Gulfport is another step closer to harbor casino

The developers have a 60-year lease with Gulfport for a casino at the harbor and now are asking for site approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Gaming Commission, tells The Sun Herald ( he doesn’t know yet if the application will be on the agenda for the July 21 meeting in Jackson. That agenda will be released next week.

Gulfport Gaming Development LLC wants to build the casino at the Gulfport Harbor where Rotate Black tried for several years to get the financial backing to build a Hemingway-themed casino resort.

Gaming Commission regulations require that any casino built in the state must have 300 hotel rooms with a three-diamond or higher rating; at least a 40,000-square-foot casino floor; a fine-dining restaurant and a unique non-gambling amenity designed to grow the casino market.

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