Tag Archives: Mississippi Gaming Commission

Pinnacle resolves FTC complaint in purchase of Ameristar Casinos

June 17, 2013

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The sale of Ameristar Casinos to Pinnacle Entertainment is ready to move forward after Pinnacle said it has reached a tentative agreement on a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission. The sale includes Ameristar in Vicksburg, which employs 800 at its 72,210-square-foot casino and hotel. In addition to Vicksburg, Ameristar owns and operates casino facilities in St. […]

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Ameristar-Pinnacle deal slowed by FTC issues in Missouri, Louisiana

June 6, 2013

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A complaint by the Federal Trade Commission has slowed Pinnacle Entertainment’s attempt to purchase Ameristar Casinos, which includes Vicksburg’s largest casino. The stockholders of Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. on April 25 approved the company’s planned acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment, which had been disclosed in December. But Pinnacle is believed to be in talks with […]

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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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Gaming Commission OKs requests at monthly meeting

May 16, 2013

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The Mississippi Gaming Commission met Thursday at the commission office, 620 North St. in Jackson, and addressed several requests. » Donald A. Colvin, CFO of Caesars Entertainment, was approved in his application for finding of suitability. » Anthony R. Tomasello, president and CEO of Advanced Gaming Associates, was approved in his application for finding of […]

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

April 18, 2013

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When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive […]

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Coast casino awaits disciplinary vote at commission meeting

March 21, 2013

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The Mississippi Gaming Commission moves its March meeting to the Gulf Coast on Friday, but other than a disciplinary vote there is little on the agenda concerning South Mississippi casinos. A few routine items will be brought up at the 11 a.m. meeting at Palace Casino in Biloxi. Next month’s meeting will return to the […]

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Mississippi Gaming Commission OKs new casino application regulations

February 21, 2013

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After making few adjustments, the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave unanimous approval Thursday to a change in application regulations, intended to make future state casinos more attractive to visitors. “The environment has changed,” John Hairston, chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, said at Thursday’s monthly meeting. “And we’re responding to that change.” Continued growth of gambling […]

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Mississippi stops slide in casino revenues – sort of

January 30, 2013

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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 […]

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