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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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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...
article Mississippi casinos not ready for sports betting as laws take effect
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casinos won't be ready to roll out sports betting over the weekend, when the state's month-long waiting period on the newly legal...

7/18/2018

article First $1 million jackpot in years hits at Coast casino
(Mississippi) -- The drought of $1 million dollar jackpots in South Mississippi has ended, with Fred S. (no last name given) winning big Wednesday morning at Hard Rock...

7/11/2018

article Treasure Bay Casino expansion
(Mississippi) -- There are big changes in the works for Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi. News 25’s Caroline Eaker was on hand as casino officials laid out the plans...

7/10/2018

article Treasure Bay Casino plans a big expansion. Here's what's coming.
(Mississippi) -- Treasure Bay Casino plans a big expansion. Here's what's coming.

7/5/2018

article Mississippi poised to become sports betting capital of the South
(Mississippi) -- The State of Mississippi appears to be getting into the sports betting business. A federal ban on sports gaming penned in 1992, known as the...

7/3/2018

article ‘Enthusiasm Is High’ as Mississippi Sports Betting Preparations Underway
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has received five applications from commercial casinos interested in introducing sports betting, according to...
press release Choctaw Tribe prepares to 'Hack the Future' Laying the groundwork for a new innovation ecosystem on the Choctaw Reservation
(Mississippi) -- On July 13-15, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, in collaboration with California-based innovation firm 7th Future, will present Hack the Future...

7/2/2018

article Beau Rivage Casino honors WWII heroes
(Mississippi) -- It’s not every day you get to meet a war hero. Today, more than a hundred people at the Beau Rivage Casino banded together for a special event...

6/28/2018

article Local casinos get ready for sports betting
(Mississippi) -- At least one Vicksburg casino plans to be ready for sports betting once it becomes legal in the wake of regulations approved by the Mississippi Gaming...
article Possible special session in works for sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Sports betting and online taxes could require a special session to be called for Mississippi legislators to handle the specifics. "Yeah, I would be...

6/27/2018

article Margaritaville Resort Biloxi moving ahead with $140 million amusement park, hotel
(Mississippi) -- The owners of the Margaritaville Resort Biloxi announced Thursday that they will move forward with a $140 million hotel expansion and amusement park...
article Sports gambling soon to be legal in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Louisiana fans can now make the drive to put their money where there mouth is legally. Fans will finally be able to bet on sports in less than 30 days....

6/26/2018

article Biloxi resort plans $140M amusement park and hotel tower
(Mississippi) -- The owners of the Margaritaville Resort Biloxi announced Thursday that they will move forward with a $140 million hotel expansion and amusement park...
article Mississippi casino revenue rises in May on coastal results
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue rose strongly in Mississippi in May, driven by the second big month in a row at Gulf Coast casinos. State Revenue Department figures...
article Mississippi casinos welcome sports gambling under statewide regulations
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission ruled unanimously last week to approve sports betting in casinos in the magnolia state. Casinos have now begun turning...

6/24/2018

article Mississippi gambling regulators approve sports betting rules
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's state-regulated casinos could begin taking sports bets as soon as late July, after gambling regulators on Thursday approved rules...

6/22/2018

article Hard Rock reacts to sports betting coming soon
(Mississippi) -- In one month's time, sports betting across Mississippi and casinos on the coast are ready, saying the affects of the recent change will have a major...

6/21/2018

article It's a big day for Mississippi Coast casinos. Here are 3 reasons why.
(Mississippi) -- Call it a trifecta day for South Mississippi as the ribbon was cut Thursday morning on the new Beach Casino at Island View Casino Resort just as the...
article Mississippi Gaming Commission approves sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Whether you like baseball, football, basketball or even hockey, it's all now legal to bet on in Mississippi. Thursday morning, the Mississippi...
article Sports betting rules OK'd for Mississippi casinos
(Mississippi) -- Sports fanatics may soon be able to gamble on their favorite teams at Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos following a unanimous decision...
article 'It's sad': La. lawmaker says Mississippi will steal sports betting revenue
(Louisiana) -- There's a new reason to make the short drive to Mississippi. The Magnolia State officially approved sports betting Thursday, and casinos can't...

6/18/2018

article This new, $75M Gulfport casino will offer beach views: report
(Mississippi) -- One thing gamblers are likely to notice at the new addition to Gulfport's Island View Casino: windows that allow them a view of the Mississippi...

