LuckyPhow
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September 4th, 2018 at 1:04:36 PM permalink
As soon-to-be hurricane Gordon approaches southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Gaming Commission issued a mandatory closure for coastal casinos. Currently a tropical storm, the National Weather Service predicts hurricane-force winds as Gordon comes ashore this evening.

Island View Casino (in Gulfport) recently opened its new 25,000 sq. ft. non-smoking casino addition with floor-to-ceiling wrap-around windows. It will be interesting to see how it survives the storm.
rxwine
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September 4th, 2018 at 1:14:20 PM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

As soon-to-be hurricane Gordon approaches southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Gaming Commission issued a mandatory closure for coastal casinos. Currently a tropical storm, the National Weather Service predicts hurricane-force winds as Gordon comes ashore this evening.

Island View Casino (in Gulfport) recently opened its new 25,000 sq. ft. non-smoking casino addition with floor-to-ceiling wrap-around windows. It will be interesting to see how it survives the storm.




A hurricane reshaped the casino business there when it was land docked boats and it damaged and destroyed them. Hopefully their land based casino replacements are sturdy enough.
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FleaStiff
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September 4th, 2018 at 3:51:15 PM permalink
Although wind blown rain might become a nuisance I think the primary concern is the electrical capacity to keep air conditioning running so kitchens do not accumulate mold and can resume operations without undue delay. Auto dealers have shipped vehicles out of the area. Wind and rain levels to be lower than first forecast.
LuckyPhow
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September 5th, 2018 at 6:31:35 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Although wind blown rain might become a nuisance I think the primary concern is the electrical capacity to keep air conditioning running so kitchens do not accumulate mold and can resume operations without undue delay. Auto dealers have shipped vehicles out of the area. Wind and rain levels to be lower than first forecast.



I believe most casinos have their own stand-by power systems securely positioned and available to provide electricity.

I very much doubt car dealers "shipped vehicles out of the area." Cars arrive 10 at a time on a semi, but car lots often have hundreds of cars. There was neither sufficient transport nor sufficient time for car dealers to clear their lots.

Luckily, Gordon never reached hurricane strength, so damage should be minimal.
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May 14th, 2020 at 2:36:35 PM permalink
Hurricane DeMango will soon visit Biloxi, as the official reopening for Mississippi casinos is Thursday May 21 at 8 AM.
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SOOPOO
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May 14th, 2020 at 5:15:07 PM permalink
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Hurricane DeMango will soon visit Biloxi, as the official reopening for Mississippi casinos is Thursday May 21 at 8 AM.



Awaiting a full report! Do you have any offers/free play or stuff like that that you will be able to use?
DeMango
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May 14th, 2020 at 7:03:16 PM permalink
Nothing as yet, they were waiting for the go ahead. Several hosts “checked up on me”, in the last few months, I expect generous offers within a week.
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May 14th, 2020 at 7:06:48 PM permalink
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Nothing as yet, they were waiting for the go ahead. Several hosts “checked up on me”, in the last few months, I expect generous offers within a week.



Free mask, complimentary hand sanitizer and a free chance to contract Covid-19.

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.losers get a hospital stay
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DeMango
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May 14th, 2020 at 7:12:18 PM permalink
I’m hoping for table for one, while wearing a mask. I hear NYC, no casino till July? And by the way, I’m essential, chance for covid every day.
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Joeman
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May 15th, 2020 at 5:24:24 AM permalink
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Awaiting a full report!

As am I! Which casino(s) will you be visiting?
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