Mississippi Choctaws see increase in casino revenue and profit

Phyliss Anderson serves as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Photo from Facebook The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is seeing an increase in revenue and profit at its gaming enterprise.

Chief Phyliss Anderson told WTOK that revenues are up $11 million compared to the same time last year. And profits are up $2 million.

As a result, she told the station that the tribe has been able to refinance its gaming debt. "It will enable us to save about $8 million annually," she was quoted as saying.

Just a few years ago, the picture looked a lot different. The tribe cut back operations at its flagship Pearl River Resort amid the downturn in the national economy.

But since 2010, the tribe has come back with a new gaming facility and a $70 million renovation project at Pearl River.

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