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Silver Slipper Casino up for sale

WAVELAND — The owners of Silver Slipper have put the casino on the market. Casino general manager John Ferrucci tells The Sun Herald the sale price of the casino is confidential and provided only to qualified buyers. Ferrucci says four suitors are looking at the property. He says their first order of business would be to build a hotel. Silver ...

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City to ask for funds for new casino infrastructure

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville will apply for a grant of up to $8.5 million to fund infrastructure improvements for CanCan Casino. The Sun Herald reports originally the cost of the new streets, water and sewer infrastructure for the proposed casino was estimated at $6 million. City Manager Michael Janus said at yesterday’s council meeting the actual cost was ...

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State's casinos see drop in winnings

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010’s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 percent from ...

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JRA turns down two proposals for downtown hotel

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has decided to pass on two proposals to build a hotel across from the Jackson Convention Complex and instead will seek new proposals for a new downtown hotel. The Clarion-Ledger reports the board passed on two proposals last Friday. Brian Fenelon, the JRA board member who introduced the motion to not accept either proposal, ...

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Beau Rivage Resort expands Florida air service

GULFPORT and BILOXI — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is increasing its air service to five days a week with Vision Airlines. The expanded service begins Jan. 5, 2012. The Beau Rivage scheduled service from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport will operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays on 136-seat Boeing 737 aircraft. Beau Rivage ...

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Resort management continues to shuffle with Warren's resignation

CHOCTAW — Executive changes continue at Pearl River Resort with the sudden resignation of president and CEO and the hiring of a new CFO. The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE) board has accepted the resignation of Pearl River Resort president and CEO Bryce Warren. He was just named president and CEO of Pearl River late last month. Choctaw Chief and ...

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Residents protest against proposed Coast hotel

BILOXI — A developer wants to build a $12-million Fairfield Inn hotel next to the new Biloxi Visitors Center, but the people who live in the area said it doesn’t fit in their historic neighborhood. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi Planning Commission yesterday tabled the request for a zoning change and variances until the project is brought to Biloxi’s ...

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CVB to shore up budget deficit with tax money

SOUTHAVEN — The DeSoto County Convention and Visitors Bureau board has adopted an operating budget of $11.5 million for the DeSoto Civic Center for fiscal year 2012 that starts Oct. 1. The spending plan includes a $494,000 deficit that CVB members say will be shored up with funds from the county’s 2 percent tax on hotels and restaurants. The Commercial ...

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Commission views hotel plans, but operator a mystery

BILOXI — Pictures of the proposed 500-room hotel at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center have been revealed, but it’s still undetermined what company will operate the $100-million hotel. Tom Lander, general manager of Mortenson Development, the company hired by the Coliseum Commission to design and build a convention hotel in Biloxi, said yesterday the hotel is based on a Sheraton ...

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Commission drafts Convention Center District plan

BILOXI — Coast Coliseum Commission members have drafted a Convention Center District master plan that they expect to recommend to city planners by the end of summer. The Sun Herald reports coliseum director Bill Holmes showed the plan to members yesterday at the Commission’s monthly meeting. In the first draft, the commission will recommend the area around a proposed extended ...

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