Here are the top stories of 2018 on the Mississippi Coast Sun Herald
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The Coast looks back on the top stories of 2018, the escalation of gang activity, a disturbing video of abuse of a disabled girl on a school bus and the election of ...
Legal sports betting may be coming to Massachusetts The Daily News of Newburyport
BOSTON — States are rushing to legalize wagers on professional sports following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and Massachusetts could be getting a ...
Mississippi hopes to soon cash in on lottery WAPT Jackson
A steady caravan of cars headed across the Mississippi border Tuesday with residents hoping to cash in on one of the biggest lottery jackpots in history.
Gaming Stories of 2018 - Top Stories in Mississippi The National Law Review
Highlighting the top Mississippi gaming stories in 2018 including PASPA in NCAA, hall of fame inductions, smoke-free casino, and other top stories.
Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery Northside Sun
Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting with a ...
Mississippi Choctaws one of only 2 Indian casinos offering sports betting in the US Jackson Clarion Ledger
Only one other Indian casino outside Mississippi currently offers sports betting. Contrary to popular belief, it's a low-profit business.
Mississippians hope to win Mega Millions Jackpot on Christmas Day WLBT
People across the country are buying lottery tickets in hopes of winning the Mega Millions Christmas Day $321000000 prize.
Top 2018 Mississippi stories include Senate race, road money Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi elected a new senator while wrestling with its old ghosts, lawmakers approved a new funding stream to improve ...
Mississippi’s biggest 2018 stories in review WLOX
Bridges to nowhere, games of chance and a heated Senate race---they were all part of Mississippi's big stories in 2018.
Facebook co-founder helps give 20 struggling moms in Mississippi $1,000 a month free cash CNBC
Mississippi's state healthcare system ranked dead last in America on a 2018 scorecard by The Commonwealth Fund. It has the 46th highest unemployment rate ...
D.C. Council legalizes sports betting, becoming first in Washington region Washington Post
The D.C. Council gave final approval to legal sports betting Tuesday, making the nation's capital the first in the region to allow residents and visitors to bet money ...
Mississippi Legislative Session opens January 8th WXXV News 25
Lawmakers throughout the state are hoping they can all work together to get their bills passed into law in the 2019 Mississippi Legislative Session set to open ...
Casino gambling revenue backs Mississippi bridge bond deal Bond Buyer
The state will issue revenue bonds backed by tax and fee revenues collected from casinos in the state.
Prairie Meadows finalizes sports betting plans as legislators share optimism for 2019 legalization Des Moines Register
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Wednesday announced it has entered into a partnership with William Hill U.S. to operate the casino's sports book ...
Gov. Phil Bryant calls for teacher raise, recounts achievements in final State-of-the-State Address Jackson Clarion Ledger
Gov. Phil Bryant was first elected governor in 2011. The Republican is term-limited from running again.
MS top 10 stories of the year: Senate race, sports betting, abortion fight make list Jackson Clarion Ledger
Senate race, abortion wrangling, officer deaths make list. See what else happened in this look back.
Trappers pull 7-foot gator from Mississippi storm drain UPI News
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A search for a missing cat in a Mississippi neighborhood led to a far more surprising animal discovery -- an alligator in a storm drain. Brooque ...
MCEDA welcomes new board members Mississippi Business Journal
The Madison County Board of Supervisors have appointed two new board members to the Madison County Economic Development Authority Board. Gerard ...
MDOT proposes raising gas tax to fix roads and bridges WJTV
MDOT demands better commitment for road and bridge maintenance in 2019.
Other view: Mississippi voters realize we need a gas tax hike Jackson Clarion Ledger
Gas prices below $2 a gallon give Mississippi legislators cover to do something they've been dragging their feet on for almost a decade: Raising the state's gas ...
Mississippi editorial roundup The State
Summary of recent Mississippi newspaper editorials.
Retiring MDOT commissioner Dick Hall: Mississippi highways 'reaching an emergency level' Jackson Clarion Ledger
Both Hall and Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert are not seeking re-election, as some lawmakers push to make the panel appointed, not elected.
Governor appoints board of directors for Mississippi Lottery WLOX
Governor Phil Bryant appoints five members to Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors.
2018: A review of education legislation and growth in Mississippi | Mississippi Politics and News Yall Politics
2018 had many ups, downs, political firestorms and moments that left mouths agape– and education was a big conversation piece through the year. Here's an ...
Report: Special-needs scholarships need more oversight, but parents satisfied Mississippi Today
A detailed legislative report says a program designed for special-needs students to attend private schools needs more accountability from state regulators.
