Casino tax numbers

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 28, 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:

June 2011

City $529,071

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County $194,114

Schools $752,729

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date

City $4,643,603

County $1,964,451

Schools $533,166

June 2010

City $644,494

County $248,275

Schools $67,380

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date

City $4,938,646

County $2,121,072

Schools $575,736