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Diamondhead casino plans rejected by Gaming Commission

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According to Gaming Commission rules, casinos must sit no further than 800 feet from the 'mean high water line.' (Photo source: WLOX) According to Gaming Commission rules, casinos must sit no further than 800 feet from the 'mean high water line.' (Photo source: WLOX)
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -

Plans to build a casino in Diamondhead were rejected by the Mississippi Gaming Commission Thursday. Developers with Jacobs Entertainment wanted to build on property near the old Harbor House condo site on the southside of Diamondhead.     

City Councilman Joseph Lopez was at the meeting in Jackson and said commissioners decided the company does not have a legal gaming site on the Bay of St. Louis.

WLOX News already reported that the gaming commission executive director said he was planning on asking the commission to deny approval because the Department of Resources considers that marshy area as land, and therefore it cannot be considered a legal gaming site.

The commission did, however, leave the door open for future development. Commissioners said if Jacobs Entertainment can verify the property as a legal gaming site, they can resubmit their proposal.

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