2018-10-31 Trip to Biloxi to Beau Rivage Casino – (Ending date 11-02)

Using Google-Maps, the trip from Atlanta, GA to Biloxi,MS is 387 miles.

I travelled with a motorcoach bus group called Seniors On the Go Travel. The owner is Cathy Stokes and the company website is named “Seniors On the Go Tours”.

Note: About a year ago, I went to Biloxi with this group and posted pictures of the trip on this website.

This is called a “Gambling Trip” since it was to a casino. BUT – I really don’t gamble. I just enjoy trips and the food is always awesome. My roommate is a gambler and I received some ‘house credit’ from Golden Nugget that I used in about 45 minutes at a machine. By the way, I really don’t consider myself a gambler (even though I ‘thought’ that I won some money at Keeneland Racetrack – see previous webpost). In a college “Probability and Statistics” math class, my professor told us that “SOMEONE had to pay for the machines, salaries, electricity, building, etc.” and cautioned the class that there is a large probability that you will lose. So, I decided that I would not tempt the probability odds. However, I REALLY LIKE the atmosphere and enjoy casinos. I had hoped to use my ‘house-credit’ at a video-poker machine. I couldn’t get one to work and asked for assistance. The employee told me that the ‘house credit’ would not work with video-poker. <Bummer!> I have a real affinity for wanting to learn more about winning video-poker. Years ago, the tv-show “60 Minutes” interviewed a video-poker expert. Her name was Jean Scott and I have the paperback book that she wrote. (It is called “The Frugal Gambler”.) She has strategies for winning and has gambled all over the world. She bought a condo in Las Vegas so that she could be nearer the action. She was a math teacher from the New England area and has good advice for winning. Specifically, I remember some high-level tips from the tv-show and her interview and book. (I plan to re-read the book soon.) The two top ones are (in my humble opinion):

(1) Watch someone at a machine and if they don’t win while playing after a while, then the machine has a higher probability of being near a payout. Play that machine.

(2) Always be alert when playing and don’t drink alcohol. The odds are slim for winning and alcohol will induce mistakes, which can be costly.

<Of course, NEVER gamble more than you can afford to loose.> 
We stayed 2 nights at the Beau Rivage, visited an aquarium on Thursday morning and the Golden Nugget Casino on Thursday afternoon. (As part of our trip, we received 2 breakfast vouchers at Beau Rivage and 1 buffet one. Also, we received $15 house-credit at the Golden Nugget. On “gambling trips” we had several bingo games on the bus and the winners receive lottery tickets. )

Hope that you enjoy the pictures: (A long time ago, I was told to not take pictures inside a casino. I didn’t take any pictures of the machines or people sitting at them.) 

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We had some bad-weather while on the trip. During the night of our arrival, a storm hit the area. The storm was predicted and our group had been scheduled to go on a boat ride. However, the boat captain called our tour-director and cancelled it. She had a “Plan B” activity for us. We visited the Ocean Adventures Aquarium in Gulfport. The website for it is: https://www.gulfcoast.org/listings/ocean-adventures-park-%26-center/4020/
It turned out that four school groups were scheduled for the day that we visited, however, the storm caused the groups to cancel and we had the place to ourselves (with a few other visitors). We enjoyed the dolphin show, petting the sting-rays, the trained seal and the parrot.

I have to add one last comment about my personality trait: “I HATE LOSING!” (especially hard-earned MONEY).  A member of our group won $1600 on the “Butterfly” machine next to the buffet restaurant. My roommate, liked and played the “Mustang” machine on the right of it for a while the night before the win. 

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