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    What are the laws concerning carrying in casinos and how do the casinos handle it?

    I'm waiting on my Tn HCP and might get down to Tunica from time to time.

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    'Tween you 'n me... attempting to carry in Casino's is a BAD idea. For one... they're private property 'n have overwhelming security. I'd just call ahead to the Casino in question and ASK THEM first.

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    'Tween you 'n me... attempting to carry in Casino's is a BAD idea. For one... they're private property 'n have overwhelming security. I'd just call ahead to the Casino in question and ASK THEM first.
    I don't frenquent casinos very often. and when I do I usually don't stay more than a couple hours. I have a policy of taking out $30 or $40 to feed the machines. When it's all gone, so am I.

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    Mississippi: "t is unlawful to carry a firearm in any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises that is primarily devoted to dispensing alcoholic beverages; any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose; the passenger terminal of any airport, except if the firearm is encased for shipment."

    'Never knew of a Casino that was dry. Mississippi requiresa CCW (reciporocity) and yeah I was a LEO. And yeah I have an opinion. I get dragged to the local casino's (by the wife) which are on Indian land. Leave the shootin' iron in the truck.

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    any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose



    The Casino bar... and the seats at the slots 'n tablesthemselves. 'Been in a Casino lately? You can drink most anywhere.



    Wanna test those waters... Go 'head 'n do it.

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    The Casino bar(s) are PRIMARILY... Sheeeesh!

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    Well, as I stated before I don't frequent casinos much, just thought I'd ask.

    Unless it has changed, Harrah's in Cherokee NC is dry. It's on the reservation.

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    I have looked at the gaming commission regulations and at the state law. I found that there is NO section of any law that prohibits the carry of a firearm, unless the casino posts the proper signage at all entrances.

    The local police and the casino "security" might "encourage" you not to carry, but it is still legal as long as the casino is properly posted.

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    I have posted an email that I received several years ago from the gaming commission.

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    Dear Mr. XXXXX:
    
    Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding the carrying of concealed
    weapons in casinos.  You are correct in that the Mississippi Gaming
    Commission does not have an existing regulation regarding this issue.
    However, pursuant to Mississippi Gaming Regulation. III. Operations. A. In
    General. Section 1. Methods of Operation. (a) It is the policy of the
    commission to require that all establishments wherein gaming is conducted in
    this state be operated in a manner suitable to protect the public health,
    safety, morals, good order and general welfare of the inhabitants of the
    State of Mississippi.  The Mississippi Gaming Commission is very responsive
    to any concerns that may contribute to our proactive efforts to ensure
    public safety for all casino patrons and employees.  As evidenced by your
    recognition that three (3) casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have signs
    prohibiting firearms, each casino addresses this issue independently.   The
    Mississippi Gaming Commission does require casino security and surveillance
    departments to meet stringent standards and regulations to sustain the
    safety of all patrons.  However, we will review our existing regulations in
    this regard and do appreciate your concerns relative to this matter.  Thank
    you once again.
    
    
    Respectfully,
    
    Lyn Chambers
    Staff Officer
    Enforcement Division
    (601) 351-2838
    (601) 351-2816 Fax

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    "As evidenced by your
    recognition that three (3) casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have signs
    prohibiting firearms, each casino addresses this issue independently.
    The
    Mississippi Gaming Commission does require casino security and surveillance
    departments to meet stringent standards and regulations to sustain the
    safety of all patrons. However, we will review our existing regulations in
    this regard and do appreciate your concerns relative to this matter."

    It's private property. So how is carrying 'legal'? Most Indian Lands prohibit firearms by non-Indians. Tribal Law trumps State Law within' the Rez.

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    "As evidenced by your
    recognition that three (3) casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have signs
    prohibiting firearms, each casino addresses this issue independently.
    The
    Mississippi Gaming Commission does require casino security and surveillance
    departments to meet stringent standards and regulations to sustain the
    safety of all patrons. However, we will review our existing regulations in
    this regard and do appreciate your concerns relative to this matter."

    It's private property. So how is carrying 'legal'? Most Indian Lands prohibit firearms by non-Indians. Tribal Law trumps State Law within' the Rez.
    That seems to be something that a few in this group don't want to recognize. I don't know how Ms statutes handle it, but Tn law allows property owners or their agents to set policy regarding firearms on their premises. That's why I asked how the casinos delt with it?

    I've been to Tunica once, to where there is a cluster of casinos, and went into the Horse Shoe. The parking lots were well lit and I saw a few armed security guards outside.

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    I have been to several and I jave noticed at some the "No Guns" sign at the entrance. I guess you would have to check each individual casino, but I would bet that it would not be "Welcomed" at any of them. :X

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    'Tween you 'n me... attempting to carry in Casino's is a BAD idea. For one... they're private property 'n have overwhelming security. I'd just call ahead to the Casino in question and ASK THEM first.
    I don't know about casinos elsewhere but a lot of casinos I have been in have very sparse security and about half of them employ unarmed security guards.

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