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Louisiana’s casino revenues drop in January

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah’s New Orleans casino brought in a combined $207.1 million, a 5.8 percent drop from January 2015’s $219.9 million. The biggest percentage decrease happened in Lake Charles, where th
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Mississippi – Gaming Revenues Rise In January

Mississippi gaming revenues were up nearly 8% in January, compared to last year. MPB’s Evelina Burnett reports, it’s a boost that has the casino industry hopeful for 2016. The growth in January was propelled by a 15% rise in revenues on the Gulf Coast. Michael Bruffey is deputy
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Lonely Planet names Natchez as the No. 2 destination in America – Mississippi Business Journal

Lonely Planet says, in America, only Philadelphia is a better place to visit than Natchez. The company known for its travel guides says in its Tuesday announcement that Natchez, at the beginning of the Natchez Trace parkway “is the state’s cycling and recreational jewel.” Some 668 ant
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IP Dry Dock Wins Prestigious National Engineering Award

IP’s massive dry dock, built in 2014 to enhance the property’s structural stability, was recently honored as 2015’s “Best Specialty Construction Project” by the Engineering News-Record (ENR).   The ENR is a prestigious monthly publication that provides engineering and constructio
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TJM Properties Snaps Up Former Harrah’s Resort

TJM Properties is now the owner of the 2,000-acre Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Miss., having taken the 2,000-acre resort destination off the hands of Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. The doors of Harrah’s Tunica have been shuttered since June 2014, when Caesar’s closed th
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Seminoles unveil plans for guitar-shaped hotel, expansion

HOLLYWOOD —The oversized guitar has long been a beacon for the Hard Rock Casino chain, but the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is looking to take that iconic symbol to new heights. Artist conceptions for a colossal guitar-shaped hotel tower stretching 34 stories and containing 800 rooms
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Boyd Gaming adding 20 restaurants to beef up nongaming amenities

By Howard Stutz Las Vegas Review-Journal Boyd Gaming Corp. is spending more than $100 million on upgrades and renovations to the company’s Las Vegas and regional properties. The casinos, however, aren’t the focus. Las Vegas-based Boyd plans to add 20 different restaurants
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New AGA Research: Super Bowl Viewers Support Change to Sports Betting Laws

NEW AGA RESEARCH: Super Bowl Viewers Support Change to Sports Betting Laws     Dear Gaming Colleagues: An overwhelming majority of Super Bowl viewers say it’s time to change sports betting law, according to new research released by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and r
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Mississippi Attorney General Opinion – Fantasy Sports Illegal

Fantasy Sports Wagering in the state of MS
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