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Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi Opens Today

May 22nd, 2012

Jimmy Buffett’s latest business venture, the $62 million Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant in Biloxi, opens to the public tonight at 8:00 pm. Buffett will perform a private show before the opening to invited guests, including members of the local parrothead club.

The show will be broadcast live on Radio Margaritaville, beginning at 5:00 CDT.

Located on the eastern tip of Back Bay, from a distance it looks more like a yacht club than your traditional casino.

Inside, there is colorful ambient lighting and tropical décor.

Like other Margaritaville properties such as at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, the entrance features a Margaritaville Restaurant and Volcano Bar, where, four times a day a “Biloxi cutie” is ejected from a smoking “volcano” from which she slides down into a replica blenderful of margaritas.

Dining options also include the Feeding Frenzy buffet featuring Gulf Coast cuisine and indoor and outdoor entertainment centers where visitors may enjoy an array of local, regional and national music acts.

Biloxi’s Margaritaville boasts 18 table games and 820 slots.

Another feature that sets it apart from the typical casino: A 30-foot wall of glass from which one may see the water and the Biloxi Bay bridge from any vantage point within the interior.

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