Mississippi Casino Revenue Nosedives In January

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Casino revenue took a nosedive across Mississippi in 2018’s first month, falling sharply along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. State Revenue Department figures released last week show gamblers lost $151 million statewide in January, down almost 9 percent from January 2017’s $166 million. Receipts…









February 24: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Another week of news has come and gone. And if you weren’t listening to Delta Radio every morning, here’s what you might have missed. Low flying helicopters invaded the Delta while threats were made against at least a dozen different schools across the Arklamiss this…


Chawla Hotels Get Their $6M Tax Break

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Telling reporters “you either qualify, or you don’t” Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Jeff Rent announced that Cleveland’s new Trump-branded hotel will receive state tax breaks totaling just over $6M. The state offers developers a rebate of up to 30 percent of their investment from the…