D’IBERVILLE — The Dec. 9 opening of Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville helped push the Mississippi coast casinos to $1.14 billion in gross casino revenue for the year, squeaking revenue past the 2009 total of $1.11 billion.
It was a 6 percent annual improvement over the $1.08 billion won in 2014. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the state Department of Revenue.
The Sun Herald reports the river casinos had their worst year since 1994, when the first casinos opened in that area. For the second year, revenues slipped below $1 billion to $954.0 million. That is 3.5 percent below 2014.
The Coast’s strong performance helped raise Mississippi’s total casino revenue to $2.07 billion, or 1.4 percent above 2014 levels.
Twice in 2015, the Coast casino revenue topped $100 million, the first time that had happened since 2009.
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