Strong coast casinos boost Mississippi gambling revenue

State Revenue Department figures released last week show casinos won $161 million in November, up 3 percent from $156 million in November 2014.

The 11 coastal casinos won $91 million, up 10 percent from last year. The Scarlet Pearl casino in D’Iberville opened Dec. 10, boosting coastal casinos to 12.

The 16 Mississippi River casinos won $70 million, down 5 percent from November 2014.