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AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One […] [...]

Gulf Coast casino revenues up for June and first half of 2014

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos flexed their muscles in June, beginning the summer with a 13 percent increase over last year’s June and posting their most-profitable June since 2008 in Gross Gaming Revenue numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The coast also showed a modest increase over 2013 for the first six months of […] [...]

Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19

Just a little more than two years after it opened, Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi will close its doors on or before, Sept. 19, the casino said today in a memo to its employees. “MVB Holding, LLC has been actively working to resolve a dispute with its landlords to secure financing to build a hotel and […] [...]

Biloxi council to consider new baseball stadium construction contract Tuesday

BILOXI, Mississippi — The Biloxi City Council will consider a construction contract Tuesday with W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. to construct the downtown baseball stadium and entertainment venue for a negotiated price of $29.13 million. City officials said Friday that the city has brought the price of MGM Park at Beau Rivage close enough […] [...]

Comcast Cable agrees to carry SEC Network

by Published: July 18,2014

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According to a statement from the SEC Network, ESPN and Comcast Cable have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network, which will begin rolling out to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference across Comcast markets at the start of the SEC college football season. Comcast subscribers will also have authenticated access to […] [...]

Renovated Jack Binion Steak reopens at Horseshoe Tunica

TUNICA, Mississippi – A renovated and rebranded Jack Binion’s Steak restaurant at Horseshoe Tunica celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. “The design of the new Jack Binion’s Steak, with a large wine bar and lounge opening up to the action of the casino floor, has transformed and enhanced the guest experience at Horseshoe Tunica,” said R. […] [...]

Scarlet Pearl Casino construction officially underway

D’IBERVILLE — D’Iberville Mayor Quave says the tax revenues generated from a casino will allow the city to give raises to police, fire and city employees, as well as pay for much-needed sewer and drainage projects. Officials broke ground yesterday for the $250 million Scarlet Pearl Casino. The Scarlet Pearl is set to open on […] [...]

Trop Greenville casino names Roscoe Greene GM

GREENVILLE, Mississippi — Roscoe Greene has been named general manager at the Trop Greenville casino. The Las Vegas native majored in hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and in business management at Aurora University, in Aurora, Illinois. Greene worked for Caesars Entertainment Inc. for 25 years, rising to senior vice president and […] [...]

Starkville’s Cotton Mill Marketplace hotel breaks ground Wednesday

STARKVILLE, Mississippi — Groundbreaking is scheduled for noon Wednesday in Starkville for a 117-room Holiday Inn hotel, part of the the of the Cotton Mill Market Place project now under way at the intersection of Spring Street and Highway 12. The $20 million investment in the hotel and 15,000-square-foot retail center now under construction should […] [...]

Waveland opens door for future casinos

WAVELAND — The city of Waveland has amended its charter to remove a prohibition on casinos. Not that any are planned. “We’re not misleading anybody. We’re not in any negotiations with any casinos,” said Mayor David Garcia. “We just didn’t want it in there. We wanted to remove it as an economic development engine. “Whereas, […] [...]

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