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Council approves site for another Greenville casino

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council has agreed to allow the former Chicago Mills Property to become the site of a third casino.

Now, the developers of the Delta Blues Casino must get approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to proceed.

Plans call for the casino to grow from an initial gaming vessel on Lake Ferguson, to a land-based facility that includes a hotel, convention center, and water park.

The Gaming Commission expects to hear from developers at its Sept. 23 meeting.

Charles Preiser, the casino’s president and CEO, tells the Delta Democrat Times that pending state approval, the initial $9 million casino project would take 16 to 18 months for construction.

He says the hotel and other parts of the project are expected to cost $39 million.

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