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Mississippi casino revenue spikes as sports betting debuts

The regulations having taken effect on July 22, Mississippi’s launch of sports betting is already proving to benefit brick and mortar casinos in the state where overall casino revenue increased significantly in August.

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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...
article Sports bets are on at two more Coast casinos
(Mississippi) -- Two more South Mississippi casinos are now all in when it comes to sports betting. Harrah’s Gulf Coast and the Palace Casino in Biloxi are now...

8/19/2018

article Sports betting may have a positive effect on Mississippi overall
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting had an impressive day on Friday. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce brought the executive director of the state...

8/17/2018

article 3 more Mississippi coast casinos could begin sports betting Friday: report
(Mississippi) -- More Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos will open sports betting parlors in the coming days, with the company that runs the Hollywood Casino in Bay St....
article William Hill and SBTech seal Mississippi licences
(Mississippi) -- William Hill USA and SBTech were awarded licences yesterday (Thursday) to manufacture and distribute sports betting platforms in Mississippi, according...

8/16/2018

article Mississippi Sports Betting Market About To Double With Penn National Additions
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting launched just two weeks ago and the market continues to expand at a rapid rate. Penn National announced Thursday that it will...
article More Sports Betting Lounges to Open in Mississippi Friday; SBTech and William Hill Get Approval
(Mississippi) -- Sports betting facilities are opening in Mississippi just about every day, with a handful more expected on Friday. On Thursday, after a meeting of the...

8/15/2018

article Here’s when more Mississippi Coast casinos are starting sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Two of the 12 casinos in South Mississippi already take sports bets, and now the race is on to get the others open by Labor Day Weekend and the official...
article Sports betting heating up at Mississippi’s casinos
(Mississippi) -- Three months after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting and little more than two weeks before the SEC football season opens, you can place...

8/13/2018

article And Just Like That, Mississippi Sports Betting Has Five Open Sportsbooks
(Mississippi) -- The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino will open its sportsbook today. According to ESPN’s David Purdum, the Caesars property will begin accepting...
article And Just Like That, Mississippi Sports Betting Has Five Open Sportsbooks
(Mississippi) -- The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino will open its sportsbook today. According to ESPN’s David Purdum, the Caesars property will begin accepting...

8/11/2018

article Again! Another $1 million jackpot hit at Biloxi casino: report
(Mississippi) -- For the second time in a month, a slots player has won a $1 million-plus jackpot in a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino, a newspaper reports. The Sun Herald...
article Lottery finds little favor among many Northeast Mississippi lawmakers
(Mississippi) -- If a lottery comes to Mississippi, it will likely happen without strong support from the legislative delegation of the state's northeast corner....

8/9/2018

article Second $1 million jackpot hits at a Biloxi casino in three weeks
(Mississippi) -- Make that two $1 million-plus jackpot winners in three weeks at Biloxi casinos. The latest jackpot came at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino at around 11:...

8/8/2018

article Man who won $1 million jackpot in Biloxi won big again — on the same day
(Mississippi) -- Luck can — and did — strike twice for a Florida man who recently hit the biggest jackpot at a Coast casino in three years. It was early, 9 a...

8/7/2018

article CLEVELAND: Is Mississippi action off to a fast start? You bet!
(Mississippi) -- Casino sports betting is a reality in Mississippi. I saw it with my own eyes, veering back over through Biloxi on a weekend pleasure trip to New Orleans...
article Walk right in and place your bets, sports fans. It’s now legal in Mississippi.
(Mississippi) -- Casino sports betting is a reality in Mississippi. I saw it with my own eyes, veering back over through Biloxi on a weekend pleasure trip to New Orleans...
article NTSB: Failure to fix rail crossing led to fatal bus crash
(Mississippi) -- A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail...
article Million-dollar dreamers play Mississippi slot machines
(Mississippi) -- A look at "life-changing" jackpots won at South Mississippi casinos. How many have there been? What was the largest? How much does it cost to...

8/6/2018

article William Hill Partners with 11 Mississippi Casinos for Sports Betting, Eyes Further US Expansion
(Mississippi) -- International bookmaker William Hill has signed agreements that will make it the market leader in Mississippi sports betting, and there could be more...
article Regulators to discuss crash that killed 4 bus passengers
(Mississippi) -- Federal regulators plan to discuss why a train hit a bus stuck on a Mississippi railroad crossing in March 2017, and what can be done to prevent another...

8/5/2018

article Police: Man crashes into car after stealing truck and kills 2 people
(Mississippi) -- A car fire claims the life of two people in Vicksburg. Lt. Johnnie Edwards says the incident started around 2:55 a.m. Sunday morning. Police were...

