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Palace Casino still in the dark

BILOXI — Palace Casino is expected to reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Sun Herald reports the parts needed to repair a primary power panel were located but delivery to the East Biloxi resort was delayed by snowstorms in the North. The power has been out since Sunday, when a short in the main power panel forced the evacuation of ...

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MGM Mirage amends credit facility

LAS VEGAS — MGM Mirage is seeking amendments to its aggregate $5.55 billion of senior credit facilities, which would extend the maturity of a substantial portion of those credit facilities from Oct. 3, 2011, to Feb. 21, 2014. The company has asked its lenders to provide their final approvals of the transaction by Feb. 24. Lenders approving the proposed amendments ...

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Lights out at Palace, forces evacuation

BILOXI — The power is out at Biloxi’s Palace Casino Resort. An electrical short yesterday forced an evacuation of the entire property. General manager Keith Crosby said the cause of the outage might be a rodent that fell into the wiring in the casino’s primary power panel. Crosby said a technician from Baton Rouge, La., was expected to fix the ...

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Former Choctaw chief hospitalized

JACKSON — Phillip Martin, the former longtime chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has been hospitalized in Jackson. His condition was not immediately available. A member of the tribe referred questions to Martin’s daughter, who he said was at St. Dominic Hospital with the 84-year-old former chief. Daughter Debbie Lewis told The Associated Press she would not release ...

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Lawmakers take no action on lottery

JACKSON — Legislators who want to create a Mississippi lottery said they were disappointed yesterday when the issue came up for discussion but the proposal stalled because no action was taken. Only five of the 15 House Gaming Committee members attended the meeting — not enough for a quorum to vote. A bill filed by Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of ...

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Gaming 'father' dies at age 62

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Richard J. Schilling Jr., successful restaurant, nightclub and casino owner considered the “Father of Mississippi Gaming,” has died at the age of 62 at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. Schilling started in the restaurant and entertainment business when he was 13 years old and since owned some of the most successful and legendary entertainment venues ...

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Louisiana's casinos see revenue fall

BATON ROUGE, La. — Continuing to follow a recent national trend, Louisiana’s state-licensed casinos saw their winnings from gamblers fall 15.8 percent last month from the previous December. The 13 riverboats, Harrah’s New Orleans Casino and the four race track casinos won $192.4 million in December, down from $222.8 million in December 2008. State police report the riverboat casinos won ...

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Lakes eyeing former Isle property

TUNICA — Lakes Entertainment Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Lakes Tunica Casino Management, LLC, has entered into a development services and management agreement with Abston-McKay Ventures, LLC, wherein Lakes agreed to perform certain development and management services for a potential casino located at the former Isle of Capri site in Tunica. Terms if the deal were not disclosed. Lyle Berman, CEO ...

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Multimedia earns commission's approval

JACKSON — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted Multimedia Games Inc. a manufacturer/distributor license and has granted approvals to members of the company’s senior management team. The first stage in the process to allow Multimedia Games to sell slot machines to, or place them on a revenue share basis in, commercial casinos in the State of Mississippi. The license is ...

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Bridges makes national ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis rates among the Top 40 casino layouts in the United States, according to Golfweek’s recently-released rankings. Golfweek’s Best Casino list for 2009-2010 was published in the Dec. 12 issue of the national magazine. “We’re very pleased and not surprised that the raters recognize the splendid course ...

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