6/15/2018

article Developer proposes first casino for Long Beach, MS
(Mississippi) -- In Long Beach, Mississippi, developers have reportedly submitted an application to approve a 12-acre site for a long-awaited casino development.

6/13/2018

article Here's an exclusive first look at Island View's new Beach Casino
(Mississippi) -- "Light, bright and airy" aren't words typically used to describe a casino, but that will change when the new $75 million Beach Casino...
article Long Beach could be getting its first casino
(Mississippi) -- Developers plan to be at the July meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission asking for first approval to build the first casino in Long Beach. Coast...
article VIDEO: Take a tour of the new Beach Casino at Island View
(Mississippi) -- The finishing touches are being added to the new Beach Casino at Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The new addition is...

6/6/2018

article What Has to Happen Before the First Sports Wager in Mississippi?
(Mississippi) -- While many media outlets have reported that Mississippi is one of a handful of states on the forefront of preparing for legal sports betting after the...

6/5/2018

article Former Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway dies at 79
(Mississippi) -- According to the city's website and Facebook page , Holloway died early Tuesday. He was 79. First elected mayor in 1993, Holloway retired due to...

6/3/2018

article Mississippi's best bet: Sports betting has been around for ages
(Mississippi) -- Bets placed on college and professional athletic contests at state-regulated casinos won’t be the first time Mississippians have plunked down on a...

5/29/2018

article A new product and new day for Tunica gaming
(Mississippi) -- Tunica County casino executive R. Scott Barber’s long wait for the light to change is almost over. Legalized sports betting is about to...

5/26/2018

article Rising Regionals
(Mississippi) -- The setting was the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi, an event reinvigorated under the management of Roger Gros and the crew of Global...
article Southern Gaming Summit is Back
(Mississippi) -- It was a memorable week in Biloxi in early May as the Southern Gaming Summit (SGS) returned with a new vigor and enthusiasm and featured the inaugural...

5/22/2018

article Business leaders are betting on sports wagers
(Mississippi) -- Coast business leaders are keeping close tabs on the potential impacts of sports betting on the local economy. This was the topic of discussion at...
article The city of Biloxi may hold the key that could revive Margaritaville Casino building
(Mississippi) -- Six years ago today, Jimmy Buffett opened Margaritaville Casino Biloxi with a concert for 4,000 invited guests who filled the balconies and the...

5/21/2018

article Mississippi coast casinos break April revenue record
(Mississippi) -- Casinos on Mississippi's Gulf Coast are setting revenue records before tourists arrive for the summer. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports that gross...

5/20/2018

article The Coast needs to get to work right now to take advantage of sports betting this fall
(Mississippi) -- This will be the largest expansion of gambling in Mississippi since casinos were legalized in the early 1990s. Mississippi is poised to be the only...
article Coast casinos break record for April earnings, reports say
(Mississippi) -- South Mississippi's casinos are already breaking revenue records before the peak summer season even begins. The Mississippi Department of Revenue...

5/19/2018

article Coast casinos just had the best April ever, numbers show
(Mississippi) -- Even before sports betting has a chance to bring in new customers, before the summer tourists arrive and a new casino opens at Island View, Coast...
article Sports betting: Can Mississippi protect the integrity of the game?
(Mississippi) -- With our country facing such major issues as North Korea, Iran, Russia and “Trumpgate” the undivided attention in America is on the...

5/15/2018

article Mississippi coast casinos fast track sports betting in light of U.S. Supreme Court ruling
(Mississippi) -- Two big events will mark this summer's calendar at the Island View Casino in Gulfport. The casino plans to open its water-side, $75 million...

5/3/2018

article Memphis man wins $3.5 million on penny slot at Tunica casino
(Mississippi) -- A Memphis man is a multimillionaire after playing a penny slot machine at a Tunica casino. Gold Strike Casino said the man, who wanted to remain...

5/1/2018

article Island View Casino construction update
(Mississippi) -- It’s been one year since Island View Casino officials broke ground on a $75 million expansion project. Since then, crews have been hard at work on...

4/24/2018

article Mississippi fourth most gambling-addicted state, study says
(Mississippi) -- With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2018’s...

4/7/2018

article 'The Jolly' gets another six-figure donation from IP casino
(Mississippi) -- Some 100 volunteers, non-profit representatives and others gathered in the Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula Friday morning for the annual kickoff...

