Island View Casino Resort Hot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 817-9089
Rooms: 600 Price Range: $109-$199
Restaurants: 3 (1 open 24 hours) Valet: Free
L- $12.99/$14.99 (Sun)
Casino Size: 82,935 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three-Card Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Mississippi Stud
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Special Features: Land-based casino.
This is a great casino for comps. I have not paid for a room at this casino for 4 years. They give away lots of free slot dollars on each visit. Slot tournaments are fun. We miss Emeril's Gulf Coast Fishhouse but the Carter Green steakhouse is delicious. They also have a very good buffet, try the boiled shrimp. C&G grill needs some work though. Service and food are not very good. They do need to add more restaurants. Rooms are nice and well maintained.
My boyfriend and I go as much as possible because of the comps. There is always a promotion or giveaway going on. Most of the staff are extremely friendly, helpful, and even remember your name. The food is above average with a large selection. I can't wait to go back again and again. I have actually met several couples from diffferent states that have become our gambling friends at the Island View. We just call up and see who is available to hang out. I just love this place!
Lots of games, Excellent Comps
Love this casino! the comps are extremely generous!!!!
Island View Surprise
We normally stay and play at the larger properties due to the rewards and multiple locations. On our last Trip to Biloxi we decided to stop by Island View.
I am a table games player but did go and sign up as new member with my wife who is a slot player. The service at the sign up was great very friendly and helpful to me the non slot player. They even gave me a free island view hat for no reason at all.
The Dice table was filled with friendly dealers and I was treated great.
I do see a few people here said the slots were tight. I did not play them but my wife said they were fine by her. no big winnings but she was able to play for several hours without a large loss.
I would highly recommend this property.
worst slots I have ever seen. I have never seen so many frustrated people.
First Gambling Experience Gone Wrong.
Well, being 26, my best friend and I had never gambled before, so we both went to Island View to get broken in as we were told it was the best one on the coast. All I can say is, if this is the best, I'd hate to see the worst. The staff were rude, when we signed up for the players club we were treated like street trash bums freeloading off them. The slots are incredibly tight! I only won maybe 20 dollars total but put in 50 of my own money after the 15 dollars freeplay I was given. Waitresses were rude and nowhere to be found, taking between 5, to 10 minutes to bring you your order. We did not play any table games, but I chose a wide variety of slots, from Pompeii to Whales of Cash to Wild Orchid, and none paid out at all. I was there a total of 6 hours playing and waiting on friends, and I was the only one that won enough to cash out, everyone else having pennies on the dollar. I had fun, but it was because of my companions, not the casino. I definitely am not going back.
Great Hotel and Casino
I love the Island View..have so much fun here. It has great rooms, many different new slots to play and many loose
with some nice wins. We always enjoy our stay here and the comps are the BEST in MS. They are very generous to
their players that is why I am loyal to the Island View.
The Island View Casino is our choice for gambling in coastal Mississippi. We feel that we are treated well and that it gives us the best bang for our gambling money.
For slot players only
I like the Island View in Gulfport because it has more new slot machines than any on the Mississippi coast.
They are the only casino on the Ms. coast to have Green Stamps (more than one).
They have a lot of freeplay for you to
use if you plan your trip wisely.
The expansion has made it even better.
I am not a video poker player so do not know anything about them.
The buffet is very good. They have the biggest shrimp I have seen other than Harrahs St. Louis.
I usually win here because I am always playing on their money and cashing out when it is gone.
Island View in Gulfport, MS
Island View Casino in Gulfport, MS, is owned by the previous owners of the former Copa Casino in Gulfport, although legally the ownership is a completely different entity.
Of all the casinos that have returned here to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Island View is perhaps the biggest disappointment. I don?t mean the facility itself. The property was purchased from Harrah?s, and the former Grand Casino?s Oasis Hotel was renovated to house both the casino and hotel. The owners did an excellent job, much better than Harrah?s did with the Grand in Biloxi. But to me, the building that a casino is housed in doesn?t equate to whether I?m getting a good gamble for my money. I look at the video poker, blackjack, poker room and craps tables.
Before Katrina, the Copa could easily lay claim to some of the best gambling in the country, outside Nevada. Even though the evil 6-to-5 single-deck blackjack game had grown like a cancer in the rest of southern Mississippi, the Copa still had the righteous 3-to-2 version. But no more.
And video poker: the Copa was famous for its Full Pay Deuces Wild, Full Pay Joker Poker and 10/7 Double Bonus, which in this player?s humble opinion actually bootstrapped the Copa out of its old fire-trap cruise ship into a modern gaming barge. All long gone.
And I loved the Copa?s poker room. I understand there are plans for a poker room in the casino?s expanded version for spring of 2007, so we?ll see.
Cashback for video poker has turned into free play and has plummeted from .25 percent to .13 percent.
Also long gone is the database where gobs of accumulated comp dollars entitled one to free meals. Of course the database with the mailing list is still there, so where are the comp dollars? The present owner-entity claims that those comp dollars were gifted from the previous owners, not the present owners. Not good for public relations.
But who can blame the Island View? It no longer has competition from Grand Gulfport next door and has a beautiful facility with a nice hotel. It?s the only casino in Gulfport, so why should it offer more than the bare minimum?
Katrina washed away more than the beach and beachfront buildings. She also washed away some of the best gambling in Mississippi.