Tag Archives: Casino Gaming

Louisiana Supreme Court to Address Whether Permanently Moored Casinos Are “Vessels” Under Maritime Law

The Louisiana Supreme Court will soon consider whether the Grand Palais casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, qualifies as a “vessel” under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Indeed, the Court recently granted certiorari and agreed to review the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision in Caldwell v. St Charles Gaming, 18-868 (La. App. … Continue Reading

2019 Mississippi Milestones

We took a deeper dive into Mississippi’s milestones throughout 2019 and have listed those highlights below. New Biloxi casino In June, the Mississippi Gaming Commission gave site approval to what will be Biloxi’s ninth casino — Biloxi House — on the site of the former Margaritaville Casino on the Back Bay. The building, off 5th … Continue Reading

Casino Gaming in Georgia? Don’t Bet On It Just Yet

Casino gaming is, at present, not permitted in the State of Georgia. Indeed, some commentators have gone as far as to categorize Georgia as one of the three least gambling-friendly states in the nation. Yet, others believe that Georgia’s casino-gaming prohibition may soon come to an end. In fact, some legislators and commentators are of … Continue Reading

Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories Of 2016

Gaming partner Tommy Shepherd was published in Law360 for his article, “Top 12 Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2016,” on December 23, 2016. The article is a retrospect on the gaming industry in Mississippi during the past year. Please click here to read the article or below to read the list. … Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

Mississippi Governor Signs DFS Bill Passed by Legislature

In a somewhat surprising move, the 2016 Mississippi Legislature approved a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports in the state. On May 12, 2016, Governor Phil Bryant signed the legislation with the bill becoming law effective from and after its passage. Click here for the legislation as adopted. The legislation was introduced after Mississippi Attorney General … Continue Reading

Top Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2015

As we traditionally do at this time of year, we bring you our choices for the top Mississippi gaming stories for 2015.  Your list may be different, but here is ours: 1. What Took You So Long?  After a twenty year wait for D’Iberville, the Scarlet Pearl Casino opened in the city in December. 2. … Continue Reading

Georgia: Is expansion of gaming the best hope for the HOPE Scholarship Program?

On November 2, 2015, members of the Georgia House and Senate Study Committees on the Preservation of the HOPE Scholarship Program met to consider testimony relative to expansion of gaming in the state to include casino gaming and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing to supplement the funding shortfall that threaten the continued viability of the … Continue Reading
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