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October 3, 2005

MS Casinos On Land - Yes!

Posted by Hunter

Our friends at are reporting that MS Governor Barbour has agreed to drop the restriction that requires casinos in the state to be built over water, which resulted in massive damage from Hurricane Katrina.

Development is still restricted to be near water, but this will allow the developments to be much more secure in the face of any future disaster.

MS Governnor Signs On To Land Based Casinos

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October 4, 2005 9:34 PM Posted by Tom M

I have to say that one of the dumbest things I can think of is the whole "it has to be on water" philosopy of most of the "riverboat" gambling states. I know that there is some state/federal rules about who owns the water rights etc etc but to me it is just dumb, stupid, moronic politics. Put the damn things on land and admit that you want casinos in your state!!! I will never forget the first time I went to a "riverboat" casino in IL near Chicago. I was dumbfounded to see that a "sailing" was simply the boat traveling back and forth in the space of about a boats length. I had images of being able to walk the deck on a nice hour and half voyage up a river and check out some of the gambling. HA HA the joke was on me! Not only did the "riverboat" not go anywhere, there is no deck at all. It was nothing more than an enclosed tube of gambling. Once inside, you were in a casino just like any other. But the dumbest thing was to watch this boat move back and forth during its "sailing". What a waste of gas and the required "captain". A total waste so that politicians can get gambling revenue in their state. And I didn't win anything either. A total waste.