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Tourism tax collections up in the Land of Elvis

TUPELO — Tourism tax receipts in Tupelo hit at least $300,000 benchmark in three of the first four months in the current fiscal year, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau says. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports tax revenue rose almost 4 percent for the fiscal year. November’s revenue was $311,809 — a record for the month — compared to ...

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Casino chooses local firm for data protection/recovery

BRANDON and BILOXI — The Solutions TEAM, a Brandon-based IT services outsourcing and cloud-based data protection solutions provider, has been selected by Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi to provide cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery solutions and services. “After a thorough analysis of all available alternatives, including software and online backup solutions, we believe The Solutions TEAM and ...

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Tribe decides against buying bankrupt casinos

VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe is no longer planning to spend $125 million to buy the bankrupt DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg from Legends Gaming. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wrote in court papers filed Jan. 25 that the DiamondJacks operations had run further downhill since owner Legends Gaming filed ...

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Casino officials want tougher facility regulations

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive director Allen Godfrey says depending on the comments, regulators could vote ...

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CVB begins search for new tourism director after shakeup

CORINTH — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a search for a new tourism director after accepting the resignation of Kristy White from the position. The Daily Corinthian reports the organization’s board of directors is advertising the position and expects to take applications for about three weeks New board president Luke Doehner said a committee will interview ...

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Convention center to get $2M makeover

COLUMBUS — A $2 million-plus renovation of the Trotter Convention Center will begin later this year, city officials say. The Commercial Dispatch reports work on the city-owned building could take up to two years. Mayor Robert Smith said initial work will be done on the interior, including installing Wi-Fi, upgrading restrooms, installing a new elevator from the Second Avenue North ...

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Isle-Natchez ousts general manager/VP, gives no reason

NATCHEZ — Isle of Capri Casino Natchez changed its top management with the ouster of vice president and general manager Tony Scudiero. Jill Alexander, senior director of corporate communications for Isle of Capri Casinos based in St. Louis, declined to explain the cause for the management change. The Natchez Democrat reports the management shake-up occurred as Natchez’s second casino, Magnolia ...

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City puts Magnolia Bluffs money in short-term CD

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen is considering in motion to put the $350,000 the city recently received from Magnolia Bluffs Casino in a certificate of deposit. The Natchez Democrat reports Alderman Dan Dillard made a motion to put money into a short-term CD until the board could finalize a plan for the money. The funds are the final ...

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Renovations totaling $100M underway at Coast casino

BILOXI — Work has begun to transform Isle of Capri into the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports Landry’s Golden Nugget bought the East Biloxi casino Nov. 29 and has remodeled five of the guest rooms that visitors can tour this weekend. By about Memorial Day, one-third of the $100-million remodeling and construction project should be done and ...

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Two Coast counties approve regional tourism board

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Supervisors in Harrison and Hancock counties have voted to support a regional tourism board that would promote the entire Gulf Coast. Jackson County supervisors discussed the proposal yesterday but didn’t vote on it, saying they need more information. Once approved by the three counties, The Sun Herald reports it would need the approval of the Legislature. ...

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