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Gulfport mayor critical of proposed casino sites

Thursday, the Mississippi Gaming Commission will decide whether proposed casino locations in Biloxi and Diamondhead are legal gaming sites.

After last month’s commission meeting, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes wrote a letter to commissioners voicing strong opposition to the gaming sites.

Hewes said their approval could change the character of the coast by opening the floodgates to unwanted casino development.

The main question the gaming commission is considering is where casinos must be built in relation to the waterfront. Under current state law, casino developers must have control of the land down to the mean high water line.


Posted March 16, 2017 - 8:09 am

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