Tunica County sees 3-month increase in gaming revenue

TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — A Mid-South county is back to collecting cash on people rolling the dice.

Casinos in Tunica County are hitting it big.

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FOX13 found out that’s a good thing as the county relies heavily on gaming revenue.

Tunica County’s budget is made up of 65 percent gaming revenue.

County leaders said for the last three months the county’s four percent cut of the gaming revenue in some cases has been higher than pre-pandemic levels.

The Tunica County Board of Supervisors said because revenue has gone back up, they have reopened some county facilities.

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The county has reopened the river park, aquatics facility and arena in the last few months thanks to the revenue increase.

Those close to the casino industry said all of the casinos are hiring.

The county said at the end of July, it plans to look at rehiring or filling the positions of furloughed workers.

Some told us things are getting back to normal.

The Tunica County Board of Supervisors said casino parking lots have been full on the weekends for the last few months which is a good sign.