Biloxi coast enjoying some cool promotions

September 11, 2014, Jennifer Gay  

Fall is creeping up on us in the Magnolia State. There’s no better time to be on the Biloxi coast. The poker action is busier than ever as people visit for end-of-season vacations. This month, I’m going to go over promotions for two of the most active rooms on the coast.

In Biloxi, the Golden Nugget offers $2 comps per hour. It’s easy to play an afternoon session and earn your dinner, too. The room offers a Splash the Pot bonus Sunday-Friday where a pot is randomly splashed every hour at every table with $25 and after the buzzer has sounded one table is drawn and will receive an additional splash for $25 the next hand.

For stud players, their high-hand promo runs 24-7 and the highest hand will receive $50 every hour for mixed games or $100 every hour for stud. For the Omaha players, there’s a 24-7 promo, too: Anyone who loses high and low ends of the pot with four wheel cards in their hand (hole cards must play) wins cash.
Omaha players can enjoy a mini-bad-beat jackpot from 6 p.m. until 4 a.m. Anyone with quads or better beaten will receive $400. The winning hand will receive $200 and remaining active players will receive $50. Maximum payout will be $1K.

Tournaments run Monday, Wednesday and Sunday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and there’s a PLO tourney on Wednesday at 1. For more information, call 228-435-5400 and ask for the poker room.

Down the road, the Beau Rivage has the most comprehensive daily tournament schedule available on the coast. Every day of the week is a different high-value event. Some boast huge guarantees, including $15K on the third Saturday of the month at noon and $20K on the first Saturday of the month at noon. For more info, visit beaupoker.com.

The Beau also offers a host of cash-game promotions, including the Omaha/8 Low Rollers. In Omaha/8 games (up to $10-$20), when a player is dealt four unpaired cards ranked five or lower, or two aces and two unpaired cards ranked five or lower, and wins no part of the pot, they will receive $100. Each time the player hits the promotion for that calendar day, the amount increases by $100. This promotion runs 24-7. On Friday and Saturday mornings (9-11), the promotion pays $200.

The Beau features too many promotions to print, but the staff is excellent about keeping a current list on the website.

Next month I will cover Horseshoe Tunica, Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, the IP in Biloxi (which is hosting the WSOPC this month until the 15th) and Hard Rock Biloxi. If you find a promotion you enjoy, send it my way.

— Email Jennifer at jennifergay80@hotmail.com.