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Casino developers reapply to build 2 new casinos along coast

An official says that developers have reapplied to build two casinos along the Mississippi Gulf Coast whose proposed sites were previously rejected by gaming commissioners. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, tells The Sun-Herald that developers RW Development and Jacobs Entertainment have reapplied. RW Development proposed building South Beach Casino on the northeast side of Veterans Avenue ...

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November Mississippi casino revenue dips after October rise

Mississippi casinos saw revenue fall in November, with gamblers losing 4 percent less statewide. Figures released by the state Revenue Department show casinos won $155 million in November, down from $161 million in 2015’s same month. Gamblers lost $88 million at the 12 coastal casinos — 4 percent less than last November. It’s only the sixth decrease for coastal casinos ...

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Mississippi joins fight for legal sports betting

Mississippi and several other states have joined New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The Clarion-Ledger reports Attorney General Jim Hood signed onto the brief submitted by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, as did the attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana and Wisconsin. New Jersey in October appealed a lower court’s ...

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Mississippi casino revenue rises strongly in September

Mississippi casinos raked in the chips from gamblers in September, with statewide casino revenue increasing nearly 4 percent. Figures released by the state Revenue Department show casinos won $171 million from gamblers in September, up from $165 million in September 2015. Gamblers lost $98 million at the 12 coastal casinos, up 7 percent from last September. It’s the 23nd increase ...

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Rezoning near Margaritaville could cost Coast millions

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the Mississippi Gulf Coast will lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if Biloxi’s proposal to rezone 20 acres of waterfront property where Margaritaville developers want to build a $140 million expansion. Hosemann says rezoning the property and leasing it for only $2 per square-foot would result in the Coast losing $25 million. Local ...

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Developers look at Long Beach for new casino

Developers are looking at Long Beach as a possible casino site and have made an offer to buy the city’s yacht club. The Sun Herald reports the company was registered with the Secretary of State in May and lists James Parrish, owner of The Inn at Magnolia Alley in Bay St. Louis and other businesses in South Mississippi, as manager. ...

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Natchez officials hope casino can help with city’s cash woes

Natchez city officials are asking Magnolia Bluffs Casino to pay one-quarter of its annual lease payment in advance so the city can pay employees and its bills on time. The Natchez Democrat reports that Ward 1 Alderwoman Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis told the Natchez Board of Aldermen at a Tuesday meeting the city does not have enough cash to pay employees or the ...

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Developers of Gulfport Harbor casino want lower rent

The developers of a proposed harbor casino don’t want to pay their full rent of $80,000 a month. The Sun Herald reports Mississippi Coast Entertainment LP will request a rent reduction to $40,000 for August and September. Steve Hendrix, attorney for property owner Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, says the city council is expected to consider the request Tuesday. Virginia attorney Robert ...

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New Gulfport Harbor casino could be delayed

Developers of a Gulfport Harbor casino want to delay by two months the timeline they told city officials they would meet for final Gaming Commission approval and the start of construction. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Redevelopment Commission, which owns a portion of the harbor property where the casino would be built, will consider the request at a meeting ...

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