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Full House approved to own Silver Slipper's license

BAY ST. LOUIS — According to Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts, the Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the company to own a Mississippi gaming licensee. The finding of suitability should enable the company to close on its acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino Venture, LLC, the entity operating the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis Oct. 1, the company ...

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Hard Rock Casino unveils plans for hotel tower

BILOXI — The management of Hard Rock Casino plans a 12-story, 154-room hotel tower along U.S. 90 in Biloxi. The company says the $32.5-million project is expected to be completed by New Year’s 2014. The addition will create 90 permanent jobs and 250 construction jobs. The Sun Herald reports Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC and Hard Rock International explored the viability ...

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Magaritaville Casino laying off approximately 200 workers

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi is laying off about 50 full-time and 150 part-time workers as the summer tourist season ends. CFO Scott King tells the Sun Herald for six weeks the company has been informing employees their jobs would end with summer. Margaritaville hired nearly 1,000 people for its opening May 22. Traditionally, Coast casinos ...

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State's casinos took in less winnings in July compared to 2011

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos won more money from gamblers in July than in any month since August 2008. But the state’s river region casinos continued to lag their historical performance, meaning casinos statewide won less money than in July 2011. Overall revenue fell 3.3 percent from July 2011, to $203.6 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue ...

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Officials budget for BancorpSouth Arena renovation

TUPELO — The BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo could get a new look just in time for its 20th anniversary next year. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the local coliseum commission approved a budget that would pay $1.8 million to resurface the building’s exterior and freshen up the interior paint. The building would retain its exterior insulation finishing system but ...

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Developers finally get nod from Gaming Commission

GULFPORT — Gulfport casino developers have finally made their casino big enough to win Mississippi Gaming Commission approval. The commission voted 3-0 to approve Rotate Black MS to begin construction on what would be a $112 million project. It would overlook the city of Gulfport’s small craft harbor, and the city has been eager for the project to go ahead ...

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Revenue Department puts lien on Delta civic center

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Department of Revenue has put a $14,182 lien on a Leflore County Civic Center bank account based on allegations the center didn’t pay sales taxes. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the Leflore County Board of Supervisors, which owns the Civic Center, unanimously voted to appeal the lien. The Civic Center’s director says that some of what the ...

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Plans coming to repair horse track, but no funding

STARKVILLE — Mississippi Horse Park director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project. Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she would approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding options. In May, representatives from ...

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