On Jan 27, the representative body of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians passed a decision to expand the group’s gaming operations in Leake County. The resolution was adopted with nine votes in favor of the proposal to build a casino in the Red Water community.
The press release issued by the Choctaw Tribal Council foresees the development of a 38,500-square-foot gaming hall which will offer 500 slots and 10 live table games. Construction of the facility is estimated to take about a year. According to Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, the casino will provide new jobs as well as bring more revenue to the community.
If the Red Water project goes ahead, that will be the fourth casino operated by the Band of Choctaw Indians, next to the Silver Star Hotel & Casino, the Golden Moon Casino at Neshoba County’s Pearl River Resort and the Bok Homa Casino in Jones County. The only federally recognized tribe in the State of Mississippi, the Choctaw Indians boast an enrolled membership base of over 10,800 people.