The statewide totals for the Mississippi gaming industry continue to perform
well due to the success of the Gulf Coast casinos.
There was a 5 percent increase of revenue in February compared to the previous
year. A report that was released from the state Revenue Department showed $190
million reported for last month. In February 2015 the total was $181 million.
At the coastal casinos there was a reported $105 million in revenue from last
month. That was 10 percent higher than the year before. The Scarlet Pearl Casino
is still performing strong. The casino opened in D'Iberville in December.
$86 million was reported for the 16 casino located near the Mississippi River.
That was nearly the same as the previous year.
State wide total casino revenue have risen seven out of the last twelve months.
Revenue has maintained a consistent level at the river casinos. Coastal casinos
have been very strong.
The amount reported does not include the casinos owned by the Choctaw Indian
tribe. Tribal casinos are not required to report their earnings to the state.
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