Proposed Gulfport casino would let guests swim near sharks

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- The developers of a proposed Gulfport harbor casino want to build an outdoor pool with a shark tank.
   
The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2lDuqXu ) reports the Golden Harbor Casino Resort & Spa has met its requirement to show $40 million in funding by Feb. 28 and has submitted plans with the city to build a casino, high-rise hotel, parking garage and pool on 10.7 acres on the west side of the public harbor.
   
The shark tank is listed as a tie-in to The Mississippi Aquarium, which the city is planning to build across from the harbor.
   
The total project is expected to cost $140 million.
   
Kentucky-based Encompass DDC submitted the plans on behalf of Mississippi Coast Entertainment, the limited partnership leasing 10.7 acres for a harbor casino from three property owners.