Forbes, 2/5/8

Mississippi senators voted 36-14 Monday to strip six Mississippi River counties and one coastal county of the right to allow casino developments.

The bill affects areas where casinos have not yet located after nearly 17 years of theoretical possibility.

The bill’s sponsors said the seven counties that already have casinos — including the bustling markets of Tunica County and Biloxi/Gulfport — would not be affected.