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Mississippi Gaming

12/10/2017

article Beau Rivage most popular destination in Mississippi among Uber riders
(Mississippi) -- Casinos are the top destinations for those who use Uber in Mississippi, according to the ride-sharing company. The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino...

11/29/2017

article The Pros and Cons of a State Lottery
(Mississippi) -- On a map of states that have no lottery, the hold-outs stand strong in pairs: Alaska and Hawaii, Nevada and Utah, and Mississippi and Alabama....

11/25/2017

article Mississippi Coast casinos win $94M from gamblers in October
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Department of Revenue reported this week that the 12 Coast casinos in the state won $94 million from gamblers last month. That’s...

11/21/2017

article Mississippi casinos lobby against gaming
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association could lobby against gaming expansion in the American State, as they would support authorities to...
article Mississippi discussed lottery plans
(Mississippi) -- The committee that has been studying the possibility of bringing a lottery to Mississippi held its last meeting last Thursday. According to estimations...

11/20/2017

article Coast casinos are struggling to bring in revenue
(Mississippi) -- If a 5 percent decline in casino revenue on the Coast in October seems steep, the losses in the river counties are twice as bad. Mississippi Department...

11/19/2017

article Discover natural wonders beyond Biloxi's casinos
(Mississippi) -- In times B.C. (that’s Before Casinos), it was the natural world that drew visitors to Mississippi’s three coastal counties. Slot machines...

11/18/2017

article Mississippi Casinos Oppose Video Gambling In Gas Stations
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casino operators would not oppose a state lottery that sells paper tickets – but they would oppose video gambling in places like...
article Mississippi Is Getting Serious About Maybe, Possibly, Finally Allowing Lottery Sales
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi lawmakers continued debate on Thursday about costs and benefits of having a lottery, and held a panel to receive input from the casino...

11/17/2017

article Lottery Commission final meeting reveals final facts on potential impact
(Mississippi) -- The Lottery Commission met for what they say will be the last time at the Capital to discuss a potential lottery and what affects it could have on...
article Lottery Study Commission Meets to Gather Facts
(Mississippi) -- A lottery has yet to come to Mississippi, but a commission appointed by House Speaker Philip Gunn is researching what this could mean for the state....
article Mississippi Gaming Industry says paper lottery tickets ok, opposes VLT's
(Mississippi) -- It's the first time the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association put its position on a state lottery on the record. Executive Director Larry...

11/14/2017

article Tunica, the south’s casino capital, rolls the dice to get gamblers and their dollars to return
(Mississippi) -- In Tunica County, the bright flashing lights of casinos that once attracted millions of rapturous betters are finding it tougher these days to lure...

11/4/2017

article OP/ED: Mississippi lottery's time has come 'round at last
(Mississippi) -- Creation of a Mississippi lottery appears inevitable, if not during the Legislature's 2018 or 2019 sessions, then by those elected or reelected to...

10/29/2017

article Mississippi lottery committee has one more meeting before putting together its report
(Mississippi) -- What is expected to be the final meeting of House Speaker Philip Gunn’s lottery study committee is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Mississippi...
article Mississippi Casinos Take Less From Gamblers in September
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue fell across Mississippi in September, with Gulf Coast casinos posting steeper declines than gambling halls along the Mississippi River....

10/28/2017

article Lottery committee plans final meeting
(Mississippi) -- What is expected to be the final meeting of House Speaker Philip Gunn’s lottery study committee is scheduled for Nov. 16 at the Mississippi...

10/10/2017

article Biloxi casinos back in business after Hurricane Nate
(Mississippi) -- The beaches may be closed but the casinos are back up and running. NBC 15 got a firsthand look at how Biloxi casinos are bouncing back from Hurricane...

10/9/2017

article Despite some storm damage, coast casinos reopen
(Mississippi) -- Following a night of heavy rain and strong winds as Hurricane Nate made its way to the Coast, the Mississippi Gaming Commission has given the all-clear...

10/8/2017

article Casinos expected to open in just minutes — at 11:30 Sunday morning
(Mississippi) -- Coast casinos are expected to open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. While the...
article Casinos reopen after hotel guests came together during Hurricane Nate
(Mississippi) -- Coast casinos closed on Saturday by 5 p.m. as forecasts for then Tropical Storm Nate had it strengthening to a Category 2 Hurricane. Hurricane Nate came...
article Storm surge damages Golden Nugget Casino
(Mississippi) -- The Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi was hit hard early Sunday Morning as Hurricane Nate made landfall as a Category 1 storm. In a video shot on the...

