday that the news was not a blow to the project. [more]


09/02/2005
Three Card Poker popularity illustrates casino economics
"Three Card Poker is up for the year and it continues to climb in popularity," said Therrin Protze, senior director of operations for the Majestic Star Casino in Gary. [more]


07/16/2005
Gary mayor, casino execs unveil access road
Officials on Friday unveiled a newly built section of roadway able to carry traffic to two Northwest Indiana casinos, and eventually to a lakefront development still on the planning boards. [more]


06/24/2005
Commission OKs play for Orange Co. Casino
The commission said it would review contracts for work on two nearby historic hotels -- the French Lick Springs Resort & Spa and West Baden Springs Hotel -- and with Majestic Star to operate the casino, which is the eleventh allowed under Indiana law. [more]


04/21/2005
Majestic Star Casino and Coach Ditka award Hammond woman with $100,000
Linda B. is the third winner of the $100,000 Star Sweepstakes series. [more]


02/07/2005
Majestic cashes in on branding
The Majestic Star Casino in Gary has done what every casino in America wishes it could do: It has branded itself as "the winning place to play." [more]


01/31/2005
Don Barden, "Da Coach" make winning team
Detroit businessman Don Barden has never been happy with the status quo, including the Majestic Star Casino in Gary, [more]


12/08/2004
Majestic Star Casino awards shocking $100K
Jones is the winner of Majestic Star Casino's $100,000 Star Sweepstakes. Former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka and Majestic Star Casino representatives surprised Jones with the news at his home Tuesday night. [more]


09/03/2004
Best Seat in The House Promotion
Win a 57" TV during the Best Seat in the House. [more]


09/03/2004
September Entertainment at Majestic Star Casino
Majestic Star continues to showcase local entertainment on the Star Stage. [more]


09/01/2004
$100,000 Star Sweepstakes
Majestic Star Casino kicks off its $100,000 Star Sweepstakes promotion September 1st. [more]


09/01/2004
Tito Jackson Headlines Labor Day Weekend Concert
Tito Jackson of the famous Jackson family will headline a Labor Day weekend concert at the new Majestic Star Festival Park. [more]


08/26/2004
$150,000 Summer Cruisin Promotion
Majestic Star Casino featured a six cars in six week promotion July 12 - August 22, 2004 [more]


06/11/2004
Comdian and Actor, J. Anthony Brown, to Perform at the New Majestic Star Festival Park
J. Anthony Brown, one of the funniest comedians in the country, will perform at the new Majestic Star Festival Park [more]


06/09/2004
Majestic Star Casino Hosts Boxing Event on July 11
Omaha heavyweight boxer, Dickie Ryan, will headline the first ever [more]


06/01/2004
June Entertainment at Majestic Star Casino
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06/01/2004
Majestic Star Casino is #1
The votes are in and Majestic Star Casino received five Readers' Choice Awards [more]


05/24/2004
Majestic Star Casino Awards Students $30,000 in Scholarships
Majestic Star Casino, in collaboration with the Gary Accord Communities in schools, hosted [more]


05/14/2004
Score with Da Coach . . . at the Grand Opening of
Score with Da Coach . . . . . at the Grand Opening of Don & Mike’s Sports Bar [more]


04/20/2004
Majestic Star Casino Sponsors Sickle Cell Fun Run Walk-A-Thon
Majestic Star Casino is a corporate sponsor for the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Northwest Indiana Beachtre Strong Chapters Fun*Run*Walk-A-Thon. [more]


04/20/2004
Jokerz Wild Comedy Series at Majestic Star Casino
Arnez J., Comedy Central Star and former host of BET Comic View, kicks off the Majestic Star Casino Jokerz Wild Comedy Series. [more]


03/24/2004
Don H. Barden Keynote Speaker for Chicago Business Opportunity Fair
Don H. Barden has been selected as the keynote speker for the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) Luncheon, and Majestic Star Casino is a corporate sponsor. [more]


03/18/2004
Majestic Star Casino Team Member of the Year Celebration
Majestic Star Casino held a Team Member of the Year and Star Power Award Celebration. [more]


03/16/2004
Majestic Star Casino a Sponsor for Today's Black Woman Expo
Majestic Star Casino was once again proud to be a sponsor during the March 13-14, 2004 "Expo for Today's Black Woman" held at McCormick Place, Chicago. [more]


03/11/2004
Majestic Star Casino Presents Professional Boxing
In what promises to be a powerful night of boxing, Ms. Kristy Follmar, NABC Champion from Cedar Lake, IN will square off against Liz Drew of Bloomfield, MO for the main event; Ladies 8 Round Featherweight Championship Match. [more]


