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9/17/2020

article LV-based casino companies reopen Mississippi Gulf Coast properties after hurricane
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s commercial casinos, some owned by Las Vegas companies, reopened their doors Wednesday and Thursday after sustaining minimal damage...

9/16/2020

article Mississippi casinos reopen post-hurricane, August revenue takes a hit
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos have been cleared to reopen after Hurricane Sally blew through town, while August’s gambling revenue took a hit from...
article Here’s when Mississippi Coast casinos are reopening after Hurricane Sally
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Gaming Commission ordered the 12 Coast casinos to close at 4 p.m. Monday, when the track of Hurricane Sally had the storm aiming for South...

9/15/2020

article Storm surge from Sally floods casino property in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- Storm surge from Hurricane Sally flooded the parking deck and parking lot a the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi. On Monday, the Mississippi Gaming...
article Casinos on Mississippi Gulf Coast shuttered as Sally threatens
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has ordered the 12 casinos on the Gulf Coast to close in preparation for Hurricane Sally.

9/14/2020

article Gaming commission orders Coast casinos to close ahead of Hurricane Sally
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has ordered all Coast casinos to close by 4 p.m. Monday ahead of Hurricane Sally. The emergency order of closure...
article South Mississippi casinos closing ahead of Hurricane Sally. Here’s what you need to know
(Mississippi) -- Just a few months after reopening in May, South Mississippi casinos are closing as Hurricane Sally nears the Coast. Mississippi Gaming Commission on...

9/5/2020

article Coast casinos say keeping gamers safe from COVID-19 is just good business
(Mississippi) -- Crystal light fixtures, gleaming white carpet, bright brass railings, and attention to every luxurious detail. The media preview of The Scarlet Pearl...

9/4/2020

article Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort Announces Grand Opening of Orchid Room, Gaming Elevated New Standard in High-Limit Gaming Experiences
(Mississippi) -- Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort will open its new high-limit experience Orchid Room, Gaming Elevated on Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. The new Orchid Room...

9/3/2020

article Scarlet Pearl Casino unveils the Orchid Room
(Mississippi) -- News 25’s Toni Miles gives us a sneak peek at the D’Iberville Casino’s latest addition, the Orchid Room- Gaming Elevated, set to open...

8/23/2020

article How are MS Coast casinos doing during the pandemic? Maybe better than you’d think.
(Mississippi) -- The 12 Coast casinos were closed for most of two months during the coronavirus shutdown, and after reopening May 21, Mississippi reports revenue is down...
article Silver Slipper Casino closing table games, buffet ahead of severe weather
(Mississippi) -- As Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura head toward the Gulf Coast, businesses in South Mississippi are making changes ahead of the severe weather....

8/20/2020

article Casino employees to testify before Mississippi Gaming Commission about workplace conditions during pandemic
(Mississippi) -- Employees from the Beau Rivage Casino and IP Casino are set to testify before the Mississippi Gaming Commission virtually Thursday.
article Coast casino employees have at least 15 cases of COVID, aren’t following mask policies, claims workers’ union
(Mississippi) -- A workers’ union that represents over 300,000 casino workers in North America is calling for more protection from the Mississippi Gaming...

8/19/2020

article Casino workers to testify to Mississippi Gaming Commission tomorrow
(Mississippi) -- Tomorrow morning, workers from the Beau Rivage and IP Casino will testify to the Mississippi Gaming Commission regarding conditions during the COVID-19...
article ‘It’s our lives.’ Scared MS Coast casino employees demand more COVID-19 protections
(Mississippi) -- Some casino workers in Biloxi say they are afraid to come to work because of concerns over a lack of enforcement of social distancing guidelines and a...

8/13/2020

article Biloxi will have to wait for its KISS concert
(Mississippi) -- It was supposed to happen in March and then during Cruisin’ The Coast in October until the coronavirus knocked Biloxi’s KISS concert into...
article Down in the Delta: Blues, food, gambling and golf in Tunica, Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Tunica, a Mississippi Delta town of just over 900 in population, offers championship golf, resorts, casinos, nightlife, and delta and blues history. The...

8/6/2020

article Biloxi bars ordered to stop serving at 11 p.m. due to COVID, but what about casinos?
(Mississippi) -- Some bar owners in Biloxi weren’t following the governor’s executive order to stop selling alcohol after 11 p.m., so Mayor Andrew “...
article Full House CEO: June best month ever for Mississippi casino despite pandemic
(Mississippi) -- Full House Resorts, a small Las Vegas-based regional casino company, said despite limited offerings due to COVID-19, its Silver Slipper property in...
article Biloxi bars ordered to stop serving at 11 p.m. due to COVID, but what about casinos?
(Mississippi) -- Some bar owners in Biloxi weren’t following the governor’s executive order to stop selling alcohol after 11 p.m., so Mayor Andrew “...

7/14/2020

article Mississippi casino operator announces layoffs
(Mississippi) -- A U.S. casino company with 29 properties in 10 states is laying off thousands of employees, citing a slow restart to business following closures due to...

7/13/2020

article Casinos back open for business but not back to normal
(Mississippi) -- Gamblers eagerly returned to play their favorite games when most Mississippi casinos reopened May 21 after weeks of a mandated shutdown due to the...

