Copa Casino owners would like to make changes to their Port of Gulfport facility. But they say Wall Street isn't ready to provide the financial support to build a hotel.
When money does become available, the Copa has the port's okay to develop its site. However last week, port consultants said the Copa's dock would make a perfect home for cruise ships.
Copa officials said Thursday that they would consider moving to a new port location if it helps coast tourism.
"We're very committed to working with the port for the future development," Copa Casino owner Rick Carter said. "We think a cruise ship coming into the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great idea. And whatever it takes us to work out to make it a success is what we're willing to do."