Isle of Capri Casino closing

Isle of Capri Casino closing


THE OLDEST CASINO IN THE STATE
IS CLOSING IT’S DOOR.
16 WAPT’S BERT CASE EXPLAINS HOW
THIS
COULD AFFECT SURROUNDING
BUSINESSES IN NATCHEZ.
THE ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO, IS A
FAMILIAR
SITE NATCHEZ .. A CASINO SHIP

UNDER THE HILL. BUT CASINO
LEADERS
SAY IN ABOUT 60 DAYS THEY’LL
CLOSE THE
DOORS FOR GOOD…
ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO MADE THE
DECISION TO CLOSE IT’S CASINO
BECAUSE THE MARKET HAS NOT GROWN
TO ACCOMMODATE
TWO CASINOS. THIS WEEK — THEY
SOLD OUT TO THE OTHER CASINO IN
TOWN — MAGNOLIA BLUFF’S…
FOR 11 POINT 5 MILLION DOLLARS.
JILL ALEXANDER, CORPORATE
SPOKESPERSON SAYS IT MEANS
ABOUT 240
JOBS WOULD BE LOST…
WELL I THINK WE HATE TO LOSE THE
JOBS BUT WE GOT OUR RIVERFRONT
BACK, WHICH WILL BE REAL NICE.
BUT NATCHEZ MAYOR BUTCH BROWN
SAYS
HIS TOP PRIORITY WILL BE TO FIND
NEW JOBS
FOR THOSE FOLKS …
AND WE WILL HAVE TO TRY TO
ABSORB
THEM INTO OUR WORKFORCE. WE ARE
A BIG TOURIST VENUE NOW, AS
YOU KNOW. AT LEAST ONE NATCHEZ
RESIDENT, DENTIST ED GAUDET,
LIKES THE
RESTORATION OF THE VIEW THAT
WILL
HAPPEN AT NATCHEZ UNDER THE
HILL.
THE ISLE OF CAPRI CASINO COULD
CLOSE DOWN OCTOBER 10TH,
ALTHOUGH IT COULD VARY 10 DAYS
EITHER WAY. THE CASINO WILL BE
OPEN UNTIL THAT DATE. BERT CASE
SIXTEEN WAPT NEWS NATCHEZ.
POLICE ARRESTED A MERIDIAN
COUPLE —
ACCUSED OF GOING INSIDE A CASINO

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