Silver Slipper Casino Reopening Approved - Monday 19th of December 2005

JACKSON, Mississippi – As reported by the Biloxi Sun Herald: "The Mississippi Gaming Commission gave its blessings Thursday for the Silver Slipper Casino to start building on land and for the Palace Casino to reopen on Dec. 30.

"Construction on the $43 million Silver Slipper in Hancock County should begin "almost immediately" and be finished by the last quarter of next year, Scott Andress, the casino company's lawyer, told commissioners.

"The Silver Slipper will have 1,000 slot machines, 26 table games and 10 poker tables. It will employ between 400 and 500, he said.

"…Although the Silver Slipper will be in Hancock County, it has some hurricane cleanup to do in Harrison County. Silver Slipper Casino Venture LLC had bought the old President Casino barge in Biloxi, which it had intended to tow to Hancock County and put on pilings. The hurricane hurled the barge onto the Biloxi Beachfront Hotel on U.S. 90.

"Andress told commissioners that demolition and salvage operations on the barge should begin 'if not this week, then next week.'…"

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