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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The U.S. commercial casino industry realized its second-largest year in gross gaming revenues ever in 2012, according to a economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association. The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth — reaching its highest levels of ...

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Gaming officials concerned over falling Tunica casino revenues

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill recently creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a pre-emptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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McAuliffe gone, GreenTech works to fulfill loan terms

GreenTech Automotive has until the end of 2014 to create a minimum of 350 jobs at its Tunica facility, per the terms of a $3-million loan the Mississippi Development Authority made the company. The loan, made in September 2011, is to help the hybrid car company with site preparation and what an MDA spokesperson called “other project-related expenses” in Tunica, ...

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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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Tunica on track after 2011 flood, seeing major increases in activity

After the massive flooding of the Mississippi River in 2011, Tunica took a big hit in tourism, conventions and meeting activity. Even after the flooding was over and everything reopened, things were still slower than normal. “The national media said Tunica attractions were closed because of the flood,” said Bill Canter, director of marketing and sales, Tunica Convention & Visitors ...

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Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations of the casino resort. With ...

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Read May 7 issue of the MBJ

>> REAL ESTATE Large stores specifying whom they must have as neighbors— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone— By Clay Chandler >> Q&A David Carn, Baker Donelson— By Clay Chandler >> MARTY WISEMAN Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election >> NANCY ANDERSON Figuring out the Tunica way >> ...

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Rice producers make team

Tim Walker, an agronomist at Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville and Curtis Berry, a rice producer from Tunica, were participants in the Rice Foundation’s International Leadership Development Program, which included traveling to Mexico and Cuba. The Foundation’s five-member leadership team attended Cuba’s International Trade Fair held in Havana. More than 1,500 companies from 60 countries ...

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Harrah's in Tunica to lay off nearly 200

TUNICA — Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. says it will eliminate nearly 200 jobs at its Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Tunica. That’s about 5 percent of the 4,000 employees at the properties. Harrah’s is citing a decline in the casino industry as the reason for cutting a variety of jobs, from senior management to hotel and restaurant employees. R. Scott Barber, ...

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Council elects new board members, president

The Mississippi Biomass & Renewable Energy Council recently elected new members of the board of directors and a new president at its annual conference, held this year in Tunica. New board members are: Brent Brasher, Kengro Corporation, Charleston; Tamme Bufkin, The Bufkin Company, LLC, Hattiesburg; Terry Dunlap, Piney Woods Pellets, Wiggins; Caroline Randolph, Mississippi Green Energy Initiative, Hattiesburg; Keith Williams, ...

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