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Commission approves site for casino

D’IBERVILLE — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the site for the proposed Can Can Casino in D’Iberville.

The five-acre site is east of Interstate 110 and on the Back Bay. The resort will have a 60,000-square-foot casino with 1,800 slots and 40 table games, four restaurants, a French spa, 250 hotel rooms and suites and two retail outlets. It is expected to create 1,100 jobs.

City officials have worked with developers for more than a dozen years to bring a casino to D’Iberville.

With site approval, developers Joseph Manno and Joseph Py can move ahead to secure financing to build the casino.

Gaming Commission approval came yesterday at its meeting in Jackson.

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