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Sports betting could boost casino traffic

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By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision that could change the gambling playing field. In the next week or two, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule on a New Jersey challenge of the Bradley Act, ...

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2 Gulfport men nominated to Mississippi Gaming Commission

BILOXI — Two Gulfport men could take their seats on the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week in Biloxi — if the state Senate can confirm their nominations in time. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission meeting scheduled for March 19 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will have to be postponed if one or both of Gov. Phil ...

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Miss. court to hear case of casino barge, Katrina damage

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider whether a judge was wrong in finding that an insurance company was not liable for damage caused when the Grand Casino barge was torn from its moorings during Hurricane Katrina and smacked into a Biloxi beachfront home. The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to look at an appeal from homeowner Cherri Porter, who ...

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Hairston exiting early from Mississippi Gaming Commission

GULFPORT — Mississippi Gaming Commission member John Hairston says he will resign from regulatory board effective Jan. 31. Hairston was appointed to the Gaming Commission in 2005 and again in 2010. He made the announcement at a commission meeting Thursday. Hairston was recently named president and chief executive officer of Hancock Holding Co. and he says he is very busy. ...

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Miss. casino revenue falls on river casino weakness

JACKSON — Mississippi casino revenue fell in November, as continued weakness at casinos along the Mississippi River outweighed gains on the Gulf Coast. State Department of Revenue figures show casinos statewide won $156 million from gamblers in November, down 5 percent from $164 million in November 2013. The 12 coastal casinos won $82.8 million, up less than 1 percent from ...

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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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Gulf Coast casino revenues up for June and first half of 2014

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos flexed their muscles in June, beginning the summer with a 13 percent increase over last year’s June and posting their most-profitable June since 2008 in Gross Gaming Revenue numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The coast also showed a modest increase over 2013 for the first six months of 2014. The $95.7 million won ...

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Bookings for future conventions increasing

Coast casinos and tourism officials put a lot of energy and resources into attracting and playing host to conventions, which fill up hotel rooms and restaurants and help plump up the bottom line especially during the off season. Crystal Johnson, director of sales at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, said convention business booked through the CVB ...

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