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Does the Mississippi Coast really need more casinos? Here’s what operators said.

Coast casino operators continue to invest millions of dollars in new hotels, sportsbooks and other amenities, but they’re always looking over their shoulders to see who else is coming to compete. Ask any casino operator in South Mississippi if Biloxi and the Coast need more casinos and they will answer with a resounding “no.”

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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...

5/17/2019

article Mississippi sports betting revenue plummets in April
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi has seen revenue from its legal sports market plummet in April, with basketball remaining the most popular sport for wagering. Amounts...

5/8/2019

article Mississippi lottery, with new president in place could start by December; sports betting continues to grow
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi, one of only seven states to allow betting on sports events, will become the 45th state to offer a lottery as early as Dec. 1. Revenue from...

5/3/2019

article Mississippi Casinos Have Second-Best March Ever On Strength Of March Madness
(Mississippi) -- Thanks to the legalization of sports betting, Mississippi casinos had their second-best March ever, raking in $212 million from gamblers all across the...

5/1/2019

article March was a Great Month for Mississippi Casinos
(Mississippi) -- Casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast won the second-highest monthly amount ever in March, apparently boosted by betting on the NCAA basketball...

4/30/2019

article Mississippi casinos win more as sports betting boost extends
(Mississippi) -- Casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast won the second-highest monthly amount ever in March, boosted by betting on the NCAA basketball tournament....

4/25/2019

article Study shows Mississippi is 4th-most gambling-addicted state
(Mississippi) -- Gambling is big business, valued at more than $260 billion in the U.S.. And according to WalletHub, Mississippi is the fourth-most gambling addicted...

4/22/2019

article Mississippi Handle Rises, Courtesy March Madness
(Mississippi) -- With the NFL season completely over but basketball dominating at Mississippi sportsbooks, the state saw an increase in betting handle and hold in March...
article Scarlet Pearl is going green
(Mississippi) -- In honor of Earth Day, Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort is launching a new environmentally friendly initiative that they hope will spark a change. The...

4/20/2019

article Tunica residents hope proposed water park will create new business, amid casino closing
(Mississippi) -- There is hope tonight that Tunica County can rebound after the announcement that Resorts Casino will close this summer. FOX13 found out that hope may...

4/19/2019

article Fire department leaving Tunica as casino revenue declines
(Mississippi) -- Rural Metro Fire Department announced it will leave north Tunica County, Mississippi at the end of May, due to declining revenues from the casino...

4/18/2019

article Latest Tunica Casino Closure Shows Arkansas as a Growing Power
(Mississippi) -- It’s not only the bettors who can lose in the gambling industry. Sometimes, the casinos themselves end up getting beat. On Tuesday, Penn National...

4/17/2019

article And then there were 6: Shrinking of Tunica's casino center continues
(Mississippi) -- Home to nine casinos as recently as five years ago, Tunica County, Mississippi, will be down to six by July, a victim of the spread of legalized...
article Third casino in Mississippi's Tunica County to close
(Mississippi) -- A casino company announced Tuesday that it's closing a gambling hall in Mississippi's Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area since...

4/16/2019

article A Small Town Bet on Sports Gambling. It’s Still Waiting.
(Mississippi) -- As he drove through town in his black Crown Victoria, Chuck Cariker, the mayor of Tunica, pointed out the gifts that he said gambling had bestowed upon...
article He bet on Tiger Woods to win the Masters and won big at a Biloxi casino. Really big.
(Mississippi) -- While people across the country watched Tiger Woods win his fifth Masters Golf Tournament on Sunday, one person shared the winning moment in a big way...
article Horse race betting is coming to a Coast casino in time for the Kentucky Derby
(Mississippi) -- They’re off and running and Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi is the first casino on the Coast to take bets on horse racing. The ribbon cutting is at...
article Penn National to close casino in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Penn National Gaming announced Tuesday that it's closing a gambling hall in Mississippi's Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area...
article Resorts Casino Tunica closing in June
(Mississippi) -- Another Tunica Casino will stop gambling operations this summer. Business Wife says Penn National Gaming will close the Resorts Casino in Tunica,...