03/11/2004
Koko Taylor’s Celebrity Aid Foundation Fundraiser & Blues Extravaganza at
Koko Taylor is considered “Queen of the Blues” for many reasons. Her singing is legendary and so is her dedication to the music industry. [more]


03/11/2004
A Day Fit for a Queen at Buffington Harbor
March 3, 2004, was proclaimed “Koko Taylor Day” by Mayor Scott King, City of Gary. [more]


03/02/2004
Don H. Barden Hosts 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Fitzgeralds Casino Las Vegas
Gary, IN, March 2, 2004 – Don H. Barden, owner of Majestic Star Casino and Fitzgeralds Hotel Casinos and the first African American to own a national casino company hosted his second anniversary celebration, and 2004 Trumpet Award telecast screening at his Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. [more]


02/27/2004
Koko Taylor Receives Proclamation from Mayor of Gary, Scott L. King
On March 3, 2004, Koko Taylor will add another jewel to her “Queen of Blues” crown. Mayor Scott King, following in the tradition of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, plans to proclaim March 3 as “Koko Taylor Day.” [more]


02/24/2004
March Entertainment at Majestic Star Casino
Majestic Star Casino continues to offer live weekly entertainment on the new second floor Star Stage. [more]


02/24/2004
Get Your Shoes Shined at Majestic Star Casino
The addition of a shoeshine booth at Majestic Star Casino on the first floor is just one of the convenient new services offered. [more]


02/09/2004
MIKE DITKA BECOMES SPOKESPERSON FOR MAJESTIC STAR CASINO
Majestic Star Casino announces Mike Ditka as their spokesperson. Ditka will star in commercials, make public appearances and will be showcased on billboards. [more]


01/22/2004
Majestic Star Casino VP & General Manager Takes it all Off for Charity
Gary, IN, Jan. 22, 2004 – Majestic Star Casino raised $117,200 for United Way during 2003. Troy Keeping, Vice President and General Manager proposed a challenge: “Raise over $75,000 for United Way and I will have my head shaved in the casino on a busy Saturday night by a team member.” [more]


01/12/2004
Majestic Star Casino Offers Free Monday Slot Tournaments
Gary, Ind., January 12, 2004 - Extend the weekend fun by participating in the FREE Monday slot tournaments at Majestic Star Casino. [more]


01/12/2004
Majestic Star Casino Adds New Table Games
Gary, Ind., January 12, 2004 – Majestic Star Casino is the first to market two new table games in Chicagoland: 3-5-7 POKER and HIGH TIE BLACKJACK. [more]


01/12/2004
60K Blackjack Tournament Series at Majestic Star Casino
Gary, Ind., January 12, 2004 – Become eligible to win your share of $10,000 in prize money by competing in the Blackjack tournament series held on January 24, March 27 and May 29 from 12-8 p.m. [more]


01/09/2004
Majestic Star Casino Lines-Up Live Entertainers
Gary, Ind., January 9, 2004 – Majestic Star Casino has scheduled a variety of live entertainers to make your gaming experience even more enjoyable. [more]


01/09/2004
Majestic Star Casino and Buffington Harbor Announce Additions and Changes
Gary, Ind., January 9, 2004 – Majestic Star Casino has created changes that demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality gaming experience for guests. “There have been a lot of significant changes at Majestic Star and there is even more excitement to come,” said Troy Keeping, Vice President and General Manager. [more]


01/09/2004
Grand Opening of Koko Taylor’s Blues Café at Buffington Harbor
Gary, Ind., January 9, 2004 – Koko Taylor, Blues legend, rang in the New Year on December 31, 2003 by cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new Koko Taylor’s Blues Café at Buffington Harbor. [more]


01/09/2004
December Employee Awards Celebration at Majestic Star Casino
Gary, Ind., January 9, 2004 - Majestic Star Casino is continuing its team member of the month awards recognition program which is now called “Star Power Award Celebration” by recognizing employees for the month of December. [more]


01/07/2004
Don H. Barden Announced as 2004 Trumpet Award Honoree
Don H. Barden is a 2004 Trumpet Award honoree along with Angela Bassett (actress), President Nelson Mandela (world leader), Isaac Hayes (musician), Russell Simmons (hip hop legend), Dr. C. Delores Tucker (Women’s Rights Activist), Jordan Adams (music prodigy young star award) Norman Lear (producer), Dr. Anthony Pollard (physician), Della Reese (singer), Sylvia Rhone (music label executive), and Judge Horace T. Ward (legal advocate). [more]


