Home » NEWS » Gaming (page 78)

Gaming

AirTran discontinuing Coast flights in March

GULFPORT — AirTran Airways has announced that it is ending its flights to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Christopher White, an AirTran spokesman, tells The Sun Herald that flights will end March 6. The low-fare airline offers flights from Gulfport to Atlanta and Tampa, Fla., three times a week. White says the airline looked at the performance at the Gulfport airport and ...

Read More »

IHL: Unemployment slowing economic recovery

JACKSON — The Jan. 2011 issue of the “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook,” published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. This issue presents the state economic forecast for 2011 to 2015, and includes detailed employment forecasts by sector. Regional, national and international developments impacting the ...

Read More »

Diamondhead Casino enters LOI with Phoenix

DIAMONDHEAD — On Dec. 10, Diamondhead Casino Corporation (DCC) entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with Phoenix Gaming and Entertainment, LLC. DCC owns, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mississippi Gaming Corporation, approximately 404 acres of land in Diamondhead on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The company has been trying since the 1990s to build a gaming venue in Diamondhead. Under the ...

Read More »

Churchill Downs finalizes acquisition of Harlow's

GREENVILLE — Churchill Downs of Louisville, Ky., has completed its purchase of a Mississippi casino and hotel for about $138 million. The company, which owns Churchill Downs in Louisville and three other racetracks, will have a public ceremony today to mark the transfer of ownership of Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville. Harlow’s sits on about 69 acres of ...

Read More »

City officials want review of casino developer

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen will seek an independent review of developers who proposed a new casino in the city. Alderman Dan Dillard says the developers’ failure to submit information to be on the state Gaming Commission’s December agenda is a sign that the board needs to proceed on its own. Dillard says he suspects developers are not ...

Read More »

Casino workers might get oil spill assistance

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The agency in charge of paying Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims is requesting information from casinos that could lead to payments to hundreds of gambling employees previously denied damage claims, the head of an industry trade group says. Beverly Martin, executive director of the Coast Casino Operators Association, told The Sun Herald that she talked ...

Read More »

Tropicana sells Horizon to Nevada company

VICKSBURG — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. says it has sold its Horizon Vicksburg Casino in Mississippi, subject to regulatory approval. The riverboat casino has 382 slot machines and a 117-room hotel. Tropicana, controlled by investor Carl Icahn, will sell the casino for $3.25 million plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The buyer is Delta Investments & Development, LLC, a Nevada-incorporated company, ...

Read More »

City Council changes liquor sales ordinance

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has tweaked a local liquor ordinance to allow sales on city property along the riverfront where restaurants have been proposed. The Mississippi Press reports the council voted 4-3 Tuesday to approve the change. The ordinance previously did not allow the sale or consumption of alcohol in public areas throughout the city and that included ...

Read More »

Landmark Coast hotel holding liquidation sale

PASCAGOULA — A liquidation sale is set for tomorrow for the contents of Pascagoula’s La Font Inn, including thousands of items from a nondescript wineglass to the knight mosaic from the old La Font bar. Developers of the 1960s landmark told The Mississippi Press that National Content Liquidators Inc. will sell items for the 192 hotel rooms, conference rooms and ...

Read More »