4/15/2019

article Will Mississippi lottery be derailed before it starts by fed ruling?
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's lottery could be hamstrung before it even starts later this year as states with lotteries worry over the U.S. Department of Justice...

4/13/2019

article Slots Supervisor Accused of Rigging Jackpots at Mississippi Casino Says She Hasn’t Got the Money
(Mississippi) -- A former slots supervisor at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is facing felony charges of embezzlement over accusations she fixed...

3/29/2019

article This casino restaurant has Southern charm, new spring menu from a James Beard-semifinalist chef
(Mississippi) -- The Magnolia House can be described quite simply as having Southern charm, but with a big dash of Mediterranean spice. It is a graceful setting, with...

3/28/2019

article Developers outline plans for new Margaritaville casino
(Mississippi) -- It’s prime waterfront real estate, and developer Chris Taylor has a vision to resurrect the old Margaritaville Casino property that’s been...

3/27/2019

article Sports betting leads to increase in tax collections
(Mississippi) -- Thanks to the introduction of sports gambling, Mississippi gaming tax revenues are up 5.762 percent over the same period last year.

3/26/2019

article Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport economic impact on the Coast
(Mississippi) -- When you think about the economy of the Gulf Coast entities like Stennis Space Center, the Port of Gulfport, and casinos may come to mind, but one you...

3/25/2019

article New casino in the works in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- A group of developers are looking to breathe new life into the site of an old casino. It’s been vacant since 2014, but now the Margaritaville...

3/24/2019

article Another casino may be in the cards for the Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- Local media report that Biloxi House LLC has filed an application with the Mississippi Gaming Commission to build an expanded casino resort at the same...
article Biloxi House wants to build 300-room casino on coast
(Mississippi) -- Another casino may be in the cards for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Local media reported that Biloxi House LLC has filed an application with the...

3/23/2019

article Developers looking to bring new casino to old Margaritaville site
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi House LLC has started the process to bring the old Margaritaville casino site back to life. The Mississippi Gaming Commission’s executive...
article Winning streak continues in February for Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- The hot streak continues for Mississippi casinos, with gambling halls statewide posting another revenue increase in February. It's the sixth time in...

3/22/2019

article ‘Nothing’s going to be the same.’ A $200M plan for former Margaritaville site in East Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- It’s sat empty on the waterfront since 2014 and now the vacant Margaritaville Casino site could become Biloxi’s ninth casino. Developers...

3/21/2019

article Concerns raised over D’Iberville casino proposal
(Mississippi) -- D’Iberville leaders are taking steps to bring a second casino to the city. Plans to lease city-owned waterfront property to a group of developers...

3/20/2019

article A new casino in D’Iberville is on the table. It’s the third proposed on the Coast this year.
(Mississippi) -- Interest in building new casinos seems to be booming on the Coast as developers announce they may build a second casino in D’Iberville. That...
article March Madness expected to bring big business to Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- It’s March Madness, and for many casinos in Mississippi that means lots of money from fans travelling there, cashing in on their first chance to...

3/16/2019

article One of Beau Rivage’s first employees reflects on last 20 years
(Mississippi) -- In the late 1990′s, as Beau Rivage was being built, its sales team was building the casino’s image and clientele in a trailer just across...

3/13/2019

article Realtor facing questions about proposed Long Beach casino
(Mississippi) -- The debate continues over a proposed $180 million casino in Long Beach. It would sit on property north of U.S. Highway 90, across from the harbor. The...

3/11/2019

article MTV celebrity to open Hard Rock Casino Biloxi’s new restaurant
(Mississippi) -- Nick Cannon, a DJ, comedian and host of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” will help debut the Hard Rock Casino’s new sweet tooth-...

3/10/2019

article Biloxi set to party like it’s 1999 for Beau Rivage’s 20th birthday. Here’s a look back.
(Mississippi) -- People were concerned when the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino opened 20 years ago in 1999. With its $750 million price tag — the largest ever...
article Landowner proposes new casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- Developers are proposing a new casino on the west end of Mississippi's Gulf Coast, as an existing nearby casino plans an expansion. Cure Land Co....

3/9/2019

article Fitz Tunica Casino Reopens After Mississippi River Flooding Forces Temporary Closure
(Mississippi) -- The Fitz Tunica Casino reopened Thursday after rising flood waters forced a five-day closure of the property located in Robinsonville, Mississippi....

