Mississippi Commission Pulls Proposed Rule Change to Increase Number of Gulf Coast Gaming Sites

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On October 20, 2016, many believed that the Mississippi Gaming Commission was set to approve the receipt of public comment on a proposed change to the Commission regulations that would dramatically increase the number of legal locations for gaming sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  But abruptly, Commissioners deferred action on the proposed regulation.

The proposed change to Rule 1.4 would have opened up sites all along the Mississippi coast that for ten years have been deemed off limits to casino development.

The key proposed change to Rule 1.4 would have eliminated language that requires an applicant for site approval to own or control (e.g., lease) all of a proposed casino site from the location of the anticipated gaming floor to the mean high water line.  In other words, Continue Reading