Casino Opens For First Time Since Hurricane Katrina
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi led the way in the grand re opening ceremony for one of Biloxi's most well known casinos, Beau Rivage Resort and Casino.
The casino had been closed since hurricane Katrina ravaged the area, and reopens on the one year anniversary of the devastating storm.
Five other casinos have reopened since the hurricane with The Beau Rivage, which is owned by MGM Mirage, being the sixth. The casino is worth $800 million and investments are pouring in since Mississippi's decision to allow shoreside casinos.
3800 employees gladly welcomed the ceremonies as they continue to put the pieces back together after Katrina.
The day, however, was not all joyous as there was a group of protesters across the street from the grand opening who were claiming that progress has not been made in providing affordable housing for low and middle income families.
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