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Coast casinos' revenues up, but riverboats continue to struggle

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos won a bit more from gamblers in February but that increase couldn’t overcome bigger revenue declines at casinos along the Mississippi River. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show statewide casino revenue to $182 million in February, down fell 3 percent from 2013’s second month. Revenue has fallen in 18 of the last 20 ...

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Casino revenue up, but gaming along river remains depressed

It has been an easy year so far for the state’s casinos, but there is finally some good news, at least for venues on the Coast. Mississippi Department of Revenue figures show casinos took in about $179.1 million in August, compared to about $178.4 million a year ago, according to The Associated Press. The 12 casinos in coastal counties won ...

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'Queen' paddle-wheeler to shove off for Vicksburg this weekend

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th-century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area and a putting green. American ...

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Steamboat American Queen is planning to dock in Vicksburg

In 2008 when the historic steamboat Delta Queen discontinued Mississippi River tours, communities up and down the river not only lost a piece of cultural history, they also lost an important tourism asset. Thus, the state’s Mississippi River communities, still reeling from the recent flood, are all smiles with the announcement this month that the American Queen, a more modern, ...

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