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Twin River completes $51M purchase of 3 casinos

A Rhode Island casino company said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said it closed on the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. The Lincoln-based company purchased the casinos from Nevada-based Affinity Gaming for $51 million in a deal that also includes three sports-betting ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation announces first transfer to the state

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation made its first transfer of $7,621,232.37 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury on January 17. The MLC is required to transfer net proceeds within 20 days following the close of each calendar month. “We are very pleased with these early results,” said MLC President Tom Shaheen. “Retailer and player ...

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Mississippi ranks among top states in gambling

By Jayson Burnett Mississippi is one of the top gambling states in the country, according to the American Gaming Association. Based on data from the gaming association, a Mississippi resident spends $717 a year gambling. Mississippi had the third highest average, only trailing behind Oklahoma, where a resident spends about $1,141 a year and Nevada, where a resident spends $3,928 ...

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Gamerz Den offers family-friendly gaming destination

By MADISON HYATT / Oxford Citizen Opening on September 6, Gamerz Den has quickly established themselves as an entity within Oxford. Gamerz Den serves as a space where gamers can convene to play their game of choice, order, or buy games. Gamerz Den specializes in non-electronic games such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K. Board games, ...

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Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in 1st days

The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation. About $3.8 million of the money was awarded in prizes, and nearly $2 million of it will go into the state budget to help pay for roads and bridges. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation started selling tickets Nov. 25, and it announced the initial sales ...

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$2.5 million in sales on 1st day of Mississippi lottery

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says people bought a total of $2.5 million in lottery tickets on the first day of sales. In a news release, lottery officials said that translates into $570,000 for the state. Tickets went on sale at 5 a.m. Monday. The tickets are available at nearly 1,200 retailers in 80 of the state’s 82 counties. The lottery’s president, Tom Shaheen, ...

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Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi

Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. But the state’s lack of money for road maintenance ...

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Lottery countdown: About 1,200 retailers ready for Nov. 25 rollout

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal In a week , customers can get a haircut, massage and a lottery ticket at Gameday Haircuts & Spa. The business is one of nearly 1,200 retailers statewide that will be selling lottery scratch-off tickets. Although a bit unusual for a hair salon to offer lottery tickets, Mississippi Lottery officials say there are several ...

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IP recognizes outstanding team members of the month for July and August

IP Casino Resort SPA in Biloxi recognized its Team Members of the Month for July and August. July’s honorees included Yendee Cartwright (Food & Beverage, Banquets), Sandra Ghorla (Bus Tour & Travel, Bus Coordinator), Mike Nguyen (Table Games, Dealer), Mike Hryhorchuck (Facilities, Lead Maintenance), John McDonald (Facilities, Painter) and Georgetta Williams (Food & Beverage, Lead Cook). August’s honorees included Lillian ...

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Multistate lottery games start in Mississippi on Jan. 30

The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30. The state’s lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that Powerball and Mega Millions will be available in Mississippi. The corporation said last week that the sale of scratch-off tickets for single-state games in Mississippi will begin Nov. 25. Mississippi has been one of six states without a lottery, but ...

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