“No one envisioned the scope or the impact gaming would have on Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the next 20 years,” said Biloxi mayor A.J. Holloway. “People ask what have you done with the millions and millions in casino tax revenue. The answer is easy, I tell them. It’s three words, ‘just look around.'”
Since the Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi, the area’s first casino, opened 20 years ago, Biloxi casinos have created 15,000 direct jobs and accounted for more than $6 billion in new construction. The number of visitors to the city has also grown by 8-10 million per year.