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Scarlet Pearl counting down days

Construction workers and casino employees are busy getting the new resort ready. (Photo source: WLOX News) Construction workers and casino employees are busy getting the new resort ready. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The casino opens Dec. 9 and will feature 300 hotel rooms. (Photo source: WLOX News) The casino opens Dec. 9 and will feature 300 hotel rooms. (Photo source: WLOX News)
The casino will also feature 36 holes of miniature golf, directly across the street from the property. (Photo source: WLOX News) The casino will also feature 36 holes of miniature golf, directly across the street from the property. (Photo source: WLOX News)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

Three weeks before opening, the gaming floor is busy at Scarlet Pearl. But instead of customers, which will soon fill the space, construction workers and casino employees are busy getting the new resort ready.

Unopened boxes and crates are scattered about as workers scramble with the final preparations. Four restaurants are a part of the project, including the waterfront buffet with views of Biloxi Bay, Chopstix Noodle Bar and Under the Oak Cafe.

“A lot of the stuff we're doing in here is state of the art. It is a progression of what gaming has been doing for many years, and moving severely toward entertainment. Pretty much open entertainment,” said Nory Hazaveh, architect for the casino.

Lighting is critical to any casino and the changing, and the vibrant lights will catch your attention at Scarlet Pearl. Hazaveh says it's all part of a 'feast for the eyes' he intended to create.

“Trying to really establish a new benchmark on what the future of gaming will be,” said Hazaveh. “Where the project is located in Southern Mississippi, in terms of light and air and how it really connects with the outside world, we brought lighting in. There's windows just about in every space," said Hazaveh.

The D'Iberville casino, which opens Dec. 9, will feature 300 hotel rooms, 36 holes of miniature golf and a large gaming floor. Contractor Roy Anderson will turn over the completed building to Scarlet Pearl the week of Thanksgiving. 

Click here to view a slideshow of the resort. 

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