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Owners of bankrupt casino ordered to find buyer

VICKSBURG — By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Delta Development & Investments has retained Equity Partners CRB (EP) to find a buyer for its Grand Station Casino barge on the Yazoo River in Vicksburg. According to EP, many gaming-related machines and tables would be included in the sale. The court has ordered the accelerated sale of the assets, free ...

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Supervisors vote to give tax break for Hard Rock expansion

BILOXI — Harrison County supervisors have approved a tax break for Hard Rock Casino Biloxi’s hotel expansion. The Sun Herald reports supervisors unanimously agreed to a seven-year county ad valorem tax exemption for improvements related to Hard Rock Casino’s planned expansion, which involves a new 12-story hotel tower worth $32 million. The exemption doesn’t apply to school taxes and once ...

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State wants Bay St. Louis marina lawsuits dismissed

BAY ST. LOUIS — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has asked a judge to dismiss two lawsuits over beach front property involving in the ongoing Bay St. Louis marina project. Hosemann filed the motions in Hancock County Circuit Court. The city of Bay St. Louis has joined in the motions. A judge has not ruled on the motions. The Murphy ...

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Study: Dispersants may have hurt Gulf food chain

A study on possible effects of the 2010 BP oil spill indicates dispersants may have killed plankton — some of the ocean’s tiniest plants and creatures — and disrupted the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the nation’s richest seafood grounds. Scientists who read the study said it points toward major future effects of the spill. One ...

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Gaming Commission investigating principals of proposed casino

NATCHEZ — Background checks have begun for people involved in the Magnolia Bluffs Casino as the Mississippi Gaming Commission moves closer to granting final approval for an opening in December. Commission deputy director Eddie Williams said the commission is conducting suitability investigations of casino owners, general managers, investors or significant shareholders. Williams told The Natchez Democrat the suitability investigations involve ...

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Revenues were flat at state's casinos in June

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casino revenues were basically flat in June, as a recovery at gambling halls along the Mississippi River barely made up for losses on the Gulf Coast. Overall revenue rose less than 1 percent from June 2011, to $186.9 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Statewide revenue was basically flat with May, down less than ...

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