3/8/2019

article Developer files plan for new southern Mississippi casino
(Mississippi) -- In southern Mississippi, a local property developer has reportedly filed an application that could see it given permission to build a new casino on a 98...
article Landowner proposes new casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast
(Mississippi) -- Developers are proposing a new casino on the west end of Mississippi's Gulf Coast, as an existing nearby casino plans an expansion. Cure Land Co....

3/7/2019

article Mississippi River flooding shuts down Tunica County casino
(Mississippi) -- A north Mississippi casino is closed because Mississippi River flooding is partially covering its access road. Local media report the Fitz Casino in...
article New casino proposed in Hancock County as Silver Slipper plans a hotel over the water
(Mississippi) -- Lakeshore is a remote beachfront area of Hancock County with little commercial development beyond Silver Slipper Casino and now possibly a second casino...

3/6/2019

article Cure Land Company intends to build new casino in Hancock County
(Mississippi) -- Cure Land Company wants to build a casino with a hotel on the beach in Lakeshore, according to the legal notice of intent to apply for a gaming license...
article Mississippi River at Tunica crests, Fitz Casino remains closed
(Mississippi) -- From the air, it's easy to see the problem. Flood water put a strangle hold on Lucky Lane, the road leading in and out of Fitzgerald's Casino...

3/4/2019

article Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica closed because of flooding
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi River flooding is causing problems for people in Tunica County. High water forced officials to close Fitzgerald's Casino. Tunica County...

3/3/2019

article Fitz Casino and Hotel temporally closed due to 'rising river water'
(Mississippi) -- The Fitz Casino and Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi has temporarily shut down due to flood waters. According to the casino's Facebook page, Tunica...

2/25/2019

article Casino revenue is helping schools in Mississippi, right? Take a look at the fine print.
(Mississippi) -- Every time he speaks to Rotary, Kiwanis or other groups, Larry Gregory says people ask if casino tax revenue isn’t supposed to be pumping millions...

2/20/2019

article Have casinos helped fund education across Mississippi?
(Mississippi) -- Every time he speaks to Rotary, Kiwanis or other groups, Larry Gregory says people ask if casino tax revenue isn’t supposed to be pumping millions...

2/18/2019

article $180M Long Beach casino project
(Mississippi) -- Developers are moving forward with a $180 million plan to build a casino in Long Beach. Casino Development Partner Lee Parrish and Restaurant Consultant...

2/17/2019

article Make that 2 jackpots this weekend at Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- It started as a Buffalo Stampede Friday night at Scarlet Pearl Casino and the luck kept coming with a second jackpot Saturday at Beau Rivage Resort...

2/16/2019

article Local player hits the jackpot at Scarlet Pearl
(Mississippi) -- Coast casinos continue to see major jackpots and this time the winner is local. An unidentified man from Ocean Springs hit a jackpot of $661,000 Friday...

2/3/2019

article Casinos offer 900 options for sports gamblers to bet on Super Bowl
(Mississippi) -- As Super Bowl Sunday wraps up, so does the first football season where fans could legally gamble on sporting events in Mississippi.

1/31/2019

article Mississippi Gaming Commission Unanimously Approves Proposed Long Beach Casino Site
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi coast’s 13th casino — and the first in the City of Long Beach — moved one step closer to becoming reality when the...

1/28/2019

article 2 new Scarlet Pearl eateries offer bagels flown from NY, brick-oven pizza and more
(Mississippi) -- Fast casual dining was missing from the lineup of eateries at Scarlet Pearl Casino, said Jarrett Hipp, food and beverage manager, until two new venues...

1/25/2019

article Is Mississippi Ready To Correct Its Biggest Sports Betting Mistake?
(Mississippi) -- A new bill at the state legislature would bring Mississippi sports betting into the 21st century with mobile wagering. Sen. Willie Simmons (D-Cleveland...

1/22/2019

article Mississippi Court Rules Slot Wagering Vouchers are Gaming Debts which may be Voided if not Redeemed by Expiration Date
(Mississippi) -- On January 8, 2019, in response to a patron’s appeal of a Mississippi Gaming Commission decision, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a...

