Choctaw casino vote set for Nov. 16

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 16 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the casino would be built in the Red Water community in Leake County.

Two casinos, Silver Star and Golden Moon, are in Choctaw in Neshoba County. A third is in Bok Homa in Jones County, 13 miles north of Laurel.

The tribe re-opened the Golden Moon Casino full time in 2015, following a $70 million-plus renovation.

Note: This story has been altered from its original version. An Associated Press story published Sept. 12 mistakenly had the date for the vote as Nov. 17. Newscenter 11 apologizes for the error and is glad to set the record straight.