Casino tax revenue

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, March 12, 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:

January 2011

City $524,258

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County $247,181

Schools $67,081

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date

City $1,851,330

County $843,949

Schools $229,336

January 2010

City $731,137

County $225,538

Schools $61,185

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date

City $2,148,229

County $861,174

Schools $233,787