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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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City leaders set election date for liqour/wine vote

NEW ALBANY — New Albany aldermen have voted to set an election for March 19 to decide whether liquor and wines of more than five percent alcohol by weight can be sold inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Mississippi law requires the board to hold an election if a group presents petitions asking for the vote ...

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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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Casino officials want tougher facility regulations

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive director Allen Godfrey says depending on the comments, regulators could vote ...

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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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Restaurant warns customers of possible fraud

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud. Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files might have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than 100 stores. The Athens-based firm ...

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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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Renovations totaling $100M underway at Coast casino

BILOXI — Work has begun to transform Isle of Capri into the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports Landry’s Golden Nugget bought the East Biloxi casino Nov. 29 and has remodeled five of the guest rooms that visitors can tour this weekend. By about Memorial Day, one-third of the $100-million remodeling and construction project should be done and ...

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Park Service interested in land leased by casino

NATCHEZ — A lease between the city of Natchez and the Isle of Capri on some property at Fort Rosalie has expired and the National Park Service wants to acquire the land. Natchez National Historical Park Superintendent Kathleen Jenkins tells the Natchez Democrat there was an understanding was that the NPS would obtain the Little Mexico property when the lease ...

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