Vicksburg’s casino market continues to grow

Published 1:47 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008

With its fifth casino set to open late next month, Vicksburg is the third largest revenue-producing gambling market in Mississippi, the nation’s third-largest gambling state.

And while the national gaming industry has slumped with the economy over the past year, in Mississippi, gaming commissioners, casino operators and industry experts are optimistic the Vicksburg market is poised to grow.

The $100 million Riverwalk Casino and Hotel will feature 805 slot machines and 18 gaming tables on its 25,000-square-foot gaming floor. Two restaurants, an 80-room hotel and ambitious landscaping project also are in the works.

Several artists from Mississippi and neighboring states have been tapped to create works of art in Vicksburg that will be featured in the casino.