Mississippi lottery study

Mississippi casino operators would not oppose a state lottery that sells paper tickets, but they would oppose video gambling in places like convenience stores.
That’s what Larry Gregory, director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, told a lottery study commission today at the state capitol. The association represents 28 state regulated casinos on the Gulf Coast and along the Mississippi River. Gregory says video gambling has hurt casinos in Illinois.
Housing Gaming Committee Chairman Richard Bennett, a Republican from Biloxi, says the commission will issue a report before the legislative session begins in January, but it won’t make a recommendation for or against creating a Mississippi lottery.

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