10/7/2017

article Storm chaser’s videos show flooding at Biloxi casinos as Nate makes landfall
(Mississippi) -- A Florida man trekked through the strongest part of Hurricane Nate to capture flooding of a Biloxi casino on video.
article WATCH: Mississippi Firefighters Walk Through Flood Water in Hotel-Casino
(Mississippi) -- CNN released video of firefighters walking through a hotel-casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

10/6/2017

article Gulf Coast casinos open for now as Tropical Storm Nate looms near Mexico
(Mississippi) -- On what is one of the biggest tourist weekends of the year, Coast casinos and hotels will stay open at least until the track and strength of Tropical...

9/25/2017

article Casino revenue declines in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The State Revenue Department released the figures that establish that casinos along the Mississippi River experienced once again a revenue decline...

9/24/2017

article Armed friend was defending man accidentally shot at Hard Rock
(Mississippi) -- Police say the man injured during a fight at the Hard Rock Casino parking garage early Sunday morning was actually shot accidentally by a friend trying...
article Police respond to shots fired at Hard Rock Casino
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi police officers responded to a report of shots fired early Sunday morning at the Hard Rock Casino parking garage. According to police, the...

9/22/2017

article Mississippi Casinos Generate $168M in August
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s casinos generated revenue of $168 million in August, lower by 2% versus the $171 million collected in the same month last year,...
article Beau Rivage names new president with Gulf Coast roots
(Mississippi) -- New Orleans Native Bill Boasberg was named the new president and chief operating officer at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on Thursday.

9/21/2017

article Coast casino revenue is flat but there are some high notes
(Mississippi) -- After posting the best July revenue in five years, Coast casinos saw revenue go flat in August as many summer vacations ended when the kids went back to...
article Mississippi casino revenue continues to decline in August
(Mississippi) -- Casinos along Mississippi's Gulf Coast held their own last month, while revenue declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River continued....

9/18/2017

article Mississippi Gaming Commission's Special Interim Commission Meeting: September 14, 2017
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission held a Special Interim Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Biloxi office of the Mississippi...

9/11/2017

article Choctaw vote on new casino set for Nov. 17
(Mississippi) -- Nov. 17 is the date the Choctaw tribe will vote on whether to build a new casino in the Red Water community. If approved, it would mark the tribe’...

9/10/2017

article Lottery study panel set to dive deep on issue
(Mississippi) -- The special committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn to study whether Mississippi should have a lottery will get down to the nitty gritty in its...

9/2/2017

article Why are prices for crab legs going up at Coast casino buffets?
(Mississippi) -- The first thing many people do at the casino buffets in South Mississippi is devour a plate of steamed crab legs, but now there’s a catch as the...

8/28/2017

article Lottery study committee to get back to work
(Mississippi) -- The lottery study committee formed by House Speaker Philip Gunn will hold its second public hearing – the first since May – on Sept. 5. The...

8/27/2017

article Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos have their best July in years
(Mississippi) -- July typically is one of the strongest months for Coast casinos and this July was another winner. Gross casino revenue at the 12 properties across South...

8/25/2017

article Coast casinos have their best July in years
(Mississippi) -- July typically is one of the strongest months for Coast casinos and this July was another winner. Gross casino revenue at the 12 properties across South...

8/23/2017

article Greenville Leaders Debate How to Spend Local Casino Revenue
(Mississippi) -- Leaders in one Mississippi city want to put all the local casino revenue into the city budget instead of giving some to the schools. Greenville expects...

8/21/2017

article Greenville leaders debate how to spend local casino revenue
(Mississippi) -- Leaders in one Mississippi city want to put all the local casino revenue into the city budget instead of giving some to the schools. Greenville expects...

8/16/2017

article Card Player TV Tours The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
(Mississippi) -- Along Mississippi’s beautiful Gulf Coast sits the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, a fantastic destination for poker fans from around the globe. The...

8/5/2017

article This is where Biloxi casino taxes have gone since 1992
(Mississippi) -- As Biloxi celebrates 25 years of casinos this week, Vincent Creel, the city’s public affairs director, compiled the amount of taxes on gross...

