Michigan’s loss in the NCAA basketball tournament means Tilman Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi, won’t be paying out $1 million. But his team still is in the running to claim the trophy and win $380,000 for the Houston Police Foundation.
The March meeting of the Mississippi Gaming Commission will move to Biloxi on March 16 and the commissioners are scheduled to vote on site approval for two previously-denied casino sites in Biloxi and Diamondhead. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes said the decision was already made on both sites.
Virginia attorney Robert Lubin said an investment partnership will make the Tuesday deadline to show it has $40 million toward construction of what is unofficially being called Golden Harbor, a casino and hotel planned for city and private property on the Gulfport harbor’s west side.
The Mississippi Gaming Commission will meet in D’Iberville on Thursday to hear applications for casino-site approval from RW Development in Biloxi and Jacobs Entertainment in Diamondhead. Both sites were previously denied, but by different commissioners.
Amenities are continually being updated inside South Mississippi’s 12 casinos and what’s new is evident now on the outside with Friday’s opening of The Blind Tiger on the beach at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi and the announcement of Mississippi’s first Saltgrass Steak House across from Golden Nugget Biloxi.