Gulfport Casino Makes the List of 10 Best Casinos in the U. S.

Gulfport, Miss. – Island View Casino Resort is marking its 16th year and making a very prestigious
list. In a recently published article by freelance writer Wendy Gould, Island View was named
one of The 10 Best Casinos in the U.S.

The article, written for Yahoo and BestLife read, “For a mix of beaches, gambling, and golf, head
over to Island View Casino Resort situated on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s
considered one of the premier gambling spots in the area, boasting over 2,600 slots, 49 tables
and multiple sports books within its 126,000 square feet of gaming space.” The article also
stated, “Island View Casino Resort features two distinct casinos on the property, which gives
visitors plenty to explore. As a bonus, there’s a luxe spa, live entertainment, and an award winning golf course.”

“It is an honor to be recognized and to be included with such a tremendous group of casinos”
said Rick Carter, co-owner. “This article gives credibility to what we have strived hard to offer in
a destination.” Terry Green, co-owner added “This honor is the result of our dedicated and
hardworking team members that serve our guests every day. We try to make Island View a fun
place to play and a fun place to work”.

Of the other top nine in the country, the top three were from Nevada, two from New Jersey,
two from Arizona, and rounding out the list were Connecticut and Oklahoma.

Island View Casino Resort opened on Sept. 18, 2006, as the only casino in Gulfport, Miss. On
June 21, 2018, Island View opened the fourth phase of expansion with Beach View Casino, a
$75 million smoke-free casino. The land-based casinos, located on 40 acres of waterfront
property, currently offer 126,000 square-feet of casino gaming with approximately 2,700 slots
and 49 table games. This fourth phase of expansion gives Island View 1,000,000 square-feet of
beachfront gaming, hotel and entertainment space. The resort also features 970 hotel rooms
and suites, with 565 in the north casino tower and 405 in the beach tower, which opened on
April 29, 2016, as part of Island View’s $58 million 2015 expansion. Restaurant and lounge
offerings include Carter Green Steakhouse, Prime Cut, Beach Blvd Steamer, C&G Grille, The
Buffet, The Diner, Dockside Deli, The Coffee Shop and Beach Coffee Shop, Beignet Café, The
Sweet Stop, Coast Candymakers, Gulf Breeze Daiquiri, Sunset Bar & Deck, Beach Casino Stage,
and casino bars.

The resort is the only local casino to offer direct beach access. Other amenities
include two tropical-themed pools with cabanas; Blue Shell Spa, a full-service day spa; two
retail outlets; the View Showroom, a 600-seat entertainment venue; and Windance Country
Club, an award-wining golf course, also located in Gulfport. Island View Casino Resort is
privately held by Rick Carter and Terry Green, two Gulfport natives and longtime casino
executives committed to the post-Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts of the Mississippi Gulf

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