Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Gaming Commission’

City council to hold hearing concerning zoning for new casino

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 1 on a zoning change for an area west of Interstate 10 on the Back Bay for a $220 million casino. The Sun Herald reports that developers told the council last night that new flood regulations make the 18-acre site unaffordable for […] [...]

MBJ EXCLUSIVE: With gambling revenues falling, Tunica looks for an ace in the hole

The people of Tunica County have toiled through the worst of economic times, and basked in the bright lights of success. But their King Midas, better known as the gaming industry, is losing its touch. Recently released numbers for the first half of this year support the trend that Mississippi is on pace for one […] [...]

Mississippi takes action after the ‘glory days’

“The glory days are over, and we have to deal with that.” That’s how Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association assessed the state of gaming in Mississippi during Wednesday’s Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. Mississippi’s casinos have been on a rough ride in recent years – both financially and physically – but Mississippi […] [...]

Mississippi stops slide in casino revenues – sort of

Mississippi casinos have halted their four-year slide in annual gross gaming revenues — or have they? In records released recently by the Mississippi Department of Revenue, gaming revenue in 2012 showed an increase of $12 million over 2011. That stopped a streak of four consecutive years where gaming revenues dropped by an average of about […] [...]

Big plans proposed for Harbor Town Casino

GULFPORT — Officials with Rotate Black hope to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week with a larger budget for developing Harbor Town Casino at the Gulfport waterfront. Last month the Gaming Commission tabled plans for the casino, saying as presented it would be the smallest casino in South Mississippi. The proposal could be […] [...]

Casino regulators want to see more from developers

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday delayed approval of plans for Rotate Black’s Harbor Town Casino in Gulfport. WLOX-TV reports that commission members want Rotate Black to step back and look at what more could be added to the project. Commissioner Jerry St. Pe said the size and scope of the Gulfport project […] [...]

Ledbetter appointed to chair

J.W. Ledbetter, homeland security advisor for Gov. Phil Bryant and executive director for the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) as chairman for the Homeland Security Advisors Working Group (HSA-WG). Ledbetter also serves as chairman of the Critical […] [...]

Roth Hill casino gets go-ahead in Natchez

In early 2008, developers of a planned casino on Natchez’s Roth Hill appeared before the Mississippi Gaming Commission and got site approval for the project. Almost four years and a few delays later, Premier Gaming Group received from the MGC at its October meeting permission to begin construction, said Allen Godfrey, the Commission’s executive director. […] [...]

Gregory moving to MCOA

Larry Gregory, who currently serves as executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, has entered into a letter of intent with the Mississippi Casino Operators Association Inc. (MCOA) for the position of executive director. The parties are working toward finalizing an employment contract. Gregory recently announced his retirement from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, a position […] [...]

Q&A: Allen Godfrey, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission

Allen Godfrey has been promoted to executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Before joining the Gaming Commission in 2003, Godfrey held senior auditor positions with the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Mississippi State Tax Commission. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in business administration and is a certified […] [...]

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