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Philadelphia now largest city in U.S. with casino

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia took the title yesterday of largest U.S. city with a casino when Pennsylvania’s 10th gambling hall opened despite years of community protests and delays. SugarHouse Casino drew a raucous crowd of well over a thousand people to the Delaware River waterfront for a chance to play among its 1,600 slot machines and 40 table games. A string ...

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Hood: Choctaws can build casino in Jones County

SANDERSVILLE — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said yesterday there is no legal basis for the state to try to block a casino proposed on Choctaw tribal land in Jones County. Gov. Haley Barbour opposes the casino and asked Hood last month to research state law to find a way to stop the development, which would have 500 to 700 ...

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A gamble in Jones County

Choctaws look to build casino in Pine Belt Gaming can be a polarizing issue. So when the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) announced earlier this month to build a casino near the tiny hamlet of Sandersville in Jones County, which has never had gaming, it was not surprising that a segment of the local population would be against a ...

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Choctaws considering Jones Co. casino

JONES COUNTY — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is considering building a casino in Jones County, a development that would be the tribe’s second gambling area in the state. Tribal spokesman Warren Strain said last week the tribal council is tentatively set to vote on the proposed development May 19. The site is located near Sandersville on the tribal-owned ...

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Louisiana casinos' revenue drops

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos took a big hit from the struggling economy in January, as winnings from gamblers decreased 14.6 percent from January 2009. The state’s 13 riverboat casinos won $131.2 million last month, down from $153.2 million the previous January, state police reported Tuesday. Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.’s land casino in New Orleans saw winnings fall to $27 ...

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