One Bid Submitted for Natchez Casino - Tuesday 27th of December 2005

NATCHEZ, Mississippi – As reported by the Natchez Democrat: "City officials late Wednesday opened the only bid they received for a casino at the riverside Roth Hill site, almost two months after the city sent out a request for proposals for a hotel and/or casino — but details of the proposal were kept under wraps.

"The proposal, which city officials had agreed to keep confidential, was discussed behind closed doors at the office of City Attorney Walter Brown. But Brown later disclosed the proposal was submitted by David Kennedy of Windsor Financial Group and Artie Armstrong, both of Jackson, on behalf of a New York-based company called Expect a Miracle Inc.

"…However, the state requires developers to invest at least as much in land-based amenities as they do in their casinos, and the city has been courting companies to develop a hotel across Canal Street from the convention center for many months now…"

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