8/3/2018

article Sports betting coming to Bok Homa Casino
(Mississippi) -- Bok Home Casino in Jones County is gearing up to implement the new sports wagering game. Pearl River Resort announced that sports betting will be...
article Another Biloxi casino will be open for first weekend of sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Momentum is building in Mississippi as two more casinos open sports books Friday, just in time for the first weekend of NFL pre-season football. Boyd...

8/2/2018

article Increase In Visitation Key To Success Of Mississippi Sports Betting [sub req]
(Mississippi) -- The first legal sports bets were made Wednesday at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Buloxi and the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica as Mississippi...
article IP Casino becomes 2nd Coast casino to offer sports betting
(Mississippi) -- IP Casino becomes the second Coast casino to open sports betting. The first sports book opens Friday. Participants will be able to place wagers at the...
article MGM casinos welcome Mississippi’s red-letter day
(Mississippi) -- MGM Resorts International has announced that its Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, have commenced legal...
article Mississippi legal sports betting officially open
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi has become the third state to welcome legalised sports betting this year, 26 years to the day after the first casino bet was made in the...
article Sports Betting Heads Down South, Launching At Mississippi Casinos
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi jumped on the sports betting bandwagon this week, becoming the fourth state in the country to offer legal sports wagering on Aug. 1.

8/1/2018

article Big names in sports place Mississippi’s first legal bets in Biloxi, Tunica
(Mississippi) -- The first legal sports bets in Mississippi were placed simultaneously in Biloxi and Tunica at noon Wednesday. Wagers were placed at Beau Rivage Resort...
article Casino sports betting starts today in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The first sports bet in Mississippi comes today, which is 26 years to the day after the first casino in the state opened in Biloxi in 1992. The initial...
article Two Mississippi Casinos Begin Taking Sports Bets
(Mississippi) -- Louisiana residents can go to Mississippi to place bets on sporting events starting today. The initial casinos to offer sports betting are Beau Rivage...
article What to Expect From Mississippi’s Golden Nugget Biloxi Sportsbook Launch
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting is off and running today, Wednesday, in Biloxi on the Gulf Coast and Tunica, as a pair of MGM properties will cut ribbons....

7/31/2018

article MGM casinos to be the first to accept sports betting in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- MGM Resorts will be the first operator to launch sports betting in Mississippi on Wednesday, 11 days after regulation was passed in the state. Sports...
article Coast casino gearing up for first sports bet on Wednesday
(Mississippi) -- It’s a big week for the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi. The coast casino is one of two in the state that will accept the first sports bet in...
article Inside one of the first Biloxi sportsbooks as Mississippi sports betting launch nears
(Mississippi) -- They knew the day would come. Eventually, though. They didn't expect it that Monday in the middle of May. They might not have expected it this year...
article What to Expect at The ‘Book,’ Sportsbook Coming Soon to The Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- As the calendar turns to August, we’l soon see the rollout of legal Mississippi sports betting at several of the dozen-plus properties that have applied...

7/25/2018

article Mississippi moves closer to launching sports gaming
(Mississippi) -- Casinos and regulators are one step closer to launching sports gambling in Mississippi. But, as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, officials say there...

7/24/2018

article Mississippi casino revenue falls as coast gamblers lose less
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue fell in Mississippi in June, as a hot streak at Gulf Coast casinos turned cold. State Revenue Department figures released last week show...

7/23/2018

article Lottery, sports betting a sure boost for Mississippi budget? Don't bet on it
(Mississippi) -- Will Mississippi take a chance on a lottery? It's a big question lawmakers could answer if Republican Gov. Phil Bryant calls them into special...
article Mississippi sports betting launch hits a minor delay
(Mississippi) -- Residents of Mississippi may have to wait for another week before they can place their bets on their favorite sports teams.Mississippi sports betting...
article Mississippi Sports Gambling Delayed As Casinos Prepare
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s plans for legal sports betting suffered a minor setback on Saturday after casino operators announced they weren’t ready to...
article Mississippi casino revenue falls after two months of strong increases
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue fell in Mississippi in June as a hot streak at Gulf Coast casinos turned cold. Mississippi Revenue Department figures released last week...

7/22/2018

article Just How Close Are We To Mississippi Sports Betting?
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting will wait at least another week as casinos and regulators prepare for launch. State law allows existing gaming license...

7/21/2018

article Sports gambling in Mississippi casinos won't begin this weekend
(Mississippi) -- Though legally allowed to do so as of Sunday, Mississippi's various casinos won't open their sportsbooks this weekend. Sports gambling was...
article With sports betting becoming legal in Mississippi, casinos still getting sports books ready
(Mississippi) -- SEC fans are about to have casinos in the Southeast able to offer sports betting. Officially, sports betting becomes legal in Mississippi on July 22,...

7/20/2018

article Just How Close Are We To Mississippi Sports Betting?
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sports betting will wait at least another week as casinos and regulators prepare for launch. State law allows existing gaming license...

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