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Gaming commission rejects two proposed casino sites

A recent letter to the commission from Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, who was critical of the sites, may have played a role, according to the attorney.

“The fact that a competing mayor is opposing development in another city on the coast, two other cities on the coast, doesn't surprise me,” Cavanaugh explained.

Consultants in favor of the two sites had another theory. One of them is Stan Flint.

“There's an effort underway by certain casinos on the coast to stop competition and stop the growth of gaming. If they are successful in doing that, then we're going to see increased gaming taxes,” Flint warned.


Posted March 17, 2017 - 6:42 am

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