12/30/2003
Majestic Star General Manager has Head Shaved in Casino
Gary, Ind., December 30, 2003 – Majestic Star Casino is making a difference in many areas of the community this holiday season. The merriment began with kind-hearted team members donating to United Way throughout the year. [more]


11/30/2003
12 Days of Christmas at Majestic Star Casino
Gary, IN. November 30, 2003 – Come to the Star during the “12 Days of Christmas” and win your share of $12,000 in our exciting holiday slot tournament! [more]


11/30/2003
Casinos at Buffington Harbor Opens Passports Buffet
Gary, Ind. November 30, 2003 – The Casino’s at Buffington Harbor, Majestic Star and Trump Casino Hotel recently announced the opening of their new food outlet, “Passports World Class Buffet.” The 225-seat buffet restaurant will be open seven days a week and will feature a variety of food stations from around the world. A grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10, with the grand opening to the public on Thursday, December 11, 2003. [more]


11/30/2003
Jeffrey Osborne Wooed Guests At Majestic Star Casino
Gary, Ind. November 30, 2003 - Majestic Star Casino hosted a pre-holiday concert featuring balladeer Jeffrey Osborne. [more]


11/30/2003
Majestic Star Festival Park
Gary, Ind. November 30, 2003 - Majestic Star Casino will unveil it’s festival park next spring. The five-acre park will be the future site for outdoor concerts, festivals, sporting events, arts and crafts shows. [more]


11/30/2003
Majestic Star Is Committed To The Community
Gary, IN. November 30, 2003 - Majestic Star Casino has recently participated in several community events. Casino team members joined forces in walking and donating pledges in an effort to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation held at Hidden Lake in Merrillville. [more]


11/30/2003
Majestic Star Seeks Local Entertainment
Gary, Ind. November 30, 2003 - Majestic Star Casino features live entertainment in the casino weekly. Local artists have an opportunity to showcase their talent on a weekly basis. [more]


11/30/2003
Star Power Celebration at Majestic Star Casino
Gary, Ind. November 30, 2003 - Majestic Star Casino has changed it’s team member of the month awards recognition program to Star Power Award Celebration. Team members are recognized as team member of the month along with supervisor of the quarter. [more]


11/14/2003
Saturday Nights Are Live At Majestic Star Casino
Gary, IN. November 14, 2003 – Every Saturday in November Majestic Star Casino promoted their SNL (Saturday Night Live) promotion from 6 - 10 p.m. along with introducing the new SNL games. [more]


09/22/2003
Majestic Star Increases Table Odds and Limits
In the wake of many Chicagoland casinos’ moves to reduce their table game offerings, Majestic Star Casino has actually increased several of its table odds and limits. [more]


09/05/2003
Live closed-circuit boxing continues at Majestic Star Casino Saturday, September 13 at 8pm
Don’t miss the “redemption rematch” with Oscar De La Hoya and “Sugar Shane” Mosely as they compete for the World Super Welterweight Championship title. [more]


09/05/2003
Majestic Star Casino Features Premier Entertainment
Majestic Star Casino continues its concert series with legendary R&B star Bobby Womack. [more]


09/05/2003
Riverboat Casinos Host Trade Fair
Ten riverboat casinos will be featured at the fourth Annual Riverboat Casino Trade Fair held in the Buffington Harbor Ballroom on Friday, September 12 from 9am-2pm. [more]


09/05/2003
Majestic Star Participates in Community Events
Majestic Star Casino is participating in a variety of community events in the month of September. [more]


07/24/2003
Majestic and The Gary Accord Join Forces
Buffington Harbor, Ind., 7/24/03 - Majestic Star Casino recently featured its award-winning float in the Gary Accord's Education Day Parade. [more]


06/26/2003
Don H. Barden Receives Trailblazer Award
Gary, IN, 6/26/03 - Rainbow/PUSH Coalition president and founder Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. recently presented Don H. Barden with a prestigious Trailblazer Award during the organizations 32nd Annual Affirmative Action Conference held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. [more]


06/04/2003
Majestic Star Casino Steps for Sickle Cell
Buffington Harbor, Ind., 6/4/03 - Majestic Star Casino is a $5,000 corporate sponsor for the Northwest Indiana Sickle Cell Foundation's fourth annual Fun*Run*Walk-a-thon, Saturday, June 14. [more]


