Jackson County Voters Oppose Casino

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson County residents have cast their ballots against a proposed Choctaw casino. More than 18,000 voters, or about 60 percent, cast no votes Tuesday in the non-binding referendum.

About 12,000 voters supported the plan to put the $375 million project at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Mississippi 57.

In the days before the election, Choctaw Chief Beasley Denson said a no vote would not end the tribe's effort to put a casino on the coast.

Tribal leaders may now turn their attention to Harrison and Hancock counties where gambling is already legal.

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  • by John Location: Meridian on Nov 7, 2007 at 03:13 PM
    The people of Jackson county are smart to no-vote the casino down there. Miko Denson has already drowned out business to the Pearl River Resort casino (along with the marketing dept. (under the new miko) and will do nothing for the people of Jackson County. The increased crime rate and poverty rate is not what the people of Jackson county, or Hancock/Harrison county want and I don't blame them.
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