Watch the transformation of South Mississippi’s shoreline as it changes from shrimp docks and empty seafood factories into the centerpiece of the region’s economy. After Hurricane Katrina, they rebuilt and re-invented themselves to retain their place and continue to grow.
Rick Carter, co-owner of Island View Casino in Gulfport, said their new 70,000-square-foot casino on the south side of U.S. 90 will be smoke free to be more attractive to millennials and other non-smokers.
The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort opens their new $25 million parking garage and entry on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The entry will include additional retail and food stores that will open at a later date.
While celebrating the opening of Island View's Beach Tower in 2015, owner Rick Carter shows plans for even more expansion of the casino property in Gulfport -- but the approval for a casino on the south side of US 90 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, is a new development in the plans.