RIVERBOAT CASINOS IN MISSISSIPPI
All casinos in Mississippi are open 24 hours a day, and the minimum gambling age is 21.
Mississippi casinos offer such games as: blackjack, roulette, slots, video poker, craps, and three-card poker. Other optional games include: baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, ultimate Texas hold’em, big six wheel, four card poker, casino war, keno, let it ride, and Spanish 21.
In 1990 Mississippi became the third state to legalize riverboat gambling, today the riverboats are the only casinos found in the state, except for one Indian casino. Mississippi state gambling laws restrict casinos to only be located on the coast of the Mississippi River, and counties that border that river. Casinos in Mississippi are also required to be permanently moored at a dock, and never set sail.
Since Mississippi law does not require riverboat casinos to cruise, almost all of the casinos are actually built on stationary barges. These stationary barges are built with the appearance of land-based casinos, rather than that of a boat. This allows Mississippi casinos to offer 24-hour dockside gambling, while still being classed as a riverboat.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Many homes, businesses, and casinos were destroyed. Later that year the state legislature voted to allow some Mississippi casinos located on the gulf coast to be rebuilt on land. This law requires the casinos to be rebuilt within 800-feet of the shoreline.
Mississippi gaming laws require that all casinos in the state release the payback percentages for slot machines to the public. Click this link to see a full list of slot machine payback statistics at Mississippi casinos.
NOTE: In Mississippi, if you win a jackpot of $1,200 or more, the casino will collect 3% of your winnings as a gambling tax for the Mississippi Tax Commission. This tax is nonrefundable, and this $1,200 threshold applies to any cash prizes won in tournaments or casino drawings.
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Shown below is a list of all casinos in Mississippi. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular Mississippi casino.
- 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica
- Ameristar Casino Hotel – Vicksburg
- Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Special Coupon Offer – See Listing
- Bok Homa Casino
- Boomtown Casino – Biloxi
- Fitz Casino/Hotel
- Gold Strike Casino Resort
- Golden Moon Hotel & Casino at Pearl River Resort
- Golden Nugget Casino Hotel – Biloxi
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Biloxi
- Harlow’s Casino Resort
- Harrah’s Gulf Coast
- Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast
- Hollywood Casino Tunica Special Coupon Offers – See Listing
- Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
- IP Casino Resort Spa
- Island View Casino Resort
- Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel – Lula
- Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg
- Lighthouse Point Casino
- Magnolia Bluffs Casino
- Palace Casino Resort
- Pearl River Resort
- Resorts Tunica
- Riverwalk Casino and Hotel
- Sam’s Town Tunica
- Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
- Silver Slipper Casino Special Coupon Offer – See Listing
- Silver Star Hotel & Casino at Pearl River Resort
- Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel
- Trop Casino Greenville
- Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel
- WaterView Casino and Hotel
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For more information on visiting casinos in Mississippi, or other tourist attractions, call the state’s tourism department at (866) SEE-MISS or go to: www.visitmississippi.org
TOP THINGS TO DO IN MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi is a southeastern state that is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River and Alabama on the east. The state is filled with iconic cities, landmarks and buildings that you can visit. There are also scenic natural spots and picturesque outlooks that you should be sure to visit while in the state. Culturally, Mississippi is the home of blues music, and played the state also played a significant role in the Civil Rights movement. Some of the best things to do in Mississippi are listed below.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
The Gulf Islands National Seashore covers a wide range of land from Cat Island to the eastern part of Santa Rosa Island in Florida. Although most of the seashore is submerged, the barrier islands offer beautiful coastal marshes, white-sand beaches, and dense maritime forests to explore. The seashore has many hiking trails, picnicking areas, old forts, and numerous recreational activities that you can enjoy, such as snorkeling and kayaking. Gulf Islands National Seashore also houses visitor centers providing ranger-led programs and numerous interactive activities.
B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
This museum, located in Indianola, about half-way between Memphis and Jackson, is a memorial to one of the most influential blues artists of all time and is filled with artifacts that focus on the life and work of B.B. King. The museum is a great place to learn about the history of blues and the role that B.B. King played. The exhibits here are classified into themes such as an introduction to the 1930s Delta and Kings young adulthood when he was a farmer. You will also see how he moved to Memphis and then his rise to icon status in the 1960s.
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
This museum in Jackson, gives tourists the chance to learn about the natural world while exploring detailed exhibits. The museum can be found in LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, where you can also explore the museum grounds and experience the exhibits firsthand. In the museum, you are going to find information about the wildlife and the numerous habitats in Mississippi. The highlights of the museum are the 100,000-gallon aquarium, home to over 200 native species, and the swampy habitat located inside a greenhouse. Some other exhibits to see here are the large fossil collection and the native white-tailed deer.
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Located in Gulfport, this institute is a huge research and rehabilitation center featuring an interactive museum where you can learn about ocean life. It is among the only dolphin rescue facilities located on the gulf coast and the staff also caters to a wide variety of marine mammals. The museum houses dolphin presentation areas where you can get an insight into these magnificent creatures as you see them play with their trainers, you can also get a close-up encounter with the dolphins. The highlight of this institute is the discovery room filled with touch pools which allows visitors to interact with animals like stingrays, sea stars and sharks. You can also learn about birds and reptiles in the tropical animal shows.
Natchez Trace Parkway
This parkway follows a route once used by the Native Americans and it covers 444 miles from Natchez to Nashville. This scenic byway is perfect for a road trip and includes many activities that you can try out along the way. Some top spots here are the scenic lookouts, prehistoric mounds, archaeological sites, and historical landmarks such as the Tupelo and Brices Cross Roads battlefields. The Parkway features a designated bicycle route with picturesque views and lots of Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.
Old Capitol Museum
This former state capitol building located in Jackson, was used as the State House from 1839 to 1903 before the present capitol building was built. The building was constructed with limestone and features a classic Greek Revival-style design and a copper dome. The building is a National Historic Landmark and features a free museum where you can learn about governmental and historic events that happened here such as the signing of the Married Women’s Property Act in 1839. Guided tours of the building are available if you want to learn about the construction, restoration, and the architecture of the building.