Vicksburg asking Corps of Engineers to approve a permit for proposed Portofino Resort casino

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VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The City of Vicksburg is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve a permit for Portofino Resort LLC to install a new elevated walkway for its proposed casino.

The proposed casino — Vicksburg's fifth — would be next to the Portofino Hotel.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Friday approved filing a floodwall permit application with the Corps of Engineers.

Officials tell The Vicksburg Post ( the city is filing the application because it operates the floodwall that runs along the Mississippi River and crosses the Portofino property.

The property is near downtown site of the former Grand Station Casino barge, which was removed in 2013.

Approval by the Corps is required as a prerequisite for Portofino to proceed with its license with the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Information from: The Vicksburg Post,

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