7/31/2017

article 25 things you probably don’t know about Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- People started lining up at Point Cadet early in the morning on Aug. 1, 1992, to get inside the first casino in Mississippi. While free Champagne flowed...

7/29/2017

article 25 things you probably don’t know about Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- People started lining up at Point Cadet early in the morning on Aug. 1, 1992, to get inside the first casino in Mississippi. While free Champagne flowed...

7/28/2017

article Mississippi Gaming Commission Meeting Minutes: July 28, 2017
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Jackson office of the Mississippi...

7/27/2017

article Gaming commission rejects proposal for Biloxi casino site
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has again rejected a casino site proposal from RW Development. Things looked good for RW Development, but only for a...

7/26/2017

article Scarlet Pearl chef wins Casino Chef Showdown Recipe Competition
(Mississippi) -- Anthony Rametta, the chef at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort's Scarlet's Steaks and Seafood Room in Biloxi, Miss., is the winner of Gaming and...

7/25/2017

article This chef’s seafood recipe is the region’s ‘Culinary King of the Casino’
(Mississippi) -- Scarlet Pearl Casino’s Anthony Rametta is the “Culinary King of the Casino” after winning the 2017 Gaming & Destinations Magazine...

7/24/2017

article Casinos may get sports betting on the sly
(Mississippi) -- Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender's column entitled "Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?"...

7/22/2017

article RW hopes this site approval request makes a splash
(Mississippi) -- Will the phrase water's edge turn the tide for RW Development? The answer comes this Thursday. RW Development has asked for site approval before,...

7/20/2017

article Coast casinos’ luck returned in June with revenue increase
(Mississippi) -- In a year of ups and downs for South Mississippi casinos, June was a big plus to kick off the summer tourist season. The Mississippi Department of...
article Scarlet Pearl Casino Chef Anthony Rametta a finalist in national Casino Chef Showdown
(Mississippi) -- Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort's Scarlet's Steaks and Seafood Room Chef Anthony Rametta has advanced to the final round of Gaming and Destination...

7/19/2017

article Mississippi to review sports betting law
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Legislature could amend the sports betting legislation in order to comply with federal requirements. This year, state’s legislators...

7/13/2017

article Biloxi is getting even more family-friendly attractions
(Mississippi) -- Family attractions are making a big comeback in Biloxi this summer, with a new RV resort planned on Veterans Avenue, a bigger souvenir shop on the way...

7/11/2017

article If you worked at Grand Casino Gulfport, you’re invited to a reunion
(Mississippi) -- They haven’t been together since Hurricane Katrina did her damage, but this year former employees of Grand Casino Gulfport will reunite. The...

7/6/2017

article Coast casino named ‘Best Hotel in Mississippi’ on magazine list
(Mississippi) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is “Best Hotel in Mississippi” as chosen by those who voted in the 29th annual Condé Nast Readers...

7/3/2017

article Developers ask for new casino for the third time
(Mississippi) -- A company has asked the Mississippi Gaming Commission for permission to build a casino for the third time. The Sun Herald reports that Gaming Commission...

6/29/2017

article Is third time a charm for developers who want to build a new casino in Biloxi?
(Mississippi) -- RW Development twice was turned down by the Mississippi Gaming Commission for site approval to build a casino on U.S. 90 in Biloxi, and now is preparing...
article Another casino in Biloxi? Company trying a third time: report
(Mississippi) -- A casino developer will try for a third time to get permission to build a new casino in Biloxi, a Mississippi newspaper is reporting.The Sun Herald...

6/23/2017

article Biloxi got the money it’s been waiting for
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi on Friday received $606,350.52 for lease payments that Golden Nugget Casino made to the city through the state. The money inadvertently was...

6/21/2017

article Mississippi's river casinos grow in May as coast casinos lag
(Mississippi) -- May was a reversal of the usual story for Mississippi's casinos, with those along the Mississippi River taking a bit more from gamblers, but those...

6/20/2017

article Coast casino revenue sees big drop in May
(Mississippi) -- Something unusual happened at Mississippi casinos in May. At the River casinos, which have struggled in recent years due to competition, gross casino...

6/16/2017

article It’s All in the Numbers: Chances of a Lottery in Mississippi?
(Mississippi) -- For many years, the State of Mississippi had a constitutional prohibition on lotteries. Sec. 98 of the Mississippi Constitution (adopted in 1890) stated...