7/3/2020

article Masks now required in Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- The holiday weekend is expected to be a big one for Mississippi casinos, but visitors will find a new requirement before they go in to gamble. Masks are...
article More people return to Tunica casinos after reopening amid coronavirus
(Mississippi) -- Tunica County officials said they are starting to see gamblers return strongly to casinos after reopening almost a month ago. They believe numbers are...

7/2/2020

article Mississippi Gaming Commission: Casino visitors required to wear face covering
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission issued the following statement heading into the holiday weekend. "Based on guidance from the State Health Officer...
article Plans for Diamondhead casino are once again dead
(Mississippi) -- A plan to build a casino in Diamondhead that has been in the works for over a decade has once again died. On June 26, the Diamondhead Real Estate...

6/25/2020

article Caesars Entertainment and MGM requiring casino guests to wear masks
(Mississippi) -- Caesars Entertainment and MGM are now requiring guests to their casinos across the country to wear masks anywhere on their property unless eating or...
article Two Coast casinos make masks mandatory for guests, visitors
(Mississippi) -- Two Biloxi casinos will now require guests as well as employees to wear masks on property. The parent companies of Harrah’s and the Beau Rivage...
article Mask mandates at two Biloxi casinos get mixed reaction
(Mississippi) -- When casinos first reopened, wearing masks was optional for guests, but change is on the way, at least for two Biloxi casinos. Casino executives with...

6/22/2020

article Mississippi makes $87,697 from betting as casinos reopen
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported sports betting revenue of $87,697 after the state’s casinos began to reopen from May 21 following...

6/19/2020

article Mississippi sees spike in coronavirus cases
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s number of new coronavirus cases is almost double the national average. The spike is especially severe in Harrison county along the...

6/18/2020

article Biloxi’s Broadwater resort could be brought back to life through $1.2 billion development plan
(Mississippi) -- The former Broadwater resort in Biloxi may be returning to its roots. When it opened in 1939, the Broadwater Beach Resort operated a casino inside the...

6/17/2020

article This $1.2B music-themed casino is coming to Biloxi; see opening date, resort details
(Mississippi) -- The $1.2 billion casino resort at the Broadwater in Biloxi will be music-themed with a 12,000 seat indoor concert atrium. In a press release that...

6/16/2020

press release Ameristar to lay off 150 employees due to COVID-19 pandemic
(Mississippi) -- According to the Vicksburg Post, Ameristar Casino is expected to lay off 150 employees beginning August 15, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)...
article Here’s what’s planned for the new $1.2 billion casino on Biloxi beach
(Mississippi) -- The $1.2 billion casino resort at the Broadwater in Biloxi will be music-themed with a 12,000 seat indoor concert atrium. In a press release that...

6/12/2020

article $1.1B Casino Resort Proposed in Biloxi, Mississippi Developers Hope to Bring Back Broadwater Glory Days
(Mississippi) -- Developers in Biloxi, Mississippi, have proposed a $1.1 billion integrated resort casino on the grounds of the former President Casino Broadwater Resort...
article Private investor wants to bring $1.1 billion casino to Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- A billion-dollar plan is in the works to redevelop the old Broadwater Beach Resort property in Biloxi. According to next week’s Biloxi City...

6/11/2020

article A new $1.1 billion casino is being proposed in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- A $1.1 billion casino resort is proposed at the former Broadwater Beach Resort site in Biloxi. The Biloxi City Council will be asked to approve a...

6/8/2020

article Is business slowly returning to Tunica casinos?
(Mississippi) -- This past weekend was the third since casinos in Tunica were allowed to reopen after being closed due to the coronavirus. The casinos not only bring...

6/7/2020

article First responders evacuate 100 Silver Slipper Casino employees stuck during Cristobal
(Mississippi) -- First responders in Hancock County used a high-water vehicle to evacuate about 100 Silver Slipper Casino employees stuck at work after flooding from...
article Hard Rock Casino reopens with 'over and above' COVID-19 precautions as crowds return
(Mississippi) -- The Hard Rock was one of the 11 Coast casinos to open Thursday, May 21 after two months of coronavirus-related closures. General manager Todd Raziano...

6/4/2020

article Employee at Riverwalk Casino tests positive for COVID-19
(Mississippi) -- An employee at Riverwalk Casino and Hotel tested positive for COVID-19. Casino officials say the employee last worked on May 25 and was frequently on...

6/3/2020

article Casino employee reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
(Mississippi) -- An employee of a Vickburg casino has reportedly tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and may have worked on the casino's floor just days before...

6/2/2020

article Beau Rivage reopens with new protocols in place
(Mississippi) -- The Beau Rivage reopened to the public Monday and, like other casinos on the Coast, they had to institute safety protocols to ensure the safety of staff...

5/30/2020

article Mississippi casinos made $5M more this year after reopening for Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- Casino operators in South Mississippi were expecting some pent up demand when casinos reopened a week ago, in time for Memorial Day weekend. What they...
article Plenty of rooms: Natchez hotels ready to welcome return of customers
(Mississippi) -- Hotel owners in Natchez have seen an increase in visitors in recent weeks after some restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted. The Natchez...
article Tunica County casinos see customers return
(Mississippi) -- It's been over a week since Mississippi casinos reopened in Tunica County. FOX13 spoke to multiple casino workers who said business is good and that...

