Long Beach took a huge step as the regulators have given a nod to city's first casino. The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved at a special meeting on Wednesday in Gulfport. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Gaming Commission said that the committee approved it unanimously. The Gaming Commission met in Long Beach and they proposed an application for the site approval. Delay was to give the commission more time to consider and investigate the application properly and analyze the application properly.
The 12-acre property located on the old Kmart site of US 90 and east of Jeff Davis in Long Beach meets all the state regulations and it also made sure that the casino would be completely within 800 feet of the mean high water line.
However, it doesn't mean that Coast developer James Parrish and others involved other involved in the casino can break the barriers on the proposed casino. Before the Gaming Commission gives approval for proceeding. The developers now need to complete the project and that it meets the guidelines of at least a 40,000 square-foot casino, a fine dining restaurant, 300 room hotel. Parrish said Sun Herald in June 2018 that they have waited for 2 years to bring casino to long beach.