Along the beaches of Mississippi, the city of Biloxi used to be a quiet town with a coastline dotted with plantation-style homes and a hint of high society in the air. Today Biloxi is the gaming capital of the American Gulf Coast and the quiet balmy nights have given way to flashing lights and the ding of the slot machines. Those who visit Biloxi these days are often looking for the best casino to spend their money in, and there are several in the area.
The Beau Rivage is a 1,740-room hotel and casino owned by MGM Mirage that is located on the beach in Biloxi. This towering structure was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and was reopened on the one-year anniversary of the storm following millions in repairs.
The Beau Rivage is back to its former glory as one of the premier casinos on the Mississippi coast. The luxury casino is massive in appearance as it is all located on a single floor. The player’s club point system is interchangeable with the points earned at the MGM Grand and Mirage casinos in Las Vegas.
The casino itself offers a wide variety of action, including 2,100 slot machines, craps, roulette, baccarat, single deck blackjack, crazy four poker and Pai Gow. A live poker room is the scene of popular Texas Hold’em games and Mississippi Stud around the clock. For a more risky adventure, there is a high limit lounge with unmatched service and minimum bet limits as high as $500.
Beau Rivage 875 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 228-386-7111 beaurivage.com
The Palace Casino floor features all the favorite table games, such as roulette, blackjack, craps, Pai Gow and three-card poker. In addition to the tables, the casino has hundreds of slot machines and video poker machines available 24 hours a day, seven day per week.
The player’s club at the Palace offers the unique opportunity to cash in rewards right at the player’s favorite machine. Guests just slide the card in, check the points balance and prize options and print it out without waiting in line at the player’s club information desk. When a night at the tables has worn the gambler down, the Palace Hotel is adjacent and offers large luxurious guestrooms and suites decorated with a modern theme. Guests enjoy the turndown service and get a good night’s sleep before going back to the floor to play some more. The resort also offers a poolside bar and grill, a buffet restaurant, a bakery and a fine dining restaurant.
Palace Casino Resort 158 Howard Ave. Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 800-725-2239 palacecasinoresort.com
Harrah’s Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel and Spa
Harrah’s Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel and Spa has all the bases covered for a resort of its kind. The luxury guestrooms, 16,000 square foot Bellisimo Spa and Salon, fine dining restaurants and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course combine to make one of Biloxi’s most complete resorts.
While there is plenty to do on property, the casino at the Grand Biloxi is somewhat smaller than some of the other locations around town. Still, the casino has all it needs to accommodate its guests. The casino floor features more than 800 reel and video slots as well as craps, blackjack, roulette and 32 other classic casino table favorites.
Grand Biloxi Casino 280 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 228-436-2946 grandcasinobiloxi.com