Gaming Commission to Re-Examine Two South Mississippi Casino Site Applications

Two companies are going to make a new attempt at getting their casino sites in Biloxi and Diamondhead approved. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is holding a meeting and a public hearing on Thursday, and a vote on the issue is expected in March.

In 2008, the commission rejected RW Development’s proposal to build a casino in Biloxi on the basis of an unfulfilled post-Hurricane Katrina requirement regarding construction within 800 feet of the mean high-water line.

Jacobs Entertainment was not approved for construction in Diamondhead in 2014 on the grounds the site was located on a man-made canal.

Both companies have filed appeals with the Supreme Court but are now hoping the three new commissioners on board will demonstrate flexibility in interpreting the law and have their applications reconsidered.

The Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association has raised objections, claiming that nothing in the status quo has changed to justify the repeat applications.

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