Cure Land Co., a well-known real estate firm, has filed an application with Mississippi Gaming Commission for to starting a new casino in Lakeshore, which is a far-off beachfront area of Hancock County.
The application proposes to construct a casino on a 98.5-acre property on South Beach Blvd. in the Clermont Harbor Subdivision, the advertisement says. That is east of Silver Slipper Casino and just west of Buccaneer State Park.
There will be a minimum 40,000 square feet of casino space with 1,100 slot machines and 22 table games, along with a 300-room hotel.
The Gaming Commission requires all new casinos have 300 hotel rooms, a casino of at least 50,000 square feet, a fine dining restaurant and an amenity designed to offer something that will grow the local casino market.
Site approval could be on the Gaming Commission agenda in the next couple of months, said executive director Allen Godfrey. It is the first step in casino development.