5/29/2020

article Business begins to roll in for Magnolia Bluffs Casino
(Mississippi) -- The usual patron’s of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino have slowly started to trickle back in since the casino reopened its doors last week. Under the...
article Casino success signals potential economic revival
(Mississippi) -- Millions of dollars saturating the South Mississippi economy as casinos celebrate a successful holiday return. Memorial Day’s numbers are now in,...

5/28/2020

article Was Memorial Day Weekend a good one for Coast casinos? Here’s what the numbers say
(Mississippi) -- Casino operators in South Mississippi were expecting some pent up demand when casinos reopened a week ago, in time for Memorial Day weekend. What they...

5/27/2020

article Mississippi’s ‘pent-up demand’ – Silver Slipper gaming revenue jumps 12.3% on Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- Maybe there is something about the “pent-up demand” theory for gaming customers coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Full House Resorts...

5/25/2020

article Palace Casino Resort general manager discusses the casino's turnout Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- South Mississippi casinos asked to reopen for this holiday weekend, saying it was a crucial deadline. Palace Casino Resort general manager Keith Crosby...
article Business slowly returns to Tunica County casinos
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos re-opened last week after being shut down by the state Gaming Commission. Last Thursday, May 21, they re-open their doors under...

5/22/2020

article Reopening Mississippi casinos signals a major boost to lagging tax revenues
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s current leadership is taking a page from the state’s not-so-distant past by making the state’s gaming industry one of...

5/21/2020

article Gambling is back in Biloxi, some casinos expect to be sold out for Memorial Day Weekend
(Mississippi) -- Gambling is back in Biloxi. 11 of the 12 coast casinos have reopened their doors and people from all over are heading there to gamble. “I’ve...
article Lines of people waited as Coast casinos opened their doors after coronavirus shutdown
(Mississippi) -- The 12 Coast casinos closed March 16, unsure of what was ahead, and they began reopening at 8 a.m. Thursday with management and customers still not...
article Scarlet Pearl Casino reopens with safety guidelines in place
(Mississippi) -- It’s a day many have been waiting on: the reopening of some casinos throughout the Coast. While gamblers are out to place their bets, the Scarlet...
article Some Mississippi casinos reopen after 2-month virus hiatus
(Mississippi) -- Some casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday for the first time in two months, following state guidelines to try to mitigate the spread of the new...
article What Mississippi casinos are reopening? Here's the list.
(Mississippi) -- Most Mississippi casinos plan to reopen Thursday morning, after receiving the go-ahead from the state Gaming Commission last week. Others will open next...

5/20/2020

article VIDEO: Casino, gambling hall closings crush Mississippi county
(Mississippi) -- Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County, Mississippi, have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines...
article Just hours until Mississippi casinos can reopen, at least one expects to be sold out this weekend
(Mississippi) -- The countdown is on until Mississippi Coast casinos can start taking bets, more than two months after the casinos were forced to shut their doors to...
article Reopening of state’s casinos signals a major boost to lagging state tax revenues
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s current leadership is taking a page from the state’s not-so-distant past by making the state’s gaming industry one of...

5/19/2020

article Biloxi’s Beau Rivage, Tunica’s Gold Strike to reopen
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will reopen Monday, June 1, MGM Resorts has announced. MGM’s other Mississippi property, Gold Strike Casino...
article Pappas on Measures to Reopen Casinos in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- While the casinos in Mississippi remain closed with no date set for reopening, LuAnn Pappas, CEO of the Scarlet Pearl in D’Iberville spoke with...
article 'Twilight Zone:' Casino closings hurt Mississippi county
(Mississippi) -- Since mid-March, the wide roads leading to the gambling halls of Tunica County, Mississippi, have been devoid of cars. The bells of the slot machines...
article Here's when each Tunica-area casino will reopen and what safety measures are in place
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos can reopen Thursday morning, the first chance to do so after being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines are...

5/18/2020

article Mississippi casinos take precautions before reopening
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos are scurrying to put the final touches in place so they can reopen for business this week. Only approved personal and work crews...
article Palace Casino putting plans into place for reopening
(Mississippi) -- More casinos across the Coast are sharing their plans ahead of Thursday’s reopening. Over at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi, they’ve...

5/17/2020

article Ready or not: Miss. Casinos to reopen Thursday
(Mississippi) -- After two long months casinos will be able to finally reopen on Thursday. What do people really think about getting back in the game and going to...

5/16/2020

article Mississippi gaming to reopen next week
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's casinos scoured safety guidelines and prepared Saturday to put them in place before the businesses reopen doors to gamblers on...
article What to expect when Mississippi casinos reopen Thursday amid coronavirus pandemic
(Mississippi) -- Casinos can reopen Thursday, but it will be a different game for patrons. The Mississippi Gaming Commission set guidelines Friday for casinos to reopen...
article Horseshoe Tunica announces reopening date
(Mississippi) -- Horseshoe Tunica announced it will be reopening in the coming week. On Saturday, the casino said in a press release it will be reopening on May 21 at 8...

