People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal law could not prevent states from allowing sports betting.
Long Beach, Miss., residents speak at the Mississippi Gaming Commission meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 held at Long Beach City Hall. They were considering a proposed casino at the former K-Mart site on U.S. 90 across from the harbor.
Mississippi Gaming Commission met in Long Beach MS but will delay a decision on casino site approval. Mayor George Bass said the city needs tax revenue because residents pay some of highest taxes on the Coast.
Sports betting will begin Nov. 16 at Scarlet Pearl Casino, which is teaming up with DraftKings. All 12 Coast casinos will now offer sports betting. This is DraftKing’s first physical sportsbook in the country.
Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi MS and hundreds of restaurant, entertainment and casino properties, proposes merger with Caesars Entertainment, parent of Harrah’s Gulf Coast.
A federal jury found Nat Hardwick of Atlanta’s Morris Hardwick Schneider guilty of embezzling $26 million. More than $5.9 million was wired to the Harrah’s, Beau Rivage and other casinos, according to evidence.
Members of Foundation Gaming & Entertainment in Gulfport transformed the Isle of Capri from two riverboats in Biloxi MS to a major casino company. Now they’ve bought Irish-themed Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica.
IP Casino Resort Biloxi MS now has Bayview Cafe and 850 Wine & Spirits, offering a mix of cuisines 24 hours a day as well as a wine bar with an Italian Enomatic wine dispenser on the Mississippi Gulf Coast