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Outgoing Arkansas mayor backs casino plan on last day

The outgoing mayor of Russellville chose his last day in office to express support for a Mississippi company’s proposal to build a $254 million, 600-room hotel and casino in Pope County. Russellville Mayor Randy Horton, who was defeated by newcomer Richard Harris in a December runoff, submitted a letter to the Arkansas Racing Commission on Monday expressing support for the ...

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Company closing second casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County

Caesars Entertainment will close a second casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County, as the region’s years-long decline in gambling revenues continues to weigh on business. The Las Vegas-based casino behemoth announced Tuesday that it will close the Tunica Roadhouse Casino at the end of January, citing “persistent declines in business levels in the area stemming from increased competition.” The move will ...

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Governor names 5 to new Mississippi Lottery Corp. board

Gov. Phil Bryant is naming four businesspeople and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a Mississippi lottery. Bryant announced his choices Friday. Starting the lottery is expected to take months. Philip Chamblee of Madison directs the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores Association and the Mississippi Propane Gas Association. Gerard Gibert of Ridgeland ...

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Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling

House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members expressed concerns Thursday about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as well as the potential for match-fixing. “For Congress to do nothing is the worst possible alternative,” said Rep. ...

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Group asks Arkansas court to strike casinos ballot measure

A group asked Arkansas’ highest court on Monday to disqualify a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state, claiming the proposal’s wording is ambiguous and misleading to voters. The group, Ensuring Arkansas’ Future, asked the state Supreme Court to not cast any votes on the proposed constitutional amendment that election officials approved last week for the November ...

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Caesars launching sports betting in Mississippi, New Jersey

Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally’s casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Monday. Its sister casino in Atlantic City, Harrah’s will start taking sports bets on Wednesday. ...

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