Biloxi Issues Monthly Report on Gaming Revenue

From:  City of Biloxi   12/16/18   GCN

Today's a good day for reports on the City of Biloxi website, with the traditional weekly report from Police, Fire, Community Development and Engineering departments and the release of the November state gaming report, which tracks all casino gaming revenue collected in Biloxi.

In fact, the latest state gaming report, which is compiled by the city's Finance Division based on state collections, shows that Biloxi casinos took in $67.9 million in gross gaming revenues.

So where did the money go? Here's the breakdown for November's $67.9 million:

Total taxes paid: $8.39 million
To the state: $5.4 million
To the City of Biloxi: $1.67 million
To Harrison County: $633,602
To Biloxi Public Schools: $435,054
To county schools: $217,527

About the state report: The monthly state report, which is usually compiled and released by the city around the 10th of each month, is not a "true month" report. The state report is generally based on a four-week period not a calendar month. For instance, if a month ends in the middle of a week, the report may contain the remainder of that particular week. The mayor's office, incidentally, also tracks gaming revenue by "calendar month" for budgeting purposes.

The week that was: The weekly report from city departments shows Biloxi firefighters responded to 141 calls for service, including 94 medical emergencies, and Biloxi police officers had 2,061 calls for service.

See the city's monthly gaming collections report
See the city's calendar month gaming report
See the city's weekly departmental report
See the casinos of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

News & notes: CDBG hearing, council meeting

Reminder: The City of Biloxi has prepared a draft of the 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A public hearing regarding performance and expenditures for the CDBG program year ended Sept. 30, 2018 will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Biloxi Community Development Department, 676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Biloxi. To see the complete CDBG notice -- in English, Spanish and Vietnamese -- and other federal programs info, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at Biloxi City Hall. To see the meeting agenda and supporting documents, click here.


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