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Tunica casino revenues a concern for state gaming officials

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday creating the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, John Hairston saw the occasion as more than a tourism bill for three coast counties. For the chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, it is both a step in reviving the Tunica County casino and a preemptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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Officials readying to cut ribbon on hospitality training center

GULFPORT — After a decade of planning, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College officials will cut the ribbon Friday on the nearly 51,000-square-foot Hospitality and Resort Management Center. MGCCC president Mary Graham tells The Sun Herald the state-of-the-art facility will provide a hands-on learning environment for students. The community college plans to work with Coast hospitality and resort industries to provide ...

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Trustee to auction off closed casino, some inventory

VICKSBURG — The trustee in the bankruptcy liquidation case of a closed Vicksburg casino boat will auction off the vessel and some its inventory on April 25. The Vicksburg Post reports a court hearing for creditors of the former Grand Station Casino will be heard again May 3. In March, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Neil P. Olack granted Smith permission to ...

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Biloxi's Beau Rivage best casino on tour group list

The National Tour Association has named Beau Rivage the top casino of its member gaming organizations. The Biloxi casino was recognized recently during a luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on the final day of the Travel Exchange, the NTA’s annual convention. The NTA is an organization for travel professionals, and its tour operators design group tours for its clientele. “We have ...

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One casino adding revenue while the other spruces up

NATCHEZ — Three months after Natchez’s second casino began play, gaming revenue is up in the city, but insiders warn it’s too early to bet on the increase holding or folding. Natchez gaming revenues for December, January and February increased over the same months last year. The Natchez Democrat reports figures from the Natchez City Clerk’s office show the biggest ...

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Demolition to begin at sites for retail center, casino

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville is clearing the way for another major retail center along Interstate 10 and a casino on Back Bay. A developer has acquired nearly 80 acres at the I-10 junction with Interstate 110. The homes and businesses there will come down by the end of the year and Mayor Rusty Quave tells The Sun Herald ...

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Officials want loop to connect casinos, beach with Back Bay

BILOXI — City officials want to complete the long-awaited loop around East Biloxi that would link the casinos and the beach with Back Bay. The Sun Herald reports the City Council voted to support an initiative to connect Back Bay Boulevard with U.S. Highway 90. David Nichols, the city’s chief administrative officer, says he’s looking for state and federal money ...

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City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. Natchez officials said the casino ...

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Trustees of bankrupt casino want to auction off boat, inventory

VICKSBURG — The trustee in the bankruptcy liquidation case of a closed Vicksburg casino boat has requested that the vessel and some of its inventory be auctioned. The Vicksburg Post reports creditors of the closed Grand Station Casino will go before a court-appointed trustee on April 5 as the case proceeds. Trustee Stephen Smith continued a creditors’ meeting set Friday ...

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College-level casino courses could be offered at more schools

JACKSON — A bill headed to the governor would allow more of Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges to teach management, accounting or other courses specifically related to running casinos. The courses could be taught only in counties where casinos are legal — some areas along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast and in places with casinos run by ...

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