Relaxed Casino Siting Rules Prime Gulf Building Boom

Powers, E. Michael
December 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/5/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 22, p13
Trade Publication
The article informs that a casino construction boom is quietly gathering on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to take advantage of the state's post-Katrina relaxation of siting rules that had restricted coastal casinos to floating locations. The move is expected to impact the coast from Biloxi to Gulfport. The mayor of Biloxi has predicted that city could have 15 to 20 casinos in the next three to five years, says spokesman Vincent Creel. The Copa Casino is primed to begin building an onshore casino reported to be valued at "several hundred million dollars."


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