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Commission gives nod to site for proposed Boardwalk Casino

BILOXI — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has given site approval to the proposed Biloxi Boardwalk Casino & Resort.

It’s the first in a series of approvals required for the casino proposed by Louisiana businessman Chris Ferrara.

Ferrara also owns a fire truck manufacturer in Holden, La. He bought the site after a former Heinz pet food factory closed.

He wants to renovate the 185,000 square-foot building to hold a casino and convention center. Holden has built a marina at the site and plans to open a restaurant in September.

Biloxi Boardwalk would be the 10th casino in Biloxi and 13th on Mississippi’s Coast.

The site is near the recently opened Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant. The commission approved that Jimmy Buffett-themed casino, but has twice rejected plans for Harbor Town casino in Gulfport.

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