Margaritaville Biloxi debuts outdoor table games

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Margaritaville Biloxi is now the first Mississippi casino to offer outdoor gaming. The casino worked with the Mississippi Gaming Commission for about five months before receiving approval to offer the games.

Three blackjack tables have set up in the casino's outdoor venue, Landshark Landing. There are no plans to offer slots at this time, which would require a separate permit. In addition, slot machines are more affected by the heat and humidity.

Casino officials feel this new offering will become very popular.

"We're very proud to be one of the first to be offering and I think it will be very well received. And what gaming company more appropriately than Margaritaville to be the first to offer it?" Margaritaville President Doug Shipley said.

The outdoor table games will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons and evenings.

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