Hancock County is considering the idea of building a casino in the area.
US.- Diamondhead LLC and Jacobs Entertainment proposed a casino in Diamondhead, a city in southeastern Hancock County, Mississippi. It is not the first time that operators try to build a casino in the area, as they’ve been rejected numerous times in the past.
Casinos have been trying to zone at the south side of Hancock County for years, but the area has been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the Mississippi Gaming Commission denied the site application because it wasn’t near the Bay of Saint Louis. The current laws establish that casinos cannot be built on land that is not near the waterfront.
Back in October, Mississippi gaming authorities decided to not consider changes to allow venues to be created near the coast in places where the waterfront property is not important. Diamondhead LLC and Jacobs Entertainment proposed a casino in 2014, and it was later rejected. This time, the gaming commission will reconsider the current proposal. Alan Godfrey, executive director of the gaming commission, said that the developers have the right to resubmit a proposal, but they won’t hear a response until January.