1/19/2019

article A Saints Super Bowl could mean a big payout to South Mississippi sports betters
(Mississippi) -- A New Orleans Saints’ win in the Super Bowl could mean a big payout to fans in South Mississippi. Fans are lining up at Coast casinos to plunk...

1/18/2019

article Casinos prepare for big weekend
(Mississippi) -- With the Saints one win away from the Super Bowl, Coast casinos and sports books are gearing up for a very busy weekend. Since sports gambling in...
article Mississippi casino revenue up in 2018 with sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casino revenues rose in 2018, with patronage noticeably increasing beginning in August, after the state legalized sports betting. Statewide...
article After a casino boom, a Mississippi county deals with a reversal of fortune
(Mississippi) -- Growing up in Tunica at the height of its casino boom, Roosevelt Hall felt his community had been dealt a winning hand. Lavish monuments to gaming...
article Gulf coast casinos look to capitalize on championship game
(Louisiana) -- Mississippi’s gulf coast is gearing up for the big championship weekend. It’s the closest place you can put money on the game and that has...

1/16/2019

article Churchill Downs Inc. forces Mississippi casino to drop Kentucky Derby future bets
(Mississippi) -- Churchill Downs Inc. has successfully pressed a Mississippi casino to cease taking future bets on the Kentucky Derby, citing federal law, in a...

1/15/2019

article Coast casinos have best year since recession, best December ever with sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Coast casinos had their best December in 26 years, after legalized sports betting allowed Saints fans across the Gulf Coast to bet on their...

1/13/2019

article Critters found at Coast fast-food place. Biloxi casino cafe also has critical violations.
(Mississippi) -- A Coast casino cafe and two fast-food places have been cited for critical violations, including one that involves flies, roaches, mice or other critters...

1/12/2019

article DraftKings' Kentucky Derby futures suspended in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Kentucky Derby futures book that was posted Wednesday by DraftKings at the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville, Miss., has been suspended...
article Sports Betting In-Crowd, Outsiders Eye Super Bowl with Curiosity
(Mississippi) -- Brian Wilson and his cohort had finalized their afternoon investments and settled into swivel chairs before Liz, the waitress in the cropped referee...

1/9/2019

article Johnson named president and CEO of Pearl River Resort
(Mississippi) -- Choctaw Resort Development Board members have named William “Sonny” Johnson as the official president and CEO of the Pearl River Resort,...

1/8/2019

article Casino gambling revenue backs Mississippi bridge repair bonds
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi will issue $279 million in gaming tax revenue bonds to fund an emergency bridge and road replacement program across the state.

1/5/2019

article Slide closes casino road entrance
(Mississippi) -- A landslide threatening the main entrance road to Lady Luck Casino has forced casino officials to close the entrance at Warrenton Road. The slide was...

1/1/2019

article Arkansas man located after going missing during visit to Tunica casino
(Mississippi) -- A man from Helena -West Helena, Arkansas has been located after he disappeared while at a Mississippi casino over the weekend. Benjamin Price was last...

12/31/2018

article Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook sees success
(Mississippi) -- Just a month removed from opening up their sportsbook, the Scarlet Pearl Casino is seeing success. The Scarlet Pearl partnered with daily-fantasy...

12/29/2018

article Casino revenue falls in first since sports betting began
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue fell slightly in Mississippi in November, the first decrease since the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department...

12/28/2018

article Coast casino executives talk sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Two casino executives, John Ferrucci with Silver Slipper and Scott King with Golden Nugget, join us to talk about sports betting in Mississippi.

12/27/2018

article TOP 10 of 2018: Vicksburg casinos get in on legal sports betting game
(Mississippi) -- Three of Vicksburg’s four casinos entered a new gaming market in August with the start of sports betting. Officials with Riverwalk, Ameristar and...

12/26/2018

article Southern Discomfort: Mississippi Sports Betting Revenue Stays Put In November
(Mississippi) -- An unusually strong month for the public sank Mississippi sports betting revenue in October, and the downward trend held in November. This time,...

