The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Welcomes New General Manager, Terri Porcaro

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The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park  is now under the direction of a new General Manager!

Terri Porcaro, with extensive casino management experience in Illinois and Las Vegas, took over her duties as the fourth General Manager in our 17-year history. She replaces Larry Close, who led our casino since December 1998 and has retired after 44 years in the casino-hotel industry.

From her recent post as Director of Casino Operations at Arizona Charlie’s Casino in Las Vegas, Porcaro brings considerable experience in all aspects of casino and hospitality management to her new position at The Mill. In 1995, she got her management career off the ground by launching the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino in Elgin, Illinois. As Vice President of Casino Operations and later Vice President and General Manager, she was involved in every aspect of a casino startup.

Since then, Porcaro served in similar positions at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and the Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels in St. Louis where she served as Vice President and General Manager. In between, she served as a Gaming Consultant at Richardson Builders, a top Las Vegas gaming consulting firm that designs casino floor layouts.

“We were truly impressed with the breadth of Terri’s experience and her knowledge of casino operations and guest relations, and are fully confident in her ability to lead The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park into its next chapter,” said Cal Mukumoto, CEO of the Coquille Economic Development Corporation, which manages The Mill for the Coquille Indian Tribe.

97.3 Hot Country K-Shore and The Mill Casino Present Texaco Country Showdown

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The Texaco Country Showdown, the largest and longest running Country Music talent search in the nation, and 97.3 Hot Country K-Shore will present the Oregon State Finals here at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park Friday September 28, 2012 at 7pm.

The winner of next Friday’s competition will advance to the Western Regional Finals November 10, 2012 (also here at The Mill Casino) which will determine who advances to the National Final in Nashville, TN.

Tickets are just $7 and are on sale at KoKwel Gifts at The Mill Casino or at the door. Children 8 and under are free! The event features performances by Taylors Crossing.

The Texaco Country Showdown is a four-level competition beginning in the spring where contestants compete at events sponsored by their local Country Music radio station. The competition boasts a “who’s who” in the country music industry with past local, state and regional winners including: Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, and Miranda Lambert. For more information on the Texaco Country Showdown visit

Texaco Country Showdown Oregon State Finals
September 28, 2012
The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park
Brought to you by 97.3 Hot Country K-Shore
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $7 and are on sale at KoKwel Gifts at The Mill Casino at the door.
Children 8 and under FREE

Photo: Texaco Country Showdown on Facebook

Cruz the Coos Fuzzy Dice Giveaway this weekend

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We are headed into a big weekend here on the South Coast!

Between the Bay Area Fun Festival, the Prefontaine Memorial Run and Cruz the Coos, visitors will have plenty of family friendly activites to choose from.

Cruz the Coos and Shore Acres Show n’ Shine
The Sunset Classic Chevy Club hosts their annual Cruz the Coos and Shore Acres Show n’ Shine September 14-16,2012. More than 500 participants come together to show off their restored vehicles (1972 or older).

On Saturday, September 15 guests will enjoy a Classic Car Show from 9am – 3pm in the Mill Casino Hotel Parking Lot. The cars will later line up at 2nd Street and Golden Avenue and viewers can enjoy the annual “Cruz” in downtown Coos Bay from 6-8pm.

*Fuzzy Dice Giveaway Sept. 14-16, 2012
In conjunction with Cruz the Coos weekend, guests will get a pair of fuzzy dice just for showing their player’s card. Guests may show their player card at the Mill Club during booth hours Friday, Saturday or Sunday. New club sign ups are also eligible to receive a pair of fuzzy dice. Limited to one per guest while supplies last (no rain checks).

*Must be a Mill Club Member to redeem this offer.  Signing up for our Mill Club is free and easy to do! Go to to sign up today.

The Bay Area Fun Festival is September 15-16, 2012 and features a parade, vendors, music, arts, crafts food and more. The Shore Acres Show n’ Shine is held inside Shore Acres State Park. K-DOCK Classic Hits Radio will broadcast everyone’s favorite oldies and fun interviews at 92.9 FM. The Coos Bay Chapter of the Harley Owners Group will host a Poker Run from 9am to 12 noon here at The Mill Casino.

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