February 13, 2008

Last week, Mississippi Senate Bill No. 2199 -- an amendment to the Mississippi Code of 1972 that governs gaming and casinos in the state -- was approved by a vote of 36 to 14. The Mississippi Code now reads, "Legal gaming may be conducted only in counties in which legal gaming is being conducted on the effective date of this act" -- thus limiting new casinos from springing up outside counties that already have them. The bill now goes to the state's house of representatives.