5/15/2020

article Casino reopening guidelines include guest screening, sanitation rules
(Mississippi) -- Phase One of the casino reopening guidelines are now in the hands of Mississippi casino operators, and the race is on to prepare for Thursday's...
article Mississippi casinos to reopen before Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that casinos in the state can start reopening May 21 — more than two months after the commission...
article Table games. Slots. Hotels. List of new coronavirus regulations at Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- That friendly casino host will be wearing a mask when Mississippi casinos start reopening May 21 after the new coronavirus shutdown. Mississippi Gaming...
article Tunica ready for re-boosting of economy with reopening of casinos
(Mississippi) -- After months of being out of business, Mississippi casinos have officially been cleared to reopen, but there will be a new normal to adjust to and a new...

5/14/2020

article Mississippi casinos now have green light for reopening. Here are the details.
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in South Mississippi can start opening at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, the Gaming Commission confirmed Thursday afternoon. Executive Director...
article Mississippi casinos to reopen before Memorial Day weekend
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that casinos in the state can start reopening May 21 — more than two months after the commission...

5/13/2020

article Mississippi casino creates safety dividers for table games & slots, but still isn’t allowed to open
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in South Mississippi have been shut down for eight weeks and remain closed with no clear reopening date. “This is the time of the year...

5/12/2020

article Mississippi casino creates safety dividers for table games & slots, but still isn't allowed to open
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in South Mississippi have been shut down for eight weeks and remain closed with no clear reopening date. “This is the time of the year...
article Reeves to announce casino reopening plans 'sooner rather than later' -
(Mississippi) -- Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday he and his administration are continuing to develop a plan that would allow Mississippi casinos to reopen, with the...

5/9/2020

article Coast chefs at old Grand Casino served up memorable pan roasts. Here’s how to make them.
(Mississippi) -- Before Hurricane Katrina struck the Coast, Grand Casino Gulfport chefs created pan roasts that are still talked about 15 years later. These pan roasts,...

5/8/2020

article Tunica County residents ready for casinos to reopen
(Mississippi) -- Casino Way and Casino Center would normally be two of the busiest roads in Tunica County, but with the casinos shut down there is not a lot of traffic....

5/7/2020

article Reopening date for Mississippi casinos remains up in the air
(Mississippi) -- Last week, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said he believed some casinos in his state could open by Memorial Day weekend, but that's now in doubt.
article How a Mississippi casino is helping process the state's unemployment claims
(Mississippi) -- A casino resort here on the Coast is stepping up to help the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and Mississippians during this...

5/6/2020

article VIDEO: Palace Casino GM Keith Crosby on reopening casinos
(Mississippi) -- A lot of work is happening right now at coast casinos so they're ready when the governor and Mississippi Gaming Commission give the green light to...

5/5/2020

article How one Coast casino is helping process Mississippi’s unemployment claims
(Mississippi) -- A casino resort here on the Coast is stepping up to help the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and Mississippians during this...
article Reeves was confident MS casinos would open by Memorial Day. Now he’s not so sure.
(Mississippi) -- With high COVID-19 case and death counts, Gov. Tate Reeves sounded less certain Tuesday about reopening casinos by Memorial Day and said gambling floors...

5/2/2020

article 'We knew it was coming': How restaurant workers are surviving job loss during coronavirus
(Mississippi) -- Many restaurant workers who have lost their jobs amid the coronavirus outbreak are now facing a tough reality of not being able to make ends meet. On...

4/30/2020

article As Tunica gaming revenue plummets, county officials plan for budget hit
(Mississippi) -- North Mississippi casinos were fresh off their best February in years. The $61 million in gross gaming revenue that Tunica and Coahoma County casinos...
article Governor ‘confident’ some casinos will reopen by Memorial Day
(Mississippi) -- One of the biggest questions facing the Mississippi Gulf Coast in regards to economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is when will casinos reopen...
article Mississippi Coast casinos could reopen before Memorial Day amid COVID-19, Reeves says
(Mississippi) -- Gov. Tate Reeves said he’s confident that casinos in Mississippi will be open by Memorial Day. Speaking at his Thursday afternoon press conference...
article The “House” takes a hit with Americans forced to stay at home
(Mississippi) -- With communities across the nation all-in on shelter at home orders, COVID-19 is taking a toll on the proverbial House. With most casinos and other...

4/27/2020

article I Spent 20 Years Working at a Casino—Now I’m Out of a Job
(Mississippi) -- Christy Evans-Fox is a food service worker at Harrah’s Gulf Coast hotel and casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the chapter president of Unite Here...

4/25/2020

article ‘Everything could change.’ When will Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos reopen?
(Mississippi) -- He doesn’t know when casinos across Mississippi will get the go-ahead to reopen, but Allen Godfrey said Mississippi has the advantage of knowing...

4/23/2020

article Tunica casino closures impact local economy
(Mississippi) -- Officials say casino closures due to the coronavirus have had a huge impact on Tunica’s economy and job market. The slot machines and gaming...

4/17/2020

article ‘10 times worse than Katrina.’ Casinos not eligible for COVID-19 relief to pay employees.
(Mississippi) -- A union that represents employees at three Coast casinos demanded on Thursday that casinos across the country pay staff members during the new...

4/10/2020

article Laid-off casino workers: Pay us
(Mississippi) -- Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of...

