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These guys have the scoop on the early days of Biloxi casinos

The first casino to open in the southeast was on a riverboat at the Isle of Capri in Biloxi, and a quarter-century later, three of the “Pioneers of Riverboat Gaming” will be together in Biloxi for the Southern Gaming Summit. Lyle Berman, co-founder of the Grand Casinos; Timothy Hinkle
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Second developer appeals Gaming Commission’s denial of casino site

A day before the deadline, Diamondhead Real Estate on Wednesday joined RW Development in appealing the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s rejection of site their casino sites in South Mississippi. Both sites were denied March 16 during a meeting in Biloxi. Diamondhead Real Estate, whose
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RW Development appeals Gaming Commission’s denial of site approval for Biloxi casino

By Mary Perez RW Development has filed an appeal and asked the court to reverse Mississippi Gaming Commission’s denial of site approval for a casino at U.S. 90 and Veterans Avenue in Biloxi. The petition was filed in Harrison County Circuit Court on Thursday, two weeks after the Gamin
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Gaming numbers cruncher has lots to digest

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL This time of year, David Schwartz, the director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research, crunches more numbers than an accountant on a tax-filing deadline. If it has anything to do with revenue generated on a casino floor, Schwartz has a cha
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South Mississippi casinos keep upping their game with new amenities

By Mary Perez meperez@sunherald.com Amenities are always being updated at South Mississippi’s 12 casinos. But what’s new now is evident with Friday’s opening of The Blind Tiger restaurant at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi and the announcement of Mississippi’s first Saltgrass Steak Hous
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Penn National Gaming Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Operations of Bally’s Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica for Pre-Synergy Purchase Multiple of 3.7x

WYOMISSING, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) (“Penn National” or the “Company”), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RIH Acquisitions MS I, LLC and RIH Acquisitions MS II, LLC, the holding companies for th
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Could changes be coming for Louisiana’s gaming industry?

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana law requires gaming riverboats to have a working paddlewheel, even though the boats do not traverse the waterways. The chairman of the legislatively created task force in charge of recommending rules for the state’s gaming industry called that requirement “ridi
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Gaming Commission votes no on two casino applications

Biloxi Less than four hours after the Mississippi Gaming Commission again denied site approval for casinos in Biloxi and Diamondhead, representatives of RW Development said they were “shocked” by the decision and vowed to immediately appeal. The statement by RW Development capped an a
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Mississippi Gaming Commission set to rule on two casino sites

After a month to study the documents, the Mississippi Gaming Commission members are expected to rule Thursday on two potential casino sites in South Mississippi. The March meeting of the Gaming Commission was moved from Jackson to Hard Rock Casino Biloxi and will begin at 9 a.m. Mayor
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