The area of Long Beach, Mississippi is currently being considered a possible site for a new casino, with the Long Beach Harbor Resort LLC company showing interest. Developers have offered to purchase the yacht club of the city and are considering creating a gaming venue, though a casino is not dependent on the purchase of the club.
According to the Sun Herald, the developer is registered with the Secretary of State, having done so back in May, and has the owner of The Inn at Magnolia Alley in Bay St. Louis listed as the manager along with other South Mississippi businesses.
On Monday, yacht club members came together and discussed the offer, stating that no decision has been made as to whether or not the venue will be sold. The developers have offered $1.5 million. Long Beach Harbor Resort LLC’s attorney, Michael Cavanaugh, stated that at this time, there is nothing to report.
According to the Mayor of Long Beach, Billy Skellie, the club has another 60 years remaining on their city lease and the developers still have the option to create a casino without acquiring the yacht club. According to the Mayor, if the developers had the property in which the club is located, the casino would have a ‘cleaner’ appearance. Other sites to be considered are areas near U.S. 90.
Skellie has revealed that he has seen two versions of resort plans, one with a yacht club and one without. However, no official plans have been presented to the city.