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Biloxi... Bet on the Beach!

By: Angela Ash

I am officially in love with Biloxi! There... I've actually said it. Now, sit back, relax, and let me tell you why!


Situated picturesquely along the sparkling Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Biloxi is a gem of a city. With a population just under 45,000, this is a wonderful place where big city glitz meets small town hospitality.

This is truly a destination that has something for just about everyone. Whether you want to spend a guy's weekend at one of the action-packed casinos, have a romantic getaway languishing on the beach, or envelop yourself in the past with a visit to a historical home, start packing.. because the Mississippi Gulf Coast has it all!


As with any great getaway, the most important place is where to stay. So let's take the stress out of that decision and head straight for the Palace Casino Resort! Boasting the only completely smoke-free casino on the coast, this is my idea of relaxation. Rising between the Gulf of Mexico and Biloxi's Back Bay, expect perfectly stunning views, great gaming action, and championship golf. And yes, even the food is fantastic.


The guest rooms at the Palace Casino Resort are all tastefully appointed, with beds you may never want to leave, especially with the amenities of high speed internet and in room movies. But eventually the slot machines will call. They always do.

Open 24 hours a day, spin away to your heart's content at denominations from a penny to $25 at the Palace Casino Resort. If table game action is your forte, you will not be disappointed. Offering everything from Blackjack to Pai Gow, you select the stakes at your favorite game.


If complete pampering is in the cards, visit the Pure Spa, where you can splurge with a facial, massage, or even sunless tanning. Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or relax in the hot tub.


The Palace Casino Resort is the proud home of the Preserve Golf Club, eighteen holes designed by award winning designer and U.S. Open champion, Jerry Pate. Covering 245 acres, it offers five sets of tees, nestled within a nature preserve.

Finally, in the tradition of saving the best for last, comes the food. This is not a tired casino buffet, folks. Indulge in a brand new experience, where you are a part of what finds its way to your plate... at the Buffet. Order your favorite grilled meat, choose your own ingredients at the Mongolian grill, or select from fresh made desserts that would tempt even the strictest diet. And yes... there is a crab leg night!

Other delectable dining options range from the award winning Mignon's Steaks & Seafood to the Palace Cafe & Bakery, with a poolside bar, a sports bar, and a grill somewhere in between. The possibilities are endless!


The Palace Casino Resort is located at 154 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-Palace-9, or by visiting www.palacecasinoresort.com. At the end of an amazing renovation, this is THE place to stay!

Now, if you are interested in seeing what the other casinos on the Gulf Coast have to offer, you will not be disappointed. With many to choose from, the action is endless. Simply visit the following links to roll the dice!

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

Boomtown Casino

Grand Bilxoi Casino Hotel & Spa

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hollywood Casino

IP Casino Resort & Spa

Island View Casino Resort

Isle Casino Hotel

Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi

Silver Slipper Casino

Treasure Bay Casino & Hotel


After you've had your fill of stuffing wads of cash into your pockets (Ssshhh! A girl can dream!), take a peek at what else Biloxi has to offer!


My absolute favorite is eleven miles off the coast, and must be paradise. Well, some people do make reference to it as Ship Island. Take the roundtrip ferry to experience beautiful sand, sparkling waters, and even Fort Massachusetts to explore. And keep your eyes open for dolphins. They love to follow the boat. www.msshipisland.com

There are so many things to do along the Gulf Coast. But be sure of one thing... my bet is on Biloxi!