Casino tax revenue

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts:

November 2010

City $461,095

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County $217,574

Schools $59,015

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date

City $922,828

County $405,843

Schools $110,500

November 2009

City $454,079

County $213,709

Schools $58,069

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date

City $1,004,007

County $440,566

Schools $119,720