12/21/2018

article Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Continues Upward Trend
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sportsbooks had their best month since legal sports betting began in the state in August, according to the revenue report released by the...
article Sports Betting Handle in Mississippi Continues to Rise
(Mississippi) -- According to latest revenue report released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission, state-licensed sportsbooks generated a record handle (total dollars...

12/17/2018

article Mississippi casino revenues rising, in part from sports betting: report
(Mississippi) -- Since August, gamblers have wagered $116 million in sports bets at Mississippi casinos. The state’s take has been just more than $1 million,...

12/14/2018

article Mississippi rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting
(Mississippi) -- People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S....

12/13/2018

article State rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting
(Mississippi) -- People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S....

12/7/2018

article ‘It’s a construction zone, baby,’ says the Gulfport mayor presiding over growth
(Mississippi) -- Mayor Billy Hewes wore overalls, a hard hat and a safety vest when he gave his annual speech Friday morning to business leaders gathered by the Gulfport...

12/6/2018

article Coast casino’s employee dining hall gets C rating from health department
(Mississippi) -- A Coast casino’s employee dining room has been cited for critical violations during recent inspections, reports by the Mississippi State...

12/5/2018

article He started at the bottom. Now he’s the new general manager of Beau Rivage.
(Mississippi) -- The lobby was full of pumpkins and fall mums when Travis Lunn first visited Biloxi and the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Less than two weeks ago, he...

12/3/2018

article Caesars to close Tunica Roadhouse Casino in Mississippi due to saturation
(Mississippi) -- By the end of January, Tunica, Mississippi will be home to one less casino. Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced last week that they were closing their...

12/2/2018

article Roadhouse Casino closing probably won't be Tunica's last
(Mississippi) -- When Tunica Roadhouse Casino shuts down Jan. 31, owner Caesar’s Entertainment Corp.’s will have gone from three casinos to one in the...
article New Biloxi restaurant combines Saints player’s brand with casino sports betting
(Mississippi) -- His first restaurant is on Royal Street in New Orleans and now Saints’ great Deuce McAllister is partnering with Ballard Brands to open Ole Saint...

11/30/2018

article Three months of numbers in for Mississippi sports betting
(Mississippi) -- There were high expectations about the potential impact for sports betting in Mississippi, now there are three months of numbers to examine. “It...
article A Look At The Future Of Tunica With The Latest Casino Closing
(Mississippi) -- This week’s announcement that Tunica Roadhouse casino will be closing gaming operations has people in Tunica wondering about the future of the...

11/28/2018

article Tunica casino: With Roadhouse gaming ending, what's next for struggling flagship industry?
(Mississippi) -- The decline of Tunica’s flagship casino industry manifested itself again Tuesday with Tunica Roadhouse Casino announcing its gaming operations...

11/23/2018

article The menus at this Biloxi casino cafe leave this reviewer ‘a bit breathless’
(Mississippi) -- The Bayview Café is in the lobby of the IP Casino and Resort and it is open 24 hours a day, so you will be forgiven for thinking it’s just another...

11/20/2018

article Mississippi casinos watch sports betting rise, revenue tumble
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos’ sports betting operations reported a small wagering handle improvement in October but revenue fell by over three-quarters....

11/19/2018

article The Mississippi Coast would have 25 casinos if every one with site approval were built
(Mississippi) -- While the Mississippi Gaming Commission considers site approval for a casino in Long Beach, other Coast cities are still waiting for their casinos to be...

11/17/2018

article DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Resort sportsbook opens for business
(Mississippi) -- DraftKings Inc has officially announced opened the launch of its brand new sportsbook at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville,...

11/16/2018

article 2 dead, more than 40 injured after casino-bound tour bus overturns on icy road in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- A tour bus traveling along an icy highway in northern Mississippi overturned Wednesday afternoon, killing two people and injuring 44 others in what...

11/15/2018

article Scarlet Pearl opening sports book Friday, joining rest of Mississippi Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- The Scarlet Pearl casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will formally open its sports book on Friday (Nov. 16), after announcing this week it had reached...
article Vision revealed for Long Beach casino. Mayor says city is ‘stagnant’ and needs the tax revenue.
(Mississippi) -- The first pictures of a proposed casino in Long Beach were revealed Thursday, but those for and against the resort will wait at least another month to...

