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Research firm: CVB should not manage historic homes

OXFORD — The Cedar Oaks Mansion and L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum were once dilapidated buildings in danger of either being torn down or falling down on their own until concerned citizens got together to save the two homes from disrepair. The Cosmopolitan and Centennial clubs revived Cedar Oaks and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation bought and renovated the Lamar house. ...

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Mayor wants 'trial run' of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are fully educated on the issue. ...

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Defunct casino to be moved; cost could rise depending on 'crud'

VICKSBURG — By late August, Vicksburg’s downtown City Front will be without a floating casino for the first time since 1993 if the winning bidder at an auction April 25 for the former Grand Station Casino follows through on a bankruptcy court-ordered sale of the vessel. What happens to the spot beyond late summer is an open question. Keyes Recycling ...

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming Summit session entitled “Thieves, cheats ...

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Read May 10th digital edition of MBJ

In this week’s MBJ, read about the unease that has set in as Hal & Mal’s owner contemplates life under a new landlord. There is much more, including our coverage of the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, and more … » Southern Pipe turns 75 » FC&E becomes national player in less than a decade » Oxford mayor calls challenger’s ...

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Social media marketing allows casinos to give – and take

BILOXI, Mississippi — You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian Best, corporate president of e-commerce ...

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Southern Gaming Summit: Tribal gaming growing in the South

BILOXI — Tribal gaming is expanding in the Southern region of the U.S. with the addition of gaming space, hotels and amenities such as spas, to keep gamblers longer and the casinos profitable for tribe members. Session attendees heard regional reports from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina and Oklahoma Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi. Holly Gagnon, president ...

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Ads fun, not anti-Mississippi, says Southland executive from Southern Gaming Summit

The advertising, in a word, was taken personally by gaming officials in Mississippi. Southland Park Gaming and Racing’s recent marketing campaign in the Arkansas, Tennessee, north Mississippi area have been often-discussed in Mississippi gaming circles. The television ads for the West Memphis, Ark., racetrack and casino incorporated negative Mississippi stereotypes. The ads advise viewers “Don’t Risk the Road Trip.” They depict dangers such as ...

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Bennett: Mississippi has a lottery; it just needs to be enacted

From the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, here’s what state Rep. Richard Bennett, chairman of the House gaming committee says about the state’s stance on lotteries. “A lot of people don’t realize that in 1992, there was a referendum for a lottery in Mississippi and it passed, and they amended the constitution. So it’s legal to have a lottery. We’re ...

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Coast residents to vote on tax hike to fund recreation projects

PASCAGOULA — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation allowing Pascagoula residents to vote on a proposed 2 percent prepared food tax, says city recreation commission chairman Mike McElhaney. The tax would fund recreation projects outlined in the city’s recreation master plan, which the board adopted in October. Senate Bill 2921 was signed into law April 16, McElhaney said, and the ...

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