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Mississippi to Get New Casino

Posted on February 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Mississippi to Get New Casino

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the only recognized tribe in the state is planning to open the third casino under their operation. The Choctaw Tribal Council, with 16 representatives of all Choctaw communities has approved the construction of the new casino on the Red Water community. The newly-built casino will be called Red Water Casino and it will be the 34th casino in the state of Mississippi and it will be located in Leake County.

According to the press release, the Choctaw Tribal Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss Resolution CHO 17-033 which aims to expand gaming in the Red Water community. Sixteen council members present at the meeting, who represent the Choctaw communities, voted and the final result of the voting showed that 9 voted in favour of the construction of the new casino and 7 voted against, which means that the Resolution was approved.

The Red Water Casino will spread on 35,000 square feet and it will include casino space, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Within the gaming space there will be 500 machines to play real money slots and 10 tables for live casino games.

Surely it will be a big boost for the Choctaw Indians whose population now counts over 10,000 members. The Choctaw Tribe already operates Pearl River Resort which includes two casinos: Silver Star Hotel and Casino and Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in Neshoba County and the Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville. According to the Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson the new casino will be investment in the future of the tribe. The casino will bring more jobs and more revenue to the Choctaw population. Last year they have managed to refinance the gaming debt thanks to the increase in the annual revenue of their casinos. Hopefully the new casino will bring even more increase.

Indian tribes rely to a great extent on gambling activity as a boost to their economy. Thanks to Indian Gaming Regulatory Act brought in 1988, they have sovereignty on their land and they are able to bring decisions about gaming without the interference of the state. However, this applies only to Class I (social gaming or traditional forms of gambling during celebrations) and Class II gaming (bingo and lottery). If a tribe has the ambition to operate Class III gaming activities (casino games such as slots, blackjack, etc.) then it has to reach an agreement with the state through compacts that will define rules and regulations under which these activities will operate.

Mississippi residents will soon have another casino to enjoy their favorite casino games and slots. This does of course still require you to physically visit the casino. If you want the convenience of playing online from home, see the many USA online casinos we recommend and endorse. These are the most reputable USA online casinos available and some even offer live dealer casino games where you can play at a brick and mortar casino right from the comfort of home. If you like playing table games we highly recommend you check out the USA live dealer casinos available.

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