The potential development of Biloxi Boardwalk Casino is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
When a person has a dream, works hard to make it happen and has a tiny bit of luck, things usually work out just fine. This was the case with Christopher Ferrara, who developed Biloxi Boardwalk Marina and is currently one of the largest landholders in Biloxi, as well as president of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, which is a custom manufacturer of fire equipment in Louisiana.
There was nothing else on the land, except an abandoned building, which Ferrara turned into the great Marina and the Hook Up restaurant.
Regardless of the success of this business, his ambitions didn’t stop there and he made it into the gambling news when signing an agreement with Warner Hospitality, resort and hotel management company, to begin the development of Biloxi Boardwalk Resort and Casino.
Biloxi Boardwalk Resort and Casino is getting closer to realization
• Christopher Ferrara, owner of Biloxi Boardwalk Marina, signed a contract for developing the casino resort with Warner Hospitality
• The resort project includes casino, 350-500-rooms hotel, conference center and outstanding facilities
• Warner Hospitality has a special focus in developing exclusive casino resorts
The location of this grand casino project will be in East Biloxi, on the vast property where the ex-Heinz plant was situated, at the end of Eighth Street on the Back Bay.
Ferrara explained that the grand casino resort will have 350-500-rooms hotel and a large conference center, according to the preliminary plans, as well as outstanding facilities.
The choice of developer is not random, as William Warner, the president of Warner Hospitality, had experience in the casino business, as he was an executive at Station Casinos for the long period of 15 years, before he founded Warner Gaming.
Ferrara gave details that the contract with Warner Hospitality brings the necessary credibility to the project and also allows for the finalizing of the required funding for the casino.
Ferrara said: “In searching for the right management company, I felt as though Warner Hospitality was the best fit for this project. Warner and his extensive team have a deep background in gaming and resort development and management, and they will certainly assist in bringing this project to the next level.”
Warner Hospitality’s casino division is focusing on developing a great variety of non-casino amenities in the casino resorts, so that all types of customers are well taken care of and they can find everything needed in the location.
Warner commented on the new contract: “We are pleased to be working with Mr. Ferrara in developing a casino and resort like no other Biloxi has seen.”
In addition to the future developing and managing of Biloxi Boardwalk Casino, which will operate under US gambling laws, the company is involved in numerous projects with similar functions.
It manages the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas and is also developing the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City, Iowa. The company is also managing and supervising the development of other casinos in California, New Mexico, Nevada and Washington.