No surprise, Biloxi set gaming record in FY ’21

The city’s Fiscal Year numbers are in, and Biloxi casinos, with $100 million months in April and July, have posted a record-breaking year, with $1.02 billion in gross gaming revenue.

Gross-gaming revenue is the amount of money that casinos pay taxes on.

Biloxi’s eight casinos generated $1.02 billion in FY 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021. It was the largest figure in the 29-year history of legalized gaming in Biloxi. The previous record was $1.006 billion in FY 2007.

Highlight of the FY 2021 was April, when the city reported a record-shattering gross gaming revenue figure of $111.2 million for one month.

How are the FY ’21 numbers from the Biloxi casino market:

Gross gaming revenue: $1.02 billion

Total gaming taxes: $123.9 million

Where the money goes:

State of Mississippi: $81.6 million.

City of Biloxi: $22.9 million

County of Harrison: $9.52 million

Biloxi Public Schools: $6.53 million

County schools: $3.26 million
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News & notes: Cruisin’ and more

Cruisin’ follow up: The 25th edition of Cruisin’ ended up with 9,496 registered vehicles, shattering all records and keeping local roadways busy throughout the 10-day run of the event. Biloxi Police, meanwhile, reported 434 event-related calls for service, resulting in 156 traffic tickets. Although the city’s B-alert service issued a number of intermittent lane closures during the event, police never had to reduce traffic to one lane.

The week that was: Weekly reports from the departments of Police, Fire, and Community Development are now online for your review. To see the reports from last week and an archive of weekly reports, click here