4/9/2020

article ‘10 times worse than Katrina.’ Casinos not eligible for COVID-19 relief to pay employees.
(Mississippi) -- A union that represents employees at three Coast casinos demanded on Thursday that casinos across the country pay staff members during the new...

3/26/2020

article Mississippi Gulf Coast faces the economic impact of shutting down bustling casinos
(Louisiana) -- For 10 days now, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s once-thriving casino industry has been locked shut. Coronavirus has decimated one of the region’...
article Gulfside Casino wins lawsuit against state; Racing Commission must consider application
(Mississippi) -- A Pulaski County judge has ruled that Gulfside Casino is a qualified applicant and its application with the state Racing Commission must be considered.
article City grants casino request to postpone portion of lease payments
(Mississippi) -- City of Natchez officials granted Magnolia Bluffs Casino forbearance on the casino’s April lease payment so the casino could continue paying its...

3/20/2020

article Casinos offline means loss of $35.7 million to state over three months
(Mississippi) -- The coronavirus pandemic has done what heretofore only hurricanes and floods have done: closed Mississippi’s 26 state-regulated casinos.

3/19/2020

article Mississippi sports betting sees sharp decline in February
(Mississippi) -- Not surprisingly, sports wagering revenue in the state of Mississippi declined in February, falling 25% year over year. It also fell by 54.4% from the...

3/18/2020

article Palace Casino resort donates to local food banks
(Mississippi) -- Food and beverage associates at Palace Casino Resort loaded a donation of seven pallets of vegetables and fruit to donate to Loaves & Fishes, Feed...

3/17/2020

article Mississippi legislators suspending work amid coronavirus
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi legislators said Tuesday that they will suspend their session until at least April 1 because of the coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with...
article VIDEO: Casino guests sad but understanding as casinos across the Coast close
(Mississippi) -- Casino guests sad but understanding as casinos across the Coast close.

3/16/2020

article Mississippi Gaming Commission says casinos must close by midnight due to coronavirus concerns
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in the Magnolia State will have to close their doors by midnight on Monday. This comes after the CDC’s advisory to enforce social...

3/2/2020

article Kiss Planning Rock and Brews Casino Complex
(Mississippi) -- Kiss are working on plans to open a casino complex named after their Rock & Brews restaurant chain, a partner in the project announced. Tom Moore of...

2/27/2020

article Band KISS to Build Biloxi Casino Resort on Site of Former Margaritaville Property
(Mississippi) -- Legendary rockers KISS are partnering with a development group to build a $200 million casino resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. Nearly a year ago, Arizona-...

2/25/2020

article Before Coast concert, KISS will cut ribbon on their planned East Biloxi casino
(Mississippi) -- While the KISS is in Biloxi to perform at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, the legendary rockers plan to reinforce the idea that their new casino is on...

2/24/2020

article Mississippi Gaming Commission Posts Meeting Minutes for February 2020
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 20, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackson offices of the Mississippi...
article Sports betting could come to cellphones in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Sports betting at Mississippi casinos is only expected to generate about $5 million annually in tax revenue for the state, but more importantly it has...

2/20/2020

article Mississippi sports betting revenue up to $4.6m in January
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has revealed that sports wagering revenue increased 64.5% year-on-year to $4.6m (£3.6m/€4.3m) in January,...

2/18/2020

article Emergency units respond to bomb threat at Ameristar Casino
(Mississippi) -- Units with the Vicksburg Police Department and the Vicksburg Fire Department responded to a call of a bomb threat at Ameristar Casino just before 11:30...
article Getting With The Times: Mississippi Angling For Mobile Betting
(Mississippi) -- The state of Mississippi was at the forefront of legal sports betting in the United States. After the repeal of PASPA in May 2018, the southern state...

2/17/2020

article Charges dropped against JPSO Lieutenant in Mississippi casino assault case
(Mississippi) -- Court records from the case against a 28-year JPSO veteran indicate a simple assault charge against him was dropped by prosecutors last month. The...

2/16/2020

article Could Mississippi sports betting expand to full mobile this year?
(Mississippi) -- At least one legislator is trying to make Mississippi sports betting a better industry by fixing its biggest flaw. Rep. Cedric Burnett filed HB 172,...
article Mississippi still the only state in Southeast with sports betting. It’s paying off.
(Mississippi) -- Even though the Saints weren’t in the Super Bowl, the big game was a boost for the Mississippi Coast. And the first day of March Madness will add...

2/14/2020

article Could Mississippi Sports Betting Expand To Full Mobile This Year?
(Mississippi) -- At least one legislator is trying to make Mississippi sports betting a better industry by fixing its biggest flaw. Rep. Cedric Burnett filed HB 172,...

2/10/2020

article Margaritaville Amusement Park owes $5 million in overdue bills, contractor’s lawsuit says
(Mississippi) -- A contractor is threatening in a federal lawsuit to stop work on Margaritaville Amusement Park over what it says are $5 million in unpaid construction...

2/5/2020

article Decision requested in casino suit filing
(Mississippi) -- A Mississippi casino operator asked a Pulaski County circuit judge on Tuesday to issue a final ruling in a civil case that was filed last year after the...

2/3/2020

article Going all in: 18 months after legalization, sports betting brings big bucks to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Don Coleman is in the wrong Philadelphia. The devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles is seated in the middle of the Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge at the...

