» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation Links
VOL. 128 | NO. 34 | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Trial Set for Vicksburg Casino Tax Protests

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Ameristar Casino's protests over Warren County property tax levies for 2012 and 2013 will be heard Oc. 14 in Warren County Circuit Court.

The Vicksburg Post reports that the separate lawsuits filed by the casino have been combined by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney.

The Ameristar claims in the most recent of the two cases, filed Jan. 4, that its taxes on real and personal property are too high by more than $1 million.

Ameristar said in court documents that its property tax bill in 2012 was more than $3 million. The casino said it argues the figure would be $1.58 million it the county's assessments per gaming position were equalized among Vicksburg's four operating casinos.

In 2010, the county and the casino settled a yearlong lawsuit over the property's 2009 tax bill. The result split the difference in how the company's Vicksburg properties were valued before and after multimillion-dollar expansions in 2008.

Ameristar said its casino-hotel is assessed at about $88,000 per gaming position, while Riverwalk was assessed at $49,000 per position. Lady Luck and DiamondJacks, the city's other two operating casinos, were not mentioned in the suit.

Chaney has ordered a backup trial date for Jan. 13, 2014, if he is not finished with other trials scheduled for October.

Information from: The Vicksburg Post, www.vicksburgpost.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 278 3,693
MORTGAGES 113 368 5,162
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 106 1,177
BUILDING PERMITS 226 574 9,139
BANKRUPTCIES 59 245 3,587
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 103 1,520
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 330 954 4,869
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 94 1,004

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.