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4 w January 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer CASINOS Favorite Casino *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa Favortie Casino Restaurant *Hard Rock Cafe @ Hard Rock *Mignon's @ Palace Casino Resort *Thirty-Two @ IP Casino Resort Favorite Casino Live Music Venue *Center Bar @ Hard Rock *Chill @ IP Casino Resort Spa *Coast @ Beau Rivage Best Cocktail Service *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa *Palace Casino Resort Best Concerts *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa Best Shows *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa Best Giveaways *Beau Rivage Casino Resort *IP Casino Resort Spa *The Isle Best Hotel *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *Palace Casino Resort Best Players Club *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa *Palace Casino Resort Best Tournaments *Beau Rivage Resort & Casino *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa Loosest Slots *Hard Rock Hotel & Casino *IP Casino Resort Spa *Palace Casino Resort BARS & NIGHTCLUBS Favorite Live Music Venue *Govt St. Grocery *Mezo's Juke Joint *The Quarter Favorite Sports Bar *Buffalo Wild Wings *Hightlights @ IP Casino Resort *Kwitzky's Dugout Best Bartendar on the Coast *Christine Mezo @ Mezo's *Emree Steptoe @ The Shed *Rebecca O'Keefe @ Kwitzky's Favorite Martini Bar *Chill @ IP Casino Resort Spa *Eight75 @ Beau Rivage Casino *Maisano's by the Glass Best Bar on the Coast *Mezo's Juke Joint *The Office *The Quarter Favorite Local Hangout *Fillin' Station *Mezo's Juke Joint *The Quarter Best Nightclub on the Coast *Chill @ IP Casino Resort Spa *Coast @ Beau Rivage Casino *The Ledge @ Hard Rock Casino Best Venue that Respresents Coast Attitude *Fillin' Station *Mezo's Juke Joint *The Shed Favorite Karaoke Venue *Fort Bayou Saloon *Leo's *Nates Sports Bar RADIO & LOCAL BANDS Favorite Radio Station *BOB 105.9 *CPR 97.9 *107.1 The Monkey Favorite Radio DJ *Denver Crab @ CPR 97.9 *Scot Fox @ CPR 97.9 *Kidd Kraddick @ 107.1 Favorite DJ *DJ Gooseboi *DJ Hurricane *DJ Hyphee Favorite Local Band (Country) *Autumn Risen *Country Fried *High Country Favorite Local Band (Coast Style) *Fort Bayou Slim *Rochelle Harper Band *Rosco Bandana Favorite Local Band (Cover/Pop) *Barbara & Co *Good Moon *Red Room Arrangement Favorite Local Band (Jazz/Blues/Funk) *Barbara & Co. *Rosco Bandana *Sista Jazz Favorite Local Band (Rock/Alternative) *Dirty Play *Good Moon *GRS Experience Favorite Local Band (Solo/Duo) *Brennan Roybal *Brooks Hubbert *Hank Berumen RESTAURANTS Favorite Mexican Restaurant *El Rancho *El Saltillo *Los Tres Amigos Best Pizza on the Coast *Leo's Pizza *Mellow Mushroom *Tom's Extreme Pizzeria Best BBQ on the Coast *Hog Heaven *Pleasant's BBQ *Shed BBQ & Blues Joint Best Burgers on the Coast *Government St. Grocery *Mugshots *Stacked @ Palace Casino Resort Best Steaks on the Coast *Cheryl's Steakhouse *Kenny Ward's *Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Best Seafood on the Coast *Half Shell Oyster House *Mikey's on the Bayou *Taranto's Best Fine Dining & Culinary Cuisine *Mary Mahoney's *Mignon's @ Palace Casino Resort *Thirty Two @ IP Casino Resort Favorite Coffee House *Coffee Fusion *Java Joes *Finest Grind Best Sunday Brunch *Bayview Gourmet *Buffet @ Beau Rivage Casino *Porter Ave Bistro Best Local Cuisine *Mary Mahoney's *Ole Biloxi Schooner *Shady's Best Late Night Eatery *Stacked @ Palace Casino Resort *Venues *Waffle House