1/31/2020

article Sports betting spikes in Mississippi during Super Bowl
(Mississippi) -- The big game officially kicks off this Sunday night. For millions of people across the country, Super Bowl Sunday means it’s time to place bets on...

1/21/2020

article Coast casinos shattered revenue records in 2019
(Mississippi) -- 2019 was a memorable year for the Mississippi coast, not because of blue algae and barren beaches, but rather in a positive sense, with an increase in...

1/20/2020

article Coast casinos shattered revenue records in 2019
(Mississippi) -- 2019 was a memorable year for the Mississippi coast, not because of blue algae and barren beaches, but rather in a positive sense, with an increase in...

1/18/2020

article Site approval to be considered for potential development of $600 million dollar casino
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission will discuss the stretch of land that could potentially house a new casino resort. On the commission’s Thursday...

1/8/2020

article Mississippi ranks among top states in gambling
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi is one of the top gambling states in the country, according to the American Gaming Association. Based on data from the gaming association, a...

1/7/2020

article Mississippi ranks among top states in gambling
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi is one of the top gambling states in the country, according to the American Gaming Association. Based on data from the gaming association, a...

12/30/2019

article Mississippi Sportsbooks Feel Burrow, Mattress Mack Effect
(Mississippi) -- A top football team, a Heisman winner and Mattress Mack helped shape Mississippi’s sports betting handle and revenue in November compared to...

12/27/2019

article $20,000 won on a scratch-off lottery ticket from Mississippi Coast casino
(Mississippi) -- An Alabama man got quite a gift this Christmas from the new Mississippi Lottery. William C., no last name provided, received one of the new Triple 777...

12/23/2019

article Harrah’s executive chef awarded for his service to the country and his community
(Mississippi) -- A Harrah’s Casino employee and military veteran recently earned a national award for going doing what he says comes naturally. Harrah’s...

12/15/2019

article HARRISON: Gambling, drinking laws softened by GOP
(Mississippi) -- Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who is the governor-elect, are touting Mississippi’s brand new lottery. “Today is the day...

12/2/2019

article Scratch-offs, lottery tickets can lead to big losses, addiction
(Mississippi) -- It’s just a scratch-off game or a lottery ticket, until it isn’t. For most people, buying a lottery ticket or scratch-off game will be an...

12/1/2019

article Casino sportsbooks enjoy a strong Thanksgiving thanks to Egg Bowl and Saints
(Mississippi) -- Renee Joyner knows how to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. “Our family’s all in Germany right now, so we’re just over here relaxing, having...

11/29/2019

article 2 Coast casino restaurants, 3 others get C grades from health department
(Mississippi) -- Five Coast restaurants were cited by the health department for critical violations between Nov. 15-25, and four were on the same day. On Nov. 20, O...

11/27/2019

article SALTER: Reality of state’s lottery status satisfying
(Mississippi) -- As a longtime state lottery supporter, I quietly celebrated the official beginning Monday of Mississippi’s entry into this form of raising state...

11/25/2019

article Mississippi Lottery: Scratch-Off Tickets on Sale Now, Mega Millions and Powerball Coming in 2020
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents can now buy scratch-off lottery tickets for the first time. The lottery tickets went on sale at 5 a.m. today in the state of...
article This map shows where you can buy a lottery ticket in South Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in Mississippi on Monday morning, and those who play for the chance for a little holiday green have more...

11/24/2019

article Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in...

11/23/2019

article One-of-a-kind Christmas display up at Beau Rivage Casino Resort
(Mississippi) -- Christmas decorations are starting to appear around the Gulf Coast. Every year, Beau Rivage puts up the most extravagant holiday display. It takes days...

11/22/2019

article A numbers game: East Mississippi retailers, players prepare for lottery
(Mississippi) -- David Haggard is taking a gamble. On Monday, he'll begin selling scratch-off tickets at three gas stations in Lauderdale County, but it's too...
article One-of-a-kind Christmas display up at Beau Rivage Casino Resort
(Mississippi) -- Christmas decorations are starting to appear around the Gulf Coast. Every year, Beau Rivage puts up the most extravagant holiday display. It takes days...

11/21/2019

article Plans moving forward to bring casino back to vacant Biloxi property
(Mississippi) -- Sitting quiet and empty for the last five years, the old Margaritaville casino site is getting closer to a resurrection. According to Tom Moore,...

11/20/2019

article King-Sized October For Mississippi Sports Betting Thanks To Mattress Mack
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting handle jumped 46.2% in October, largely thanks to one man: Mattress Mack. Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale estimates...
article Plans moving forward to bring casino back to vacant Biloxi property
(Mississippi) -- Sitting quiet and empty for the last five years, the old Margaritaville casino site is getting closer to a resurrection. According to Tom Moore,...

11/17/2019

article Judge says no in appeals over 2 proposed coast casino sites
(Mississippi) -- A judge has said no to proposals for two new casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. According a report, one site was in Biloxi and the other was in...

11/15/2019

article Mississippi Judge Sinks Proposed Gulf Coast Casinos
(Mississippi) -- A longstanding battle by two casino developers to build properties on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, in Biloxi and Bay of Louis, were dealt a hammer...

