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25 things you probably don’t know about Coast casinos

It’s been 25 years since Isle of Capri Casino opened in Biloxi, becoming the first casino in Mississippi and the South. It was the “perfect storm” of the right place and people at the right time, yet many of the stories and icons of the past quarter-century have been forgotten. Here’s a silver jubilee reminder of the past.

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25-year evolution of South Mississippi casinos

Watch the transformation of South Mississippi’s shoreline as it changes from shrimp docks and empty seafood factories into the centerpiece of the region’s economy. After Hurricane Katrina, they rebuilt and re-invented themselves to retain their place and continue to grow.

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25-year evolution of South Mississippi casinos

Watch the transformation of South Mississippi’s shoreline as it changes from shrimp docks and empty seafood factories into the centerpiece of the region’s economy. After Hurricane Katrina, they rebuilt and re-invented themselves to retain their place and continue to grow.
John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com
25-year evolution of South Mississippi casinos 5:05

25-year evolution of South Mississippi casinos

New Gulfport casino will be smoke-free 1:13

New Gulfport casino will be smoke-free

Panelists recall the early days of Coast gaming 3:37

Panelists recall the early days of Coast gaming

New Scarlet Pearl parking garage opens in style 1:07

New Scarlet Pearl parking garage opens in style

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