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SPECIAL DAY GIVEAWAY January 18 Biloxi, MS--IP is ready to give presents galore to those with January birthdays on Wednesday, January 18 during the Special Day Giveaway! All IP Rewards members with an January birthday will register at any IP Rewards Express Kiosk for their chance to win a share of $10,000 in IP Rewards Play. Participants will also receive a free gaming bonus just for participating. Guests can activate entries and bonus offer at any IP Rewards Express Kiosk from 3:00pm-8:30pm. Drawings take place every fifteen minutes from 7:15pm until 9:00pm. Winners and their guests will have 5 minutes to report to the cove and present unexpired government issued photo ID in order to claim prize. Must be 21 or older with valid photo ID and IP Rewards member to participate. KOOL & THE GANG - January 1, 2012 8p LEWIS BLACK - IN GOD WE RUST - January 6, 2012 8p **MUST BE 21** MERLE HAGGARD - January 13 8p KENNY G. - January 20 8p RODNEY CARRINGTON - February 3/4 8p WILLIE NELSON - February 10 8p YESTERDAY BEATLES TRIBUTE - February 17-19 Call for Showtimes VINCE GILL - March 2 8p CHEECH & CHONG - March 10 8p DOOBIE BROTHERS - March 23 8p GLADYS KNIGHT - April 13 8p THE FRONTMEN RICHIE MCDONALD (FORMERLY OF LONESTAR), LARRY STEWART (OF RESTLESS HEART), TIM RUSHLOW (FORMERLY OF LITTLE TEXAS) - April 20 8p COAST Live Music Every Wed-Sat Coast Gone Country w/ Chasing Scarlett Every Thursday DJ Zack Avelon Every Wed, Fri/Sat Nights Wed: 10pm-2am Fri-Sat: 10pm-3am January 4 & 6/7 - Sandbox Januray 11 & 13/14 - Blonde Ambition January 18 & 20/21 - Karma January 25 & 27/28 - Flamethrowers EIGHT75 Glenn Parker Band Wed/Thurs 8p & Fri/Sat 9p BREEZE BAR Anderson Domingues Every Fri 7:30p-12:30a 8 w January 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer Biloxi, MS--Make sure to plan a visit to Isle® Casino Hotel Biloxi where guests can enjoy great prizes in a variety of exciting promotions All Year Long. WILD WINNING WEDNESDAY SLOT TOURNAMENT WILD Winning Wednesday slot tournaments gets wilder in January! The tournament takes place every Wednesday in the lower level casino. Registration starts at 2 p.m. and the first round begins at 3 p.m. There is a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000 in IslePlay, with first place winning $2,000 in IslePlay. Entry is free. Slot players who earn 10 points during the tournament week (or table game players with an aggregate total buy-in of $100) may enter the slot tournament. Upon earning 10 points or qualifying rated table play, receive entry at registration in the tournament area. Plus, five wild card winners will receive $100 in IslePlay at the conclusion of the tournament! Players that earn 100 points the week prior will be able to register for a second round of play*; the highest of the two rounds will be the score. To be eligible for these tournaments, guests must be a member of the IsleOne players club and present their card to enter. CONTACT LOUNGE & SPORTS BAR January 6 - Waiting on Tyler January 13 - Together Tomorrow January 20 - Marianne Allison January 27/28 - The Anteeks February 3/4 - Scott Hinson SPURS STAGE Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night 8p-12a January6/7 - Hank Berumen LAVA BAR Sweet Root - January 6 Mulligan Brothers - January 7 Chasing Scarlett - January 13 Justin McCain Project - January 14 Rhythm and Rain - January 20 High Country - January 21 Mustang Sally - January 27/28 GOLDEN AGE MONDAYS Every Monday, IsleOne club members 50 years and over can enjoy exclusive Golden Age Mondays offers such as: *Buy one, get one free breakfast entree in Cafe on the Point (or 1/2 Price for one guest) *Free entry into IslePlay drawings held every 2012 IS A PARTY HARD ROCK LIVE DAVID ALLEN COE BAND - January 6 GREG ALLMAN - January 7 LITTLE BIG TOWN - January 13 .38 SPECIAL - January 14 MUSIC OF ABBA - January 19-21 POINTER SISTERS - January 27 TRAVIS TRITT - February 3 AARON LEWIS - February 4 KANSAS - February 10 LYNYRD SKYNYRD - February 11 KELLY CLARKSON with special guest Matt Nathanson - February 14 MICHAEL GRIMM - February 17 FUEL - February 18 RONNIE DUNN - February 25 BLACKBERRY SMOKE - March 9 JOSH TURNER - March 10 THE PEKING ACROBATS - March 16 BLUE OCTOBER - March 23 JUDY COLLINS - March 30 CENTER BAR January 6/7: Dustin Kahlil January 13/14: Five Star Iris January 19 - 21: Eugene Eash Live January 27/28: 2 Hipnotic ROADHOUSE LIVE January 6/7 & 20/21: The Reverend (DJ only) January 13/14: Phil Vaught January 27/28: Spank the Monkey HARD ROCK CAFE January 8 - Tribute to the King w/ Chad Gibson 8pm January 26 - Hard Rock Cafe Variety Show 8p 