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Mississippi Choctaws voting on proposal to create 4th casino

Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will vote on developing a fourth casino, which would be on tribal land at the center of the state. Choctaws will decide Thursday whether to create a gambling site on tribal land in the Red Water community just north of Carthage, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Red Water is about 23 miles (37 kilometers) west of ...

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Mississippi casino revenue continues to decline in August

Casinos along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast held their own last month, while revenue declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River continued. State Revenue Department figures released this week show gamblers lost $168 million statewide last month, down 2 percent from August 2016’s $171 million. Receipts rose less than 1 percent to $98 million at the 12 coastal casinos, the fifth ...

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Choctaw set Nov. 17 vote on new Mississippi casino.

The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 17 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. The Clarion-Ledger reports that if the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the casino would be built in the Red Water community in Leake County. Two casinos, Silver Star and Golden Moon, are in Choctaw in Neshoba County. A third is in Bok ...

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BILL CRAWFORD – Voters sovereign except when they aren’t

Strong words from Governor Phil Bryant in his state-of-the-state address back in January: To the taxpayers who hear this message, rest assured your governor recognizes that you are sovereign. You, by the power of your vote, grant us the authority to govern. The Mississippi Constitution makes clear that, ‘All power is vested in and derived from the people.'” Hmmm. In ...

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Mississippi group will study lottery but not take a stand

A study group will gather facts but does not intend to make recommendations either for or against creating a lottery in Mississippi. That’s according to the group’s leader, Republican state Rep. Richard Bennett of Long Beach. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery, and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said legislators should consider starting one. Republican House Speaker ...

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Lottery members say task is to gather facts

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Only one House member on the committee Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, formed to study the lottery, voted during the 2017 legislative session in favor of an amendment trying to enact the lottery. In addition, when announcing members of the committee earlier this month, Gunn said, “The purpose of the study group is to gather ...

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Developers appeal rejections of Mississippi casino sites

Developers are appealing denials of two casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jacobs Entertainment wants to build a casino in Diamondhead, while RW Development seeks to build one in Biloxi. The Mississippi Gaming Commission on March 16 rejected both sites. Such approval is a key step in getting a casino licensed in Mississippi. In its appeal, Jacobs says Gaming ...

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Penn National Gaming to buy 2 Tunica County casinos for $44M

Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica are changing hands. Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that it will pay $44 million to buy the two Mississippi gambling halls, which had been handed over to creditors after bankruptcy. The company already owns three Mississippi casinos, including Hollywood Casino Tunica. Penn National CEO Timothy Wilmott says it will centrally ...

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Casino revenue falls sharply across Mississippi in February

Gamblers stayed away from Mississippi casinos in February, sending revenue tumbling 10 percent compared with the same month in 2016. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $172 million last month, compared to $190 million in February 2016. The 12 coastal casinos posted revenue of $95 million, down 9 percent from $105 million in February 2016. It was the second-sharpest ...

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Biloxi casino employee accused of stealing from slot machine

An employee at a Biloxi casino has been accused of stealing from a slot machine. The Sun Herald reports that the state Gaming Commission says 38-year-old Gary Landon Davison, of Brooklyn, Mississippi, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft from a slot machine. Brooklyn is south of Hattiesburg. Davis worked as a slot technician at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. ...

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