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August 29, 2006

Beau Rivage Back Open for Business

Posted by Hunter

One year after Katrina struck, the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS is back open for business putting 3,800 folks back to work.

The casino has been substantially rebuilt since the hurricane destroyed the facility. Beau Rivage is the largest single contributor to state gaming tax coffers.

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August 29, 2006 2:12 PM Posted by mike_ch

The web site has relaunched, although it maintains the old Mirage Resorts era appearance shared with Bellagio. The new hotel rooms look quite nice compared to the old ones (picture of an old room via Flickr serach.)

You can sort of tell the new promotional pictures from the old. The new restaurants look fairly nice. Considering that they've probably thrown out a lot of the elaborate crown molding and other little details put there by Wynn when that whole floor was lost to the tides, at least one can say that the offerings seem from the marketing to be superior than they were a year prior.

August 29, 2006 2:48 PM Posted by detroit1051

The room photo seems to be a more tailored, contemporary look, similar to the renovated standard rooms at Bellagio. The photos, sketches of the poker room, high limit table area, description of the high limit slot area and soon to open Fallen Oaks golf course reassure me that MGM Mirage can pull this off. When we see Beau Rivage in person, will it give us insights into what Bellagio's renovated casino and the CityCenter hotel/casino will eventually look like?

I'm going to wait until all the restaurants are open by year-end before visiting the Beau. The site shows air/hotel packages on AirTran from Atlanta, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

September 2, 2006 5:27 PM Posted by josh

I really hope that Bellagio's casino does not end up like the new Beau Rivage casino. It does look okay, yet it lost all the flowery canopies and the over use of wood has now made the casino feel less intimate; it just doesnt feel unique and special anymore. You'll see when you visit. The lobby also feels more empty even though it looks nearly identical..its really hard to explain this feeling...but to me the Beau has lost alot even though it looks much newer.

July 16, 2007 5:46 AM Posted by detroit1051

Update on Gulf Coast casinos in the 7/16/07 NY Times: