Posts Tagged ‘riverboat’

Coast casinos’ revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2014

Tags: casino, gambling, gaming, Mississippi Department of Revenue, Mississippi Gulf Coast, revenue, riverboat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013′s second month. Revenue has fallen in […] [...]

‘Queen’ paddle-wheeler to shove off for Vicksburg this weekend

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2012

Tags: boat, paddlewheel, river, riverboat, tourism, tourist, travel, vacation, visitor

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th-century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area […] [...]

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