11/13/2018

article DraftKings Set To Open Sportsbook At Mississippi Casino On Friday
(Mississippi) -- A deal with the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, Mississippi gives DraftKings its first sportsbook operation outside New Jersey....
article COLUMN: Mississippi’s new lottery will help save the state budget
(Mississippi) -- In late October, Governor Phil Bryant announced the first board of directors for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the administrators of the state...

11/12/2018

article All 12 Mississippi Coast casinos offer sports betting as last sportsbook opens
(Mississippi) -- Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville is teaming with DraftKings to open its sports book on Friday, Nov. 16. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled...
article DraftKings Partners with Scarlet Pearl Casino to Launch Sportsbook in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- DraftKings has taken another measure to penetrate the sports-gambling industry. The daily fantasy sports superstar announced on Monday that it has...
article Scarlet Pearl Casino looks to DraftKings for ‘new way’ in sports betting
(Mississippi) -- DraftKings has reached an agreement with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D’Iberville, Mississippi, to officially open the DraftKings at Scarlet...

11/9/2018

article $200 million expansion of Margaritaville will bring an amusement and water park, new details show
(Mississippi) -- Plans have grown to $200 million for an expansion of Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. The project by Biloxi Lodging LLC will bring more hotel rooms,...

11/2/2018

article $150 million ‘world class’ resort and convention center proposed in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- Talk about building a second convention center in East Biloxi — close to the thousands of hotel rooms at Biloxi casinos — has turned into a...

10/29/2018

article A Biloxi bookie’s take on how legal sports betting is changing his business
(Mississippi) -- Sports betting isn’t new to the Mississippi Coast, it’s been happening for generations in back rooms, over the phone, and now online. But...
article Mississippi casinos win more in second month of sports bets
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state’s second month of legal sports betting. State revenue department...

10/26/2018

article Mississippi casinos win more in second month of sports bets
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state’s second month of legal sports betting. State revenue department...

10/25/2018

article Has Louisiana already missed the boat on sports betting?
(Mississippi) -- Capitalizing on opportunities, it's how games are won in sports. A multi-billion dollar opportunity in sports gaming is presenting itself nationwide...
article Mississippi casinos win more in second month of sports bets
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state's second month of legal sports betting. State revenue department figures...

10/24/2018

article Natchez casino now offers sports betting
(Mississippi) -- When a May U.S. Supreme Court ruling paved the way for legalized sports betting in Mississippi casinos, Magnolia Bluffs Casino in Natchez was on top of...

10/23/2018

article Local casinos very pleased so far with sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Bettors placed wagers totaling $31.77 million on football games and other sporting events during September, translating into $5.5 million in taxable...
article Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Quintuples Thanks To Football
(Mississippi) -- Not to be outdone by its gambling rivals, the state of Mississippi on Monday announced September sports betting results, and the figures were impressive...
article NFL drives Mississippi sports wagering
(Mississippi) -- Legal betting on NFL American football propelled Mississippi’s sports wagering revenues up to $31.8m (£24.4m/€27.7m) in September,...
article Silver Slipper in Bay St. Louis is part of a proposed casino merger
(Mississippi) -- Another merger proposal between casino companies is being reported just a week after rumors of talks between Caesars Entertainment and Golden Nugget...

10/20/2018

article Governor names 5 to new Mississippi Lottery Corp. board
(Mississippi) -- Gov. Phil Bryant is naming three businesspeople, a lobbyist and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a...

10/19/2018

press release Mississippi casinos honor ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month
(Mississippi) -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino associates showed their support by donating a total of $14,137 to the...

10/15/2018

article Gaming Commission coming to Long Beach to look at proposed casino site
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission will be in Long Beach November 15th to hold a hearing at city hall. The commissioners will consider site approval for...

10/12/2018

article They transformed Isle of Capri and now they’ve bought an Irish-themed casino in Tunica
(Mississippi) -- Most of the members of Foundation Gaming Group in Gulfport worked together to transform the Isle of Capri from two riverboats in Biloxi to one of the...

10/3/2018

article Gaming revenue continues to show growth
(Mississippi) -- Statewide gaming revenue was up last month around ten percent according to gaming experts. This is being attributed to sports betting which began on the...