Lawmakers gavel in on Tuesday Mississippi Center for Public Policy
This year's session of the Mississippi legislature likely won't feature many major reforms with an election year looming, but lawmakers will still be busy. Here are ...
Mississippi’s new lottery will help save the state budget Jackson Clarion Ledger
In late October, Governor Phil Bryant announced the first board of directors for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the administrators of the state's forthcoming ...
Mississippi business owners expect a boost from lottery WLOX
The lottery bill approved in the State Legislature on Tuesday is waiting for Gov. Bryant's signature. When the lottery becomes a done deal in Mississippi, the ...
Mississippi lottery still at least a year away WLBT
Moran authored the bill passed by the legislature in a special session in August that establishes a state lottery, but he says it will be a while before ...
Mississippi is one step closer to state lottery as Gov. Bryant appoints 5-person board Jackson Clarion Ledger
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed four men and one woman to construct and oversee Mississippi's fledgling state lottery, a corporation that could be up and ...
PEER Report highlights parental satisfaction, oversight needs for ESA program | Mississippi Politics and News Yall Politics
The Legislative PEER committee has concluded its biennial review of the Education Scholarship Account and has released the findings. A summary of the report ...
Lottery is losing some of its luster, especially among millennials The Sun Herald
Louisiana has had a lottery for years. Mississippi has just agreed to have one because it could use the money. Trouble is, lotteries aren't the money-makers they ...
Lottery, sports betting a sure boost for Mississippi budget? Don't bet on it Jackson Clarion Ledger
Will Mississippi take a chance on a lottery? It's a big question lawmakers could answer if Republican Gov. Phil Bryant calls them into special session in the next ...
1 wounded in shooting at Mississippi University for Women CityNews Vancouver
COLUMBUS, Miss. — A person has been injured in a shooting at the Mississippi University for Women, prompting officials to lock down the campus.
Mississippi rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting Sun Herald
People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Mississippi Lottery Bill Advances, but More Work Remains U.S. News & World Report
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says that if Mississippi creates a state lottery, the public should have access to information about the group that ...
Mississippi vote shrinks number of lottery-free US states to five CalvinAyre.com
The number of US states with no lottery products whatsoever has shrunk to five after Mississippi legislators did an overnight about-face on a lottery bill.
Why Alabama is far behind Mississippi on sports gambling AL.com
Mississippi will become the first Southern state in the U.S. to begin offering sports betting on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. In this July 14, 2018, photo shows people ...
State revenue from sports betting $54000 in first month Mississippi Today
The Mississippi general fund garnered $54,000 in revenue from sports betting in August – the first month that people were allowed to wager on sporting events ...
Mississippi reaps $660,000 from sports betting; overall revenue up in September Mississippi Today
Customers bet $5.5 million on sporting events in first full month of legalized sports gambling.
With Mississippi in the lottery game, the pressure is now on Alabama: reports NOLA.com
Lottery advertising in California. The Mississippi Legislature has passed a bill to create a state lottery and Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign it soon.
Will Mississippi have sports wagering in casinos by football season? Don't bet against it Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi is, to borrow words of former House Gaming Chairman Moak, 'ready to run the ponies' with sports betting.
Sports Betting Heads Down South, Launching At Mississippi Casinos PlayUSA
Mississippi jumped on the sports betting bandwagon this week, becoming the fourth state in the country to offer legal sports wagering on Aug. 1.
Mississippi says $9.8 million wagered on sports Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day.
Lottery Bill Passes in Mississippi... What's Next? The National Law Review
On August 31, 2018, Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation authorizing a lottery, removing Mississippi from the list of states without a lottery (now down to five ...
Mississippians anxious to start playing lottery WAPT Jackson
Mississippians are anxious to start playing lottery. State leaders said the first lottery tickets could go on sale in six months. Advertisement. "We'll get the ...
Senate passes lottery bill that would keep all records private from public review Jackson Clarion Ledger
Faced with mounting pressure to address the state's deteriorating roads and bridges, the Senate in a special session Thursday voted 30-20 to establish a ...
UPDATE: Sports betting legalized in Mississippi casinos WTVA
Update 06/21/18 2:30 p.m. - WLBT-TV in Jackson reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission voted to approve sports betting regulations. This will go into effect ...
Penn National Gaming Goes Five For Five With Mississippi Casino Sports Betting PlayUSA
Five of Penn National Gaming's Mississippi casinos will offer sports betting by August 24.
DraftKings Set To Open Sportsbook At Mississippi Casino On Friday PlayUSA
A deal with the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D'Iberville, Mississippi gives DraftKings its first sportsbook operation outside New Jersey. Additionally, it will be ...
