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LuAnn Pappas

CEO, Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort

As CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, LuAnn Pappas is responsible for overall company performance, including guest service, associate satisfaction, financial performance, and community relations. In 2022, Pappas became the first Mississippi gaming executive to be selected as a Finalist for The Global Gaming Awards’ American Executive of the Year Award, and Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort was selected as a Finalist for the North American Property of the Year—the only Gulf Coast property to be named a finalist since the award’s inception.

“Our focus on guests, associates, and community makes Scarlet Pearl a top destination in the South,” says Pappas. “We are so grateful to our entire team, our amazing guests, and the Gulf Coast Community that keeps us striving to be better today than we were yesterday.”

Under Pappas’ leadership, Scarlet Pearl recently opened the Orchid Room, a high limit gaming experience that has amenities unmatched on the Gulf Coast, and the VIP Lounge, which features a gravity-defying bar with a plush parlor and the alluring renovation of Under The Oak Cafe.

Pappas has strong belief in community involvement has made Scarlet Pearl one of the Gulf Coast’s leaders in charitable giving. In her role as CEO, Pappas also works to diversify the industry’s workforce by identifying, mentoring and developing talented women for leadership opportunities.

9380 Central Ave, D’Iberville, Mississippi

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