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Penn National Gaming to buy 2 Tunica County casinos for $44M

Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica are changing hands. Penn National Gaming of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, said Tuesday that it will pay $44 million to buy the two Mississippi gambling halls, which had been handed over to creditors after bankruptcy. The company already owns three Mississippi casinos, including Hollywood Casino Tunica. Penn National CEO Timothy Wilmott says it will centrally ...

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Casino revenue falls sharply across Mississippi in February

Gamblers stayed away from Mississippi casinos in February, sending revenue tumbling 10 percent compared with the same month in 2016. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $172 million last month, compared to $190 million in February 2016. The 12 coastal casinos posted revenue of $95 million, down 9 percent from $105 million in February 2016. It was the second-sharpest ...

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The Latest: 2 casino sites rejected on Mississippi coast

Regulators have rejected proposals for two new casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes had said the sites don’t meet requirements of a state law that limits state-regulated casinos to sites touching water along the Mississippi River or the Gulf Coast. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2mTQYY8 ) that the state Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected applications from ...

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IP recognizes workers

IP Casino Resort Spa has recognized several team members for their service, dedication and work ethic for both December and fourth quarter of 2016. December’s recipients included front-of-house team members Thomas Abshire (Table Games), Sharmane Barrant (Housekeeping) and Hazel McCord (Casino Porter); and back-of-house team members Susan Crenshaw (Housekeeping), Tavon Griffin (Food and Beverage) and Jewell Henry (Food and Beverages). ...

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Gaming Commission considers approval for 2 proposed casinos

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – After hours of debate, it’s still unclear how the Mississippi Gaming Commission will vote on two proposed casino sites that have been rejected in the past. News outlets report that attorneys and experts for and against the casino sites in Biloxi and Diamondhead gathered Thursday in D’Iberville in front of the three-member commission. The commission unanimously ...

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