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Projects a boost to D’Iberville — Casino approval, new retail growth adding to coast city’s economy

Two large projects are in the works that will add to the economic vitality of the city of D’Iberville. A busy interchange of Interstate 10 is located in this Harrison County city and is at the hub of recent retail growth. Now another shopping complex is on the drawing board for the southwest side of the interchange. Also near the ...

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Mississippi casino revenues hit lowest yearly mark since 1997

Last year was the weakest gaming revenue year for Mississippi casinos since 1997, according to numbers released today by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. In 2013, the 30 Mississippi casinos collected $2.136 billion in gross gaming revenue, which is money leftover after players’ winnings are subtracted from wagers. That’s the lowest since 1997 when 24 casinos collected $1.984 billion. The high ...

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State Port at Gulfport, Island View Casino sign 10-year lease

Rick Carter and Terry Green, co-owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, have extended their lease with the Mississippi State Port Authority to expand Island View’s hotel operations and add amenities. Carter and Green already announced a multimillion-dollar renovation of their hotel property on the south side of U.S. 90. They plan to spend $50 million to turn the ...

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State Port at Gulfport, Island View Casino sign 10-year lease

Rick Carter and Terry Green, co-owners of Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, have extended their lease with the Mississippi State Port Authority to expand Island View’s hotel operations and add amenities. Carter and Green already announced a multimillion dollar renovation of their hotel property on the south side of U.S. 90. They plan to spend $50 million to turn ...

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Gold Strike promotes Ron Hall, Lissa Ross

Gold Strike has promoted Ron Hall to director of guest experience for MGM Resorts International Mississippi Properties. In addition, he will serve as corporate marketing liaison for M life, Partnership Marketing, marketing systems support and training administration support at Gold Strike Casino Resort and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Hall is a seasoned executive with a diverse background in the ...

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Mississippi's May casino revenues offer economic encouragement

For those who judge casino spending as an indicator of increased leisure spending and economic recovery, May was a good month. Just 30 days after one of the worst casino revenue months in the last 15 years, an abrupt reversal by the state’s Gulf Coast casinos in May have sparked Mississippi casinos to their first year-over-year increase in two years. ...

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Casinos ban gamblers from using Google Glass

Casinos in Mississippi, New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet. Regulators say the devices could be used to cheat at card games. “Any cheating device is illegal,” said Allen Godfrey of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. “So if the glasses allow ...

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Mississippi casino revenues on pace for 15-year low (adds comment)

JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi casinos could be headed to a 15-year low in gross gaming revenues, if the trend from the first four months continues the rest of the year. April figures released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission this week show another month of revenue decreases as casinos attempt to reverse the trend of out-of-state gamblers staying out of state. ...

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