Mississippi casino developers test onshore gaming change

Biloxi, Mississippi (AP) – Developers of the Gold Coast casino in Biloxi are asking the Mississippi Gaming Commission to approve a definition of the mean high tide water line that will make their inland casino site legal.

A 2005 law allowed Gulf Coast casinos – in the wake of devastation of Hurricane Katrina – to rebuild 800 feet onshore.

RW Development, led by Ray Wooldridge, owner of the NBA‘s New Orleans Hornets, is building the South Beach Biloxi 326-unit condominium and other facilities, including the proposed Gold Coast casino. The casino location is on Veterans Avenue, north of U.S. Highway 90 in Biloxi.

The Mississippi Gaming Commission will hear a discussion of the proposal during a July 17 meeting in Biloxi.