The Mayor Talks About Tragedy, Revival, and Gaming in his Gulf Coast Community
Hurricane Katrina decimated the town of Biloxi and caused billions of dollars in damage on Aug. 29, 2005. That left Mayor A.J. Holloway with a crisis on his hands and a chance to rebuild for future generations. He called the rebuilding process the “Revival of the Renaissance,” and started to put the pieces of the community back together. City Hall in downtown Biloxi is a modern-day fortress. Three stories of solid marble that would be able to stand up to much worse storms than Katrina, this is where the office of the mayor sits, on the second floor. This is where he orchestrated the communities’ recovery with his hard-working staff. This is also where Card Player caught up with Mayor Holloway to talk about the tragedy, the rebuilding, and the importance the casino industry played in the process.
My favorite part of the interview is when the Mayor is asked about the casino resort industry in the next 5 to 10 years, and he answers..
“I’m predicting that in 10 to 15 years you’ll see anywhere from 18 to 22 casinos in
This is all great news for Biloxi!