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Winners get to spin the wheel for a prize ranging from $100 to $500 in IslePlay. Club members who are 50 years and over simply swipe your IsleOne card at the kiosk near the players club from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, receive an additional entry for every 25 points earned during that time. Be sure to try for your second chance swipe from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for your chance to win a mystery prize ranging from $5 to $1,000 in IslePlay! MILITARY 50% OFF BUFFET SPECIAL Attention all military service men and women, active or retired*!Stop by the IsleOne booth at Isle Biloxi to register**and present your valid ID and active or retired military ID. From then on, simply swipe your IsleOne card at the kiosk to receive half-off a delicious dinner buffet! Dinner hours are Sunday - Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. *Must be 21 and an IsleOne member. **One-time registration. PARADISE PLUS Every Thursday, IsleOne club members 50 years and over can enjoy exclusive Paradise Plus offers such as: wBuy one, get one free lunch in Buffet (or 1/2-price for 1 guest) wSwipe your IsleOne card at the entry kiosk from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. to receive one FREE entry into IslePlay drawings held every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Winners get to spin the wheel for an IslePlay prize ranging from $100 to $500. Plus, receive one additional entry for every 25 points or one hour of rated table play earned. wPlus, you could win in the Last Chance Drawing held at 5 p.m. One winner will be drawn to receive their age X 10 in IslePlay! CONVENTION CENTER BOBBY VINTON - January 7 8p JOHN PINETTE - January 13 8p KATT WILLIAMS - January 14 8p EVANESCENCE with Rival Sons Electric Touch to open - January 20 8p CRAIG FERGUSON - January 21 8p ARNEZ J - January 27 8p JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY - January 28 8p THREE DOG NIGHT - February 10 8p MUSIQ SOULCHILD - February 17 8p KELLIE PICKLER - February 18 8p ANJELAH JOHNSON - February 24 8p REO SPEEDWAGON - March 3 8p CHRISETTE MICHELE - March 16 8p GEORGE LOPEZ - March 24 8p CHILL Every Monday - Froglegs January 1 - Dustin Kahlil Band January 3 & 10 - Shades of Green January 4, 11 & 25 - Cory Landry January 5-7 - Soulhaven January 8 - Red Room Arrangement January 12 - Brennan Roybal Band January 13/14 - Sweet Root January 15 - The Redfield January 17/18 - Cool Rayz January 19 - No Idea January 20/21 - Long Reef January 22 - Eugene Eash Live January 24 - Hank Beruman January 26 - Stereohype January 27/28 - Brandon Foret Band January 29 - DD Thunders January 30 - Kelly Furr THIRTY-TWO Every Wed, Thurs, & Sat - Eugene Eash Every Friday - Double E on the Rocks
Big Bonus Spin: Every Thursday Everyone's a Guaranteed Winner! Earn 50 points, starting at 3am, and then swipe your Players Club Card at kiosk to play the "Bonus Wheel" game and win up to $500 in SlotPlay Instantly! $25,000 Spin & Draw SlotPlay Giveaway Saturday, January 14. Earn 100 points from 8am- 10:30pm then swipe at any kiosk starting at 4pm to spin the Big Bonus Wheel at 6pm for great prizes or Free SlotPlay! Plus, you will be entered into a $10,000 SlotPlay drawing from 7pm-11pm. $30,000 Cold Cash Saturday, January 28. Drawings every 30 minutes from 7pm-11pm for a share of $10,000 CASH and $20,000 SlotPlay! Receive one entry for every 100 points earned January 1st-28th. Activate your entries starting at 4pm the day of drawing. $5,000 Two on Tuesdays Slot Tournament Tuesdays in January. $2,500 Slot Tournament - 11am-3pm AND $2,500 Slot Tournament - 5pm-9pm! Earn 25 points from 10am-2:30pm and 4pm-8:30pm to enter. Includes a $500 Second Chance SlotPlay drawing at 4pm and 10pm. "Rolling Out" the Bonuses In January $100,000 Blinko Fridays in January. Receive one entry for every 100 points earned each Sunday through Friday for your chance to win a share of up to $25,000 in SlotPlay each week playing our LIVE Blinko Game! Early Bird Special: In January Monday-Thursday 4pm-6pm - Buy a Dinner Buffet and get $10 SlotPlay. Friday-Sunday 4pm- 6pm - Buy a Crab Buffet and get $15 SlotPlay. Wild Bunch Seniors Club Every Monday and Wednesday, 8AM-2:30pm. No Points Required! Players Club Members 50+ receive: $5 in SlotPlay, Half-Off Lunch Buffet and $1,000 Slot tournament! Plus! Earn 50 points from 8am-2:30pm and receive a $10 Slot- Play Bonus at 3:30pm! Welcome Wagon New Members win up to $1000 in SlotPlay instantly! See Players Club for details. When you're talking food... There's something for everyone at Boomtown During January Come and Experience the Boomtown Buffet. