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Churchill Downs expanding in Mississippi

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VICKSBURG, MS (WAVE) - Churchill Downs Incorporated is expanding once again after buying a Mississippi casino and hotel for $141 million.

The agreement to buy Riverwalk Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg is contingent on receiving a gambling license.

The deal is expected to close by the end of 2012.

Churchill Downs also owns Harlow's Casino Resort and Hotel in Greenvile, about 90 miles away from the Riverwalk property.

The property includes a 25,000 square foot gaming floor, 80 room hotel and multifunctional event center and two dining areas.

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