6/6/2017

article Lawmakers move to end dispute over waterfront lease payments
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi lawmakers are moving to resolve a dispute over lease payments for Gulf Coast waterfront property occupied by a casino. The House has...
article The money owed to Biloxi for a casino lease is just a signature away
(Mississippi) -- The $1.59 million the state owes Biloxi for a casino lease should soon be on its way to the city’s bank account. Meeting in special session Monday...

6/3/2017

article Hotels, restaurants, homes and shops going up in South Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- That buzz heard around South Mississippi comes from power tools and the excitement building as new hotels, casinos, restaurants and housing goes up...

5/31/2017

article He was asked to leave twice, so he shot at Bay casino resort building, cops say
(Mississippi) -- A man who shot at a casino hotel after he and his wife were told to leave has been arrested, and so was his wife, police say. No one was injured, but...

5/29/2017

article New Mississippi committee to study the lottery
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi is considering the creation of a new state lottery that would finance infrastructure, such as roads and bridges. In order to assess the best...

5/27/2017

article VIDEO: Mississippi House lottery study committee
(Mississippi) -- A special House committee to weigh the pros and cons of a state lottery held its first meeting.

5/25/2017

article Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast
(Mississippi) -- South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south...
article 'Lottery 101': Panel digs into pros, cons of Mississippi lottery
(Mississippi) -- A special House committee took a “lottery 101” course on Thursday, as it begins studying the pros and cons of enacting a Mississippi lottery...

5/24/2017

article Gulfport childhood friends double down on casino investment
(Mississippi) -- Wednesday’s groundbreaking for a $75 million Beach Casino at Island View Casino Resort was a celebration for the city, and for two friends who are...
article Tunica outlet mall struggling to stay open after casino traffic dies down
(Mississippi) -- A Tunica outlet mall struggling to keep its doors open after casino traffic drops off. As FOX13 discovered the change in traffic has smaller businesses...

5/22/2017

article Coast casinos win more in April, river casinos win less
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in Mississippi's river region won less from gamblers in April, while casinos along the state's Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue...

5/16/2017

article Lottery members say task is to gather facts
(Mississippi) -- Only one House member on the committee Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, formed to study the lottery, voted during the 2017 legislative session in favor...

5/15/2017

article Hollywood, Boomtown casinos get new general manager
(Mississippi) -- Mike Galle worked his way up at Penn National Gaming and now is taking on the dual position as general manager of Boomtown Casino Biloxi and Hollywood...

5/14/2017

article Lottery members say task is to gather facts
(Mississippi) -- Only one House member on the committee Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, formed to study the lottery, voted during the 2017 legislative session in favor...

5/12/2017

article Hotel bringing in the bucks at Silver Slipper Casino
(Mississippi) -- There’s good news for Silver Slipper Casino in the first-quarter results from its parent company, Full House Resorts. Occupancy is up at the hotel...

5/9/2017

article Mississippi to create a lottery
(Mississippi) -- A state lottery could become a reality in Mississippi as states officials think on new ideas to pay for roads and bridges. According to Republican...

5/6/2017

article Editorial: If we are to have a state lottery, let’s use the funds how we’re told they will be used
(Mississippi) -- We have heard this story before in Mississippi. But, unlike the previous stories, we have a pretty good idea how this one ends. In 1988, Congress passed...
article Mississippi lawmakers may soon be asked to add a state lottery
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi lawmakers may soon be asked to add a state lottery to local gambling options. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he might ask legislators to...

5/4/2017

article Coast casinos’ early years: There was the time Chevis Swetman showed up with more cash
(Mississippi) -- The crowd laughed, applauded and remembered as some of the “Pioneers of Riverboat Gaming” on Thursday helped the Southern Gaming Summit...

5/3/2017

article Mississippi remains fifth-highest gambling state despite facing challenges
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi will maintain its ranking as one of the top five highest gambling states in the country, despite the lack of a state lottery. Since...
article HARRISON: Casinos help fund state government, but on limited level
(Mississippi) -- A lot of people complain that casino gambling revenue is not directed solely to fund education as was promised when the Mississippi Legislature approved...
article Group studying lottery starts meeting in Jackson
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said weeks ago that he would form a group to study the pros and cons of starting a state lottery. As the group met...