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily. The Boomtown Buffet with more action than ever before! Featuring signature dishes pre- pared right before your eyes at one of TEN action stations. Boomtown action stations include: Fresh Hot and Cold Seafood, Open Air Char Broiler, Asian California Wok, Fire and Ice Pasta Sauté, Stone Deck Wood Burning Pizza Oven, Hand Breaded Fryer, Mesquite Smoker and Carvery, Whole Cake and Pie Display, Pan Roast, Soup and Salad Bar and Fresh baked Bread Bar. Plus, Boomtown is serving more seafood than ever before, including Freshly Prepared Sushi for Lunch and Dinner. In addition to traditional items that you've come to love, you can experience a variety of specialty items with rotating selections. And don't forget to save room for our Hand Dipped Ice Cream Desserts, including: Bananas Splits, Sundaes, Milk Shakes, Coke Floats, and Root-beer Floats! Monday thru Saturday, Lunch Buffet $11.99 Dinner Buffet - The Locals' Favorite! Monday - Thursday Only $15.99. Featuring downhome Southern selections, live action stations, seafood and home - made desserts. No wonder it's the Locals' Choice! Weekend Crab Buffet every Friday and Saturday Night and all day Sunday for only $23.99 Boomtown Buffet offers a 20% off Military and Emergency Personnel discount with valid I.D and Boomtown Players Club card. The Boomtown Buffet hours are, lunch buf- fet (11 am-3:00 pm) Dinner Buffet (Monday - Thursday night 4pm - 9 pm) Friday, Saturday (4 pm-10 pm) Sunday Buffet (Starting at 11am) BT Steakhouse Tempt your taste buds at the BT Steakhouse located inside Boomtown Casino. Featuring quality aged Angus Beef... Quality steaks and succulent seafood, all at an affordable price! The BT Steakhouse... A Brand Above The Rest! (Open every Wednesday thru Sunday night starting at 4:30pm) For reservations call: 1-228-436-8900. 24-Hour Grill! With "Grab and Go" service and Old Fashioned counter style seating. The Grill features Items such as: Hot and Pressed, Made-to-Order Shrimp Po-Boy, Cheeseburger's, Old Fashioned Beef Sliders, "Mile High" Corned Beef Deli Sandwich, "The Boss" a half pound all beef hotdog... just to mention a few. Or you can grab one of our "grab and go" ready to serve selections. The Grill proudly serves "Seattle's Best Coffee" that offers a bold flavor and a smooth taste. Boomtown's General Store and Bakery! Browse for old-fashioned goodies and great gifts-food, games, and more! Feast your eyes - or just feast-on scrumptious pies, cakes and pastries freshly made in our bakery. Take a little Boomtown home with you!
Blizzard of Winning $70,000 Mercedes Coupe & Xtra Credit Giveaway January 1-22 The winds are blowing in the wins January 1- 22. 45 winners will win their share of $22,000 Xtra Credit® and 1 grand prize winner will take home a 2012 Mercedes C-Class Coupe on January 22. To receive your entries into the giveaway, just earn 100 slot points or table games equivalent, and swipe your Players Club card at any Rock Box Kiosk daily. On January 22, entries must be activated by swiping at the Rock Box Kiosk between 2 PM-4:55 PM. Drawings begin at 5 PM. The forecasters are calling it "The Big One." Receive 5x entries every Tuesday To receive virtual entries, patrons must swipe at the Rock Box Kiosk on the day the points are earned. To deposit entries into the virtual drawing drum, patrons must swipe their card at the Rock Box Kiosk on January 22, between 2 pm- 4:55 pm. Entries must be activated on January 