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Mississippi casino revenue fell 2 percent in 2017

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Casino revenues fell in 2017 across Mississippi, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River.

Posted: Jan 21, 2018 11:48 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Casino revenues fell in 2017 across Mississippi, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River.

State Revenue Department figures released this week show statewide revenue fell 2 percent for the year to $2.08 billion, down more than $40 million from 2016. December was better, with gamblers losing $176 million statewide, up 3 percent from $171 million in December 2016.

The 12 coastal casinos saw revenue for the year rise less than 1 percent to $1.19 billion. It was, just barely, the fourth consecutive year of gains for those casinos. Winnings rose 7 percent in December to $99 million, the year's second-strongest gain behind November.

The 16 river casinos added another year to their losing streak, having posted revenue declines every year but one since peaking in 2006. Revenue fell 5 percent for the year to $885 million. The decline for December was less severe, falling only 1.4 percent to $77 million from the year before. Over the long term, casinos in Tunica County and Lula in particular have suffered from increasing competition from two racetrack casinos in Arkansas.

Mississippi, which accounting firm Rubin Brown reports has the third-lowest effective tax rate on casinos among states, collected about $250 million in gambling taxes in 2017.

Figures from the previous year, 2016, show Mississippi was the sixth-largest gambling state nationwide. The Gulf Coast was the eighth-largest casino market, according to the American Gaming Association, while the Tunica/Lula area was the 17th largest.

Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don't report winnings to the state.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 295675

Reported Deaths: 6743
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19690230
Hinds18812389
Harrison16722280
Rankin12725265
Jackson12603228
Lee9691160
Madison9466203
Jones7978147
Forrest7217138
Lauderdale6836226
Lowndes6031140
Lamar588480
Lafayette5736113
Washington5218130
Bolivar4612123
Oktibbeha441493
Panola430894
Pearl River4174130
Warren4130115
Pontotoc409771
Marshall403392
Monroe3990126
Union395674
Neshoba3817169
Lincoln3544103
Hancock347975
Leflore3376118
Sunflower318986
Tate302974
Pike300796
Scott293970
Alcorn291862
Itawamba290075
Yazoo289963
Tippah278965
Coahoma278668
Copiah278158
Simpson275879
Prentiss269858
Wayne254241
Marion252778
Leake252671
Covington248980
Grenada247578
Adams234678
George231845
Newton229952
Winston221777
Jasper213445
Tishomingo212365
Attala206569
Chickasaw201152
Holmes182370
Clay179251
Stone172429
Tallahatchie170939
Clarke169371
Calhoun157928
Smith152832
Yalobusha144836
Greene127733
Walthall124240
Noxubee122831
Montgomery122639
Perry121734
Lawrence120421
Carroll118425
Amite111734
Webster110631
Jefferson Davis101931
Tunica99023
Claiborne98429
Benton93524
Humphreys92827
Kemper90223
Quitman77214
Franklin76119
Choctaw69617
Jefferson62727
Wilkinson62426
Sharkey48917
Issaquena1676
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 494421

Reported Deaths: 9991
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson711451374
Mobile36184735
Madison32457458
Tuscaloosa24213412
Montgomery22636517
Shelby22020214
Baldwin19790284
Lee14980154
Morgan13693251
Calhoun13307287
Etowah13192320
Marshall11269209
Houston10102261
Elmore9408185
Limestone9376134
Cullman8903181
St. Clair8839224
Lauderdale8601212
DeKalb8465175
Talladega7552164
Walker6538258
Jackson6503103
Autauga630391
Blount6106127
Colbert5993119
Coffee5254102
Dale4648107
Russell405233
Franklin399478
Covington3970106
Chilton3883100
Escambia378172
Tallapoosa3596143
Clarke343753
Chambers3421111
Dallas3412141
Pike293372
Lawrence283684
Marion283495
Winston247368
Bibb245460
Geneva240270
Marengo236557
Pickens224555
Barbour212451
Hale210668
Fayette200957
Butler197566
Henry182641
Cherokee177139
Monroe166339
Randolph163840
Washington156635
Crenshaw145254
Clay145054
Macon142343
Cleburne137841
Lamar133133
Lowndes131251
Wilcox122525
Bullock117136
Conecuh106724
Perry105827
Sumter98632
Coosa89224
Greene88232
Choctaw55123
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