4/28/2017

article Gambling in Mississippi: State in Top 5 for Addiction, First for Related Arrests
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sees the most gambling-related arrests and is in the top five states in the country for gambling addiction, a recent study from WalletHub...

4/26/2017

article Why did the Gaming Commission deny two Coast casino sites?
(Mississippi) -- More than a month after they denied site approval for casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead, the Mississippi Gaming Commissioners released a statement...

4/24/2017

article Mississippi gross gaming revenues recover in March
(Mississippi) -- After surviving a dismal February that saw aggregated gross gaming revenues drop by 10% year-on-year to $171.8 million, the commercial casino industry...

4/22/2017

article Casino revenue rebounds strongly across Mississippi in March
(Mississippi) -- Gamblers lost more at Mississippi casinos in March, as revenue rebounded from a dismal February. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $...

4/21/2017

article March was strong for Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- The 12 Coast casinos posted the first $100 million-plus month of the year in March, at $110.1 in gross casino revenue, but the total for the first...
article Parking garage is just the start of what’s coming to Scarlet Pearl
(Mississippi) -- A $25 million parking garage opened Thursday at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, with a new clothing boutique and a stretch of food outlets to soon follow.

4/20/2017

article Coast casinos taking in more money than last year
(Mississippi) -- The 12 Coast casinos are $14 million ahead for the first three months of the year after posting a $2.8 million increase for March. LuAnn Pappas,...

4/14/2017

article Biloxi suing state of Mississippi seeking money the state is holding
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi is suing the state of Mississippi seeking the money the state is holding from rent paid by the Golden Nugget Casino Resort, according to the...

4/5/2017

article Developers appeal rejections of Mississippi casino sites
(Mississippi) -- Developers are appealing denials of two casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jacobs Entertainment wants to build a casino in Diamondhead, while...
article Diamondhead casino developer appeals Gaming Commission decision
(Mississippi) -- A day before the deadline, Diamondhead Real Estate on Wednesday joined RW Development in appealing the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s denial of...
article State finally has good month of collections
(Mississippi) -- State revenue collections, which have been sluggish for more than a year, spiked in March even as the Legislature was ending the 2017 session by making...

3/28/2017

article 2 Tunica County casinos to be purchased for $44M
(Mississippi) -- Bally's Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica are changing hands. Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that it will pay...
article Bally's and Resorts Tunica casinos to be sold for $44 million
(Mississippi) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the holding companies for Bally’s Casino...

3/27/2017

article Need a summer job or side hustle? Harrah’s Casino is hiring.
(Mississippi) -- Harrah’s Gulf Coast Casino is looking for upbeat and positive job candidates to work for the summer season. A job fair and networking will be held...

3/22/2017

article Casino revenues continue to fall in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in Mississippi began 2017 on the wrong foot, having won almost 7% less from gamblers this past January when compared to the same month last year...
article Coast casinos start 2017 millions down from last year
(Mississippi) -- No Leap Day this year and the timing of Mardi Gras contributed to a 9 percent drop in casino revenue on the Coast in February. The decline was 10...

3/21/2017

article Casino revenue falls sharply across Mississippi in February
(Mississippi) -- Gamblers stayed away from Mississippi casinos in February, sending revenue tumbling 10 percent compared with the same month in 2016. State Revenue...

3/20/2017

article Casino employee arrested on charge of theft of a slot machine
(Mississippi) -- Agents with the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Saturday arrested an employee of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on a casino violation. Gary Landon...

3/17/2017

article Mississippi rejects two proposed sites
(Mississippi) -- Two proposed casino sites were rejected by state regulators yesterday. The three members of the Mississippi Gaming Commission discussed the proposal for...

3/16/2017

article Future of planned Mississippi casino resorts to be decided today
(Mississippi) -- In Mississippi, the future of two proposed Gulf Coast casino resort projects will reportedly be decided later today during a meeting of the Mississippi...
article Gaming Commission says ‘no no’ to new casino sites
(Mississippi) -- Less than four hours after the Mississippi Gaming Commission again denied site approval for casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead, representatives of RW...
article Gaming Commission votes no on two casino applications
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission voted Thursday to deny permits for two potential casino sites in South Mississippi. The March meeting of the Gaming...
article Mississippi panel rejects 2 proposed coast casino sites
(Mississippi) -- State regulators on Thursday rejected two proposed casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast — the second time the same sites have been blocked.

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