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City councilman calls unfinished casino 'eyesore'

BILOXI — The city of Biloxi is seeking authority from the Legislature to deal with blighted commercial property. Its target is Caesars Entertainment’s unfinished casino on the beach on U.S. Highway 90. The city had authority until last September when a law expired to clean commercial buildings and multi-family housing complexes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Harrah’s Entertainment, now ...

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Officials concerned over depleted casino fund reserves

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has about $12,000 remaining from the $1.6 million in casino revenue budgeted this fiscal year. The Delta Democrat Times reports that in previous years the city used other tax revenue or borrowed money for day-to-day operations and various repairs. For the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2012, the city decided to use $1.6 ...

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Choctaws' gaming revenue growth second-fastest in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA — Indian casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study reported Wednesday. Not only did revenue rise 3 percent, to $27.4 billion, but Indian casinos are holding on to their share of total casino gambling revenue, competing closely with commercial casinos, according to ...

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Commission approves new rules for casino construction

JACKSON — Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved a new rule that would require new casinos to be sturdier and with larger gambling space larger and restaurants and hotels. The new regulations approved today would raise the required number of hotel rooms from 250 to 300 and hotel quality to a three-diamond. New casino resorts would have to have a 40,000-square-foot ...

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Mourner hits $7.2 million jackpot on Biloxi penny game

He drove from Michigan to Biloxi for a friend’s funeral, then felt obligated to play penny slots in honor of his friend instead of his normal table game. So, of course, he hits the jackpot — worth $7.2 million. Tyler Morris of Montague, Mich., won the jackpot Friday night between 10 and 10:30 with a $3.50 wager on a Lord ...

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Trial date set for casino's tax-protest hearing

VICKSBURG — Ameristar Casino’s protests over Warren County property tax levies for 2012 and 2013 will be heard Oct. 14 in Warren County Circuit Court. The Vicksburg Post reports the separate lawsuits filed by the casino have been combined by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. The Ameristar claims in the most recent of the two cases, filed Jan. 4, that ...

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Judge orders county to make back payments to city

CLARKSDALE — A judge has ordered Coahoma County to return the city of Clarksdale about $62,000 — back payments that county’s appears to have been withholding in an annexation dispute. The board of supervisors met Wednesday but left the meeting with board president Paul Peterson telling the Clarksdale Press Register the matter is “ongoing litigation.” Earlier this month, Circuit Judge ...

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Casino chooses local firm for data protection/recovery

BRANDON and BILOXI — The Solutions TEAM, a Brandon-based IT services outsourcing and cloud-based data protection solutions provider, has been selected by Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi to provide cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery solutions and services. “After a thorough analysis of all available alternatives, including software and online backup solutions, we believe The Solutions TEAM and ...

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DiamondJacks owner countersues over $6.25 million deposit

VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe and the bankrupt owner of two DiamondJacks casinos are suing each other over the collapse of the tribe’s plan to buy the gambling halls. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants a federal bankruptcy judge to declare that it didn’t break its agreement to buy gambling halls in Bossier ...

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Buyer sues DiamondJacks owner to get back deposit

The Oklahoma Indian tribe that planned to buy DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg is now suing to get back the $6.25 million deposit it put down on the purchase. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wants a federal bankruptcy judge to declare it didn’t break its agreement to buy the two gambling ...

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