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Record breaking April for Mississippi casinos

Mississippi casino’s have seen their share of challenges, but Gaming Commission Director Allen Godfrey told SuperTalk Mississippi this morning they always come back stronger.  “Our April was $261-million.  I don’t think we’ve ever had a $261-million month.  We’re year-to-date 20% over 2019.  We don’t even talk about 2020,” he stated.

He did express concerns that the numbers could go down as expanded unemployment benefits (already ended here in Mississippi) come to an end and people start getting back to work.  And there are changes on the horizon.  It won’t be long before we see how Louisiana’s offsite mobile wagering affects Mississippi casinos.  “”If they move a casino or a license to Slidell, the affect that’s going to have on the Gulf Coast.  I feel like it’s going to be a significant affect on our Hancock County casinos.  And then if you have something in Alabama.  You know, they’ve talked about it.”  At this point, there’s no legalized gaming in Alabama.  Casinos there can only run on Native American land.  But lawmakers there did debate the possibility of gaming in their last legislative session.

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