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Roth Hill casino gets go-ahead in Natchez

In early 2008, developers of a planned casino on Natchez’s Roth Hill appeared before the Mississippi Gaming Commission and got site approval for the project. Almost four years and a few delays later, Premier Gaming Group received from the MGC at its October meeting permission to begin construction, said Allen Godfrey, the Commission’s executive director. Receiving permission to build means ...

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Hedging their bets

Natchez officials want audit of casino developers The group that wants to develop a greenfield space in Natchez into a riverfront casino feels pretty sure they have the financing in order to pull off the $45-million project. Natchez officials want to make doubly sure that’s the case. Aldermen voted Dec. 14 to have the city’s financial advisor conduct an audit of ...

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Casino worker claims getting second look

Moak hopeful Feinberg appointee has better grasp of industry Casino workers who have had their oil spill claims denied by BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility may see their fortunes turn over the next couple of weeks. In November, the Mississippi Business Journal spoke to a casino worker on the Coast who also worked part-time for a company that managed franchise ...

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Harrah's in Tunica to lay off nearly 200

TUNICA — Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. says it will eliminate nearly 200 jobs at its Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Tunica. That’s about 5 percent of the 4,000 employees at the properties. Harrah’s is citing a decline in the casino industry as the reason for cutting a variety of jobs, from senior management to hotel and restaurant employees. R. Scott Barber, ...

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Philadelphia now largest city in U.S. with casino

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia took the title yesterday of largest U.S. city with a casino when Pennsylvania’s 10th gambling hall opened despite years of community protests and delays. SugarHouse Casino drew a raucous crowd of well over a thousand people to the Delaware River waterfront for a chance to play among its 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games. A string ...

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Hood: Choctaws can build casino in Jones County

SANDERSVILLE — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said yesterday there is no legal basis for the state to try to block a casino proposed on Choctaw tribal land in Jones County. Gov. Haley Barbour opposes the casino and asked Hood last month to research state law to find a way to stop the development, which would have 500 to 700 ...

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A gamble in Jones County

Choctaws look to build casino in Pine Belt Gaming can be a polarizing issue. So when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) announced earlier this month to build a casino near the tiny hamlet of Sandersville in Jones County, which has never had gaming, it was not surprising that a segment of the local population would be against a ...

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Choctaws considering Jones Co. casino

JONES COUNTY — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is considering building a casino in Jones County, a development that would be the tribe’s second gambling area in the state. Tribal spokesman Warren Strain said last week the tribal council is tentatively set to vote on the proposed development May 19. The site is located near Sandersville on the tribal-owned ...

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Louisiana casinos' revenue drops

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos took a big hit from the struggling economy in January, as winnings from gamblers decreased 14.6 percent from January 2009. The state’s 13 riverboat casinos won $131.2 million last month, down from $153.2 million the previous January, state police reported Tuesday. Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.’s land casino in New Orleans saw winnings fall to $27 ...

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