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“It's not just for Parrotheads, but we appreciate it more”
Review of Margaritaville Casino - CLOSED

Margaritaville Casino
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Owner description: When you walk past the palm trees that line the entrance into the Margaritaville Biloxi Casino and Restaurant you will know instantly that this place is different. There’s an energy in the air – a sense of something fun. Maybe it’s the excitement of the players around you, the enthusiasm of the smiling casino staff, or the beauty of the giant 30 foot windows letting the natural beauty and sunshine of South Mississippi in. One thing is for sure – this is not the typical windowless, dark casino.This place was built to be fun – our slots let you play longer, the table game rules give you as much of an edge as anywhere on the coast, and our game selection blends the old and the new to give you a variety that will meet everyone’s needs.
Katy, Texas
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“It's not just for Parrotheads, but we appreciate it more”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and I went here twice last week while in Biloxi, and it was by far the most pleasant casino we hit. The buffet is small, but the food in it is topnotch; perfectly grilled salmon, good gumbo, pulled pork sliders, and small, delicate, professionally made desserts, not the usual slop other places put out. The casino itself is bright with very high ceilings that, I believe, contributes to the great smoke control in the building. All the staff seemed happy to be there. As for "tight slots", ummm, it's called gambling, not winning. Our first trip, we wiped out our daily budget in an hour, the second trip, we doubled our money in 30 minutes. There's a lot of really neat Parrothead decorations everywhere, and the music makes the mood fun.

Visited August 2012
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North Port, Florida
2 reviews
“Our favorite!!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We just returned from a 3 day stay in Biloxi and we could not wait to visit Margaritaville! It was such a lively place to visit. We were not disappointed at all, the buffet was very good even though it was small. I had the best piece of Pecan Pie that I ever ate there. YUM YUM We really liked the atmosphere, won alittle on the slots. The only bad thing was we could not spend the whole day there. We would definitely go back, wish they had a hotel.

Visited July 2012
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Roatan, Honduras
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Tight Slots But Nice Decor and Theme”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stopped in to check out Jimmy's new Biloxi casino yesterday. A very friendly employee Schwricka fixed us up with club cards and answered our questions. Found the slots to be tighter than other Biloxi casinos. However, they did have a good variety with new ones I'd never seen before.

The casino itself is nicely decorated in the typical Margaritaville island theme. The show staged in the restaurant area, although fun, was very loud, echoing throughout the whole casino. They need to tone it down a bit. Enjoyed listening to Jimmy's music between shows.

Ate dinner at the buffet and although it was small in size, the food was tasty and good. The salmon being sliced was the best I've eaten, aside from an Alaska trip years ago. Our server, a young man from Guam was very pleasant and attentive. He thanked us twice for the larger than normal tip we left. The buffet price was reasonable, about $12 each person.

I probably wouldn't return here - - mainly due to the tight slots and noise level.

Visited July 2012
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The "Locals" waited for a year for the casino to open. The interior is cute, when the live music is playing it is deafening, gift shop has desirable gifts at upscale shop prices. Restaurant menu unreasonable. Sirloin, potatoes and salad 19.99. Outback-same meal 9.99. Tried the machines four different nights, not a small amout of money, never won a dime, never got a bonus. They were supposed to be looser machines since they don't give cash back or comps.....Jimmy Buffet is the only winner at Margaretaville, taking our money. It is a shame too, many really talented people left good jobs to come to this casino. They must be very disappointd. Last visit, 10 PM
weekday night, about ten players in the whole casino. We're going to go to any of the other casinos for comps, cash back, multiple promotions, (not one where you can go kill deers) See their latest promotions. And I don't expect a guaranteed win, just a fair shot.

Visited July 2012
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In the South
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80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Colorful & Festive”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Its not the biggest casino I've ever seen, but the casino was colorful, the show fun, the food good. The winning was not easy though we did recoup a little our last morning. The workers were all very friendly! Nice casino

Visited July 2012
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