Take a ride along the Mississippi Gulf Coast after hours and you’ll be dazzled by the enchanting lights of the local casinos. What a fun place to take a “grown up” vacation! Planning a Biloxi, MS casino trip is easy; deciding which venues to visit may be a little tougher. Make the most of your Gulf Coast casino trip by reviewing these pointers. I’m no insider but as a regular visitor, I’ve become familiar with the local perks and extras.
Choose your amenities. Every Biloxi, MS casino is different. Some like Boomtown Biloxi do not have a hotel. Decide what you want from your casino trip. Want to see a show? Eat a seafood meal? Do some shopping? Make yourself a dream itinerary and stick to it. Here’s a breakdown of what my favorite casinos offer:
- Best Dining: Beau Rivage, The Hard Rock, Boomtown
- Best Shows: The Hard Rock
- Best Perks: Boomtown, Treasure Bay
- Non-Smoking: The Palace
Players Cards: Every Biloxi casino offers a player’s card. These plastic cards look like credit cards. To use them, slide the card in the machine while you play. The bingo machine records your play time and how much you spend. Fortunately, these player’s perks cards rewards bingo players with freebies according to how much they spend. Visit the “Player’s Services” counter to get a card.
Casino Kiosk: Swipe your player’s card at the many casino kiosks to activate special bonuses. I usually swipe the card when I first arrive and before I leave. Some special monthly bonuses are only rewarded if you log into a kiosk.Sign up for email alerts to receive even more cool bonuses like Free Play opportunities http://voices.yahoo.com/how-write-packing-list-6363490.html?cat=16
Dining at Casinos: Avoid crowds, don’t visit the buffets from 5 to 7 pm, unless you’ve been awarded comps. It’s crowded and waiting diners tend to get crabby. If you have player’s card comps, you can breeze through the line at Boomtown and the Hard Rock. It costs a little more to eat the seafood buffet on the weekend so plan accordingly.
Pace yourself. It’s so easy to spend all your “mad” money in a few spins. Some casino machines have a high maximum bet so read the machine before you take a turn. If you plan to spend a weekend in Biloxi, MS, budget yourself to spending only a certain amount a day. Of course, if you win, you could play more. Be aware that ATM usage inside the casino comes with some high fees. It’s best to pull money from your checking account before you step inside.
Planning a Biloxi, MS casino trip isn’t difficult — it just requires discipline and some know-how. Play your luck but don’t lose your shirt!
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