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Revenue figures show struggles of casinos, especially along river

May 21, 2014

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The April revenue figures for the state’s casinos back up what the Mississippi Business Journal reported last week from the Southern Gaming Summit — Coast casinos are hanging on while riverboats continue to bleed. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $164 million from gamblers in April, down 6 percent from April 2013. […]

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Winter weather put a damper on Silver Slipper, Full House casinos

May 14, 2014

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Full House Resorts, the Las Vegas company that owns Silver Slipper Casino, announced quarterly results this morning and said it had a net loss of $1.1 million for the first quarter (January-March), compared to net income of $0.6 million for the prior first quarter. At its Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County, the company said […]

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Delta casino to close; laying off as many as 1,300 workers

March 27, 2014

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While there have been plenty figures released of late showing how the state’s casinos are struggling, there is now tangible proof as the largest casino in the Mississippi Delta has announced it will close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah’s casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off as many as 1,300 workers. Las Vegas-based […]

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Casino revenue up, but gaming along river remains depressed

September 23, 2013

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It has been an easy year so far for the state’s casinos, but there is finally some good news, at least for venues on the Coast. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos took in about $179.1 million in August, compared to about $178.4 million a year ago, according to The Associated Press. The 12 […]

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Mississippi casino revenues on pace for 15-year low (adds comment)

May 21, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi casinos could be headed to a 15-year low in gross gaming revenues, if the trend from the first four months continues the rest of the year. April figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission this week show another month of revenue decreases as casinos attempt to reverse the trend of out-of-state […]

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