Greenbrier plans underground gaming
Monday, June 8, 2009
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – The new owner of The Greenbrier plans to build a 50,000-square-foot casino underground, according to news reports.
Jim Justice told The Charleston Gazette that the casino would be located near the hotel’s main entrance and will be covered by a reflecting pool. The project is expected to cost about $25 million.
Greenbrier County voters narrowly approved casino gaming at the historic resort in a November vote.
Justice, a coal and agriculture tycoon who lives near The Greenbrier, last month outmaneuvered Marriott Corp. to gain control of the resort. He has said that his chief goal is to help the resort reclaim the five-star rating it lost in 2000.
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Half Moon Bay, Calif. – Half Moon Bay Golf Links hired Bill Troyanoski as general manager. Troyanoski previously was the GM at Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis, Calif., and, prior to that, directed the opening of Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough, N.J.
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, located south of San Francisco, has 36 holes and is anchored by a Ritz-Carlton.
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Scottsdale, Ariz. – The OB Sports Cardholder Scholarship program, now in its second year, offers the possibility for customers participating in the company’s loyalty programs to secure college tuition money for their children.
Ten $500 scholarships will be awarded for various OB Sports facilities.
Applicants can be either graduating high school seniors or current college students who have not reached their senior year. They must have a 3.0 grade point average.
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