Casino industry posts largest month of the year


Biloxi’s casino market in March posted its best month of the six-month-old fiscal year.

According to figures released by the city’s finance division, the casino market took in $75 million from gambling during the month of March. The city’s finance division has tracked gaming revenue, the city’s largest income stream, each month for 26 years, dating back to August 1992 when the first legal casino opened in Biloxi.

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Since 1992, the Biloxi casino market has provided the City of Biloxi with nearly $446 million in gaming taxes.

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