06/04/2003
Majestic Star Casino Sponsors Crisis Center Fundraiser
Buffington Harbor, IN, 6/4/03 - Majestic Star Casino is a $5,000 Champagne sponsor of the Crisis Center's Wine Tasting, Live & Silent Auction Celebration, June 19, at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. This year marks Majestic Star's fourth year as a corporate sponsor. Several hundred local community, corporate leaders and elected officials will attend the annual event. [more]


06/04/2003
Majestic Star Casino Launches Thunderbird Promotion
Buffington Harbor, Ind., 6/4/03 - Majestic Star Casino kicked off its award-winning "Licensed to Win" promotion this week offering more than $85,000 in cash and prizes and featuring a grand prize 2003 Ford Thunderbird Convertible. [more]


06/04/2003
HBO Boxing Series at Majestic Star Casino
Buffington Harbor, 6/4/03 - Majestic Star Casino will feature live world class boxing simulcast on TV screens throughout the casino. The excitement begins the weekend of June of 7th as the casino begins hosting the remainder of 2003's HBO Boxing Series. [more]


05/22/2003
Barden Companies Inc. Named Company of the Year
Gary, Ind., 5/22/03 - Black Enterprise magazine publisher Earl G. Graves Sr. announced yesterday that his magazine has named Barden Companies Inc. its 2003 "Company of the Year." [more]


03/14/2003
Local Casino Donates Computers to the YWCA
Gary, Ind., 3/14/03 - Majestic Star Casino recently donated two Gateway computers to the YWCA of Gary. [more]


03/14/2003
Indiana Casino Sponsor for CBOF
Gary, Ind., 3/14/03 - Majestic Star Casino is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) held at April 15-17 at Navy Pier. [more]


03/14/2003
Casino Salutes Team Members & Supervisor of Quarter
Gary, Ind., 3/14/03 - Majestic Star Casino recently named its fourth quarter team members and supervisor award winners. [more]


03/14/2003
Casino Donates Computers to GEAR UP
Gary, Ind., 3/14/03 - Majestic Star Casino recently donated two Gateway computers to GEAR UP(Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) of Gary. [more]


03/14/2003
Casino Awards Team Member and Supervisor of the Year
Gary, Ind, 3/14/03 - Majestic Star Casino recently named its 2002 team member and supervisor of the year. [more]


03/14/2003
Barden Hosts Sold Out Anniversary Celebration
Gary, Ind., 3/14/03 - Don H. Barden, Majestic Star Casino owner and the first African American to own a national casino company recently hosted a week long anniversary celebration at his Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. [more]


03/07/2003
Gephardt Names Barden as National Finance Co-Chair
Washington, D.C., 3/7/03 - Rep. Dick Gephardt this week named Don H. Barden as a National Finance Co-Chair to help him run a competitive race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Barden was an early supporter of former President Bill Clinton and is one of the largest African-American donors to the Democratic National Committee. [more]


02/10/2003
STAMPEDE OF CASH OFFERS $45,000 IN CASH PRIZES
Buffington Harbor, IN, 2/10/03 - Majestic Star Casino will launch it's newest promotion, Stampede of Cash, February 16, 2003. During the six-week promotion, casino guests can collect stamps on a Game Card for a chance to win cash in three big Grand Prize Drawings. [more]


02/10/2003
SOUTH SHORE GRILLE OPENS AT BUFFINGTON HARBOR
Buffington Harbor, Ind., 2/10/03 - Majestic Star and Trump Casinos now offer guests an exciting new dining experience, the South Shore Grille. Open for lunch and dinner, the South Shore Grille offers a wide range of menu selections from soups, sandwiches and salads to a delicious chef attended European Pasta bar, as well as a tantalizing selection of steaks, seafood and chicken for dinner. [more]


01/02/2003
Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel Las Vegas to Host NAAIA
Las Vegas, Nev., 1/2/03 - Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel in Las Vegas announced today that it will host the National African American Insurance Association's annual strategy planning meeting January 10-11. [more]


12/09/2002
MAJESTIC STAR CASINO FEATURES APPEARANCE BY HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY MICKEY ROONEY
Gary, Ind., 12/9/02 - Hollywood star Mickey Rooney, along with his wife Jan Chamberlin Rooney, will be making special appearances at Majestic Star Casino on December 12 and 14. In addition to four by-invitation only holiday concerts and a VIP press and customer reception held at the casino, Rooney will also be making personal appearances on the casino from 1:00-2:00pm each day. Rooney will be mingling with guests and signing autographs. [more]




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