Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Casinos Drive May’s Revenue Gains

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Real money casino gambling in the state of Mississippi is big business. A big part of the industry’s growth over the past few years has been in the Gulf Coast casino region through the 12 Mississippi casinos located in that specific area. According to a recent PlaySlots4RealMoney.com report, this growth rate has been accelerated over the past two months with impressive revenue gains. Mississippi’s State Revenue Department released May’s revenue figures and the amount of money that the state’s casinos took in collectively was $181 million. This represented a very healthy increase of seven percent from the $169 million in revenue that the same casinos took in last May. Much of the gain was concentrated in the Gulf Coast casino region. Revenue receipts topped $107 million at the 12 Mississippi casinos located along and around the Gulf of Mexico. This was a substantial 11 percent gain from a revenue figure of $96 million for May of 2017. This was also the eight time over the past 12 months that the Gulf Coast casino region posted a revenue gain over the previous time frame.

The 16 Mississippi casinos located on rivers throughout the state reported revenue of $74 million for the month or May. This reflects a much more modest gain of less than one percent according to the State Revenue Department figures quoted in this AP report. The river casinos’ revenue in May of 2017 was $73 million. This was also the second month in a row that the river casinos posted a revenue gain to mirror the back-to-back gains in the Gulf Coast real money gambling locations. Even with those impressive gains the past few months, the casino business in Mississippi has basically been flat over the past 12 months. The State Revenue Department figures did not include revenue at Choctaw Indian casinos. They do not report their revenue figures to the state since they are technically under federal gaming jurisdiction.

One of the most popular Gulf Coast casinos is Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi as part of MGM Resorts International. Some of MGM’s biggest and best casinos in Las Vegas include Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay. That same Las Vegas glitz, glamour and excitement has been brought to the Gulf Coast through the vast amenities at Beau Rivage. The real money casino action is still the main draw to visitors, but headliner entertainment, first-class restaurants and luxury accommodations have also contributed to increased tourism at this MGM property.


Another Mississippi casino in this region that has proven to be one of the favorites among real money gamblers is the Golden Nugget Biloxi. It has become known for a very generous rewards program known as Golden Nugget 24K Select. Playing real money slots with your Select card, you can earn Tier Credits, Select Rewards and Slot Points on slots and video poker.
Nine of the 12 casinos in the Gulf Coast are busy getting ready for legal sports betting come football season to provide an added boost the fall’s revenue figures.

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