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Hurricane Katrina pulverized the casinos on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, but they have But many complain that Biloxi β€” once a showplace of coastal as a silver lining in the worst natural disaster in the history of our country.


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Undoubtedly, casinos have produced a boom for the local economy over the Long before the arrival of casinos in Biloxi, the history of legal gambling in the.


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this same story in his MsU oral history, 32–33, though he says that it is β€œthe day gambling died,” Biloxi Sun-Herald, august 23, sources for this early.


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BILOXI'S GAMING and CASINO HISTORY. TIME LINE. Marshal Mosley and Officer McKinley captured 10 white crap shooters at Point Cadet yesterday.


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Mississippi Gambling History – Casinos Built on Water They formed the Group of Interested Laymen and the Biloxi Protestant Ministerial.


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Highway That era of gambling never recovers. You can't - there are some things you can't replace. The hurricane destroyed more than a third of Biloxi's historic buildings. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www. It has been our opportunity to do things better. They're gone now. So the legislature passed a special law allowing the casinos to move from their floating barges to permanent land-based operations at the water's edge. Most of them have reached what industry insiders call market maturity. Thirty-six years later, Katrina pulverizes Biloxi. Heard on All Things Considered. Biloxi Mayor, A. With that decision, the gaming industry hit the jackpot. Hurricane Katrina pulverized the casinos on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, but they have recovered and are expanding. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. Oh, man. Eight cents goes to the state. Well, now it seems Katrina may have been the best thing that ever happened to gambling in the seaside city of Biloxi. You're not spending your house note and your car note. NPR's John Burnett paid a visit. It's no wonder Mississippi and Biloxi have a gambling addiction. Casinos Change the Face of Biloxi. Mayor, if you had to pick between the two, which would be more important - I know this is unrealistic - FEMA or the casinos coming back? We really need that. LUCAS: If there is such a thing as a silver lining in the worst natural disaster in the history of our country, that was our silver lining because we had the opportunity to reposition this property and come out after the hurricane as a whole new property. Bush - is a years old. Holloway, steers his SUV through this peninsular city of 50, Now that the storm unintelligible has been cleared away, parts of it look like a vast urban park - further evidence of the acute housing shortage. It just was not a good property. The Gulf Coast casinos employ nearly 15, people. After the storm in , there were suggestions the casinos might not return. Three more are on the way. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Our tax base is way down as you can see all these empty lots. March 10, PM ET. NPR Shop. All rights reserved. But many complain that Biloxi β€” once a showplace of coastal antebellum homes β€” is turning into a garish town. In terms of taxes, four cents out of every dollar the house wins goes to local schools, public safety, fire protection and city government.

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Take the Imperial Palace. Will it be a place that you want to visit and remember how quaint and how nice and I want to come back to, or this becomes just a strip of high lights and glass casinos? Casinos Change the Face of Biloxi Listen. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. SIMMONS: We call these the big engines - the casinos - and I was very much a part of having get them reestablished and making - working with the governor and the legislature that it was about pumping money into the economy. And you're not hurting yourself. Mississippi was afraid Katrina would chase away the industry which is the state's largest taxpayer and employer. City Councilman, Bill Stallworth, is worried the casinos now define Biloxi. Today, what you notice along the waterfront are the Hard Rock's glittering guitar, The Isle of Capri's tropical bird and the garish electronic sign of the Beau Rivage advertising Engelbert Humperdinck and hot slots. Give me a six. Accuracy and availability may vary. The ungainly casino barges had arrived in And in an industry where razzle-dazzle is everything, it was time for an extreme makeover. But today, the giant Las Vegas-style casinos looming over the beach have not only recovered, they're booming. The food was inedible. They really, you can't replace them. They raked in nearly three billion dollars, which is remarkable after the pounding the Gulf Coast took from Hurricane Katrina. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.