Mississippi opts not to change rules on coast casino sites

The Mississippi Gaming Commission is backing away from considering a change in where casinos are allowed to develop along the Gulf Coast…

…Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is among those opposing the change.

A state law enacted in the early 1990s limits casinos to sites on the Mississippi River or over the coastal waters. After Hurricane Katrina caused massive destruction in 2005, the law was altered to let coastal casinos move a short distance onto land, but only on sites still touching the water.