Super Bowl good for Mississippi Gulf Coast

By The Associated Press

BILOXI — Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels have chartered buses to bring guests to New Orleans for the Super Bowl and back. Mississippi’s coastal casinos are hoping for good business.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that a Jackson appliance chain has three delivery trucks on standby to deliver big-screen, high-definition TVs. Usually, it has just one delivery truck on Sunday.

But coastal casinos, hotels and restaurants are expected to get most of the extra business.

Executive director Beth Carriere says the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau doesn’t have a projected dollar figure, but the NFL championship will be a shot in the arm.

She says chartered bus demand was so high that Saturday round trips were added to the original game-day offer. People staying at least two nights get the trips free.