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RICH JAMES: Dermody might restore optimism for casinos

RICH JAMES: Dermody might restore optimism for casinos

The outlook for Northwest Indiana couldn’t have been brighter in 1996 when the first of four casino boats opened at Buffington Harbor in Gary.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am

Majestic Star owner out of bankruptcy

The parent company of Gary's Majestic Star casinos emerged from two years of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Thursday with new owners and $500 million less debt.

December 05, 2011 12:00 am

Majestic Star owner out of bankruptcy

GARY | The parent company of Gary's Majestic Star casinos emerged from two years of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Thursday with new owners and $500 million less debt.

December 03, 2011 5:00 pm

Regulators OK new Majestic Star ownership

INDIANAPOLIS | A Minnesota investment firm is the new lead owner of Gary's Majestic Star casinos after the Indiana Gaming Commission approved an ownership transfer Thursday.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Majestic Star remembers 'titan in the industry'

GARY | Don Barden, founder of Majestic Star Casinos, was honored Thursday in a tribute at West Side Leadership Academy.

June 16, 2011 9:45 pm

Barden remembered at scholarships event

HAMMOND | Brandon Griffin remembers looking to Don Barden as a role model when he was just 9 years old growing up in Gary.

May 23, 2011 7:30 pm
Businessman Barden dies after long illness

Businessman Barden dies after long illness

Founder of the Majestic Star Casino company and prominent businessman Don Barden has died in Detroit of complications from lung cancer. Barden, 67, had a variety of business interests, including casinos, cable TV and real estate.

May 19, 2011 6:30 pm Related
Businessman Don Barden dies after long illness

Businessman Don Barden dies after long illness

Founder of the Majestic Star Casino company and prominent businessman Don Barden has died in Detroit.

May 19, 2011 10:45 am

Casino funds Gary's ace in hole?

GARY | In light of the city's continuing financial crisis, Councilman-at-large Roy Pratt hammered home again Friday that the Majestic Star casinos owe the city millions of dollars in user fees based on an agreement forged in the mid-1990s.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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