Read A Statement From Bruce Nourse On MGM Mirage's Layoffs In Mississippi

"We're all aware of the downturn in the U.S. economy and as a result revenues have softened and profit margins are down across the gaming industry. This along with increased competition in our market has forced us to adjust our employment levels to reflect the changes in our business volumes.

This very difficult process is occurring at every property and at the corporate level of MGM Mirage.

As a result we have eliminated positions and terminated approximately 100 total employees at MGM Mirage's Mississippi properties - the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino,  and the Gold Strike Casino Resort."

Bruce Nourse
Vice President of Public Affairs
MGM Mirage Mississippi Operations