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Another riverboat casino closes due to rising Mississippi

VICKSBURG — Rainbow Casino announced yesterday that the casino has received an emergency order from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to close the casino as of today at 4 a.m. until floodwaters recede. “As the Mississippi River continues to rise the Gaming Commission has ordered the casino to close,” said Paul Avery, Rainbow Casinos’ vice president and general manager. “We encourage ...

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Sandbags in place, Riverwalk Casino remains open

VICKSBURG — Riverwalk Casino Hotel is still open and receiving guests. The casino said it has a detailed plan in place should it be required to close in response to the floodwaters, but there are no plans to close as of yesterday. Riverwalk said it is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of its guests and team members as ...

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MDA: Most of tourism industry unaffected by flooding

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi state officials are working to inform tourists that Mississippi is open for business. The State of Mississippi continues to monitor and assess the rising water levels of the Mississippi River, and state agencies are working with local, state and federal agencies to track water stages and road and business closures. The Mississippi Development Authority is working ...

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Harlow's closure leaving Greenville with no open casinos

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville will temporarily close to the public effective Friday at 10 p.m. due to concerns over rising water levels and flooding along the Mississippi River, according to the casino’s owner, Churchill Downs Inc. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners has declared a state of emergency due to expected flooding along the Mississippi ...

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Casinos, roads closing due to flooding river

GREENVILLE and NATCHEZ — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is temporarily closing its Lighthouse Point and Jubilee Casinos, both in Greenville, due to the rising water levels of the Mississippi River. The Lighthouse Point Casino will close today at midnight and the Jubilee Casino will close tomorrow at midnight. The re-opening date of the casinos will be determined at a future time ...

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Isle of Capri-Natchez closing due to rising river

NATCHEZ — Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Natchez announced that as of 2:30 a.m. central time May 8, the casino would be closed temporarily until floodwaters recede. “As the Mississippi River continues to rise access to our property is expected to be compromised and the casino will close to ensure the safety of our guests,” said Tony Scudiero, Isle of ...

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Rising river has Tunica casino industry in emergency mode

TUNICA — The staggered casino closing plan implemented by the Tunica casino industry, in conjunction with emergency management officials and the Mississippi Gaming Commission, was completed yesterday afternoon with the scheduled closing of the three casino properties located at Casino Center (Gold Strike Casino Resort, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel). The plan, put into effect April ...

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Gaming Commission orders casinos to shut down

TUNICA — As the Mississippi River rises to near-record levels, Tunica’s nine casinos will shut down indefinitely, displacing about 10,000 workers and costing millions in lost dollars for the Delta community. Larry Gregory, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, issued closure orders yesterday to ensure the safety of visitors and workers. The casinos will close on a staggered schedule ...

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Hampton Inn wins national award for excellence

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Hampton Inn & Suites is the recent recipient of the coveted Hampton 2010 “Circle of Excellence” award for its placement in the brand’s top 10 percent out of 1750 Hampton Inns worldwide. This marks the fourth time the hotel has won the “Circle of Excellence” award. The Vicksburg property has also been granted its fifth “Excellence ...

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