Mississippi Gaming Commission Approves D’Iberville Casino Resort
The Mississippi Gaming Commission has given approval to the developers of the $250 million Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and as a result D’Iberville could see its first casino open as early as 2015. Jay McDaniel, deputy director of the Gaming Commission, said that construction is expected to begin early next year on the Back Bay, east of Interstate 110.The resort is expected to include 1,350 slot machines, 40 casino tables, 250-seat buffet, 75-seat gourmet restaurant, 140-seat coffee shop, a miniature golf course, an event centre, 2,200 square feet of retail space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor space complete with a pool.
The chairman of the Gaming Commission, John Hairston, said that the amenities and the fact the project already has financial backing helped secure the Commission’s approval.
Hairston said, “We expected a significant enough project to move the needle.
The commission has concluded we already have plenty of slot machines so you need more visitors. That’s beneficial to everybody, both the new venture and everybody else. And that’s why we pushed so hard for the amenities.”