Biloxi Casinos

TYPES OF CASINOS IN BILOXI

Many of the casinos in Biloxi are all located on riverboats. However, there are also some Biloxi casinos that are land-based.

Mississippi gaming law requires all riverboat casinos to be permanently moored at a dock and they are not allowed to cruise. This allows the riverboats to offer 24-hour dockside gambling. On August 1, 1992, the Isle of Capri in Biloxi was the first Mississippi casino to open, followed one month later by The President. Both of those Biloxi casinos are now gone.

Since Mississippi law doesn’t require the floating vessels to actually resemble a boat, most all of the casinos in Biloxi, as well as elsewhere in Mississippi, are built on barges. This gives those casinos the appearance of a land-based building, rather than a riverboat.

Because of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the Mississippi legislature allowed the state’s gulf coast casinos to be rebuilt on land within 800-feet of the shoreline and some Biloxi casinos have been rebuilt in that manner.

Most of the casinos in Biloxi are located along highway 90 on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. However, some Biloxi casinos are located in the Back Bay of Biloxi, two are located in the nearby Bay St. Louis-area, and one is located in Gulfport, just west of Biloxi. The minimum gambling age at all Biloxi casinos is 21.

The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in Biloxi are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Mississippi casinos.

NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more in Mississippi, the casino will deduct 3% of your winnings and pay it to the Mississippi Tax Commission as a gambling tax. The tax is nonrefundable and the $1,200 threshold would also apply to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.

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For Biloxi tourism information call (800) 237-9493 or go to: www.gulfcoast.org.

Shown below is a list of all casinos in Biloxi. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.

Shown below is a list of all Bay St. Louis casinos. Bay St. Louis is located 25 miles West of Biloxi.

Shown below is a list of Gulfport casinos. Gulfport is located 10 miles West of Biloxi.

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