New Casino Proposed For East Biloxi

Biloxi's next casino may look a lot like its original casinos. A company called Bayview Partners wants to float a riverboat style casino at the foot of Fifth Street in east Biloxi.

Owners plan on calling their casino the Biloxi Queen.  It would dock near what's called Clay Point. That's north of the Palace Casino and the Biloxi Ocean Springs Bridge.

A spokesman for the Biloxi Queen said the casino's barge will be brought to the Fifth Street property next week.

The gaming commission still needs to okay the property as a legal gaming site.  That vote could be taken at the June 18, 2002 meeting.

This weekend, Biloxi Queen executives will run legal ads in area newspapers.  That's the first step a casino company must take if it's going to get a gaming license in Mississippi.