11/14/2019

article Biloxi developers will try again to build a casino at former Tivoli Hotel site
(Mississippi) -- Twelve years after Coast developers proposed a $1 billion casino at the site of the former Tivoli hotel in East Biloxi, the same developers are...
article Developer seeking approval for new Biloxi casino
(Mississippi) -- A coast developer wants to turn the site of the old Tivoli Hotel into Biloxi’s newest casino resort. The 30-acre tract of beachfront land sits...

11/13/2019

article Did proposed casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead get site approval? The ruling is in.
(Mississippi) -- After a 2-year battle to appeal the decision of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, the answer again was no to developers who want to build casinos on...

11/8/2019

article Here’s an inside look at new rock ‘n’ roll casino planned at former Margaritaville site
(Mississippi) -- It’s quite a leap from Margaritaville and the tropics to KISS and rock ‘n’ roll, yet that’s what is planned for Biloxi’s...
article Here’s an inside look at new rock ‘n’ roll casino planned at former Margaritaville site
(Mississippi) -- It’s quite a leap from Margaritaville and the tropics to KISS and rock ‘n’ roll, yet that’s what is planned for Biloxi’s...

11/6/2019

article BLAKELY INDICTMENT: AG's office claims wire transfers went to casinos
(Mississippi) -- Court documents filed Friday in the state's case against Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely indicate wire transfers were sent to two casinos for...

11/4/2019

article Raising the stakes: Scarlet Pearl Casino to begin taking horse racing bets
(Mississippi) -- Draftkings at the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook has announced the opening of parimutuel betting on horse racing. Simulcasts will be offered from four...

10/23/2019

article Football Fuels Mississippi Sports Betting As Casinos Handle $37.9M in September
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s state-licensed sportsbooks handled nearly $37.9 million in bets in September, nearly double the amount it had for the previous month...
article ‘Mattress Mack’ bets another $1 million on Astros win
(Mississippi) -- World Series game two may be played in Houston Wednesday night, but the big action this afternoon was in D’Iberville. Jim “Mattress Mack...
article Mississippi will offer multistate lottery games next year
(Mississippi) -- The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30. The state's lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that...
article Tunica casinos worried about lottery coming to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi lottery is set to start selling scratch off tickets in November. We learned the casinos in Tunica are worried because there will soon be...

10/21/2019

article Mississippi sports betting handle skyrockets in September
(Mississippi) -- Sports wagering revenue in Mississippi almost doubled month-on-month, and increased 19.2% year-on-year to $37.9m while the state took in $5.6m in...
article Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook buzzing after Houston Astros advance to World Series
(Mississippi) -- There’s a lot of buzz coming from the Scarlet Pearl Casino’s Sportsbook in D’Iberville as the Houston Astros advance to the World...

9/6/2019

article IGT secures seven-year contract to help launch Mississippi’s state lottery
(Mississippi) -- Gaming equipment giant International Game Technology earned seven-year contract to provide the management software and equipment for the state’s...
article Sports better at Coast casino turns $900 into $131,200 with parlay bet
(Mississippi) -- Parlay bets with big odds and large payouts have become extremely popular in the 13 months since the first bet in Mississippi was placed at Beau Rivage...

9/5/2019

article Casinos have ‘serious concerns’ about state’s regulation since Gulfport attorney took the helm
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has remained notably free of public controversy for more than 25 years, but a letter claims that has changed. The...

8/30/2019

article Mississippi lottery chooses vendor for machines, tickets
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's new state lottery said it has selected a company to provide the technology to run the gambling enterprise. The Mississippi Lottery Corp....
article Horseshoe Casino cleaning up after water main rupture
(Mississippi) -- A water main rupture in the ceiling at Horseshoe Tunica Thursday night caused water to fall from the ceiling. Customers inside the casino say water...

8/5/2019

article Sports Betting in Mississippi: It Was a Very Good Year
(Mississippi) -- August 1 marks the first 12 months of legal sports wagering in Mississippi. The first such bets were placed at Gold Strike in Tunica and Beau Rivage in...
article Sports Betting in Mississippi: It Was a Very Good Year
(Mississippi) -- August 1 marks the first 12 months of legal sports wagering in Mississippi. The first such bets were placed at Gold Strike in Tunica and Beau Rivage in...

8/2/2019

article Beau Rivage opens state-of-the-art sports book facility on anniversary of legal sports betting in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Hoping to appeal to not only sports betting enthusiasts, but to a new audience as well, the Beau Rivage Casino & Resort opened a new multi-million...

8/1/2019

article Mississippi Gaming Board President: ‘The only difference is sports booking’
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi leaders are touting a five percent increase in gaming revenue since the legalization of sports betting one year ago. As more Mississippi...
article VIDEO: One-year anniversary of Mississippi sports betting
(Mississippi) -- It has been one year since the first sports bet was legally placed in Mississippi. Hugh Keeton is live at Beau Rivage where a gaming milestone is being...

7/31/2019

article Sports betting sweeps across US despite fears gamble won’t pay off
(Mississippi) -- Sports betting has been sweeping across the U.S. over the past year. More and more states are taking advantage of a Supreme Court ruling allowing them...

7/30/2019

article Sports betting in Mississippi nears first-year anniversary
(Mississippi) -- Coast casino executives say sports gaming has been a home run for the industry in Mississippi. This week marks the one-year anniversary for sports...

