JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - In a stunning development and with little discussion, the Mississippi Gaming Commission voted unanimously not to talk about potential changes in where new casinos can locate on the coast.
Commission Chairman Al Hopkins indicated the discussion was permanently over.
Several people from the coast drove up Thursday to express their opposition to any changes. After the vote, they quickly left the room.
Under the proposed changes, potential casino developers would not have to have control of the land down to the waterfront, which is now the case. Opponents felt this would open up gaming locations north of the beach across the coast.
Meanwhile, some state lawmakers also expressed concern about the changes. But apparently, that is now a moot point.