22, between 2 pm-4:55 pm. Points must be 10 w January 2012 w Mississippi Coast Observer ON-GOING ON-GOING PROMOTIONS PROMOTIONS earned within a 24-hour period (4 am-4 am). Virtual drawing drum opens January 22, at 2 pm and closes at 4:55 pm and will not reopen. See Players Services for details. Three Wheel Circus-Mondays The greatest point multiplier on earth! Get under the big top to swipe your Players club card Mondays at the Rock Box Kiosk and select 1 of 3 point multiplier prize wheels to win up to 6x points! Points will be multiplied from 4am-4am. Riddle me Xtra Credit-Tuesdays If money doesn't grow on trees, does Xtra Credit®? While you mull that over, here's another riddle: How do they fit all that Xtra Credit® in the Rock Box Kiosk? Earn 50 slot points from 4 PM-Midnight on Tuesdays and swipe your Players Club card at the Rock Box Kiosk to win up to $250 Xtra Credit® Points cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Xtra Credit expires at midnight. Pre-Historic Painter Wednesdays-January Win up to $350 Xtra Credit Wednesday's in January! Earn 50 slot points on Wednesdays and swipe your Players Club Card at the Rock Box to win up to $350 Xtra Credit. Promotion begins at 4:01 am Wednesday's in January. Points must be earned in a 24 hour period (4:01 am-3:59 am). Points cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. See Players Services for details. Sunrise Surprise Thursday mornings The early bird gets the Xtra Credit. Every Thursday between 9am-Noon, earn 50 slot points and swipe your Encore Player's Club card at the Rock Box Kiosk. Win up to $250 Xtra Credit! Points cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Xtra Credit expires at midnight. Standoff: Battle Royale-Thursday's Don't let your nerves get the best of you! It's a Virtual StandOff against the house and you could win up to $25 in Match Play. Have a $5 average bet for 4 hours after 4PM Thursdays. Then, swipe your card at the Rock Box Kiosk after receiving your rated play from your favorite table. New and Improved NEW MEMBER New Members who earn 50 points on the day of enrollment can receive up to $500 in Xtra Credit! New Members must earn 50 points prior to swiping at the Rock Box Kiosk. New Members will receive half of their Xtra Credit reward instantly and half the following day! Promotion excludes multiplied points. Points required cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Email Promotion Provide your email address at the Rock Box Kiosk and receive $10 in Xtra Credit. Xtra Credit will be emailed to the address provided within 24 hours and will be valid for 30 days. Must be a player's club member to participate. Classic Rockers Revisited-NEW! Between the hours of 7:30am-3:00pm, earn 5 points Tuesday to receive $5 in Xtra Credit. Earn an additional 45 points Tuesday and receive $10.00 in Xtra Credit Tuesday and $15.00 in Xtra Credit on Wednesday. Swipe your card at the Rock Box kiosk to receive your Xtra Credit. Encore Members 50 years of age or older receive ½ off lunch or breakfast buffet! FREE 2-year membership to Grandparents.com, just use code GPROCKERS. $40 value FREE! Points must be earned between the hours of 7:00am-3:00pm every Tuesday. Xtra Credit is valid until 3:01pm Points cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Birthday Promotion-NEW! Enjoy birthday dinner during the month of your birthday based on your Tier status. See Players Services for rules and details. $1,000 Guaranteed Cash Weekly Wednesday & Sunday Black Jack Tournaments - Wednesdays and Sundays. Tournament Sign-up begins at 5:00 PM at Players Services Tournament begins at 6:00 PM. See Players Services for Buy-In. Must arrive to check-in at the casino cage by 6:55 PM each Wednesday and Sunday. $10,000 Thursday's Reels to Riches FREE Slot Tournament - This Tournament is EVERY Thursday with prizes of $2,500 each week. Tournament begins at 3pm - 8pm 5 minute rounds. $10,000 Sunday Reels to Riches Slot Tournament - Free slot tournament - Tournament is every Sunday with prizes of $2,500 each week. Tournament begins at 3pm - 8pm 5 minute rounds.