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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Inland gaming bill sent to committee

State Rep. Cedric Burnett of Tunica has introduced a bill to amend certain sections of Mississippi law to allow “casinos in Tunica County to locate west of any point within Tunica County that is three thousand feet to the east of United States Highway 61….”

House Bill 725 was assigned to the House Gaming Committee on January 11.

Existing law governing casinos authorizes gaming:

• on cruise vessels in certain waters adjacent to the three most southern counties in Mississippi;

• in a structure on shore in those same counties where voters approved ‘betting, gaming or wagering” on cruise vessels;

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