RonC
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August 22nd, 2016 at 11:49:06 PM permalink
Treasure Bay had $2 Mississippi Stud when I was there recently. That was a fun game.

Beau Rivage had a $5 craps game with an old-looking layout that had no ATS bet like the other tables. They were requiring $5 minimum bets on the ATS, which seemed excessive for a center bet.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 3:17:06 AM permalink
For a casino breakfast joint to use fountain for orange juice is crazy, their menu was extremely limited and they pancakes were even worse - service was so-so .
The coffee was awful as well. I stayed there for 16 days straight and by the third day I was taking cabs places just to go eat somewhere else
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August 23rd, 2016 at 5:48:54 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

Treasure Bay had $2 Mississippi Stud when I was there recently. That was a fun game.

Beau Rivage had a $5 craps game with an old-looking layout that had no ATS bet like the other tables. They were requiring $5 minimum bets on the ATS, which seemed excessive for a center bet.



Yes, the $2 MS Stud at Treasure Bay is great, and I often try to go there early mornings before other casinos open games I like to play. I didn't do it during my recent trip because, with no parking garage, the hot summer sun is too toasty for "stuff" in my car trunk.

Beau with a $5 craps game?!?! Must say, I didn't look too closely on my last trip to Biloxi. But, the table(s) usually seemed to be VERY full of players. When I have looked at min bet amount at Beau craps table(s), I do not recall seeing anything less than $10 since before Katrina. This is great news.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 6:29:18 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

For a casino breakfast joint to use fountain for orange juice is crazy, their menu was extremely limited and they pancakes were even worse - service was so-so .
The coffee was awful as well. I stayed there for 16 days straight and by the third day I was taking cabs places just to go eat somewhere else



WoN,

Hmmm... I thought the breakfast menu was about average; nothing special (good or bad). My eggs and sausage, etc. was also about average; nothing special (good or bad). IMHO, it's had to screw up a basic breakfast. Yes, service could have been a bit more "snappy." Of course, the Under the Oak Cafe -- Scarlet Pearl's 24/7 diner -- is not under any oak. Instead, a monstrous, make-believe oak graces part of the venue. Ho-hum.

Harrahs Gulfcoast has a 24/7 Steak-n-Shake, which I have found to serve a satisfactory breakfast (but, I dunno about the OJ). The Palace -- AAA 4 Diamond -- has its Staked Grill, but it's only open 24 hours on Friday & Saturday. Breakfast there was OK. In my experience, the place mostly stays empty. And, again, I'm clueless about the OJ (which I generally consider overpriced for the small portion size).

Do you have a list of Biloxi "breakfast joints" that use fresh-squeezed OJ and ones that use less-satisfactory ("fountain" or -- gawd ferbid -- from concentrate) OJ? At home I drink the not-from-concentrate "fresh" OJ that comes in (approx.) half-gallon cartons, and I think it's durn tasty. But, I confess to having an easily satisfied palate. (Heck, I'm the guy who enjoys breakfast at Waffle House.)

Seems to me most restaurants would not have fresh-squeezed OJ. If you haven't researched this yet, I might on my next Biloxi trip.

Lucky (...the data guy and wanna-be stat guy)
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August 23rd, 2016 at 6:34:21 AM permalink
Quote: LuckyPhow

Beau with a $5 craps game?!?! Must say, I didn't look too closely on my last trip to Biloxi. But, the table(s) usually seemed to be VERY full of players. When I have looked at min bet amount at Beau craps table(s), I do not recall seeing anything less than $10 since before Katrina. This is great news.



I was shocked to find the $5 game at the Beau, especially since the $10 tables were packed. It was a strange table--it just seemed so old. It was almost like the felt was brought out of storage so the ATS bet would not be on the layout. Also, the Hard Rock and Harrah's Gulf Coast both had only $10 games; that made it even weirder to find a $5 game at the Beau. There were few good rolls in any of my play on this trip to Biloxi; we lost 50% of our bankroll on the entire trip.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 6:50:28 AM permalink
In honesty I'm probably spoiled - coming from philly and living in New York for 8 years the food scene is amazing and I'm definitely a good person so my critiques are probably a lot more critical then most. I look for more then average - I definitely take advantage of the comps so that's why I am prolly more choosy as well- that said Half shell at hard rock gets my best overall restaurant in Biloxi (in a casino)
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August 23rd, 2016 at 7:13:36 AM permalink
Why would anyone want to drink orange juice anyway? Almost no nutritional value (yah yah vitamin c) and loaded with almost as much sugar and calories as a can of soda. I guess standard US breakfast is to put the fattiest meats, potatoes (again almost worthless) and a cholesterol bomb on a plate and that's a great start to the day!
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August 23rd, 2016 at 10:32:23 AM permalink
First - I agree about Half Shell. Good menu, good service - whether it's in the Hard Rock or not.

I always found the rooms at the Palace to be more than acceptable - except the fridge was never cold unless you pulled it out and turned it to the lowest setting yourself. The internet speed was also limited - couldn't stream anything when I wanted a break.

The food there at The Palace - to me, it's great - but there are a lot of places I haven't tried. If it's not broken, why fix it?

The gumbo at the Beau Rivage - it's just disgustingly bad. At the Palace, it's passable. The imperial Palace - in the High Tide cafe - their gumbo is fantastic. Exceptional - and I should know, I've made 1000's of gallons of gumbo- literally.

Scarlet Pearl's gumbo is also very good.

I have a couple of rooms at Scarlet and Treasure Bay, so I may try them out to compare.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:50:34 PM permalink
The only place I have ever stayed in Biloxi is the Beau, around a dozen times or so. But the last two times we have gone to MS, we have taken time out to go over to the Island View in Gulfport. It just reopened after a big remodel, and it is a nice place, with a good vibe both times we have been there.

My wife played mostly Pai Gow at low stakes, and I just farted around at a few games and did not bother getting a player card. But my wife has been getting plenty of offers for free rooms and food credits. Not much, but frankly, her level of play is so small any offer is a shock. Quite a few $5 games when we have been there, during the weekdays.

I have NEVER seen a $5 craps game at Beau in all of the times I have been there. One pit had told me they never run a $5 game, nor a $15 game. $10 and $25 was the only 2 games they ran.
Was it the crapless craps table you saw? The demand for the crapless table runs very hot and cold. Sometimes it is packed, and other times the dealers must feel like they have the plague.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 12:59:25 PM permalink
Quote: RaleighCraps

I have NEVER seen a $5 craps game at Beau in all of the times I have been there. One pit had told me they never run a $5 game, nor a $15 game. $10 and $25 was the only 2 games they ran.

Was it the crapless craps table you saw? The demand for the crapless table runs very hot and cold. Sometimes it is packed, and other times the dealers must feel like they have the plague.



No, it was a regular table. Shocked me, too. I have stayed there on mostly weeknights at non-busy times of the year and have only ever seen $10 and $25. Even the Crapless was $10 when I saw it (I did not look this time). To find a $5 game during the summer was very surprising given the summer traffic there. I also did not see it open the first night we were there so who knows how often they offer the $5 game.

Hard Rock had no one playing on a $10 table in early evening; Harrah's had very few playing on a $10 table in the late afternoon. Beau had two other pretty full tables. One was $10, not sure about the third one.

We also visited "Island View"--did not like it all that much--on the trip.

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