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Date: 06 Jan 2009 09:18:12
From: Edward Hutchison
Subject: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia
The Golden Moon casino and hotel complex in Philadelphia, MS,
announced yesterday that it can no longer justify being open--except
on the weekend. Therefore, effective immediately, the casino will be
open only from 3 PM Friday until 3 AM on Monday.

The adjacent Silver Star casino, also owned by the Choctaws, remains
open, but as the poker room is in the newer, larger, Golden Moon, it,
too, will only be open on the weekends.

Among the over 560 employees laid-off without warning yesterday, was
my friend, and occasional RGP poster, Jay Eubanks. Jay began as a
poker dealer when the casino opened 14 years ago. He was a floor
person for several years, and then about five years ago was made the
manager of the poker room. Jay built the poker room into a great
facility. As postings here have indicated, Jay has developed a first
rate staff, including the world-famous Hooter. I'm sure that someone
with Jay's poker experience and human relations skills will have no
problem in finding a new position, but it will be a sad day indeed if
his excellent dealers are forced to move to find full-time employment
elsewhere.

A lingering mystery remains. Even though poker revenue--like all
casino revenue--has been down since the economy weakened, the room is
believed to have remained profitable even during the week. As rumors
of the casino lay-offs and partial closing surfaced, poker players
were led to believe that the poker room would be re-located to its old
location in the Silver Star. That certainly seemed like a reasonable
option, and Jay told me that this was his understanding until the very
last moment.

Jay can be reached at jayman1115@yahoo.com or 601-663-9420.

Edward Hutchison
Madison, MS

Point Systems for poker starting hands can be found at: www.erhutchison.com










 
Date: 09 Jan 2009 17:33:45
From: DaVoice
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia

"Edward Hutchison" <erhutchison@comcast.net > wrote in message
news:c7fc137e-492f-4ad2-92ed-5b2e74b16918@c36g2000prc.googlegroups.com...
> The Golden Moon casino and hotel complex in Philadelphia, MS,
> announced yesterday that it can no longer justify being open--except
> on the weekend. Therefore, effective immediately, the casino will be
> open only from 3 PM Friday until 3 AM on Monday.
>
> The adjacent Silver Star casino, also owned by the Choctaws, remains
> open, but as the poker room is in the newer, larger, Golden Moon, it,
> too, will only be open on the weekends.
>
> Among the over 560 employees laid-off without warning yesterday, was
> my friend, and occasional RGP poster, Jay Eubanks. Jay began as a
> poker dealer when the casino opened 14 years ago. He was a floor
> person for several years, and then about five years ago was made the
> manager of the poker room. Jay built the poker room into a great
> facility. As postings here have indicated, Jay has developed a first
> rate staff, including the world-famous Hooter. I'm sure that someone
> with Jay's poker experience and human relations skills will have no
> problem in finding a new position, but it will be a sad day indeed if
> his excellent dealers are forced to move to find full-time employment
> elsewhere.
>
> A lingering mystery remains. Even though poker revenue--like all
> casino revenue--has been down since the economy weakened, the room is
> believed to have remained profitable even during the week. As rumors
> of the casino lay-offs and partial closing surfaced, poker players
> were led to believe that the poker room would be re-located to its old
> location in the Silver Star. That certainly seemed like a reasonable
> option, and Jay told me that this was his understanding until the very
> last moment.
>
> Jay can be reached at jayman1115@yahoo.com or 601-663-9420.
>
> Edward Hutchison
> Madison, MS

Hi Doc,

I just spoke to my son-in-law Michael Willis yesterday. He doesn't like in
"choctaw", although he could move my daughter and my two grandchildren back
there today if he chose, as he's a tribe member. He works in Ocean Springs,
MS for the Choctaw Nation at their greeting card company. He knew about the
closure of the poker room very last minute as well. The original plan was
to (as they are doing from what I understand) leaving the Golden Moon open
on the weekends, but they were going to move the Poker Room back to Silver
Star which (as I understand) will remain a 24/7 operation. Mike says that
of the 638 employees that were employed at the greeting card company 65
(10%) of them were laid off between Thanksgiving and this week, and NONE of
them tribe members. According to him that is the case in Choctaw
(Philadelphia) as well, even in the employee handbook it state that someone
who IS a tribal member automatically has SENIORITY over non-tribe members
when it comes to lay off time.

I feel badly for the non-tribal employees at G.M and S.S. because none of
their jobs are safe if the economy keeps going the way it has. The poker
room closure, was, however a last-minute decision made by the tribal bosses.
Tribal members who were poker dealers are being moved to other jobs in the
casino, if they wish. Sorry to hear about Jay, he's a great guy,

--
Rick "ADB DaVoice" Charles




 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 12:53:04
From: Edward Hutchison
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia

Thanks for asking, Bill.

I'm thankful to report that I have completely recovered from my
hospital misadventure.

If I ever get to OK, I'll look you up.

