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Island View Casino Resort opens $75 million smoke-free beach casino

Officials with Island View Casino Resort opened the doors today to a $75 million casino expansion during a ceremony attended by several local and state dignitaries. Island View’s Beach Casino is located on the south side of U.S. Highway 90 adjacent to its Beach Tower. The Beach Casino is a 43,000-square-foot smoke-free casino. This expansion is the fourth phase of ...

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Coast Coliseum to get food overhaul starting July 1

Visitors to the Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi will soon be in for some new food. The Sun Herald reports that Levy Convention Centers will become the new food service provider as of July 1. Matt McDonnell, executive director of the Center, said Levy will invest $2.5 million in new equipment and venues. New concession stands, cafes and a VIP ...

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Pitbull to open Miami-themed lounge on Mississippi coast

Rapper Pittbull is going to Mississippi to open a new a Miami-themed lounge inspired by his Florida hometown. News outlets report that Armando Christian Perez, whose stage name is Pitbull, will be at the opening of the iLov305 Nightlife and Cocktail Lounge inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The hotel says in a statement that two days of festivities ...

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Former Biloxi mayor A.J. Holloway dead at 79

A.J. Holloway, who oversaw an unprecedented number of quality-of-life improvements during his unprecedented 22 years as Biloxi’s mayor, died early Tuesday morning. He was 79. He was elected to the City Council in 1989 and elected mayor in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013, before resigning in 2015. Holloway became mayor a year after casino gaming was legalized. The ...

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Mississippi city offers up historic properties to developers

A Mississippi city is soliciting requests for proposals to develop three downtown properties it owns. The Sun Herald reports Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich wants to capitalize on the success of a lucrative deal to rent the city’s old library as a restaurant. The city will consider proposals for two 19th century properties: the Magnolia Hotel, which houses a Mardi Gras museum, ...

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Travel South Showcase to roll into Mississippi

By LISA MONTI When the 36th Annual Travel South Showcase rolls into the Mississippi Coast this month, it will bring in almost 700 tour operators, journalists, travel service providers and destination market organizations from around the U.S. There will be thousands of business meetings, multiple FAM tours fanning out across the state and presentations highlighting attractions and amenities all over ...

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City to use Katrina recovery money to seek end to flood woes

Mississippi’s second-largest city could use recovery money from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina to seek a solution to a neighborhood’s flooding problem. WLOX-TV reports that the Gulfport City Council will consider hiring an engineering firm Tuesday to investigate flooding and propose solutions. Businesses along the stretch of U.S. 49, a central artery in the city, have long complained that unmaintained ditches and a ...

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New CEO Segarra says his priority is to understand the culture and inner workings of the Gulf Coast

By JULIA MILLER Mississippi’s beaches have long attracted tourists to the area, but with a new face at the helm of the Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tourism office is looking to grow its reach. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers an incredibly vast array of things to see and do,” said Milton Segarra, the new CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf ...

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Gilich wants to transform Point Cadet into tourist destination

  By LISA MONTI Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich is putting together a partnership to help plan the transformation of vacant green space adjacent to the Point Cadet Marina into a collection of new tourist-friendly marine-related attractions. Among the improvements Gilich envisions is expanding the Gulf Coast Research Lab’s pier, where research vessels dock, to allow oystermen to offload their ...

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