Gulf Coast Area - Mississippi, Louisianna Casino News
The Gulf Coast region, especially Biloxi, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisianna are home to some
of the best casino gambling resorts in the world. With casinos
like Boomtown, Isle of Capri, Beau Rivage, Imperial Palace, Casino Magic,
and Treasure Bay, and Harrah's, the Gulf Coast gambling industry has really made a name
The area is undergoing a major revival since the devistation caused years ago by Hurricane Katrina. Billions of dollars are being reinvested into the casinos by companies like Harrah's, MGM Mirage, Penn National Gaming and Pinnacle Entertainment.
That being said, there is plenty of news being reported. Read below to find the latest happenings in the Mississippi, Louisianna and other Gulf Coast area casinos.
Gulf Coast Casino News
Margaritaville Casino Opening Brings Excitement To Mississippi
May 22, 2012
Jimmy Buffet has long entertained music fans all across the world, and now he is set to start the party today in Mississippi where the singer's Margaritaville casino will open this afternoon...
Mississippi Gambling Revenue Increases In March
April 24, 2012
The Gulf Coast states have seen a nice jump in gambling revenue in March. Mississippi became the latest state to announce a revenue increase for last month...
Louisiana Casinos Continue Road To Revenue Recovery
April 20, 2012
Louisiana casinos have had the toughest time recovering from the economic recession of any gaming destination in the US. In March, Louisiana casinos continued their recovery by posting another profitable month...
Louisiana Casinos Hoping Mardi Gras Brings Increase in Revenue
February 20, 2012
Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties in the US each February, and this year will be no different. Louisiana casinos are hoping to cash in on the festivities with increased revenue for the month...
Mississippi Casino Revenue Drops To Lowest Point Since 1998
January 24, 2012
The Mississippi casino industry received bad news again this week when the Department of Revenue showed that gaming revenue at state casinos dropped for the fourth straight year...
Louisiana Casinos Rebounding Well From Recession
October 21, 2011
Louisiana casinos have had one of the worst runs in the history of the US gaming industry over the past five years, but in September, revenue continued to increase and rebound from the economic recession...
Mississippi Gambling Decline Due To Increased Competition
October 4, 2011
The state of Mississippi has seen their casino gambling revenue drop sharply over the past couple of years. The revenue loss is a testament to the growing gaming industry throughout the US...
Louisiana Casinos Brace For Yet Another Possible Natural Disaster
September 3, 2011
Louisiana casinos have been through this before six years ago, which is why preparing for the possible devastation of a storm such as Tropical Storm lee has casino executives cautious...
Louisiana Casinos Continue Strong Revenue Showing In July
August 20, 2011
Louisiana casinos appear to have finally began to rebound from hurricanes and economic recessions. Casinos in the state experienced a strong July, with revenue up over two percent...
Louisiana Casino Revenue Up From Last Year, Down From Last Month
July 24, 2011
Louisiana casinos received good news and bad news in the same revenue figures this week. Revenue in June was up from the same period in 2010, but down from the revenue the casinos collected in May...
Mississippi Casino Revenues Drop In May Despite Good Weather
July 20, 2011
After flooding devastated revenue figures in May at Mississippi casinos, revenue was back up again in June. Unfortunately, the overall winnings were still down from the same month in 2010...
Mississippi Casino Revenue Drops Thirty Percent Due To Flooding
June 20, 2011
Mississippi casinos have experienced declines in revenue before, but their May revenue dipped by over thirty percent, mainly due to the flooding that has taken place during the month...
Louisiana Casinos Not Experiencing Much Revenue Movement
June 16, 2011
Louisiana casinos have not seen much growth in their gaming revenue in April and May, but the fact that they are not losing revenue over the same periods in 2010 has some gaming analysts encouraged...
Mississippi, Nevada, And New Jersey Gaming Industries Under Fire
June 7, 2011
Gaming industries that have been the cornerstone of casinos in the US are under fire from other states that are providing increased competition. Mississippi, Nevada, Louisiana, and New Jersey casinos are watching revenues decline...
With Mardi Gras Over, Louisiana Casinos Continue Revenue Increase
May 19, 2011
The gaming industry in the US is not out of hot water yet, but it is slowly rounding back into form. In Louisiana, Mardi Gras has ended, but casinos continued to see increased revenue in April...
Louisiana Casino Revenue Starts To Climb In March
April 24, 2011
Louisiana casinos had a strong showing in March, signaling that an end to the two year US casino revenue slump could be near. Louisiana casinos saw revenue increase by over four percent in the month...
Deadbeat Parents Will Have To Gamble Underground In Louisiana
April 21, 2011
Gone are the days when a parent behind on child support payments can walk into a Louisiana casino and win a jackpot. New laws are going into effect next month that will stop deadbeat parents from winning at state casinos...
Entertainment And Gambling Coming Together With Mississippi Casino
April 9, 2011
Jimmy Buffett has already made his name in the music industry, and now he is conquering the gaming industry one casino resort at a time. Mississippi regulators on Thursday approved Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant...
Louisiana Casino Revenue Drops In February, Mardi Gras Should Help
March 18, 2011
Louisiana casino revenue was down for the month of February, but casino officials are hoping that the industry will receive some relief in March thanks to Mardi Gras...
Mardi Gras History Says Casinos Will Be Packed In New Orleans
March 8, 2011
Bringing together the world's biggest party atmosphere and casinos is always a recipe for success. Mardi Gras history shows that casinos in New Orleans will be busy over the next couple of weeks...