Ed Hutchison





 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 12:30:48
From: BUSSY
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia
On Jan 6, 11:18=A0am, Edward Hutchison <erhutchi...@comcast.net > wrote:
> The Golden Moon casino and hotel complex in Philadelphia, MS,
> announced yesterday that it can no longer justify being open--except
> on the weekend. =A0Therefore, effective immediately, the =A0casino will b=
e
> open only from 3 PM Friday until 3 AM on Monday.
>
> The adjacent Silver Star casino, also owned by the Choctaws, remains
> open, but as the poker room is in the newer, larger, Golden Moon, it,
> too, will only be open on the weekends.
>
> Among the over 560 employees laid-off without warning yesterday, was
> my friend, and occasional RGP poster, Jay Eubanks. =A0Jay began as a
> poker dealer when the casino opened 14 years ago. =A0He was a floor
> person for several years, and then about five years ago was made the
> manager of the poker room. =A0Jay built the poker room into a great
> facility. =A0As postings here have indicated, Jay has developed a first
> rate staff, including the world-famous Hooter. I'm sure that someone
> with Jay's poker experience and human relations skills will have no
> problem in finding a new position, but it will be a sad day indeed if
> his excellent dealers are forced to move to find full-time employment
> elsewhere.
>
> A lingering mystery remains. =A0Even though poker revenue--like all
> casino revenue--has been down since the economy weakened, the room is
> believed to have remained profitable even during the week. =A0As rumors
> of the casino lay-offs and partial closing surfaced, poker players
> were led to believe that the poker room would be re-located to its old
> location in the Silver Star. =A0That certainly seemed like a reasonable
> option, and Jay told me that this was his understanding until the very
> last moment.
>
> Jay can be reached at jayman1...@yahoo.com or 601-663-9420.
>
> Edward Hutchison
> Madison, MS
>
> Point Systems for poker starting hands can be found at: =A0www.erhutchiso=
n.com

Sorry to hear this Ed. It was a great room and Jay Eubanks was a top
manager. He introduced you to me aboujt four years ago. Hope your
health has continued to improve. Another great room is at the Choctaw
Resort Casino in Durant.Ok. and I play there most weekends.Hope our
paths cross again someday.

Best regards,

W.C."Bill" Starr,Jr.


 
Date: 06 Jan 2009 11:52:45
From: Edward Hutchison
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia
On Jan 6, 12:23=A0pm, "La Cosa Nostradamus" <a6f4...@webnntp.invalid >
wrote:

Hi =A0Ed, igotskillz here. You never have any good news !!!!




To which I thoughtfully and cleverly reply:


Oh, yeah?

How about this quotation in response to another post of mine. It is
from some guy named igotskillz and appears in a posting dated
6-27-2007.

"Ed, this is the best news i had all day."

I rest my case.

Best wishes.

Ed Hutchison





  
Date: 06 Jan 2009 12:22:21
From: La Cosa Nostradamus
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia
On Jan 6 2009 2:52 PM, Edward Hutchison wrote:

> On Jan 6, 12:23 pm, "La Cosa Nostradamus" <a6f4...@webnntp.invalid>
> wrote:
>
> Hi  Ed, igotskillz here. You never have any good news !!!!
>
>
>
>
> To which I thoughtfully and cleverly reply:
>
>
> Oh, yeah?
>
> How about this quotation in response to another post of mine. It is
> from some guy named igotskillz and appears in a posting dated
> 6-27-2007.
>
> "Ed, this is the best news i had all day."
>
> I rest my case.
>
> Best wishes.
>
> Ed Hutchison


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Date: 06 Jan 2009 10:23:00
From: La Cosa Nostradamus
Subject: Re: Bad News from the Golden Moon in Philadelphia
On Jan 6 2009 12:18 PM, Edward Hutchison wrote:

> The Golden Moon casino and hotel complex in Philadelphia, MS,
> announced yesterday that it can no longer justify being open--except
> on the weekend. Therefore, effective immediately, the casino will be
> open only from 3 PM Friday until 3 AM on Monday.
>
> The adjacent Silver Star casino, also owned by the Choctaws, remains
> open, but as the poker room is in the newer, larger, Golden Moon, it,
> too, will only be open on the weekends.
>
> Among the over 560 employees laid-off without warning yesterday, was
> my friend, and occasional RGP poster, Jay Eubanks. Jay began as a
> poker dealer when the casino opened 14 years ago. He was a floor
> person for several years, and then about five years ago was made the
> manager of the poker room. Jay built the poker room into a great
> facility. As postings here have indicated, Jay has developed a first
> rate staff, including the world-famous Hooter. I'm sure that someone
> with Jay's poker experience and human relations skills will have no
> problem in finding a new position, but it will be a sad day indeed if
> his excellent dealers are forced to move to find full-time employment
> elsewhere.
>
> A lingering mystery remains. Even though poker revenue--like all
> casino revenue--has been down since the economy weakened, the room is
> believed to have remained profitable even during the week. As rumors
> of the casino lay-offs and partial closing surfaced, poker players
> were led to believe that the poker room would be re-located to its old
> location in the Silver Star. That certainly seemed like a reasonable
> option, and Jay told me that this was his understanding until the very
> last moment.
>
> Jay can be reached at jayman1115@yahoo.com or 601-663-9420.
>
> Edward Hutchison
> Madison, MS
>
> Point Systems for poker starting hands can be found at: www.erhutchison.com
Hi Ed, igotskillz here. You never have any good news !!!!

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