Since the Mississippi legislature paved the way for casinos to locate in the Magnolia state in the early nineties, Mississippi casinos have not only added to the economy but to tourism. Visitors to the Magnolia State will be greeted with the south’s warmest welcome. From the rich soil of the Delta to the waters of the Gulf Coast, guest can find plenty to do at Mississippi Casinos. All guests of Mississippi casinos can expect to be treated to world class accommodations, live entertainment, and wonderful cuisine.
Those looking to stay close to an airport hub like Memphis, Tennessee, can gamble at one of the many casinos in Tunica, which less than an hour away. They are Grand Casinos, Bally’s, Resorts Tunica, Sam’s Town, Horseshoe, Hollywood, Sheraton, Fitzgerald’s, and Gold Strike. Just south of Tunica on route 304 is the quiet town of Lula. Here players can gamble at one of the state’s many Isle of Capri casinos.
In the Mississippi Delta lies the town of Greenville with a rich heritage of blues music. The Delta Blues Festival is held every 3rd Saturday of September just outside the city limits. Greenville has two casinos: Bayou Caddy Jubilee and Lighthouse Point.
Historical Natchez with its antebellum homes has the Isle of Capri casino. Civil war buffs can tour the Vicksburg National Military Park as well as visit one of the casinos in located on the Mississippi River: Ameristar, Isle of Capri, Horizon, Resort, and Rainbow. Vicksburg is also located 45 miles east of the state capital city of Jackson, the largest city in Mississippi. Visitors to Jackson can catch a minor league baseball game or spend a day on the water at the reservoir.
Those looking for something different than Riverboat gambling just have to travel to Philadelphia, Mississippi. The Silver Star Casino and the Golden Moon casino as well as the Pearl River resort are all located on the Choctaw Indian reservation. The Pearl River resort features great things to do besides gambling including two 18-hole golf courses and a day spa.
Traveling further south, visitors will find the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Although Hurricane Katrina has left a big scare on Highway 90 and casino row, a few Mississippi casinos have reopened. In Biloxi, the Imperial Palace, Isle of Capri, and Palace Casino Resort are once again open for business. The Beau Rivage in Gulfport will reopen in August of 2006, and many other casinos like Hard Rock and Boomtown are planning to reopen in the near future.