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Former Biloxi casino to be redeveloped as resort, water park

BILOXI — A former Biloxi casino damaged in Hurricane Katrina will be redeveloped as a resort and water park.

The Sun Herald reports the developers have begun to reinvent the Casino Magic tower in east Biloxi. The casino has been closed since Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the site in 2005.

Developers told the Biloxi City Council Tuesday the resort will have restaurants, 373 hotel rooms and a water park and a part of the development should open within the next year. A spokesman says the ownership group is still developing a name for the resort and finalizing plans for the site.

Crews started work Tuesday on the former casino’s steel frame, which will be incorporated into the resort.

Casino Magic was a permanently moored casino barge on the Biloxi coast.

 

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