Dunkin’ Donuts has opened a store at the south end of Harrah’s Tunica Casino in Robinsonville, MS,  marking its entry into the state’s gaming market.  The 24-hour, seven-day-a-week store will be the sixth Dunkin’ Donuts in the state.

Like others in the chain, the Harrah’s store will offer coffee and espresso beverages, oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches and healthier items from its DDSMART menu such as egg white flatbread sandwiches.

Frank Leflore will own this franchise. He has other Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Columbus and Greenwood.

At the end of 2008, there were more than 8,000 Dunkin’ Donut stores in 31 countries. Nearly 6,400 were divided among 34 states.

The company is owned by Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands which also owns the ice cream chain Baskin Robbins.