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Harrah's Tunica Casino to Close, Hinting at Gambling Glut. Harrah’s Tunica casino rising over the Mississippi River levee in Tunica.


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Tunica casino closing; impacts about workers; hotel unaffected; and more 36 hotel employees, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Caesars' remaining Tunica property, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, has.


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Before glitzy casino palaces were built along the Mississippi River in the early s β€” state legislators hoping to revive the ailing economy passed a law in that allowed dockside casino gambling in counties along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast β€” Tunica was the most impoverished county in the nation. Sign Me Up. Faded plywood covers the windows of empty clapboard homes. Still, most everyone agrees there are still more opportunities than before the casinos came, when there were no paved roads, limited water and sewage lines, and few jobs outside agriculture. The civil unrest north of the border has transfixed many in Mexico. Most shifts run from the late afternoon to the early hours of the morning β€” a tough gig for parents, particularly those without cars or an adequate salary to pay for baby sitting. In , the Rev. Meanwhile, officials in Memphis are discussing legalizing sports betting on Beale Street. Tunica Roadhouse casino in Tunica, Miss. About Us. Some blame former government officials β€” who until recently were predominantly white β€” for wasting hundreds of millions in casino revenue, cutting property taxes and building airports, sports arenas and gymnasiums rather than investing in low-income housing and job training. Inside the Roadhouse, a Western saloon-themed casino improbably positioned within a faux Bavarian castle with a moat, the blackjack and poker tables are dim and without dealers. Reporting from Tunica County, Miss. But the year-old retiree, who worked as a restaurant manager and chef for a string of casinos for nearly two decades, said his dirt-poor neighborhood had little to show for all the casino money. Young hopes to work with casinos and county officials to set up a hour daycare and transport system that can span the rural area to ferry workers without cars. Tunica casinos now employ about 4, workers, less than a third than they did at their peak. They could have reconstructed this entire neighborhood. While neat subdivisions of brick homes and condo complexes now dot the flat rural county of cotton fields, some areas show little sign of progress. Many in this predominantly African American county of just 10, residents, about 30 miles southwest of Memphis, worry they are moving backward. Get all the day's most vital news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning. Fox News is apologizing for how it displayed a chart comparing the stock market to the aftermath of controversial black deaths. Along the four-lane highway next to the abandoned complex, a Valero gas station and Sonic Drive-In also are shuttered. But casino revenue here has plummeted in the last decade as major casino markets have exploded in dozens of cities from Chicago to New Orleans. Lavish monuments to gaming β€” a gleaming high-rise tower, an Irish medieval castle, an art deco movie house β€” rose up amid the cotton and rice fields, flooding the impoverished Mississippi Delta county with tourists, money and jobs.

Growing up in Tunica at the height of its casino boom, Roosevelt Hall felt his community had been dealt a harrah casino tunica ms closing hand.

Joe Eddie Hawkins, a longtime community activist in Tunica. While there are some signs that the economy has diversified β€” in the last please click for source, a pair of German companies have opened new plants manufacturing stainless steel pipes and crankshafts, creating more than jobs β€” residents worry that more casinos may go out of business as the market becomes more competitive.

Amid a whir of giddy beeps and chimes, just a smattering of players tap buttons and pull levers on penny slots and video poker machines. In November, voters in neighboring Arkansas passed a constitutional amendment authorizing four casinos, including one 35 miles from Tunica in West Memphis.

Enter Email Address. After two hours behind closed doors, no decision was reached. Still, Hawkins does not place all the blame on former leaders. He shrugged when asked what he would do next. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options.

Hundreds have gathered in sympathy outside the U. Brand Publishing. Many workers here are tired of job conditions and insecurity, said Marilyn Young, who leads the Tunica County Workforce Development Center.

A practice soccer field? You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. But the year-old bartender is increasingly hedging his bets on the future. At the end of the month, the casino will shut down and Hall is unsure whether he will find a secure job at one of the seven surviving casinos.

Times News Platforms. In Old Sub, an African American neighborhood north of the city of Tunica, wooden shacks strain under the weight of sagging roofs, and ramshackle trailers are patched with strips of corrugated metal. Hot Property.

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Everyone enjoyed the tax breaks, he said, and residents should harrah casino tunica ms closing done more to pressure officials to channel the money toward needy residents. More From the Los Angeles Times. Embassy in recent days.

Firefighters worry county officials may switch to a volunteer fire system or cut the number of full-time firefighters by half. On the outskirts of Tunica, where some residents of Sugar Ditch Alley were relocated to mobile homes in the s, Larry James said casinos had transformed the county, offering many residents a path out of the old Southern agrarian way of life. Downtown Tunica in , long before the casinos came. Most nights the kitchen behind the bar is closed. Times Store. Jenny Jarvie.