7/25/2019

article Mississippi's coastal sports betting revenue up nearly 8% in June
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues sprinted ahead in Mississippi in June, powered by a strong performance at Gulf Coast gambling halls. Figures show gamblers lost $182...

7/24/2019

article Gulf Coast leads June revenue gains at Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues sprinted ahead in Mississippi in June, powered by a strong performance at Gulf Coast gambling halls. Figures show gamblers lost $182...
article Analyzing The Short-Lived Sports Betting Monopoly In The South
(Mississippi) -- For the first year following the demise of the Professional and Amature Sports Protection Act (PASPA), there was only one state in the South where...

7/23/2019

article Mississippi's regulator green-lights site for a new casino in Hancock County
(Mississippi) -- Plans are moving forward for a new casino in Hancock County. The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday gave site approval to Cure Land Company's...

7/21/2019

article Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- A plan to build a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission...

7/19/2019

article Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- A plan to build a casino on Mississippi's Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave...

7/12/2019

article The state is suing Biloxi over waterfront land that’s been denied for a casino 3 times
(Mississippi) -- A challenge to Biloxi’s plan to lease waterfront land was filed Friday by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann before the 10-day deadline expired....
article Business as usual at Biloxi casinos as Barry approaches
(Mississippi) -- Barry's not bad enough to close the Mississippi casinos. It's business as usual there. Aside from rougher than normal waters on the nearby...

7/9/2019

article Beau Rivage opens multi-million dollar sports book expansion
(Mississippi) -- As the one year anniversary of sports betting in Mississippi approaches, the Beau Rivage is taking the sports book business to another level. “We...

7/5/2019

article Port has fewer maritime jobs after expansion; agency says OK
(Mississippi) -- A Mississippi Gulf Coast port has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant.

7/3/2019

article A new beach casino by Big Play? Biloxi OKs lease but state disagrees.
(Mississippi) -- RW Development may have found a way to build a casino along U.S. 90 at Veterans Avenue after all. On Tuesday, the Biloxi Council gave unanimous approval...

7/2/2019

article State Port: Fewer maritime positions, low-paying casino hotel jobs. Governor claims success
(Mississippi) -- Gov. Phil Bryant is declaring the $570 million Mississippi port restoration and expansion project an economic success, even though the port has fewer...
article Mississippi Casino Cashier Cage Ransacked by Alleged Robber, Marks Yet Another Southern Riverboat Crime
(Mississippi) -- Police say a Mississippi casino was targeted in a robbery on Sunday morning, but the 44-year-old man was apprehended when he rushed the cashier cage at...

6/30/2019

article Mississippi Lottery aims for Dec. 1 start of ticket sales
(Mississippi) -- A new Mississippi Lottery could start selling scratch-off tickets Dec. 1. The state’s lottery corporation announced the intended starting date in...

6/25/2019

article Mississippi casino revenue grew in May
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues rose in Mississippi in May, as gambling halls continued their streak of winning more since sports betting was legalized. Figures show...
article Post-sports gambling legalization, Mississippi casinos are winning
(Mississippi) -- While Baton Rouge’s riverboats are going through 21 consecutive months of year-over-year losses, Mississippi gambling halls have been riding a...

6/23/2019

article New casino in old Margaritaville is ‘one step closer’ on Biloxi’s Back Bay
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission met Thursday and gave site approval to what could be the city’s ninth casino. “One step closer,”...

6/21/2019

article Biloxi House plan receives initial Mississippi Gaming Commission approval
(Mississippi) -- The plan to transform the shuttered Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant in Mississippi into the new Biloxi House casino resort reportedly took a huge...
article Gulf States Gaming - Commission Meeting Minutes
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875...

6/8/2019

article FedEx job fair aims at displaced Mississippi casino workers
(Mississippi) -- With casinos in northwest Mississippi's Tunica County continuing to shrink, another big employer wants to give displaced workers a chance. FedEx...

6/5/2019

article Beer pong, Xbox, and shuffleboard: It’s all coming to Harrah’s Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- A new high-tech gaming and sports venue will soon be opening at Harrah’s Gulf Coast that will feature popular bar games, as well as sports betting...

6/4/2019

article Xbox and beer pong? An inside look at Harrah’s new multimillion-dollar sports bar
(Mississippi) -- The infamous 406 Club is returning to Biloxi, this time as a high-tech, multimillion-dollar sports entertainment venue. The 406 Club is phase two of the...
article Free employee garden at Scarlet Pearl Casino
(Mississippi) -- One local casino is taking big steps to make their employees lives better and they are doing it in an unconventional way. The Scarlet Pearl Casino is...

5/26/2019

article Does the Mississippi Coast really need more casinos? Here’s what operators said.
(Mississippi) -- Coast casino operators continue to invest millions of dollars in new hotels, sportsbooks and other amenities, but they’re always looking over...
article Mississippi casino revenue flat in April, river casinos grow
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues were flat in Mississippi in April, as gambling halls along the Mississippi River won more from bettors, while those along the Gulf Coast...

5/20/2019

article 7 ways sports betting is changing Mississippi Coast casinos, one year after legalization
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi is the only state in the Southeastern Conference where fans legally can bet on football or basketball, and that’s made wagering at a...

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