Stellar entertainment and constant casino promotions are just some of the reasons to love the Gulf Coast’s gambling scene
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS • (888) 567-6667 www.beaurivage.com
This summer at the luxurious Beau Rivage, the entertainment lineup is second to none, including Cyndi Lauper (August 7); Clay Aiken & Ruben Studdard (August 14); and Michael Bolton (September 3–4).
Before or after a performance, stop by Stalla—the Beau’s charming Italian-bistro-meets-piano-bar. Here you’ll find tempting small plates (the Italian version of tapas) to mix and match over cocktails and wine. You’ll also find the fantastic pianist-entertainer Ronnie Kole. The New Orleans native has performed for Pope John Paul II and the last six presidents of the United States. Now you can be part of his next VIP audience—but only if you visit this summer. Stalla is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. through 12 a.m.
For a hearty meal, check out The Buffet at Beau Rivage. Monthly themes include regional Italian for July and a taste of the Southwest for August. Steak, seafood and Asian selections have also been added to the feast.
And if you’re a slot player, start your engines—because Freeplay Speedway Jackpots are putting winning on the fast track at Beau Rivage. These adrenaline-packed bonus jackpots are shifting excitement into high gear by giving you an additional way to win. Just insert your Players Club card every time you play on a machine, and you’re eligible for this explosive random prize.
Freeplay jackpots start at $5,000, must hit by $20,000, and are guaranteed to hit at least once every week. Hitting one of these jackpots triggers an exciting race car game, which appears on your machine’s smaller video LCD screen. You’ll be assigned a race car, and a track announcer will be heard throughout the casino calling all the turbo-charged action. All you’ll have to do is cheer for your car as it speeds down the track.
If your car is the first to cross the finish line, you’ll win the grand prize of up to $20,000 in free play. Plus, when it hits, everyone playing with their Players Club card will instantly win $25 in free play.
676 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS • (800) 627-0777 www.boomtownbiloxi.com
From the Boomtown Buffet to the BT Steakhouse, Grill and Bakery, you’ll find no shortage of great dining options at this property. For guests age 50 and older there are monthly specials every Monday and Wednesday. Just swipe your card at any kiosk to enjoy a half-priced lunch. At BT Steakhouse, you can enjoy a meal deal for two for only $39.99.
Harrah’s Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel & Spa
280 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS • (800) 946-2946 www.grandcasinobiloxi.com
Mark your calendars: Marc Broussard brings his distinctive mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop to the Harrah’ Theatre on August 13. While you’re on property, treat yourself to new summer flavors at the Lobby Bar. Its distinctive cocktail menu features Key Lime Martinis, Pink Bikinis, the Hypnotini and a Chocolate Martini made with Godiva chocolate.
For golf enthusiasts, Harrah’s Grand Biloxi has stay and play packages at amazingly low rates. Book a midweek Grand Bear Golf Package through September and receive deluxe accommodations and one round of golf for only $94.50 per person. Weekend packages start at $139.50 per person.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS • (877) 877-6256 www.hardrockbiloxi.com
The Hard Rock’s entertainment schedule is packed this summer with Melissa Etheridge (July 30) and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on (August 14). Also on the schedule are Brian McKnight (August 13), Soul Asylum (August 27), and Everclear (September 4).
Concert tickets also get you $3 off select appetizers during Happy Hour at Vibe Great Steaks & Seafood.
Then, there is the Center Bar located—you guessed it—in the center of the casino. On Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., this is the hottest spot on property as bands give rockin’ free performances.
Just outside the casino, cool off at the lavishly landscaped Wet Spot pool area. With live entertainment, a swim-up bar, floating beds, cabanas and other amenities, this is one the Gulf Coast’s premiere summer hangouts.
Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis
711 Hollywood Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS • (866) 758-2591 www.hollywodcasinobsl.com
Catch some of the area’s best bands and live entertainment at the Stage Bar every Friday and Saturday night starting at 8:30 p.m. Shows are free and there’s no cover charge (but you must be at least 21).
On Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m., B.J. Thomas will perform his Oscar award-winning hits, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head and Hooked on a Feeling.
Seniors, take note: on Wednesdays and Fridays in July, anyone age 50+ pays just $4.99 for lunch at the Epic Buffet.
Palace Casino Resort
158 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS •(800) 725-2239 www.palacecasinoresort.com
Get ready to dive in: Wahoo’s Poolside Bar & Grill is now open daily. Seasonal favorites include grilled Gulf Coast oysters and shrimp poboy sandwiches. Meanwhile, the resort’s popular Mignon restaurant has cooked up a special Summer Prix Fixe Menu. For just $29 per person, diners can enjoy a three-course meal.
IP Casino Resort Spa
850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS • (888) 946-2847 www.ipbiloxi.com
Formerly known as the Imperial Palace, IP Casino Resort Spa features a star-studded list of entertainment throughout the summer. See Vicki Lawrence & Mama (July 30), the Charlie Daniels Band (July 31), Donna Summer (August 20), Billy Idol (August 27), Rob Thomas (August 28), Larry the Cable Guy (September 3), Foreigner (September 4) and Wanda Sykes (September 10).
For Fight fans, the IP and Atlas Fights brings Cage Rage 5, August 14. The clash comes three months after the U.S. battled Brazil before a standing room only crowd at the IP. Mixed Martial Arts fans can expect full contact, action-packed Cage Rage fight card where the fittest of the fit will survive.
Featuring two fights, the rematch of Matt McCook Miami, FL vs. Josh Thorpe from Mobile, AL for the Atlas Fights Featherweight Title. And Atlas Fights Welterweight Champion Reggie Pena from Tampa, FL will defend his Title against Colin O’Halon from Belfast, Ireland. Other fighters include Wesley Little, Chris Hicks, Blake Singley, Marcus Andrusia, and Aaron Williams.
Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (228) 860-5015.
The IP also has some of the hottest promotions for players this summer that shouldn’t be missed. Calling all divas! Get ready for prizes, fun, excitement and IP Rewards, during the cove SurPrize Jackpots Diva Series August 1–September 30. IP Rewards members have a chance to win a marcasite jewelry set, $50 IP Rewards Play jackpot, $250 Senses Spa and Salon voucher, $2,500 IP shopping spree prize and $10,000 IP shopping spree prize.
Other summer happenings include, IP’s Elite+ and Elite Drawings on August 12, both players will have the chance to win $15,000 in IP Rewards. Catch the fever during the $30,000 Hot Slot Fever Tournament and Wild Card Drawings August 15-21, 2010. And IP’s Premium players will have a chance to win $10,000 in IP Rewards Play during the Premium Drawings on August 26,
And September sizzles when IP Reward Members have a chance to win big during the $100,000 September Giveaway, September 4 and 5. Players receive free entries based on card status and can earn additional entries through rated play.
See IP Rewards for complete details on summer promotions.
Island View Casino Resort
3300 West Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS (877) 774-8439 www.islandviewcasino.com
If you’ve always wanted to sing with the band, now is your chance. Rock Star Fantasy Karaoke is held in the resort’s View Bar from 8 p.m. to midnight. On July 29, the band Blonde Ambition will play the musical track to your karaoke song. Admission is free. While you’re there, check out the bar schedule for local favorites. Also, ladies who don red, white and blue will get dollar drink specials at the View Bar on Thursday nights in July.
When you’re hungry for something upscale, try the Carter Green Steakhouse which debuted in June. This new signature restaurant features prime steaks and fresh seafood from a unique menu created by the resort’s award-wining culinary team. Among the restaurant’s highlights are its lobster tank and a small-plate menu featured at the bar.
Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS • (800) 843-4753 www.biloxi.isleofcapricasinos.com
Check out the free concerts every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. at Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi. The performances are held on the atrium stage, and hear great bands perform on Fridays outdoors beneath the tent. Before or after the shows, visit the casino’s high-tech LAVA Bar, which features more than 40 plasma televisions broadcasting your favorite sporting events and other programming—as well as a new menu.
Head to the buffet, Monday through Wednesday, and add a lobster to your lunch or dinner for just $3.99. Show your active or retired military ID any day of the week and receive 50% off the dinner buffet.
The month of August brings a slew of exciting new promotions as well as the continuation of others that have been a hit with players. Here are just a few of the lucrative events you can jump on.
Enter to win a 2010 Chevy Camaro or IslePlay prizes in the Washington’s Revvvolution Giveaway! Swipe your IsleOne card July 25 through August 21 to receive one free entry daily. Earn bonus entries by playing your favorite slots or table games. Double entry days are every Monday and Wednesday.
The Isle Biloxi is celebrating its 18th birthday on August 1 and throwing a blowout birthday bash. Enter for a chance to win $500 in IslePlay every hour from noon to 8 p.m. Just swipe your IsleOne card to receive 18 entries. Plus, enjoy complimentary birthday cake served in the atrium from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The celeberation continues through August with $20,000 Birthday Bucks Fridays. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., one player will be drawn every half hour to select a candle from the display of birthday cakes to reveal a prize ranging from $100 to $2,000.
And if that’s not celebration enough, every Friday in August, swipe your IsleOne card for a chance to participate in the “Gifts Galore” game show. Five lucky players will be drawn every half hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each game show contestant will spin the big prize wheel and reveal a prize ranging from $10 to $1,000.
Be sure to stop by the IsleOne players club for details on all these exciting promotions.
In addition to these events, don’t miss Cajun Cookin’ Fridays. Spend part of your evening under the resort’s big tent and watch rockin’ live music while enjoying a plate of fried catfish, corn and potatoes for just $7.
Silver Slipper Casino
5000 South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis, MS • 866) 775-4773 www.silverslipper-ms.com
Thursdays are rockin’ and the rumble’s never been louder at the Silver Slipper as they’ve kicked off their “Rumble on the Gulf” bike & Classic Car Nights. Every Thursday through October 28 from 6 to 9:00 p.m., bike and classic car enthusiasts can cruise into Silver Slipper Casino’s beachside parking area to enjoy $2 long necks, free live entertainment at The Original Stage Bar, and enter the Slipper’s “$1,500 Rockin’ the Slots” slot tournament. Guests can also earn entries for a chance to win the Rumble on the Gulf, one-of-a-kind, special edition black and gold Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be given away on October 28 at 9 p.m. And, each week a “Best of Show” trophy will be awarded to the best bike and best classic car, as well as other contest prizes.
Treasure Bay Casino & Hotel
1980 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS (800) 747-2839 www.treasurebay.com
Terry Stokes, Jr. brings his Hypnosis Unleashed show to the resort on July 22-24 and August 20-21. The Las Vegas headliner blends adult comedy, showmanship and his mastery of hypnosis into a one-of-a-kind act that audiences have been raving about.
Also, be sure to stop by the south parking lot every Friday and Saturday this summer, where The Shed’s Catering Cart is dishing up their award-winning barbecue. And with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina falling during this month, the Tears to Cheers Music Festival kicks off a week of events across the Coast, starting on August 21. The event will feature live music, food, drinks, a “kid’s zone,” and more. Admission is free and gates open at 3 p.m. Come early and bring a lawn chair. Proceeds support the American Red Cross, Hope Development Agency and other local non-profits.
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