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IRS plan to require tax forms for wins of $600

BILOXI — Casino operators in South Mississippi are coming out against an IRS proposal that would require players to file tax forms any time they win $600 or more on slot machines, keno or bingo. The threshold currently is $1,200. Hit that amount or higher and the slot machine freezes and stays locked until the Internal Revenue Service form is ...

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AGA Survey: Mississippi casinos employ 22,770; pay them $831M

Mississippi’s 30 commercial casinos employed 22,770 permanent workers and paid its employees $831 million in wages, benefits and tips, according to new jobs numbers for 2013 released today by the American Gaming Association. Mississippi ranks third nationwide for casino employment behind only Nevada and New Jersey; Louisiana ranks fourth with nearly 16,000 casino employees. One casino — Harrah’s Tunica — ...

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Voters view casinos more favorably, industry poll shows

In an attempt to find national political support for the gaming industry, the American Gaming Association Tuesday released highlights of a poll that it says shows voters view gaming more favorably than in previous years. According to the poll, more Americans embrace gaming, and more Americans believe casinos create jobs and strengthen local communities. It also says a portrait of ...

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State lawmaker calls federal online-gaming legislation positive

The introduction of federal legislation to regulate Internet gambling could bring a calm to the patchwork of state laws that appear inevitable — or it could split the gaming lobby, leaving it up to states to write their own online gaming laws. “I think that’s a positive,” said state Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who has made two unsuccessful attempts ...

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The American Gaming Association has compiled its annual “State of the States” report and survey, which shows that gaming nationally continues to grow and is almost back to its 2007 pace. And while Mississippi is struggling a bit in the face of increased competition, the state continues to be a major player in the industry. Twenty-three states now offer gaming, ...

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The U.S. commercial casino industry realized its second-largest year in gross gaming revenues ever in 2012, according to a economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association. The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth — reaching its highest levels of ...

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‘Fierce’ competition changing the face of Southern Gaming Summit

It’s time once again for the annual Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, but next week’s gathering of industry leaders from the Southern region and across the country is developing a different aura. “It’s changed over the years,” said Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association. “While we want to showcase gaming in Mississippi, it’s no secret that ...

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