DIAMONDHEAD, Miss., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamondhead Casino Corporation ("DHCC"), which intends to build a casino resort on its 404-acre property in Diamondhead, Mississippi, announced today that it has appointed Ted Arneault, formerly Chairman, President & CEO of MTR Gaming Group, Inc., as Chairman of the Board of the Company and President & CEO of Casino World, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and proposed developer of the Diamondhead casino site. The Company also announced today that it accepted subscriptions in Escrow in the amount of $3 million for the purchase of collateralized debentures, convertible to common stock, subject to certain events, and $1 million of that amount had been released from Escrow to the Company at the first of three intended closings. The two remaining closings are contingent upon certain events. Henley & Company, LLC acted as sole placement agent in connection with the offering.
The Company owns, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, approximately 404 acres of land in Diamondhead, Mississippi. The property fronts Interstate 10 for approximately two miles and fronts the Bay of St. Louis for approximately two miles. Approximately 18 million vehicles pass the site yearly. The property, which is located entirely within the recently-incorporated City of Diamondhead, is already zoned for a casino.
In commenting on his appointment, Mr. Arneault stated: "I believe the Diamondhead site remains one of the last, great gaming opportunities in the country. The site is recognized in the casino industry as one that is expected to grow the entire Gulf Coast market because of its sheer size and the numerous amenities it could support. I am looking forward to working with the State of Mississippi and the City of Diamondhead to create a destination resort that will bring economic benefits to the entire State as well as the City. This is a unique opportunity to be associated with a project that has the potential to become a major tourist attraction on the Gulf Coast and one of the premier resort locations in the casino industry."
Ms. Vitale, who is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of the Company, stated: "Mr. Arneault's addition to the Board and his extensive background, experience and expertise in the gaming industry will allow us to move this project forward. Mr. Arneault knows the casino industry, knows the Gulf Coast market, recognizes the potential of this project and, of utmost importance, has successfully taken casinos from the ground up before. I have every confidence in Mr. Arneault, who has a proven track record in the industry, to spearhead the development of this particular project. In addition, Mr. Arneault brings extensive, unrelated business experience, as well as his background as a CPA, to the Board. I am honored to have Mr. Arneault on our team and the Board and I look forward to working with him in the future."
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For further information, contact:
Deborah Vitale, President
Diamondhead Casino Corporation
Office: (703) 683-6800
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