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With tar balls still common, some question end of oil spill cleanup

GULF OF MEXICO — Finding tar balls linked to the BP oil spill isn’t difficult on some Gulf Coast beaches, but the company and the government say it isn’t common enough to keep sending out the crews that patrolled the sand for three years in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Tourist John Henson of Atlanta disagrees, particularly after going for a ...

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Diamondhead exploring zoning change to allow for casino

DIAMONDHEAD — The Diamondhead Planning Commission will hold a meeting later this month to consider a zoning change to allow a casino at the site of the old Harbor House property. City manager Richard Rose tells The Sun Herald the meeting will be on June 26 at City Hall. The planning commission will hear from Jacobs Entertainment, which wants rezoning ...

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State's casinos see worst revenue in April since 1998

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casino revenue kept falling in April, with gamblers losing less than in any other April since 1998. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue fell 6 percent to $176.3 million. » READ MORE: Details on declining casino revenues in April. Year-over-year casino revenue has fallen in every month since July 2012. The state’s casinos, ...

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Defunct casino to be moved; cost could rise depending on 'crud'

VICKSBURG — By late August, Vicksburg’s downtown City Front will be without a floating casino for the first time since 1993 if the winning bidder at an auction April 25 for the former Grand Station Casino follows through on a bankruptcy court-ordered sale of the vessel. What happens to the spot beyond late summer is an open question. Keyes Recycling ...

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Stockholders approve sale of casino for $869M

VICKSBURG — The sale of Ameristar Casino will mark the second gambling house buyout in Vicksburg in less than a year. The stockholders of Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. last week approved the company’s planned acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment. The all-cash transaction is estimated to be valued at $869 million. No change to Ameristar’s brand name was to accompany the ...

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Developers of proposed new casino miss deadline

GULFPORT — A development company that had wanted to build a $112 million casino at the Gulfport Harbor but has been unable to obtain financing will have to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission for new approval if it wants to go ahead with the project. The Sun Herald reports a time limit on permission for the project expired last ...

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Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality and resort industries to provide ...

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Trustee to auction off closed casino, some inventory

VICKSBURG — The trustee in the bankruptcy liquidation case of a closed Vicksburg casino boat will auction off the vessel and some its inventory on April 25. The Vicksburg Post reports a court hearing for creditors of the former Grand Station Casino will be heard again May 3. In March, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack granted Smith permission to ...

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One casino adding revenue while the other spruces up

NATCHEZ — Three months after Natchez’s second casino began play, gaming revenue is up in the city, but insiders warn it’s too early to bet on the increase holding or folding. Natchez gaming revenues for December, January and February increased over the same months last year. The Natchez Democrat reports figures from the Natchez City Clerk’s office show the biggest ...

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City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. Natchez officials said the casino ...

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