The Choctaw Indian casino in Jones County could cost $18 million

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Tribal Council of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will vote next Friday on whether to build an $18 million casino in Jones County.

Representatives of the Choctaw Nation met with some county officials Thursday to brief them on plans.

If approved, the casino would be built on the Bogue Homa Reservation near Sandersville. Yates Construction Company, which has built numerous casinos, has been scouting possible locations on the reservation.

The casino would be housed in a 27,000 square-foot metal building with a brick facade and contain a snack bar. No gaming tables will be built, just video slots, video poker and video bingo.

Officials say they may not offer alcohol for the first few years.

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