D'Iberville Casino Project Dead - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

10/21/04

D'Iberville Casino Project Dead

After nearly a decade of planning, the D'Iberville casino project is a "no go." Jacobs Entertainment says it no longer makes financial sense to build a resort on the north side of the back bay.

Jacobs' president Steve Roark told WLOX News that D'Iberville turned out to be a risk his company couldn't afford to take.

Roark cited the new Biloxi Hard Rock and a Caillavet Street casino proposal as two big reasons why D'Iberville couldn't compete in this market. The Jacobs site is just west of the I-110 bridge.

It took almost 10 years, but the location has all the permits it needs to be developed into a casino site. That's why D'Iberville leaders remain confident that despite this setback, a casino developer will eventually build a resort in their city.

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