Review Detail

4.0 12
Mississippi 7501
Island View in 2022
Overall rating
Table Games
Customer Service
Player's Club
Gaming Atmosphere
Amenities or Hotel
Food & Drink
To be fair, I have not visited very many Casino's and the Island View is the only one I have stayed in their rooms. I visited the IP casino and the Beau Rivage as comparison.
The Pro:
1. Great Comps! Our first visit was with close friends and they shared a comp room with my wife and I. We stayed a Friday and Saturday night and left Sunday. We immediately joined their players club and primarily played slots. I pretty much broke even, my wife hit a couple of jackpots and we left at least $500 ahead of what we brought including what we spent for food. We immediately received comp offers for free rooms, slot play, food, etc.. We booked a comped room a month later for another Friday and Saturday stay. This time wife played slots and I played mostly blackjack and little slots. Again, I stayed about even on the slots and got up a couple of hundred on BJ. My wife again hit a jackpot and we again left up at least another $500. We did not spend a dime out of pocket the entire weekend. We continue to get comped room offers, slot and pit play, etc. Already booked our next weekend.
2. Great food! They have many restaurants to choose from. We ate the buffet for breakfast and it has all you could want. For dinner, we tried the various restaurants and was not disappointed with any of them. Even better was the meals were always comped!
3. Smoke free Casino! The Island View is broken into two Casinos/Hotels, one is called "Beach View" and the other Island View. The beach view is totally smoke free!! The Hotel, the rooms, the casino, the restaurants, all of it. The smoke free casino is not as large as the smoking side, but it has plenty of slots and table games to keep us satisfied. The smoking side (Island View) is accessible by an "inside/heated cooled" overpass that crosses over HWY 90. So going back and forth from the smoking side to the non-smoking side is easy if that is something you want to do.

The Cons:
1. In comparison to the IP or Beau Rivage, it is not as upscale. To be clear, the casino and hotel was very clean and nice, but just does not have the upscale POP that the IP and Beau Rivage had. We joined the play clubs for the IP and Beau Rivage and played their slots for a few hours each. I never received any comp offers from either.
2. No Video Poker with decent pay tables. I wanted to dabble in video poker, but all the machines I found had horrible pay tables.
3. Can not bring children or pets. No one under 21 is allowed on the premises. Beau Rivage was children and pet friendly.

In summary, if your looking for a nice place that is affordable, don't have to bring children or pets and enjoy comps, the Island View Casino Resort is the place to go! If you looking for high end class and money is not a worry, check out the big named Casinos, i.e. The Hard Rock, Beau Rivage, The IP Casino, etc.
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