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Casino developers to send lease agreement with city to commission

NATCHEZ — Roth Hill casino developers have been asked to send a copy of their finalized lease with the city of Natchez to the gaming commission because the recently proposed lease amendment ties the lease to the funding of the casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission deputy director Eddie Williams tells The Natchez Democrat Natchez Gaming Enterprises, LLC is not required ...

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Casinos won more money from gamblers in December

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi casinos won more money from gamblers in December, the only month in 2011 that gaming revenues were higher than in 2010. For the year, gamblers lost $2.24 billion in the state’s casinos, down 6.3 percent from 2010 and the lowest amount since 1998. The take at Gulf Coast casinos dropped only marginally, but winnings at river ...

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Caesars exploring what to do with Coast casino

BILOXI — The new regional president for Caesars Entertainment South says the company is looking at what to do with the skeleton of a casino that stands uncompleted on the Biloxi beach. Daniel T. Real tells The Sun Herald he and the new general manager of the Grand Biloxi, Jonathan Jones, are putting together updated options for the site. Real ...

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Hard Rock considering new 154-room hotel tower

BILOXI — Hard Rock Casino Biloxi is considering building a 12-story hotel tower that would add 154 hotel rooms. The resort presently has 317 rooms. The Sun Herald reports Hard Rock officials met yesterday with Biloxi’s Development Review Committee to show preliminary plans for a tower to be built along U.S. 90 north of the resort’s swimming pool. Karl Bulot, ...

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Margaritaville Casino sets May opening date

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant is scheduled to open the week of May 20 in East Biloxi. Karen Sock, general manager of Margaritaville, made the announcement yesterday during a meeting of the Biloxi City Council. Sock says the resort will create 1,000 new jobs and open up the Point Cadet area of Biloxi for future development. That ...

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Silver Slipper Casino up for sale

WAVELAND — The owners of Silver Slipper have put the casino on the market. Casino general manager John Ferrucci tells The Sun Herald the sale price of the casino is confidential and provided only to qualified buyers. Ferrucci says four suitors are looking at the property. He says their first order of business would be to build a hotel. Silver ...

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City to ask for funds for new casino infrastructure

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will apply for a grant of up to $8.5 million to fund infrastructure improvements for CanCan Casino. The Sun Herald reports originally the cost of the new streets, water and sewer infrastructure for the proposed casino was estimated at $6 million. City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council meeting the actual cost was ...

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Resort officials say security breach reports inaccurate

PHILADELPHIA — Officials with Pearl River Resort has issued a statement on reports regarding a potential breach in security of the processing system for credit and debit cards at the Pearl River Resort. Officials say reports have not been wholly accurate. Guests’ personal financial information is secure and protected, and no ATMs were affected during the time period under scrutiny. ...

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Choctaws, investigators looking into credit card thefts

PHILADELPHIA — The FBI, local law enforcement agencies and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians are looking into a security breach in a credit card processing systems at the Pearl River Resort in Neshoba County. The tribe reported the problem. Philadelphia Police Chief Richard Sistrunk said all victims had one thing in common — each had used their debit cards ...

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