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Sports betting could boost casino traffic


By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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COMING OF AGE — Casinos look to Millennials for the survival of gaming


By FRANK BROWN A Millennial and Baby boomer walk into a casino. Boomer: “Let’s go hit the slot machines.” Millennial: “This is a joke, right?” If you don’t find that funny, don’t worry. Neither does the established casino industry. The generation born between 1980 and 2000 has come of age and is a staggering 80 million strong. For the gaming ...

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Members Exchange Credit Union takes rewards chamber to Dixie National

Members Exchange Credit Union is taking its financial literacy initiative to the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo Saturday with an interactive Kasasa Rewards Rush Truck. It gives visitors the opportunity to enter the whirlwind chamber to grab reward certificates and families opportunities to discuss responsible financial practices. The truck will be outfitted with educational gaming — including PiggyBot and ...

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(UPDATED) Biloxi Shuckers plan home games for Pearl, Huntsville

Stadium construction is ahead of schedule, but the Biloxi Shuckers will probably play at least 15 games in their old hometown of Huntsville, Ala, and may play May 6 series with the Mississippi Braves in Pearl, general manager Buck Rogers told The Huntsville Times today. The league is adjusting the stadium on the assumption the stadium won’t be ready until ...

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Gaming Commission shooting victim was Madison County resident

John Gorman, a Madison County resident and 20-year veteran of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was killed Wednesday in during a training exercise in Tunica County, according to a news release from Allen Godfrey, executive director of the commission. Gorman had most recently served as Branch Director of the Vicksburg Field Office. He was named Director of Investigations on Tuesday. According ...

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Gaming Commission officer killed in accidental shooting

A Mississippi Gaming Commission enforcement agent has died of his wounds after an accidental shooting during a training exercise in Tunica County, Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission has confirmed. Godfrey said the name of the officer and details of the accident would probably be made public later today. The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. today.

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A HOME FOR CHRISTMAS — A bittersweet dedication puts family in their new Habitat house in time for holidays

A s raindrops pelted the roof of Carolyn Madlock’s new home last Friday, inside, teardrops were falling to the flooring. It was a bittersweet day for Madlock, whose father had died only days before she became the recipient of the 597th home built by Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area. “I appreciate everyone’s help and prayers after the loss of ...

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MBJ's Business Marketplace set for Friday at Mississippi's Trade Mart

THE STATE’S LARGEST BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT will unveil a new name and a new format when it opens for its 31st year Friday at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson. The MBJ Business Marketplace — formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO — will now allow vendors to sell their wares on the showroom floor. The event is ...

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Baseball stadium for Farish Street? It’s possible

JACKSON, Mississippi — The City of Jackson, Jackson State University and Tim Bennett, owner of Overtime Sports, may begin talks in the next few weeks on the feasibility of building a baseball stadium for JSU in the Historic Farish Street District. “This is just in the observation stages,” said Bennett, who was the force behind moving the Mississippi Braves to ...

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