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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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Mississippi Lottery selects vendor for instant tickets, online games

The Mississippi Lottery Corp.has selected a world-renowned vendor to provide two major lottery gaming services: a central gaming system that will generate tickets for computerized draw games and the printing service for instant scratch-off tickets. This is a major operational milestone for the MLC. The MLC Board of Directors on Friday approved entering into a contractual agreement with IGT Global ...

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Broken pipe pours water onto Mississippi casino gaming floor

It was raining — but not money — inside one Mississippi casino. The Horseshoe Casino and Hotel Tunica is cleaning up after a water main ruptured above part of the casino floor Thursday. WMC-TV reports water poured out on gaming tables. The casino says operations are continuing as normal except in the affected area. Damage could be repaired as early ...

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Developer gets approval for casino on Mississippi Gulf Coast

A plan to build a casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is one step closer to becoming reality. WLOX-TV reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval Thursday to the Cure Land Co. The local developer plans to build the casino in Lakeshore, a community near Bay St. Louis. In March , the developer submitted a legal notice to build the ...

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