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Community fireworks show will mark Scarlet Pearl Casino's opening

The Scarlet Pearl Casino will feature 60,445-square feet of gaming space with 1,350 slot machines and 45 table games. (Photo source: WLOX) The Scarlet Pearl Casino will feature 60,445-square feet of gaming space with 1,350 slot machines and 45 table games. (Photo source: WLOX)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

It's now just days before the Scarlet Pearl Casino will open its doors in D'Iberville. On the last Sunday before the grand opening, crews were finishing up last details to the $300 million project just east of I-110.

The 15-story building that dominates the skyline on the north side of Biloxi Bay is scheduled to open Wednesday to great fanfare.

For many on the coast, there's plenty to be excited about. 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. But it's also a job creator. Officials say the casino will have 1,100 employees.

For some nearby residents, like 26-year resident Thomas Daley, the reviews are mixed.

"It'll be no worse for sure because what I've had to deal with for the past year, it sure enough can't be no different than what it's been. Least it's blacktop everywhere. It ain't dirt," Daley said. 

In addition to the other amenities, the casino features 60,445-square feet of gaming space with 1,350 slot machines and 45 table games.

As for Wednesday's schedule of events, a ribbon cutting for the casino will be held at 11am, followed by a luncheon at 12pm for invited dignitaries. Following the day’s activities, the Scarlet Pearl will host a fireworks show at 6pm for the community to celebrate.

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