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Excitement growing for Scarlet Pearl opening

The casino is scheduled to open in December. (Photo source: WLOX News) The casino is scheduled to open in December. (Photo source: WLOX News)
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D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D'Iberville is on schedule to open its doors in December, and the anticipation is building.

The casino is on the verge of turning a quiet D'Iberville neighborhood into a bustling hotspot for entertainment.

"I think it's going to be perfect. I think it's going to be great for the people around here," said Jasmenita Guyer.

Guyer and her husband Tom have enjoyed watching the $300 million project take shape from the ground up. Now that the signage is in place, rooms are being furnished, the interior can be seen shining through the floor to ceiling windows, and Tom is ready to test it out.

"I hope they have a poker room," said Guyer.

The Guyers aren't alone in their excitement. Jennifer Husley and her mother, Grace, drive down to the waterfront construction on a regular basis.

"I think it's a wonderful thing for D'Iberville," said Jennifer.

Grace is hoping the new gaming establishment will put D'Iberville on the map.

"They've been just a small community for years and years," said Grace.

Jennifer and Grace realize that their hometown will likely see a big increase in traffic once the facility opens its doors. But, Jennifer says it won't be unbearable.

"Once the newness of it is worn off I think it will even out some," added Jennifer. "I love the putt-putt golf course. That's going to be fun," said Jennifer.

However, not everyone is sold on the idea just yet. Anthony St. Amant says you may not catch him waiting in line for the doors to open.

"Well, I said I wasn't going to come, so I don't know yet," St. Amant said.

While St. Amant isn't sure that the casino will be a good thing for the community, he still likes to drive by to see what all has been finished. Which is exactly what many drivers do, including New Orleans resident, Peter James.

"I love new casinos. It's going to be like a mini-Vegas," said James.

When it opens, the Scarlet Pearl Casino will offer a 300 room hotel, a cafe, and a world class 36-hole, 42,000 square foot miniature golf course.

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