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Mississippi Gaming

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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