Hard Rock Hotel & Casino had the terrible misfortune of scheduling its grand opening for September of 2005, only days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The significant amount of damage sustained from the storm and an ensuing legal dispute pushed the reopening back nearly two years, but when the public was finally welcomed inside by a performance by Kid Rock. The hard rocker would establish the property as a place for a young crowd to get dressed up, see a show, and enjoy the best nightlife Biloxi has to offer. Its proximity to the Beau Rivage, in the heart of town, also provides guests with important entertainment alternatives.
The gaming area at Hard Rock is very large, spacious, and adorned with memorabilia from all types of famous musicians. The tables, which surround a large bar, offer all the typical games: Blackjack, craps, roulette, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, and others. The action at Hard Rock is good and attracts lots of players. The poker room, however, has only 6 tables and usually only one game going.
Hard Rock is very much geared towards a younger crowd. It is the premier spot in town for entertainment and many of the musical acts even draw an audience too young to enter the casino. Also, like its sister property in Las Vegas, Hard Rock, Biloxi hosts a well-known pool party every Sunday afternoon, called “DETOX!” The pool area is complete with a swim up bar, complete with a tasty menu of drinks and snacks to help recover from a weekend of late nights.
Overall – B+
Gamble – B+
Service – A
Value – C+
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