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January 3rd, 2014 at 9:42:47 AM permalink
Heading there next week for a few days (Harrah's property) and will have a car to get around. Haven't been since 2008, so not current on anything going on. Any good plays, tips, favorite casinos in the area? Thanks!
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January 3rd, 2014 at 9:58:24 AM permalink
No money has been put into the Grand since Katrina. People are nice. No hassles with free booze etc. the place is clean but a bit old.

The Beau Rivage is the nicest property in Biloxi (MGM). They know it and they're a bit too proud of the place. The gaming is as bad as the strip. Best buffet in town.

The IP is my favorite spot due to a combination of food, rooms and gaming. It's a Boyd property. Best VP in town. When I say best I mean 8/5 bonus and 9/6 JOB for a dollar.

Check out Margaritaville, it's new.

A car is essential, everything is within a mile or two but there is no public transportation.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 10:10:31 AM permalink
The Grand has quarter full-pay Jacks or Better Quick Quads, 3/5/10 play. The optional Quick Quads feature requires a much different strategy, so don't play the extra coin unless you've done your homework. They had three of the machines several weeks ago, but Caesars is overhauling, so the games could either disappear or be adjusted to require $25 per point. The Grand may still be offering a daily 3x multiplier. (Swipe at a kiosk to activate.)

For general promotional information, I like jackpotmagazine.com.

If you're a non-smoker, the nearby Palace Casino Resort is a gem, although it's not good for video poker.

If you like "must hit by" slots, keep alert for ripe progressives.

If you like Jimmy Buffett, the new Margaritaville Casino is open just north of the Palace.

The IP is nice as mentioned, although the parking garage is annoying. I prefer to surface-park if the mud lot across Bayview is dry.

Beau Rivage and Hard Rock are places to visit but not play.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 10:29:43 AM permalink
Quote: Sabretom2

No money has been put into the Grand since Katrina. People are nice. No hassles with free booze etc. the place is clean but a bit old.

The Beau Rivage is the nicest property in Biloxi (MGM). They know it and they're a bit too proud of the place. The gaming is as bad as the strip. Best buffet in town.

The IP is my favorite spot due to a combination of food, rooms and gaming. It's a Boyd property. Best VP in town. When I say best I mean 8/5 bonus and 9/6 JOB for a dollar.

Check out Margaritaville, it's new.

A car is essential, everything is within a mile or two but there is no public transportation.



I think the Casino Hopper would take exception to your transportation statement.

It runs every day from 9AM to 12AM , I THINK. $1.25 each trip. Runs every 15 min or so. I don't believe Margaritaville is a stop though. You may have to walk a bit.
From the Grand, Isle of Capri and The Palace are both very easy to walk to, less than 3 blocks.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 10:33:54 AM permalink
Down the road a bit, about 10 miles east of Biloxi is the Island View Casino.
They had 9/6 JOB 25 cent machines at 2 bars. I hit my only lifetime royal there.
Also down the road is Treasure Island. They had a great promotion for new players.
Lose up to 100 dollars, come back next day, and they will give you up to 100 dollars free play. Great deal.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 10:39:28 AM permalink
Minor nitpicks/updates:

The Isle of Capri has been acquired by and converted to Golden Nugget.

Island View is WEST of Biloxi, in Gulfport.

Treasure BAY is the casino with the loss rebate. It's a very good deal, I agree. Good suggestion.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 11:11:46 AM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

The Grand has quarter full-pay Jacks or Better Quick Quads, 3/5/10 play. The optional Quick Quads feature requires a much different strategy, so don't play the extra coin unless you've done your homework. They had three of the machines several weeks ago, but Caesars is overhauling, so the games could either disappear or be adjusted to require $25 per point. The Grand may still be offering a daily 3x multiplier.

Beau Rivage and Hard Rock are places to visit but not play.



Thanks, forgot to mention QQ machines, they are often taken or placed "out of service" while a regular has lunch.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 11:25:25 AM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

The Grand has quarter full-pay Jacks or Better Quick Quads, 3/5/10 play. The optional Quick Quads feature requires a much different strategy, so don't play the extra coin unless you've done your homework. They had three of the machines several weeks ago, but Caesars is overhauling, so the games could either disappear or be adjusted to require $25 per point. The Grand may still be offering a daily 3x multiplier. (Swipe at a kiosk to activate.)

For general promotional information, I like jackpotmagazine.com.

If you're a non-smoker, the nearby Palace Casino Resort is a gem, although it's not good for video poker.

If you like "must hit by" slots, keep alert for ripe progressives.

If you like Jimmy Buffett, the new Margaritaville Casino is open just north of the Palace.

The IP is nice as mentioned, although the parking garage is annoying. I prefer to surface-park if the mud lot across Bayview is dry.

Beau Rivage and Hard Rock are places to visit but not play.



Great tips, everybody; keep 'em coming, please!

I have, in fact, been studying and practicing DDB QQ and DWB QQ for the last 2 weeks. I'll have to look into JOB QQ, but I'm loving the game. One of the best variations ever, IMHO.

I used to love a place on the back bay near the IP, think it was Sam's Town; locals place with great PGP. Is that still an option?

There was also a place called the President's or something that had good PGP but was kind of a strange place to play.

Thanks for the tip on the GN. I used to hate the IP, it was really really threadbare, but if they upgraded/remodeled, I'd enjoy playing there, assuming they're serving good Chinese.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 11:35:29 AM permalink
Next to the IP you're thinking of Boomtown. No hotel, bad vp, trailer-park clientele, not sure about table games.

The President (located next to Treasure Bay) was in financial trouble when it was destroyed by Katrina. There's only been talk of a replacement casino.
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January 3rd, 2014 at 11:39:05 AM permalink
Quote: gpac1377

Next to the IP you're thinking of Boomtown. No hotel, bad vp, trailer-park clientele, not sure about table games.

The President (located next to Treasure Bay) was in financial trouble when it was destroyed by Katrina. There's only been talk of a replacement casino.



Boomtown, right. And roger that on the Presidential. I'll check out Treasure Bay instead.
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