A short, 15 minute drive from Biloxi, Island View Casino Resort is the only casino located in Gulfport. Although the distance from other casinos restricts its visitors’ gaming options somewhat, Gulfport is a more affluent community and this luxury extends into the casino itself. Before Hurricane Katrina, the property was owned by Caesars Entertainment and called the Grand, but it has since undergone several renovations and has much to offer.
With lots of table games and loaded with slots, Island View boasts a very large gaming area and rivals any casino in Biloxi. The high and spacious ceiling gives players a luxurious area to try all their luck at the tables or slots. All the usual games are spread: blackjack, craps, roulette, Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, among others. For a short time, Island View had a nine table poker room, but it has since been transformed into a tournament slot area.
Island View, a combination of two pre-Katrina casinos, has a very large hotel that sits directly on the beach. There are several food options inside, including the Carter Green Steakhouse, but many visitors also discover Vrazels Fine Food Restaurant, located directly across the street, and fall in love with its unique mix of French, Italian, and Cajun cuisine. Golf lovers will be impressed with the Windance Country Club; it was voted one of the best places to play by Golfweek magazine. The Island View treats guests to the lavish country club experience.
Overall – B+
Gamble – B+
Service – B+
Value – B
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