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Mississippi casinos close as precaution over coronavirus

Mississippi casinos are closed, state lawmakers could leave the Capitol for a few weeks, and the state’s top education official is recommending that accountability standards be temporarily suspended as classrooms shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi reported 12 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday. The Mississippi Gaming Commission said in its order closing the casinos that keeping ...

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Casinos to close at midnight Tuesday

All of Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos were ordered to close by midnight Monday to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. Mississippi reported 12 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday. Schools and universities and some museums remained closed. The Mississippi Gaming Commission said in its order closing the casinos that keeping them open “poses an immediate threat to the ...

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Twin River completes $51M purchase of 3 casinos

A Rhode Island casino company said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said it closed on the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. The Lincoln-based company purchased the casinos from Nevada-based Affinity Gaming for $51 million in a deal that also includes three sports-betting ...

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Mississippi ranks among top states in gambling

By Jayson Burnett Mississippi is one of the top gambling states in the country, according to the American Gaming Association. Based on data from the gaming association, a Mississippi resident spends $717 a year gambling. Mississippi had the third highest average, only trailing behind Oklahoma, where a resident spends about $1,141 a year and Nevada, where a resident spends $3,928 ...

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Jackpot! Lottery tickets on sale for 1st time in Mississippi

Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. But the state’s lack of money for road maintenance ...

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Lottery countdown: About 1,200 retailers ready for Nov. 25 rollout

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal In a week , customers can get a haircut, massage and a lottery ticket at Gameday Haircuts & Spa. The business is one of nearly 1,200 retailers statewide that will be selling lottery scratch-off tickets. Although a bit unusual for a hair salon to offer lottery tickets, Mississippi Lottery officials say there are several ...

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Multistate lottery games start in Mississippi on Jan. 30

The new Mississippi Lottery will start offering multistate games on Jan. 30. The state’s lottery corporation on Tuesday announced the date that Powerball and Mega Millions will be available in Mississippi. The corporation said last week that the sale of scratch-off tickets for single-state games in Mississippi will begin Nov. 25. Mississippi has been one of six states without a lottery, but ...

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Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

The new Mississippi Lottery will start selling scratch-off tickets Nov. 25. That’s the Monday before Thanksgiving, and it’s slightly earlier than expected. The lottery corporation had said for months that the sales probably would begin by early December. The organization announced the start date in a news release Tuesday. The corporation also is starting to let convenience stores and other ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corporation launches new website, social media

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1, if not sooner. The MLC website, www.mslotteryhome.com, premiers today with a new look. “We have a website visually appealing and easy for our players to use,” said MLC ...

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Mississippi Lottery Corp. chooses ad and marketing firm

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. has chosen a Jackson-based firm to handle advertising and marketing. Maris West and Baker is receiving a three-year contract that includes creating and buying ads for the lottery, which is on track to start selling tickets in December. The lottery communications director, Meg Annison, says payments to the firm will vary by year, equaling about 11.5% ...

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