DeMango
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July 22nd, 2014 at 6:15:20 AM permalink
http://www.wlox.com/story/26071078/margaritaville-biloxi-to-close-by-september

No loss for me, craps table not open 24/7, being a morning player, was a deal breaker.
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
Doc
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July 22nd, 2014 at 1:56:05 PM permalink
I just heard about this an hour ago from a pit supervisor at Hollywood St. Louis. If pit personnel two states away are talking about it, maybe it's a big deal in the region.
mickeycrimm
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July 22nd, 2014 at 2:03:23 PM permalink
The parrot heads must be getting old and dying off. LOL!
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Boz
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July 22nd, 2014 at 2:41:03 PM permalink
One of the few good decisions Loveman made bailing on this project.
beachbumbabs
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July 22nd, 2014 at 2:52:03 PM permalink
Wondered why I was getting such good offers from them. I'd only been there once for about 3 hours and they were over-comping me like crazy. I did like the property; it had a lot of potential. Though this may just be a move to get public pressure on the landlord, reading the article.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
FleaStiff
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July 22nd, 2014 at 3:06:32 PM permalink
It was small and poorly funded. Management had different goals. One woman wanted to bring in better acts but once a young female performer died during a performance the executive was out the door but fast.

Its always outsiders who think that local entrenched money interests will yield when in reality its the local interests that will prevail.
RonC
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July 27th, 2014 at 9:01:02 PM permalink
We stopped at Margaritaville Biloxi this afternoon for a quick break from a long drive back from Florida. The casino had very little business (I was the only one playing craps, most machines and tables were empty, as was the restaurant).

The dealers I talked with (the best source of information around...okay...not really) said that the owners wanted the keys now and that there will be a hearing that could lead to the casino closing as early as tomorrow. That seems possible based on a quick search that showed the casino management as being substantially behind on rent and tax payments.

http://www.sunherald.com/2014/07/25/5714807/landlords-file-suit-against-margaritaville.html?sp=/99/184/201/
beachbumbabs
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July 27th, 2014 at 9:05:10 PM permalink
That's truly sad. They have been mailing me wall-to-wall offers the last 2 months, at least 2 a week. Was looking forward to returning.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
RonC
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July 27th, 2014 at 9:15:43 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

That's truly sad. They have been mailing me wall-to-wall offers the last 2 months, at least 2 a week. Was looking forward to returning.



We'll see what happens, but it is pretty glum there as of today. Everyone was nice enough, but many just kind of had a defeated look... The hearing could go the casino's way; they could stay open.
DeMango
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July 28th, 2014 at 3:13:09 AM permalink
My thoughts are with dealers from other shops who thought this was the Holy Grail, I mean Jimmy's place, nothing can possibly go wrong.... I'm sure I'll some of them again.
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.

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