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Gaming Bills Defeated in House and Senate

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April 22, 2008

HOUSE BILL 1196
SENATE BILL 2199

JACKSON, MS - In a narrow vote 26-24 the Mississippi Senate defeated a bill last week that would have required Bolivar, Jackson, Jefferson and Wilkinson counties to apply for a gaming license within the next three years or lose their right to hold casino referendums.

Current state law allows casinos in the three Gulf Coast counties and the eleven counties along the Mississippi River.

  • Gulf Coast (3) - Harrison and Hancock counties allow casinos. Jackson County does not.
     
  • Mississippi River Counties (11) - Adams, Coahoma, Tunica, Warren and Washington counties allow casinos.

In the House there was a 79-40 vote to pass Bill 1196 giving tax breaks to casinos to build non-gambling-related tourist attractions. It would allow the casino to recoup up to 30 percent of its investment over a 10-year period. The legislative session ended and the bill died on the calendar.

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