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Defunct casino to be moved; cost could rise depending on 'crud'

VICKSBURG — By late August, Vicksburg’s downtown City Front will be without a floating casino for the first time since 1993 if the winning bidder at an auction April 25 for the former Grand Station Casino follows through on a bankruptcy court-ordered sale of the vessel. What happens to the spot beyond late summer is an open question. Keyes Recycling ...

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming Summit session entitled “Thieves, cheats ...

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming Summit session entitled “Thieves, cheats ...

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Caesars’ CEO addresses casino concerns at Biloxi summit

With Mississippi gaming issues at the heart of his presentation, Gary Loveman, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, used his keynote address Wednesday at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi to address problems – both current and in the future – of gaming in the United States. In his address – “Did Dinosaurs know they were Dinosaurs” – Loveman said the ...

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Coast casinos adding rooms, restaurants, venues

There’s a 150-room hotel tower sprouting at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Isle of Capri is undergoing a major transformation before it becomes the Golden Nugget Biloxi later this year. The Palace Casino in Bilxoi is renovating 236 rooms, and Island View Casino in Gulfport has a new entertainment venue. And there may be more on the way ...

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The American Gaming Association has compiled its annual “State of the States” report and survey, which shows that gaming nationally continues to grow and is almost back to its 2007 pace. And while Mississippi is struggling a bit in the face of increased competition, the state continues to be a major player in the industry. Twenty-three states now offer gaming, ...

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Casino survey reveals national, Mississippi data

The U.S. commercial casino industry realized its second-largest year in gross gaming revenues ever in 2012, according to a economic impact study released today by the American Gaming Association. The annual State of the States: The AGA Survey of Casino Entertainment shows an industry that has now seen three consecutive years of escalating growth — reaching its highest levels of ...

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Stockholders approve sale of casino for $869M

VICKSBURG — The sale of Ameristar Casino will mark the second gambling house buyout in Vicksburg in less than a year. The stockholders of Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc. last week approved the company’s planned acquisition by Pinnacle Entertainment. The all-cash transaction is estimated to be valued at $869 million. No change to Ameristar’s brand name was to accompany the ...

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Gaming officials concerned over falling Tunica casino revenues

When Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill recently 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 pre-emptive strike in keeping the coast ...

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Developers of proposed new casino miss deadline

GULFPORT — A development company that had wanted to build a $112 million casino at the Gulfport Harbor but has been unable to obtain financing will have to return to the Mississippi Gaming Commission for new approval if it wants to go ahead with the project. The Sun Herald reports a time limit on permission for the project expired last ...

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