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New OT threshold ‘palatable’ to hospitality industry, others – Mississippi Business Journal

By TED CARTER New proposed federal worker overtime rules that would mandate time-and-a-half pay for many workers earning less than $35,308 annually would force Mississippi restaurants and other businesses to dig deeper to cover payroll. But businesses can still avoid paying overtime t
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Tennessee Looks At Sports Betting

On Nov 7, Tennessee State Rep. Rick Staples, a Knoxville Democrat, introduced a bill to authorize sports betting in the Volunteer State. Dubbed the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act, the bill would allow adults 21 years or older who are physically located within a jurisdiction that has appr
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DraftKings to open first retail sportsbook this week | iGaming Business

DraftKings is to launch its first sportsbook retail outlet later this week when the doors open at its new venue in Mississippi. DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook will debut at the D’Iberville-located casino on Friday following the receipt of a licence from the Mississippi Gaming
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Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets

In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home. The 39-year-old man from New York City’s Staten Island runs his own business selling advice on which teams to bet on. But when he wants to take his own advice,
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$200 million expansion of Margaritaville will bring an amusement and water park, new details show

Plans have grown to $200 million for an expansion of Margaritaville Resort Biloxi. The project by Biloxi Lodging LLC will bring more hotel rooms, restaurants and meeting space to East Biloxi along with what South Mississippi residents have clamored for since Hurricane Katrina destroye
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Casino measure wins Arkansas voters’ support

Arkansas voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to allow the state to issue licenses for four full-fledged casinos. Voters also approved Issue 2 on voter identification and Issue 5 on raising the state minimum wage. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Su
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25-year evolution of South Mississippi casinos

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Arkansas casino ballot question gets state supreme court okay – CalvinAyre.com

Arkansas voters will have their say on whether to legalize casino gambling in the state, after the state’s highest court struck down a pair of legal challenges by casino opponents. On Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court dismissed two lawsuits seeking to block the casino question on t
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They transformed Isle of Capri and now they’ve bought an Irish-themed casino in Tunica

Gulfport Most of the members of Foundation Gaming Group in Gulfport worked together to transform the Isle of Capri from two riverboats in Biloxi to one of the major casino companies in the country. About a decade ago they formed Foundation Gaming and began advising others in the casin
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