4/6/2018

article How Important Would Sports Betting Be to the State of Mississippi?
(Mississippi) -- Enacted in 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) effectively prohibits sports betting in the U.S. at both a...

3/26/2018

article Gamblers lose less at Mississippi casinos in February
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue fell again in Mississippi in February, although it not as much as in January, as improvements along the Gulf Coast were outweighed by...

3/24/2018

article Casino $$$ for schools has slowed
(Mississippi) -- Each month, the city of Vicksburg collects a 3.2 percent tax on the winnings at the four casinos in the city. That money is then dispersed between the...

3/10/2018

article Why not a state lottery?
(Mississippi) -- The possibility of a state lottery remains alive – for now. Rep. Alyce Clarke on Thursday amended Senate Bill 2976, the budget for the state...

2/28/2018

article Mississippi’s Casino Market Continues to Struggle in January
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi's Casinos Market Continue to Struggle in JanuaryMississippi’s casino market generated $151 million in January, representing an...

2/25/2018

article Mississippi Casinos Take Less From Gamblers in January
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue took a nosedive across Mississippi in 2018's first month, falling sharply along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. State Revenue...

1/24/2018

article South Mississippi casino industry marks 25th year with a win
(Mississippi) -- Revenue at the Coast casinos was lagging behind 2016 levels on Aug. 1, the 25th anniversary of the first casino opening in South Mississippi, yet the...

1/22/2018

article Mississippi 2017 casino revenues slip to $2.08B
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues across Mississippi dropped by 2 percent in 2017, after 16 river casinos extended its losing streak last year. Mississippi 2017 casino...

1/21/2018

article Casino revenues fell 2 percent in Mississippi in 2017
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenues fell in 2017 across Mississippi, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at gambling halls along...
article Mississippi casinos take more from gamblers in November
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi casino revenues fell in 2017, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at Mississippi River region...

1/20/2018

article The South Mississippi casino industry turned 25 this year. And it was a winner.
(Mississippi) -- Revenue at the Coast casinos was lagging behind 2016 levels on Aug. 1, the 25th anniversary of the first casino opening in South Mississippi, yet the...

1/14/2018

article Lobbyist accused of using vulgar sexual innuendo during legislative event apologizes
(Mississippi) -- A Harrison County supervisor is speaking out after she says one of the state's top lobbyists directed a vulgar expression at her before a...

12/30/2017

article State lawmakers could vote to bring the lottery to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Getting a lottery ticket in Mississippi isn’t easy. For the past 20 years, Mississippians have been going out of state to buy lottery tickets....

12/29/2017

article Mississippi casinos take more from gamblers in November
(Mississippi) -- Casino revenue rebounded in November after a dismal October, with Gulf Coast casinos posting strong gains and gambling halls along the Mississippi River...

12/28/2017

article Top Ten Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2017
(Mississippi) -- It is that time of the year when we take a look back and review the top stories of 2017 concerning the Mississippi gaming industry.
article Lottery has momentum, not embraced by Legislature's presiding officers
(Mississippi) -- If legislation to enact a lottery passes during the upcoming 2018 session, it will do so without the backing of the Legislature’s two presiding...
article Mississippi considers lottery
(Mississippi) -- Lawmakers are considering debating in 2018 whether Mississippi will join the large majority of states that offer games of chance, as residents for years...
article Mississippi lawmakers could debate creation of a lottery in 2018
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets. In 2018, lawmakers could debate...

12/27/2017

article Mississippi lawmakers could debate creation of a lottery
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets. In 2018, lawmakers could debate...

12/21/2017

article LEGAL BLOG: What will Santa bring for 2018 in Mississippi gaming?
(Mississippi) -- While a lot has happened with regard to the gaming industry in Mississippi in 2017, many questions arise with respect to 2018.

12/20/2017

article Coast casinos are back on a roll, revenue reports say
(Mississippi) -- The weather cleared and Coast casinos posted a strong 8 percent increase in gross casino revenue in November after being down 5 percent in October, when...

12/10/2017

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

11/29/2017

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

11/25/2017

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

11/21/2017

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

11/20/2017

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

11/19/2017

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

11/18/2017

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

11/17/2017

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

11/14/2017

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

11/4/2017

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

10/29/2017

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

10/28/2017

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

10/10/2017

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

10/9/2017

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

10/8/2017

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

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