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Council's action clears way for sale of Isle Casino

BILOXI — The sale of the Isle Casino to Landry’s Golden Nugget could close at any time. The Biloxi City Council has approved reassigning leases for city land at Point Cadet to Landry’s Golden Nugget. The sale of the Isle Casino to Golden Nugget was announced in March. The casino will become the Golden Nugget Biloxi. The casino will continue ...

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Casino officials to ask Commission for gaming license

NATCHEZ — Magnolia Bluffs Casino representatives will appear before the Mississippi Gaming Commission seeking approval of a gaming license for the casino. MGC executive director Allen Godfrey tells The Natchez Democrat the commission will also decide whether to approve applications for findings of suitability for stakeholders in the casino. The suitability investigations are standard procedure and involve exhaustive criminal, financial ...

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State's casinos see worst month since September 1998

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casinos stumbled through their worst revenue month since September 1998 in October, with gamblers losing 8 percent less than in October 2011. Statewide casino revenue fell to $167.4 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. If poor results continue, the state’s gambling halls could collect less money in 2012 than in 2011, even though the ...

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Officials expected to OK city's first gaming venue

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council is expected to give the final approvals for the city’s first casino. The Sun Herald reports the council will vote today on four measures that will allow Land Holdings I to build a casino on the Back Bay. The company hasn’t yet announced the name of the casino. Before the final master plan is ...

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Chickasaws moving forward on buy of riverboat casino

Vicksburg — An Oklahoma Indian tribe is moving forward with buying the DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg. A bankruptcy auction did not occur after Global Gaming Solutions was the only bidder to qualify. The unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to pay $27.5 million in cash and $97.5 million in new debt to secured lenders ...

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Delta casino laying off unspecified number of workers

TUNICA — The Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica has laid off an unspecified number of employees, citing a soft economy, seasonal fluctuations and increased competition. General manager Chuck Miller declined to say how many employees were let go or how many remain. The casino reported 669 employees to the Mississippi Gaming Commission June 30. A company statement said laid-off workers ...

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Casino construction on schedule; opening set for December

NATCHEZ — Work on both the interior and exterior of Magnolia Bluffs Casino is moving along, and construction is on schedule for the casino’s opening in December. Project manager Dennis McEvoy of FoxCor Construction tells the Natchez Democrat crews are putting the finishing touches on the cypress siding on the exterior of the building and have begun installing tiles and ...

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Mid-South Fair attendance continues to dwindle

SOUTHAVEN — An estimated 66,000 attended the 2012 Mid-South Fair in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports the attendance was not as good as past fairs in Mississippi but still a number that fair officials consider a success. The event ended Sunday in Southaven, where the 156-year-old fair has been held for the past four years since moving from Memphis. In ...

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Hurricane Isaac rained on casinos' winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Hurricane Isaac’s drenching rains dampened August casino revenues in Mississippi, with closings and bad weather keeping gamblers from losing as much as in August 2011. Statewide casino revenue fell 3.4 percent from last year, to $178.4 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. In August, the 12 coastal casinos won a total of $86.3 million from ...

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