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Biloxi casinos pass $2 billion mark in taxes paid

Biloxi casinos pass $2 billion mark in taxes paid Biloxi’s casino gaming industry, which marked its 20th anniversary in 2012, achieved a milestone without much fanfare last month: The industry crossed the $2 billion-dollar mark in taxes paid to state and local governments. Gamin
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Harrah’s New Orleans seeks to cut 400 jobs in shadow of smoking ban

From NOLA.COM…. After warning that New Orleans’ new smoking ban would chase away gamblers, Harrah’s casino is asking state lawmakers to let it cut 400 employees from its payroll — a proposal that apparently has blindsided Mayor Mitch Landrieu…. http://www
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MGHA grows with new deputy director

By Larry Gregory The Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association is a small association compared to most trade associations in the state, but our mission is huge. The industry we represent is responsible for statewide economic development, tourism, jobs and revenue. MGHA must be in
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CRDA to provide $5 million in grants to attract airlines to Atlantic City International

ATLANTIC CITY — Hoping to lure new carriers to Atlantic City International Airport, the state authority controlling the city’s Tourism District is prepared to pay out $5 million in airline subsidies. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Tuesday voted to devote funding to a
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Biloxi ushering out with the old with casino-foundation demolition

By MARY PEREZ meperez@sunherald.com BILOXI — Heavy machinery this week is demolishing the foundation of what was to be a $700 million casino on the beach. The excitement of the partnership between Harrah’s Casino and Jimmy Buffet, announced in 2007 during the real estate b
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Patent trolls are clubbing Las Vegas, tech industry

By GARY SHAPIRO, VIRGINIA VALENTINE and GEOFF FREEMAN SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The casinos and resorts along the Las Vegas Strip are staple industries in Nevada. They are known for their innovative and creative use of technology in all aspects of their operations. But s
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Creating Perceptions from Reality

Across the country, the gaming industry is making communities better – creating jobs, generating opportunities for local suppliers, increasing tourism and giving back through volunteerism and philanthropy. While none of this is a surprise to those who work in the industry, it is our r
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Panel to take transportation needs on road

Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A task force unable to agree on a recommendation to raise taxes to improve the state’s roads and bridges will instead hold meetings designed to educate the public on the need for more funds to improve Mississippi’s transportation system. “We are
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Abandoned tower south of U.S. 90 will become resort’s next hotel

By MARY PEREZ — meperez@sunherald.com GULFPORT — Island View Casino owners are ready to refurbish the hotel tower south of U.S. 90 after signing a 50-year lease Thursday with the Mississippi state Port Authority. “We’re starting demolition (of the interior) within th
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