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Silver Slipper honorees

Silver Slipper Casino recently recognized its March 2017 Employee and Supervisor/Manager of the Month nominees and winners. GiGi Gaillot, hotel, and Iris Willis, slots, were employees of the month and Nino DiFlore, F&B Supervisor is supervisor of the month. Nominees were Andrew Zoerner, table games supervisor; Leo Kuylen, slots; William Forester, slots; Simon Sawyer, slot product manager; and Justin Newton, ...

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Lottery? Local gas tax? New proposals to fund roads, bridges

Mississippi officials are rolling out new ideas for pay for roads and bridges. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant says a lottery is one possibility, while House leaders are proposing a local fuel tax, subject to approval by voters in cities or counties. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery, and Bryant said Thursday that he might ask legislators to ...

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Wind Creek Hospitality to build a casino in D’Iberville

Wind Creek Hospitality, the casino division of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has acquired more land and has a preliminary drawing for a casino in D’Iberville. The Sun Herald reports the company bought the Royal D’Iberville land west of Interstate 110 and has since then expanded into Back Bay. The company acquired land adjacent to the Royal D’Iberville land ...

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Developers appeal rejections of Mississippi casino sites

Developers are appealing denials of two casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jacobs Entertainment wants to build a casino in Diamondhead, while RW Development seeks to build one in Biloxi. The Mississippi Gaming Commission on March 16 rejected both sites. Such approval is a key step in getting a casino licensed in Mississippi. In its appeal, Jacobs says Gaming ...

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Mississippi House speaker to create lottery study group

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn says he will appoint a committee to study the pros and cons of creating a state lottery. The Republican from Clinton is a leader in his Baptist church and has long opposed the game of chance. But on Thursday, Gunn told reporters that he wants to see numbers evaluating how a lottery could affect the ...

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Penn National Gaming to buy 2 Tunica County casinos for $44M

Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica are changing hands. Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that it will pay $44 million to buy the two Mississippi gambling halls, which had been handed over to creditors after bankruptcy. The company already owns three Mississippi casinos, including Hollywood Casino Tunica. Penn National CEO Timothy Wilmott says it will centrally ...

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Casino revenue falls sharply across Mississippi in February

Gamblers stayed away from Mississippi casinos in February, sending revenue tumbling 10 percent compared with the same month in 2016. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $172 million last month, compared to $190 million in February 2016. The 12 coastal casinos posted revenue of $95 million, down 9 percent from $105 million in February 2016. It was the second-sharpest ...

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Biloxi casino employee accused of stealing from slot machine

An employee at a Biloxi casino has been accused of stealing from a slot machine. The Sun Herald reports that the state Gaming Commission says 38-year-old Gary Landon Davison, of Brooklyn, Mississippi, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft from a slot machine. Brooklyn is south of Hattiesburg. Davis worked as a slot technician at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. ...

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The Latest: 2 casino sites rejected on Mississippi coast

Regulators have rejected proposals for two new casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes had said the sites don’t meet requirements of a state law that limits state-regulated casinos to sites touching water along the Mississippi River or the Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2mTQYY8 ) that the state Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected applications from ...

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Mississippi panel could rule on 2 proposed casino sites

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Gulfport is asking regulators to block two proposed casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald reports the state Gaming Commission is expected to rule on the site requests Thursday. The commission in 2008 denied an application from RW Development for a Biloxi site. In 2014, it denied Jacobs Entertainment application ...

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