9/28/2018

article Saltgrass opening part of $167 million development boom on the Coast. And more is coming.
(Mississippi) -- “We’ve got development going on out there,” Jerry Creel, Biloxi’s community development director, declared Wednesday as another...

9/27/2018

article Mississippi lays claim as the nation’s capital of gambling
(Mississippi) -- Gambling 2.0, in the form of legal sports betting, and soon Gambling 3.0 – a state lottery – have come to Mississippi, which means they...

9/24/2018

article Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins
(Mississippi) -- Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released...
article Revenue in Mississippi Casinos Up With Sports Betting
(Mississippi) -- The casinos in Mississippi reported great gains from gaming after only one month since the introduction of the legal sports betting in this state.

9/23/2018

article Mississippi casino revenue spikes as sports betting debuts
(Mississippi) -- The regulations having taken effect on July 22, Mississippi’s launch of sports betting is already proving to benefit brick and mortar casinos in...

9/21/2018

article Mississippi casino revenue jumps in first month of legal betting
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos reported significant gaming revenue gains in August, the first month of legal sports wagering in the state.
article Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins
(Mississippi) -- Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released...
article Biloxi blues: The agony and ecstasy of a college football Saturday in a casino sports book
(Mississippi) -- Gambling is torture. It’s a little after 9 p.m. near the end of a long college football Saturday at the new Beau Rivage sportsbook, and Alabama is...

9/20/2018

article MS Sportsbooks Take in $7.7M in Handle in August and Much Bigger Numbers Ahead
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday released its official report for the first full month of sports betting, and the state took in $7.7...

9/17/2018

article Legalised gambling: An introduction to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- When you think about Mississippi and gambling, images of elegant riverboat casinos sailing along the coast immediately come to mind. For most of its...

9/12/2018

article FanDuel expands into Mississippi thanks to Boyd Gaming partnership
(New Jersey) -- FanDuel has confirmed it will enter the Mississippi sports betting market following its early success in New Jersey. The daily fantasy sports site was...
article FanDuel CEO knows why sports betting is different in Mississippi as company brands 2 locations
(Mississippi) -- One of the most recognized names in fantasy sports, FanDuel is entering the new legalized sports betting market in Mississippi. On Thursday, the sports...

9/10/2018

article Sports betting brings in more visitors
(Mississippi) -- It’s been just over a month since sports betting started on the Coast and according to gaming experts, it’s doing quite well. The Beau...

9/9/2018

article ICYMI: $9.8 million wagered in Mississippi casinos during first month of sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Nobody knew just how popular sports betting would be when the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino in Tunica took the first...

9/7/2018

article $9.8 million wagered in Mississippi casinos during first month of sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Nobody knew just how popular sports betting would be when the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino in Tunica took the first...
article Mississippi says $9.8 million wagered on sports in 1st month
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day. State Gaming Commission Director Allen Godfrey...

9/6/2018

article Nearly $10 million bet legally in first month of Mississippi sports gambling
(Mississippi) -- Sports gamblers wagered $9.8 million at Mississippi casinos from Aug. 1 through Sept. 3, the Mississippi Gaming Commission says. “We did not really have...
article Tunica casino says week one of football betting ‘exceeded our expectations’
(Mississippi) -- Gold Strike Casino said it’s struck gold with legalized sports gambling. The casino’s President and CEO David Tsai confirms college football betting...
article WaterView Casino officially cuts the ribbon on their sportsbook area
(Mississippi) -- WaterView Casino officially opened its sportsbook area Thursday with a ribbon cutting heralded by college fight songs and backed by lighted boards...

9/5/2018

article Coast casinos get the green light to reopen after Tropical Storm Gordon
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission moved Wednesday to allow Coast casinos to reopen at 8 a.m. today after being temporarily closed Tuesday afternoon. The...
article Tropical Storm Gordon Shuts Down Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos, But Not for Long
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission ordered the closure of the state’s 12 Gulf Coast casinos from 5 pm on Tuesday as the region braced itself for...

9/4/2018

article Coast casinos to stop all gaming operations at 5 p.m.
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has ordered all gaming operations at casinos stop at 5 p.m tonight. The decision was finalized as officials met to...

