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Mississippi hires experienced executive for its new lottery

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Wednesday that it is hiring an experienced executive as its first president. Thomas N. “Tom” Shaheen, 66, begins June 1 and will oversee operations as Mississippi prepares to join most other states in offering scratch-off tickets and other games of chance. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday in Jackson, Shaheen said Mississippi ...

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IP casino, restaurant receive 4-Diamond Rating

IP Casino Resort Spa and its fine dining restaurant, thirty-two, have received the 2019 AAA Four-Diamond rating for the 12th consecutive year. Less than four percent of the AAA-rated hotels receive the four-diamond rating.

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Mississippi casinos win more as sports betting boost extends

Casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast won the second-highest monthly amount ever in March, boosted by betting on the NCAA basketball tournament. Although casinos in other parts of Mississippi remain beset by increasing competition, they too have been showing strength since the advent of sports betting. Figures released this month show gamblers lost $212 million in March, up 5% from ...

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Third casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County to close

A casino company announced Tuesday that it’s closing a gambling hall in Mississippi’s Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area since 2014 in the face of increasing competition and declining revenues. Penn National Gaming announced that it would close the Resorts Casino Tunica on June 30, leaving a six casinos in a county that boomed on gambling ...

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Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records

The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records. It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial services and a person to run day-to-day operations. Mississippi is one of the last states to create a lottery after legislators voted to do so in August, partly as a way to provide ...

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Mississippi River flooding shuts down Tunica County casino

A north Mississippi casino is closed because Mississippi River flooding is partially covering its access road. Local media report the Fitz Casino in Tunica County closed Sunday at the behest of county emergency managers. The casino says on its Facebook page that there’s no flooding in its parking lot or casino. The county’s other six casinos remain open. County Emergency ...

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Cure Land Company intends to build new casino in Hancock County

Cure Land Company wants to build a casino with a hotel on the beach in Lakeshore, according to the legal notice of intent to apply for a gaming license dated March 1 and published in today’s Sea Coast Echo. The company plans to develop the casino and hotel on 98.5 acres on South Beach Boulevard. The proposed project includes 40,000 ...

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IP Recognizes employees for December, 4th quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa recognized several team members for their service, dedication and work ethic. December’s honorees were Maureen O’Gorman (Security, Dispatch), Andre Nguyen (Senses Spa & Salon, Manicurist), Ricky Sherrill (Infusions Coffee Shop, Barista), Chance Fricke (Food & Beverage, Lead Line Cook), Neisha Gabbidon (Hotel Housekeeping, Guest Room Attendant) and Ellyn Mack (Purchasing, Buyer). Fourth quarter honorees included part-time ...

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Mississippi regulators approve site for 13th casino

The Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the site for another casino along the Gulf Coast. News outlets reported regulators voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a location in Long Beach for its first casino. The regulators met in Long Beach in November and delayed action to give them more time to study the plan. Developer James Parrish and his investors must ...

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