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Grand Casino Gulfport was a riverboat casino and hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States. It was owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. Prior to its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, the casino had two hotels with a.


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Before Katrina hit, Biloxi last year had collected $20 million in tax revenue from the casinos, enough to cover 35% of the city's annual budget.


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Grand Casino Gulfport was a riverboat casino and hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States. It was owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. Prior to its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, the casino had two hotels with a.


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Remembering Hurricane Katrina in Photographs: Hotels, Casinos and A s I walked along the beach in Biloxi back in September of where casinos, by Hurricane Camille before landfall on Sunday, August 17,


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Grand Casino Gulfport was a riverboat casino and hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States. It was owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. Prior to its destruction by Hurricane Katrina, the casino had two hotels with a.


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Before Katrina hit, Biloxi last year had collected $20 million in tax revenue from the casinos, enough to cover 35% of the city's annual budget.


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of Biloxi taken in May , about 90 days before Hurricane Katrina struck. Point Cadet Marina and the Isle of Capri Casino Resort, Gorenflo Elementary.


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BILOXI, Miss. The Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. is shown Aug. Before Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast was the nation's third-largest casino.


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The Gulf Coast faced its share of challenges in the past 10 years. The human toll included the loss of 17, casino and hospitality jobs. Experts say the crisis could provide opportunities to those with strong balance sheets, such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. Casino operators also would like to see the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport which has only domestic routes despite the name add more direct flights from southern feeder markets. Other casino barges were destroyed or heavily damaged at their docks. The Imperial Palace was the first to reopen in early November Isle of Capri Biloxi and the Palace followed in December. Despite the availability of face coverings, Review-Journal staff and experts who toured casinos on Thursday and Friday said only about half of visitors were seen wearing masks. New restaurants have arrived, and MGM Resorts International β€” which owns the market-leading Beau Rivage β€” essentially gave Biloxi land across the street for a new minor-league baseball stadium. Some of the machines β€” with blackjack tables, slot tokens, gaming chips and other gambling equipment β€” ended up at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Yet neither Ferrucci nor other Gulf Coast casino operators ever considered folding their hand. From the first cheers on Fremont Street at a. Haley Barbour approved changes in state gaming laws, allowing casinos to move off the water as long as they were within feet of the shore. As Las Vegas launches comeback, an old debate resumes: Can room rates go too low? The massive storm had driven the barge three-quarters of a mile down the beach, where it came to rest on the north side of U. Before Katrina, gaming had to be conducted on boats, barges or buildings on piers. Gaming industry leaders cite several ways the Gulf Coast could boost both visitation and customer spending and compete with emerging markets. Strip hotels are offering free parking, waived resort fees and discounted room rates to bring tourists back to Nevada. As in other destination gaming markets, the Gulf Coast needs more nongaming attractions to drive business. By Bailey Schulz and Richard N. Southern Nevada locals casinos see traffic, but large crowds absent. June 5, - am June 5, - pm.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} The airport, which gets less passenger traffic in a year than McCarran International Airport sees in a week, has recently upgraded gates and parking facilities, however. Some casinos were shifted to new locations, and some downsized. June 6, - pm June 6, - pm. He recalls when he was told to evacuate in August because of Hurricane Katrina. Thursday to the quiet hum of traffic at midnight Friday, Review-Journal photographers captured the reawakening of Las Vegas. Nevada-based gaming companies had invested billions of dollars in creating a destination that drew gamblers from the Deep South and neighboring states, only to see it wiped away by an unstoppable force of nature. The Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Miss. Louis when Katrina arrived, never saw water again. Hotel guests float in a water ride at the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. It took a few days for the national media, which focused attention on the flooding in New Orleans, to realize the Gulf Coast had also suffered extensive damage. By Richard N. But Katrina was more than a wrecking ball. Birds sit on a damaged pier Aug. Louis and Biloxi. Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Unsubscribe at any time. Las Vegas casinos hosted weekend visitors Saturday for the first time since mid-March. A shrimp boat rests in a harbor in Ocean Springs, Miss. Las Vegas casinos see some life in 1st post-shutdown Saturday. But there is debate about whether it helps or hurts the Las Vegas brand. Construction of a new hotel and waterpark is underway Aug. June 5, - pm June 6, - am. All were destroyed by the Category 5 hurricane, which packed wind gusts exceeding mph and pushed a foot storm surge well inland on Aug. Boats are seen at a dock Aug. People gambled and hit the pools Saturday, and resorts seemed busier than on Day One, when foot traffic was relatively tame. Seawater and debris inundated hotel rooms, convention areas and restaurants. The property reopened in August The President, the barge that was scheduled to move 35 miles west from Biloxi to Bay St. A boat rests on the beach Aug. Gulf Coast casino operators hope Katrina was a once-in-century storm, and they remain confident that no hurricane could ever kill their market. Highway 90 between Bay St. The Gulf Coast in the past 10 years has faced the challenges of hurricanes, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Great Recession. Shrimp boats rest in a harbor in Ocean Springs, Miss. The Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. Like us on Facebook. June 5, - pm June 5, - pm. Be informed. We need attractions that complement gaming to drive the right type of tourism to the market. Some lost their lives. Others changed owners. Other businesses have also returned to the Biloxi and Gulfport commercial areas, and Gulf Coast tourism in general has been re-energized. By signing up you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Boats rest on the beach Aug. Masks are given out at casinos now. More than 19, slot machines were rendered useless and had to be destroyed. June 6, - am June 6, - pm. Almost all upgraded their gaming floors, hotel rooms and other attractions as they rebuilt. The opportunity is there to grow the tourism market. Modern bridges were built to reconnect the region to the mainland east and west of the casino cities. Yet there is a dark cloud around the silver lining: Where Gulf Coast casinos once employed 17, people, the 11 survivors had just 9, workers as of June 30, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Contact reporter Howard Stutz at hstutz reviewjournal. Louis, Miss. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in and Hurricanes Gustav, in , and Isaac, in , drew headlines but did little to disrupt business to the casinos. Follow howardstutz on Twitter. Don't miss the big stories. While other aspects of their business may boom, few think the market can support more than the combined , square-feet of casino space. The recession that gripped the gaming industry on a national scale, however, slowed the Gulf Coast recovery. The Gulf Coast was in shambles for years. Louis, near the site where he had planned to moor the President. He is still general manager of the property, which was bought by Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts in A room hotel opened there earlier this year. High-fives in order for casinos reopening, but can demand be sustained? June 6, - am June 6, - am. One day after Las Vegas casinos reopened, a visitor from California hit a jackpot on the Strip. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}Two days later, he was told to evacuate the area: Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The October change was intended as an incentive to rebuild, and the industry did just that. An insurance payout from Hurricane Katrina built the land-based property. The President was one of 13 casinos in a mile stretch of picturesque U. Many of those gaming employees lost their homes. But the recession pushed the region into annual declines in six of the past seven years, according to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Fortunately, it was fully insured. The site is being converted into a water park and resort with restaurants and a room, nongaming hotel. The recession ended the project a year later. June 5, - am June 5, - am. Two U. A few days after the storm subsided, Ferrucci returned to the marina to find the President gone. Crucial infrastructure has been repaired.