9/3/2018

article 'Welcome to Mississippi': Scenes from the sportsbooks
(Mississippi) -- To get to the new sportsbook at 1st Jackpot casino, the security guard standing at the entrance smiles and says to simply follow the big, yellow...

8/31/2018

article Federal lawsuit says Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg is violating disability law
(Mississippi) -- Hope Elly and John Smith say they love going to Ameristar Casino Hotel in Vicksburg to gamble, eat and enjoy themselves. But the two have joined forces...

8/30/2018

article Island View casino cuts ribbon on sportsbook
(Mississippi) -- Island View Casino is the latest casino to open sports betting. On Thursday, Island View cut the ribbon for the new sportsbook section located in the...

8/29/2018

article Mississippi legislators make u-turn to approve lottery bill
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House has passed a bill which will allow the creation of a state lottery, against the opposition of religious groups. This marks a u-...
article Mississippi Legislators Pass New Bill To Launch State Lottery
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House decided to reverse a previous decision and passed a bill on Tuesday that will allow the creation of a state lottery.

8/28/2018

press release Caesars rolls out sports betting in Mississippi with Scientific Games
(Mississippi) -- Caesars Entertainment has confirmed the launch of regulated sports betting at two of its Mississippi properties in partnership with Scientific Games.
article Mississippi lawmakers approve bill to create a state lottery
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House reversed itself Tuesday and passed a bill to create a state lottery in the Bible Belt state where churches have long opposed it....
article Several Mississippi House members switch votes, lottery bill passes
(Mississippi) -- Several Mississippi House members changed votes on a lottery bill rejected Monday and then passed Tuesday. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll...

8/27/2018

article House votes down lottery bill, Senate approves game of chance
(Mississippi) -- The chance of a lottery bill passing during the special session is now uncertain. The House late Monday killed a conference bill that would have brought...
article Lottery bill passes Mississippi Senate but falters in House
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi legislators split late Monday on whether to create a state lottery, leaving uncertainty about what will happen. Senators voted 31-17 to pass...

8/26/2018

article Head of Beau Rivage casino resigns after less than a year on the job
(Mississippi) -- Just shy of a year since he became president and chief operating officer at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Bill Boasberg resigned Monday. His...
article House, Senate both pass lottery bills. Now it’s time to negotiate the final changes.
(Mississippi) -- The House passed its version of the lottery bill 70-43 with some of the opponents angry because little to no debate was allowed on the bill. The bill...

8/24/2018

article Casino executives not sold on lottery bill wording
(Mississippi) -- With the passage of Senate Bill 2001, the Magnolia State is one step closer to creating its own lottery. Many people who regularly visit Mississippi's...
article House strips secrecy from lottery bill, Legislature goes home until Monday
(Mississippi) -- The House on Friday passed a heavily amended Senate lottery bill that would direct some future funds toward education instead of roads and require a new...
article Silver Slipper Casino opens sports betting
(Mississippi) -- The Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis officially opened their sports book today. Many people filled the sports book, excited for the long-awaited...
press release Scientific Games and Caesars Launch Sports Betting in Newly Regulated Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") has launched sports betting with Caesars...

8/23/2018

article Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg opens sports betting
(Mississippi) -- The Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg is holding a ribbon cutting to officially open their sportsbook. Mississippi is the third state to offer legalized...
article Silver Slipper latest to offer sports gambling on Mississippi coast
(Mississippi) -- Another Mississippi Gulf coast casino will jump into the sports gambling business Friday (Aug. 24) when the Silver Slipper in Hancock County opens its...

8/22/2018

article Head of Beau Rivage casino resigns after less than a year on the job
(Mississippi) -- Just shy of a year since he became president and chief operating officer at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Bill Boasberg resigned Monday. His...
article Beau Rivage COO resigns after less than a year on the job
(Mississippi) -- Just shy of a year since he became president and chief operating officer at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Bill Boasberg resigned Monday.

8/20/2018

article Coast casino revenues for 2018 already close to $14 million more than 2017
(Mississippi) -- A new gaming revenue report released by Mississippi gaming officials shows an encouraging trend for casinos on the Coast. It's one that is expected...

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