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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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Taking a bet: Would a Mississippi lottery be worth the gamble?

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – While hundreds of thousands of Americans flock to their local convenience stores in hopes of winning the jackpot, Magnolia State residents unwind at black jack tables in swanky casinos, hoping to score double their money. In 2014, American’s spent
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Nevada Regulators Hold Workshop on Skill Based Games

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Nevada’s casino regulators are laying the groundwork for what could turn gambling halls into adult arcades to appeal to a younger generation of would-be gamblers. The Nevada Gaming Control Board held its first workshop Wednesday morning to discuss necessar
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Leading Locations for 2015: The MSAs with Soundest Economic Strength Indicators

Factors that indicate economic strength include per capita real GMP, manufacturing/goods-producing employment, and employment growth — for the most recent year as well as the last three- and five-year periods. Another key factor is unemployment rate. Economic strength is ultimately ti
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MGM Resorts International Announces General Manager of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International MGM, -3.87% today announced that Marcus G. Glover has been named General Manager of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Mr. Glover will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the r
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Oh, to Be Young, Millennial, and So Wanted by Marketers”

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial generation might not be content with a mere mint. No, the millennials wanted entertainment, release from boredom, “emotional rescue.” So this mo
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Alabama Governor Will Not Include Gaming in Special Session

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said he will not include gaming in his call for the upcoming special session though some lawmakers believe gambling and a state lottery could be long-term solutions to Alabama’s budget problems. “It’s black and
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AGA Convenes Illegal Gambling Advisory Board

The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the formation of its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board as part of its “Stop Illegal Gambling – Play it Safe” initiative, which seeks to distinguish the highly regulated, $240 billion legal gaming industry from the criminal networks that re
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Two Alabama Tribes at Odds

OKMULGEE — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is publicly balking at another tribe’s gaming compact negotiations. In a letter dated June 2, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger asked Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to not sign a Class III gaming compact with the Poarch Band of Cr
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