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State's casinos see drop in winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010’s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 percent from ...

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Isle workers certified

Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi food and beverage team members recently attended a Supervisory Skills Certification Program presented by Continuing Education Productions Inc. This 10-week course, Master Critical Supervisory Skills, helps equip supervisors with the critical management skills and daily operating principals required in today’s demanding business. Attendees included Atara East, F&B lead; John McDonnell, F&B lead/trainer; Karla Petty, F&B manager; ...

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Beau Rivage Resort expands Florida air service

GULFPORT and BILOXI — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is increasing its air service to five days a week with Vision Airlines. The expanded service begins Jan. 5, 2012. The Beau Rivage scheduled service from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport will operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays on 136-seat Boeing 737 aircraft. Beau Rivage ...

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Harlow's Casino unveils plans for major renovations

GREENVILLE — Plans unveiled last week project a multi-million-dollar renovation of the Harlow’s Casino and Resort. The Delta Democrat-Times reported construction is expected to be completed in 2013. The facility will feature a new buffet area, a steakhouse, business center, spa, fitness center, pool and a new multi-purpose event center capable of being converted into a conference room or configured ...

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Supervisors award extension to Diamondhead Casino

DIAMONDHEAD — A company that has proposed a casino in Hancock County has received a two-year extension of its special use permit for land it owns stretching from south Diamondhead east to near the Harrison County line. County supervisors granted the extension this week to Diamondhead Casino Corp. The Sea Coast Echo reports the permit was in jeopardy after the ...

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Majestic Star emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

ROBINSONVILLE — Majestic Star Casino, which owns Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel in Robinsonville, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The Las Vegas company said it had eliminated more than $500 million in debt. The company is now owned by former lenders, with Minnesota-based Wayzata Investment Partners the largest shareholder. Fitzgeralds, one of nine casinos in Tunica County, had 666 employees ...

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Harlow's to hold groundbreaking for expansion

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino will hold a groundbreaking Dec. 8 for an expansion of its resort in Greenville. Casino officials say the Mississippi River flooding in May caused the temporary closure of the casino and caused damage to its entertainment center, buffet space and other areas. Harlow’s reopened June 1 and officials say that over the last few months they ...

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Site work underway for new casino in Natchez

NATCHEZ — Construction crews are currently working to stabilize the ground at the Roth Hill casino site in preparation for the construction of a second Natchez casino, which is scheduled to be complete next October. The Natchez Democrat reports the site’s construction crew worked yesterday to drill pilings 70 feet into the ground to stabilize the soil where the Premier ...

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