gambling

Powerball Reaches $523 Million for Saturday drawing

The Powerball jackpot continues its three-month roll, reaching $523 million for the Saturday, Sept. 25 drawing. The amount is the 10th largest jackpot in the Powerball game and the highest the jackpot has grown since January when it was at…

Mississippi collects $129M from lottery in 11 months

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has collected more than $129 million from the state lottery during the first 11 months of the budget year. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said in a news release Thursday that the state collected nearly $14.2…

Mississippi Lottery Corporation names next president

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeffrey L. Hewitt, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, will serve as its next president. Hewitt was one of the first employees brought on to the corporation in June 2019.…

Alabama House committee advances lottery, casino bill

BY KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Lottery and casino legislation will be decided in the last two days of the Alabama legislative session. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee on Tuesday voted to advance the bill…

Casinos announce closures ahead of Hurricane Zeta

The Mississippi Gaming Commission announced it is not mandating that casinos close for Hurricane Zeta, but did discourage people from visiting the gaming halls. “We have asked the properties to discourage patrons or staff from arriving at, or departing from…

State lottery announces end dates for scratch-off games

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation has announced the official end-date for 8 scratch-off games. Friday, October 30, 2020, will be the last day to purchase or sell the following games: Game #1 – 3 X Lucky Game #3 – Triple 777…

Mississippi Lottery to end four scratch-off games

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation announced Tuesday that four scratch-off games will end on July 31. The four games that are ending are: Game #2 – Happy Holidays Y’ALL Game #5 – Fast 50’s Game #6 – Money Bags Game #9…

Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

By Michelle L. Price Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday night that he would allow casinos to reopen June 4, welcoming tourists to return to the glitzy gambling mecca of Las Vegas. “We welcome…

Hollywood, Boomtown casinos announce May 21 re-opening

Hollywood Gulf Coast and Boomtown casinos will re-open their doors on Thursday, the company announced. Boomtown will open at 10 a.m., followed by Hollywood at noon. "While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat…

Beau Rivage announces June 1 opening date

MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday that Beau Rivage Resort & Casino will open June 1 in Biloxi. MGM also owns Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, which will open May 25. Both properties will open with a limited capacity and…

Lottery Corporation transfers $9.7M to state for April

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Monday completed its April transfer of $9,709,843.36 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to more than $47.2 million since…

Louisiana Senate backs proposal to legalize sports betting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters could determine on a parish-by-parish basis whether to legalize sports betting, under a bill that has won support from the state Senate. Senators voted 29-8 Wednesday for the proposal by Republican Sen. Cameron…

Local sportsbooks ready for NFL regular season

The NFL regular season is back in full swing tonight and local sportsbooks on the Coast are ready for what’s in store. The Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook in D’Iberville expects a great crowd tonight as the Green Bay Packers take on…

Grand opening for Tap Book, Bar, and Bistreaux

On this day last year, the Beau Rivage took in Mississippi’s first legalized sports bet. Now, today, one year later, the party continues with the grand opening of the brand new Tap Book, Bar and Bistreaux. The Tap Book and…