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City, new casino get off to bumpy start over signage

NATCHEZ — The president of a casino in Natchez said he plans to meet with Mayor Butch Brown about banners advertising the casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the city took down banners directing customers to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino at the bottom of Roth Hill in Natchez last Friday. But the casino soon replaced them. Natchez officials said the casino ...

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County appeals decision to give casino tax money to city

CLARKSDALE — Coahoma County has appealed a judge’s order that it return to the city of Clarksdale about $62,000 collected in casino taxes. The Clarksdale Press Register reports the county filed the appeal Feb. 15, asking Circuit Judge Johnnie Walls to reverse his decision. In court documents, county attorney Tom Ross argues that Walls ruled not on a county action ...

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Trial date set for casino's tax-protest hearing

VICKSBURG — Ameristar Casino’s protests over Warren County property tax levies for 2012 and 2013 will be heard Oct. 14 in Warren County Circuit Court. The Vicksburg Post reports the separate lawsuits filed by the casino have been combined by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. The Ameristar claims in the most recent of the two cases, filed Jan. 4, that ...

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Tourism tax collections up in the Land of Elvis

TUPELO — Tourism tax receipts in Tupelo hit at least $300,000 benchmark in three of the first four months in the current fiscal year, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau says. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports tax revenue rose almost 4 percent for the fiscal year. November’s revenue was $311,809 — a record for the month — compared to ...

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Casino chooses local firm for data protection/recovery

BRANDON and BILOXI — The Solutions TEAM, a Brandon-based IT services outsourcing and cloud-based data protection solutions provider, has been selected by Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel in Biloxi to provide cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery solutions and services. “After a thorough analysis of all available alternatives, including software and online backup solutions, we believe The Solutions TEAM and ...

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Tribe decides against buying bankrupt casinos

VICKSBURG — An Oklahoma Indian tribe is no longer planning to spend $125 million to buy the bankrupt DiamondJacks casinos in Bossier City, La., and Vicksburg from Legends Gaming. Global Gaming Solutions, a unit of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, wrote in court papers filed Jan. 25 that the DiamondJacks operations had run further downhill since owner Legends Gaming filed ...

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Isle-Natchez ousts general manager/VP, gives no reason

NATCHEZ — Isle of Capri Casino Natchez changed its top management with the ouster of vice president and general manager Tony Scudiero. Jill Alexander, senior director of corporate communications for Isle of Capri Casinos based in St. Louis, declined to explain the cause for the management change. The Natchez Democrat reports the management shake-up occurred as Natchez’s second casino, Magnolia ...

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Choice Hotels adds Miss. properties for undisclosed sum

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Choice Hotels International has added 46 hotels to its family of brands. Under an agreement reached with affiliates of Colony Capital, LLC, including Colony Financial Inc., and hospitality management company Aimbridge Hospitality, the properties will be franchised under the Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge brands. The addition of these hotels, which all formerly operated as ...

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City puts Magnolia Bluffs money in short-term CD

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen is considering in motion to put the $350,000 the city recently received from Magnolia Bluffs Casino in a certificate of deposit. The Natchez Democrat reports Alderman Dan Dillard made a motion to put money into a short-term CD until the board could finalize a plan for the money. The funds are the final ...

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