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Magaritaville Casino laying off approximately 200 workers

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi is laying off about 50 full-time and 150 part-time workers as the summer tourist season ends. CFO Scott King tells the Sun Herald for six weeks the company has been informing employees their jobs would end with summer. Margaritaville hired nearly 1,000 people for its opening May 22. Traditionally, Coast casinos ...

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State's casinos took in less winnings in July compared to 2011

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos won more money from gamblers in July than in any month since August 2008. But the state’s river region casinos continued to lag their historical performance, meaning casinos statewide won less money than in July 2011. Overall revenue fell 3.3 percent from July 2011, to $203.6 million, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue ...

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Developers finally get nod from Gaming Commission

GULFPORT — Gulfport casino developers have finally made their casino big enough to win Mississippi Gaming Commission approval. The commission voted 3-0 to approve Rotate Black MS to begin construction on what would be a $112 million project. It would overlook the city of Gulfport’s small craft harbor, and the city has been eager for the project to go ahead ...

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Casino developers promise 'bigger and better plans'

GULFPORT — Developers of Gulfport’s waterfront Harbor Town Casino say they have bigger and better plans to present to the Mississippi Gaming Commission on July 19. In May, the Gaming Commission has asked casino developer Rotate Black to try again. Rotate Black CEO John Paulsen tells the Sun Herald the new plan increases the investment from $87 million to $100 ...

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State's casinos record drop in revenue in May

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Revenue for Mississippi casinos dropped about $2 million in May from April. The Mississippi Department of Revenue released figures that show casinos took in $185.3 million may compared to $187 million in April. And the figures showed casino revenue was 26 percent higher in May than a year ago, when river casinos were forced to close by ...

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