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Sustained job growth forecast for Mississippi through 2017

By TED CARTER Mississippi’s jobs numbers are expected to grow 0.9 percent this year and rise to 1.1 percent in 2016 and remain there through 2017, economists with the University Research Center said in the Mississippi Economic Outlook’s summer 2015 issue. For the first six months of 2
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HR consultant says gaming jobs are returning | Las Vegas Review-Journal

By Howard Stutz Las Vegas Review-Journal Ann Simmons Nicholson has hired gaming industry workers in good times and bad. “There were times where, if you were good, you could name your price,” she said. These days, times are good — not as good as in the 1990s and early 2000s
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Golden Nugget’s Recipe For Success

Home to swamp tours, refineries and petrochemical plants, not to mention the occasional alligator, Lake Charles isn’t often mistaken for Las Vegas. But the Louisiana city’s becoming a bright spot among recovering U.S. gambling destinations, with its three bustling casinos — the
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US Online Gambling Opponents Plot Intrastate Moratorium

Washington politicians are reportedly hatching a plan to impose a moratorium on further expansion of intrastate online gambling. GamblingCompliance scribe Chris Krafcik recently reported that US federal politicians were discussing plans to introduce legislation that would call for a s
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Panel Formed to Prioritize NV Tourism Projects

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The governor on Monday signed an executive order forming a committee to prioritize tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada and draft a report with recommendations in the next year. The 11-member committee, to be chaired by Steve H
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How BP’s $18.7-Billion Oil Spill Settlement Could Help the Gulf of Mexico

Oil company BP agreed on July 2 to pay US$18.7 billion to settle civil lawsuits over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. An estimated 3.19 million barrels of oil poured into the Gulf during the months-long crisis, the largest marine spill in US history. The pay
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Gulf Coast Gaming Revenues Continue to Rise in May

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos were hot in May, and their continued strength is beginning to push up gambling revenues for all of Mississippi. State Revenue Department figures show casinos statewide won $185 million from gamblers in May, up 8 percen
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Former Casino Magic in Biloxi to get New Life as Resort, Water Park

BILOXI — Plans for a new resort and water park at the former Casino Magic on the beach in East Biloxi were presented Thursday to the Biloxi Architectural and Historical Review Commission and approved. Developer Cono Caranna with Biloxi Lodging LLC said the resort will have 373 h
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