mississippi gaming commission

Mississippi Gaming Commission lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Nearly 11 months after casinos were allowed to reopen following a two-month shutdown due to the pandemic, all COVID restrictions for casinos will be lifted beginning tomorrow. The Mississippi Gaming Commission is lifting all COVID restrictions for casinos, effective…

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…

Mississippi casinos reopen following Sally

The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave Coast casinos the go-ahead to reopen today as the effects from Sally have moved past Mississippi. Casinos are now getting back on track after having to temporarily close, this time due to storm effects. Guests…

MS Gaming Commission implements new mask rule

Thursday the Mississippi Gaming Commission announced all casinos in the state must enforce that guests and visitors must wear masks. The new state-wide policy came just in time for the holiday weekend as the rule goes into effect at 8…

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…

Coast casinos can reopen next week

The Mississippi Gaming Commission says casinos in the state can start reopening Thursday, May 21st at 8 a.m. That’s more than two months after the commission closed them because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening is allowed just before Memorial…

New casino applies for gaming permit

A new multi-million dollar casino and resort could soon be making its way to the City of Biloxi. Biloxi Capital published its notice of intent to apply for gaming site approval for a 30-acre tract of land in East Biloxi…

New casino in the works in Biloxi

A group of developers are looking to breathe new life into the site of an old casino. It’s been vacant since 2014, but now the Margaritaville Casino site could become Biloxi’s ninth casino. Developers have filed an application with the…

Proposal for new casino on the Coast

Developers are proposing a new casino in Lake Shore, as an existing nearby casino plans an expansion. Cure Land Co. is seeking Mississippi Gaming Commission approval for a casino site in Clermont Harbor. The legal ad proposes a casino with…

R&W files another casino request

A company has asked the Mississippi Gaming Commission for permission to build a casino for the third time. Mike Cavanaugh, who represents R&W Development, tells News 25 that the group has filed an application and requested that it be placed…

Mississippi Gaming Commission request for casino in Diamondhead

Today, Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer was sworn into office. A few months ago, the gaming commission ruled against a request to approve a site in Diamondhead for a new casino. The request made by Jacob’s Entertainment would have been a…

Casino development appeals

Developers are appealing denials of two casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Jacobs Entertainment wants to build a casino in Diamondhead, while RW Development seeks to build one in Biloxi. The Mississippi Gaming Commission rejected both sites on March…

RW Developments Appeals Proposal Denial

Attorneys for RW Development file an appeal in Circuit Court on the Mississippi Gaming Commission's decision to deny their casino site proposal for the location on South Beach in Biloxi. The appeal filed Thursday argues the executive director of the…