Show Me the Money: Sports Betting Off and Running The Pew Charitable Trusts
Are you ready for some football? How about some football bets? With the opening of the NFL season, states that recently legalized sports gambling are hoping ...
Sports Betting Numbers Strong In Mississippi Despite No Mobile Wagering PlayUSA
Despite the lack of mobile wagering, Mississippi sports betting still collected more than $5.5 million in September revenue, a major increase from August.
Mississippi's lottery: The day Hades froze over Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi will be getting a lottery? No one expected that. Including a couple of frozen demons.
Tunica casino: With Roadhouse gaming ending, what's next for struggling flagship industry? The Commercial Appeal
The decline of Tunica's flagship casino industry manifested itself again Tuesday with Tunica Roadhouse Casino announcing its gaming operations will end in ...
State Lottery may soon be coming to Mississippi WTVA
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Let the lottery be a lesson for Mississippi lawmakers: Stop doing business in secret Sun Herald
Mississippi lawmakers tried to make the lottery corporation exempt from open meetings and public records laws. It corrected that mistake but we wonder why ...
Mississippians could legally bet on football games this season. Here's what needs to happen. The Sun Herald
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as May 14 to allow sports betting, so will Mississippi have a system in place to let fans bet on the Saints this football ...
Legalised gambling: An introduction to Mississippi Gambling Insider - In-depth Analysis for the Gaming Industry
With regulated sports betting now in full swing, Islam Soliman profiles Mississippi's historical relationship with legalised betting. When you think about ...
Sports wagering is legal in Mississippi but don't bet on Alabama WTVY, Dothan
Undated (WTVY)-- Mississippi is the fourth state to offer legalized sports betting and other states will soon follow but Alabama likely won't be one of them.
Convenience stores expect boost from Mississippi lottery Mississippi Business Journal
By TED CARTER. Mississippi's convenience store operators have heard the cautions that some of the money customers previously spent on dish soap, soda ...
Mississippi's best bet: Sports betting has been around for ages Jackson Clarion Ledger
Bets placed on college and professional athletic contests at state-regulated casinos won't be the first time Mississippians have played that game.
Walk right in and place your bets, sports fans. It’s now legal in Mississippi. Sun Herald
Casino sports betting is a reality in Mississippi. I saw it with my own eyes, veering back over through Biloxi on a weekend pleasure trip to New Orleans.
Ivey, Maddox talk lottery ahead of Mississippi action AL.com
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox both met separately with the media after delivering speeches during the annual Association of ...
House passes lottery, but don't hold your breath Jackson Clarion Ledger
The House on Thursday passed a likely doomed measure to create a Mississippi lottery. But some say a real lottery vote may be forthcoming.
MPB Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Casinos and regulators are one step closer to launching sports gambling in Mississippi. But, as MPB's Ashley Norwood reports, officials say there's still work to ...
State lottery for Mississippi? WTOK
State lawmakers are expected to soon examine ways to generate more money for Mississippi.
And Just Like That, Mississippi Sports Betting Has Five Open Sportsbooks PlayUSA
Horseshoe Tunica is the latest Mississippi casino to launch sports betting. In just two weeks, the MS casinos have launched five different sportsbooks.
When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US | When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US SB Nation
The United States Supreme Court overturned a sports gambling prohibition in May 2018. It opened the door for states to pass legislation allowing for sports ...
State Sets Lottery for 41 Nonpublic School Scholarships | Mississippi News U.S. News & World Report
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education is holding a lottery next week for parents who would like to claim state money to send children ...
Road to Riches: Will new I-269 corridor pave the way for a lottery discussion in Alabama? WHNT News 19
The next Powerball drawing jackpot this week is $107 million, and the Mega Millions -- $106 million. And as those numbers grow, so does the number of ...
Delaware, Mississippi moving fast on sports betting launch plans CalvinAyre.com
Two US states – Delaware and Mississippi – moved significantly closer on Thursday to launching single-game sports betting within their respective borders.
Bryant may bet on lottery, sports book, internet sales to fix roads Mississippi Today
Gov. Phil Bryant says how the U.S. Supreme Court rules – likely later this summer – on whether states can mandate internet retailers to collect a use tax for them ...
More Transparent Lottery Bill Passes Mississippi House, Session Resumes Monday Jackson Free Press
Two days into a special legislative session, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 70-43 on Friday to pass a state lottery bill that included significant ...
Potential special session on roads that includes lottery not without pitfalls Mississippi Today
If the governor calls a special session to solve the state's infrastructure funding, the fix will likely include the lottery, but not all Mississippians set that as the fiscal ...
