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Caesars pulls plug on construction of unfinished casino

BILOXI — Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it won’t continue construction of the unfinished casino on the beach in Biloxi, Miss. The company took a $167.5 million non-cash impairment charge on the project, writing off the money spent on the casino before stopping work in 2008. Caesars spokesman Gary Thompson tells the Sun Herald the project was halted at ...

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Committee members get plans for Isle-Biloxi renovations, expansion

BILOXI — The Biloxi Development Review Committee has received plans from Golden Nugget officials for a $150 million remodel and expansion of the Isle Casino Biloxi. Attorney Britt Singletary said yesterday the sale of the casino resort in East Biloxi could be completed in July. Singletary says the Isle won’t be rebranded the Golden Nugget until the restorations are complete. ...

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Commission approves site for proposed Coast casino

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville Planning Commission has approved the site plan and variances for a $370 million resort proposed by Land Holdings. The Sun Herald reports the city council will vote on the project at its May 1 meeting. About 50 people who live around the casino site east of Interstate 110 turned out to tell the commission yesterday they ...

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Study: Ballet competition brought $10.2M into Capital City

JACKSON — The USA International Ballet Competition’s economic impact leaped into double-digit millions for the first time when it was last in Jackson, with the event’s $10.2 million impact on the state, a recently released study shows. Compiled by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development, the numbers offer an “apples to apples” comparison with figures ...

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Alderman wants referendum on bringing in gaming

LONG BEACH — Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot. Carrubba tells WLOX-TV he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city. Long Beach voters have turned down gaming before — during two countywide votes. They rejected a gaming referendum again in 1993 ...

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Councilmen vote to lease land for proposed Oyster Bay Casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will share in the profits of Oyster Bay Casino if the resort is built. The city council yesterday agreed to lease the waterfront land on the Back Bay near the Jackson County line. City Manager Michael Janus told The Sun Herald the city’s parcel is needed to make the property a legal casino site ...

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Nevada firm looking to buy Silver Slipper Casino for $70M

HANCOCK COUNTY — Full House Resorts of Las Vegas, Nev., has entered into definitive agreements with Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC to acquire all of the outstanding membership interest of the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County. The purchase price is $70 million, exclusive of estimated cash, net working capital balances, fees and expenses and other adjustments ...

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State's casinos brought in more winnings in February

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — February winnings for Mississippi’s casinos rose 2.6 percent from a year ago, only the second time in the last year that revenues have improved at the state’s 30 gambling halls. The month was aided by the leap year’s extra day, as well as Mardi Gras occurring in the month. In 2011, Mardi Gras was in March. Overall, ...

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Developer's attorney says new casino proceeding; won't be CanCan

D’IBERVILLE — An attorney representing the developer say a new casino is ready to proceed in D’Iberville. The Sun Herald reports it will no longer be CanCan casino but it will be on the same site east of Interstate 110 on the Back Bay. Michael McCabe, an attorney representing developer Land Holdings I LLC, says research is underway with focus ...

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Houses passes bill allowing alcohol sales in dry counties

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has passed a bill to let mid-sized municipalities in dry counties decide if they wish to allow sales of liquor by the glass at restaurants and hotels. Voters in municipalities with at least 5,000 people would be allowed petition for a vote on the issue. At least 20 percent of registered voters would have to ...

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