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Mississippi Lottery Corporation transfers more than $10 million to the state

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) completed its July transfer of $10,148,035.69 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This is the first deposit for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), which began July 1, 2020. “This is a great way to start the new fiscal year,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen of the transfer. “In the ...

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Pearl River Resort to reopen 1 Mississippi casino Friday

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning a phased reopening of its Pearl River Resort amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tribe said its Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville is opening its doors Friday. Golden Moon Hotel & Casino in Neshoba County will open a week later, on Aug. 14. Reopening has not been set for Silver Star Casino, which ...

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Boyd Gaming unveils mobile gaming app with nostalgic brand

By LISA MONTI Boyd Gaming Corp. dusted off its vintage Las Vegas brand to help give its new Stardust Social Casino app an advantage in the crowded field of mobile gaming. The company, which owns IP Casino in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Tunica among more than 20 others, unveiled the mobile gaming app this month. It offers some of the ...

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Lottery transfers more than $10 million to State of Mississippi

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation has completed its June transfer of $10,723,795.84 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the State for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020, to $70,730,502.31. “We have actively sold lottery tickets slightly more than seven months during FY2020,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “We ...

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Casinos back open for business but not back to normal

By LISA MONTI Gamblers eagerly returned to play their favorite games when most Mississippi casinos reopened May 21 after weeks of a mandated shutdown due to the coronavirus. Their enthusiasm carried over through the Memorial Day and July 4th holiday weekends, though new health guidelines and restrictions may have toned things down a bit. Still, casino operators and tourism officials ...

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Mississippi Lottery transfers nearly $13 million for May

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) completed its May transfer of $12,728,965.17 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to $60,006,706.47 since launch on November 25, 2019. “Raising funds to benefit Mississippi’s roads, bridges and education is a top priority,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “We are already ...

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Ameristar Casino to lay off 150 workers in Mississippi

Officials for a riverfront casino in Mississippi have announced plans to permanently lay off 150 workers as the industry faces challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Ameristar Casino, which sits along the Mississippi river in Vicksburg, will remain open, but will reduce its staff beginning in August, according to a letter notifying city officials of the layoffs. The Mississippi Gaming ...

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Reopened Mississippi casinos made more this Memorial Day

Mississippi’s casinos reopened just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and what a weekend it was. Casinos raked in $5 million more than Memorial Day weekend 2019, when they won $28.9 million in gaming revenue, the Mississippi Gaming Commission reported Thursday. That increase was without the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi — the state’s largest casino — ...

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Some Mississippi casinos reopen after 2-month virus hiatus

Some casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday for the first time in two months, following state guidelines to try to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus. At least three dozen people stood in line waiting to get into WaterView Casino in Vicksburg as it opened. A manager came outside to do a countdown until opening. Customers were allowed to enter ...

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