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IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members of the Month for April and May

IP Casino Resort Spa recognized several outstanding team members for their service, dedication and work ethic for April and May. April’s honorees included team members Dottie Clark (Reservations), Niokie Johnson (Housekeeping), Kim Le (Table Games), Brian Bean (Banquets), Nicholas Schwartz (Facilities) and Laurrencka Willard (Housekeeping). May’s honorees included team members Tina Hamilton (Environmental Services), Juan Perez (Environmental Services), Jonathan Sheldon ...

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Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast

A plan to build a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to the Cure Land Co. The local developer plans to build the casino in Lakeshore, a community near Bay St. Louis. In March , the developer submitted a legal notice to build the ...

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Reno-based Eldorado selling casinos in Mississippi, Missouri

Casino company Eldorado Resorts Inc. says it is selling two of its 26 properties and will use the proceeds to help it buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. Reno-based Eldorado announced Thursday that Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. will buy the Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Isle of Capri property in Kansas City, Missouri, for a combined ...

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IP announces team member of the year

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi named James Cartwright (Security Officer), as the 2018 Team Member of the Year. As a contender for Team Member of the Year, Cartwright was first honored in January 2018 as Team Member of the Month. Since he was selected as Team Member of the Year, he will receive $1,000, an all-expenses-paid trip for two ...

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Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. • Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology are pushing sports betting further online. Since ...

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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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