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MGHA Posts Comments to Proposed IRS Regulations

These comments are posted by the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association (MGHA), a non-profit association whose members consist, in part, of 28 casinos operating and doing business in the State of Mississippi. The 28 casinos doing business in Mississippi are operated by 17 di
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Alabama Legislative session enters home stretch with no budget fix

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday begin the home stretch of the legislative session with their biggest challenge still unsolved: a shortfall in the general fund budget. There are four legislative meeting days remaining and so far no consensus on how to handle a proj
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Florida court: Counties can decide whether to have slots

Gary Fineout, Associated Press · May 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Slot machines could be installed at several Florida dog and horse tracks if a far-reaching court ruling holds. A Florida appeals court on Friday ordered state regulators to award a license for slot machi
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Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is suing a tax assessor in Alabama who is trying to impose taxes at one of the tribe’s gaming facilities. The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel is located on trust land in Atmore. Yet Escambia County Tax Assessor James H. Hildreth claims the tribe owes
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Gaming Association head says DoD credit cards shouldn’t be banned at Biloxi casinos

American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman said Thursday casinos in Biloxi and across the country shouldn’t be singled out in a proposed ban on credit card use by Department of Defense employees. A report this week by the department’s Office of Inspector General f
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Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County has a hotel

The new hotel at Silver Slipper Casino in Hancock County will open this Memorial Day Weekend. “Our first guest will cross the threshold at 4 p.m.,” general manager John Ferrucci said Friday. “We’re already sold out for the weekend,” he said, and are takin
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Coast casinos post big win in April

http://www.sunherald.com/2015/05/20/6236588/coast-casinos-post-big-win-in.html Coast casinos post big win in April South Mississippi’s 11 casinos made it four out of four months this year that gross casino revenue topped 2014 numbers. The April report released Wednesday shows a
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2 Gulfport men nominated to Mississippi Gaming Commission

Posted by: in  Economic Development, NEWS, Tourism March 12, 2015 BILOXI — Two Gulfport men could take their seats on the Mississippi Gaming Commission next week in Biloxi — if the state Senate can confirm their nominations in time. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission meeting
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Sports betting could boost casino traffic

http://msbusiness.com/2015/05/sports-betting-could-could-boost-casino-traffic/ Sports betting could boost casino traffic By FRANK BROWN At a time when many states are looking for ways to reverse sagging casino revenues, there’s a three-judge panel in New Jersey pondering a decision th
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