Sports betting: Can Mississippi protect the integrity of the game? Jackson Clarion Ledger
With our country facing such major issues as North Korea, Iran, Russia and “Trumpgate” the undivided attention in America is on the legalizing of sports betting.
Lottery not in place — yet — as Mississippians buy their tickets - The Vicksburg Post Vicksburg Post
Mississippians, excited at the chance of becoming a multi-millionaire, once again streamed across the Mississippi River Bridge on Interstate 20 Wednesday ...
DraftKings’ First Land-Based Sportsbook Is Coming This Week To Mississippi Legal Sports Report
This is a developing story and will be updated. DraftKings Sportsbook is officially getting into the land-based sports betting business, via a casino in Mississippi.
Caesars And MGM Readying For Sports Betting In Mississippi PlayUSA
With both Delaware and New Jersey sports books up and running, companies appear to be eyeing Mississippi as the next state to launch wagering.
Gov. Bryant bets sports book, lottery, internet could fund road work; does the math work? Jackson Clarion Ledger
Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday said a combination of legal sports betting, a state lottery and internet sales taxes could solve Mississippi's infrastructure funding ...
Lawmakers finally cut knots on road funding: Analysis Jackson Clarion Ledger
JACKSON — When Mississippi lawmakers met in special session to deal with transportation funding, they agreed relatively quickly on issues that had been ...
Mississippi Casino Sports Betting Explodes In September USBets
Not to be outdone by its gambling rivals, the state of Mississippi on Monday announced September sports betting results, and the figures were impressive.
The lottery may soon come to Mississippi WTVA
A state lottery is one of the possible funding mechanisms expected to be discussed in a legislative special session this week.
Want to bet on USC-Clemson game? Here are chances that legal betting will come to SC The Herald
Federal courts legalized sports betting in May, and while some Southern states have embraced gambling, South Carolina has yet to make it legal. SC lawmakers ...
Lottery finds little favor among many Northeast Mississippi lawmakers Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
TUPELO – If a lottery comes to Mississippi, it will likely happen without strong support from the legislative delegation of the state's northeast corner.
William Hill Penetrates Mississippi Sports Betting, Teases Much More SportsHandle.com
In a week of too much news to digest, William Hill US announced on Friday that it has signed partnership agreements with 11 Mississippi casinos for sports ...
Alabama governor weighs in on Mississippi lottery debate WVTM13
As Mississippi lawmakers continue to debate a bill that would create a state lottery, Gov. Kay Ivey shared her thoughts on a possible lottery in Alabama.
Mississippi Announces August Sports Betting Handle of $9.8m Gambling.com
The first numbers from Mississippi's sports betting are encouraging, as the state's handle nearly cracked $10 million during the first month of operation.
Mississippi education funding causes concerns WDAM
When it comes to education, Mississippi has consistently ranks the last among the 50 states. throughout the years. According to a 2018 U.S. News Report, ...
The Supreme Court OK'd sports gambling. These states are open for bets. NBC2 News
Two months after the Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting states from legalizing sports betting, a few states have begun accepting wagers.
What casinos will be first in Mississippi to offer sports betting? Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Choctaw tribe is expected to unveil sports betting before other Mississippi casinos do because it is not subject to state regulation.
Mississippians Pour Across State Lines To Buy Mega Millions Tickets Ahead Of Drawing www.localmemphis.com
What would you do if you won more than $1.6 billion?
Mississippi’s Choctaw Becomes First Tribe Outside Nevada To Offer Sports Betting PlayUSA
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians became the first Native American tribe in US history to offer sports betting outside of Nevada on Aug. 30.
Where will you be able to bet on sports first? These five states are the most likely options. The Washington Post
The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the path for U.S. states to start offering sports gambling, ruling that a federal law that limited the practice in the United ...
Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins Wichita Eagle
Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn won't block lottery Jackson Clarion Ledger
Read the latest on a special session of the Mississippi Legislature to discuss transportation.
Mississippi governor calls special session on transportation WREG NewsChannel 3
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant called lawmakers into special session Thursday to discuss more money for roads and bridges.
States where sports betting may be ready in time for NFL season USA TODAY
Sports betting is legal now, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to wager on pro and college sports right away. These states could be ready first.
Want to hunt alligators in Mississippi? Here's what you have to do. Sun Herald
If you're brave enough, you can win a permit to catch alligator in South Mississippi or elsewhere in the MS. The application process to get into the lottery for ...
Gulf Breeze man hits $1 million jackpot in Biloxi casino Pensacola News Journal
Fred S. won nearly $1.3 million playing a $10 slot machine at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, just minutes after winning $14000.