Poarch Creek Indians Purchase Mississippi Casino Site

March 30, 2016

The Poarch Creek Indians have purchased a site previously approved for a casino in D’Iberville, MS.

The land near I-110 is known as the Royal D’Iberville casino site is one of four sites in the city approved for a casino. A previously planned development with a 60,000 square foot casino and a 400-room hotel on the 7.6 acres never came to fruition, and the property was released from bankruptcy just days before the PCI purchase.

In the event the Poarch Creek Indians should build a casino on the property, it will not be considered part of their reservation and will subject to the same application process and taxes as any other casino, the director of the Mississippi Game Commission, Allen Godfrey, told the Sun Herald newspaper in Gulfport.

“PCI Gaming Authority monitors events throughout the Southeast that represent opportunities for our investment consideration. This particular property was brought to our attention and after evaluation we felt it represented an excellent investment opportunity that, regardless whether we pursue development now, in the future or never, that land will hold its value,” the Poarch Creek Indian Gaming Authority said in released statement. “We continue to evaluate development opportunities and the Mississippi Gulf Coast gaming market is one we may seek to enter at some future time.”


4 Responses to “Poarch Creek Indians Purchase Mississippi Casino Site”

  1. tg on April 1st, 2016 6:38 am

    429scj Easy money is hard to beat.

  2. mick on March 30th, 2016 5:58 pm

    So how much was shelled out on behalf of the tribal members? transparency rears its ugly head.

  3. NDN2 on March 30th, 2016 4:20 pm

    Quote from 429SCJ on March 30th, 2016 5:58 am
    “Gaming is lucrative, but it would be great to see the tribe pursue interest related to manufacturing and production.”

    Amen to that.

  4. 429SCJ on March 30th, 2016 5:58 am

    Gaming is lucrative, but it would be great to see the tribe pursue interest related to manufacturing and production.

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