Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos stand up to the Las Vegas visitor test
If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you understandably become wary of any other gaming destination. Other places usually completely embarrass themselves when they try to stand up as a Vegas alternative.
Take the casinos in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than two people under the age of 65 in any of them at the same time. For good reason. They’re largely depressing places centered around slot machines rather than the hip excitement centers of The Strip.
Even the retooled and re-imagined Atlantic City comes off as a lame attempt to try and catch up with Vegas. Atlantic City is only good if you’re a hardcore whale (or a golfer, the golf is better than the casinos). Sin City’s for everyone.
So it’s natural to assume that other destinations that claim “good gambling” are going to disappoint.
Only Biloxi, Mississippi doesn’t. I know you’re thinking Biloxi if you’re one of those stuck up East Coasters who believes they’re superior to everyone else, the kind of person who delights in ripping on Sarah Palin’s supposed lack of intelligence. But chill. Yes, Biloxi. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is dotted with big casino resorts that deliver a fun experience. One where you’ll actually see plenty of young people.
I actually got invited to a toga party by some co-eds while staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Biloxi - and if I’m getting invited, anyone can have fun there.
No, it’s still not a second Las Vegas or anything. There’s only one of those. But you don’t really need it to be with the great reasonably priced nature golf and the top notch deep sea fishing available on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to go with the gaming. The casinos in Biloxi are largely brand new with lush tricked out rooms that include flat screen TVs and plush bedding.
Read the full story on Biloxi’s gambling scene here at GulfCoastGolf.com. You’ll find out that I’m not the only one who thinks Biloxi deserves to be included in a discussion headlined by Las Vegas and Monte Carlo.
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