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More signatures turned in for Arkansas casino proposal

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in Arkansas have submitted thousands of additional signatures to try and get their proposal on the November ballot. Driving Arkansas Forward on Tuesday submitted 43,952 signatures to the secretary of state’s office for the proposed constitutional amendment the group is advocating. The proposal would expand casino gambling at a Hot Springs horse track ...

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George Cole named director of race and sports betting at IP

IP Casino Resort Spa has named George Cole to the position of Director of Race and Sports Betting. George Cole Cole will oversee sports betting operations for two Boyd Gaming-owned properties in Mississippi — IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica Resorts. Cole started his career with Boyd Gaming at The Orleans ...

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IP recognizes outstanding employees for May

IP Casino Resort Spa recently recognized employees for their service, dedication and work ethic during May. Honorees were Kendall Davis (thirty-two), Rosa Stiglet (Housekeeping), Latrice Smith (Cage), Steven Neville (Facilities), Jessica Knight (Table Games) and Tammy Bean (Purchasing).

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Caesars launching sports betting in Mississippi, New Jersey

Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally’s casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Monday. Its sister casino in Atlantic City, Harrah’s will start taking sports bets on Wednesday. ...

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Analysis: Gambling not a clear-cut state budget booster

Will Mississippi take a chance on a lottery? It’s a big question lawmakers could answer if Republican Gov. Phil Bryant calls them into special session in the next few weeks. Officials are looking for ways to generate about $200 million a year to pay for improvements to highways and bridges. Bryant says he will call a session sometime in August ...

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Mississippi casino revenue falls as coast gamblers lose less

Casino revenue fell in Mississippi in June, as a hot streak at Gulf Coast casinos turned cold. State Revenue Department figures released last week show gamblers lost $170 million statewide in June, down 3 percent from $174 million in June 2017. Receipts fell to $97 million at the 12 coastal casinos, down 4 percent from June 2017. Those casinos had ...

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Island View Casino Resort opens $75 million smoke-free beach casino

Officials with Island View Casino Resort opened the doors today to a $75 million casino expansion during a ceremony attended by several local and state dignitaries. Island View’s Beach Casino is located on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 adjacent to its Beach Tower. The Beach Casino is a 43,000-square-foot smoke-free casino. This expansion is the fourth phase of ...

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Mississippi regulators could approve sports betting rules

Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote today on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting, clearing the way for sports books to open in the state’s 28 casinos in July. The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for consideration Thursday. Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey said commission staff will propose some slight tweaks to ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — Slam dunk beach read from the U.S. Supreme Court

Just in time for that summer trip, the U.S. Supreme Court has released a jackpot beach read: Murphy v NCAA. Justice Samuel Alito – a wannabe baseball commissioner who once suited up at a Phillies Phantasy Camp – lays the cards on the table and upends the long-time federal ban on sports betting. This 49-page page-turner has it all –sports, ...

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3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven’t said when it will start. Betting will be available on collegiate and professional sports, including horse racing, Tribal Chief Phyllis J. Anderson said in a news release this week. The tribe has two casinos, the Silver Star and the Golden Moon, outside ...

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