2016 Beach Princess: Splurging on the Upgrade at the IP Casino

February 2016

We live just a short two-hour drive from Biloxi, Mississippi. My husband grew up on the Mississippi coast, so it’s nice to get back to his roots when we have a chance. I couldn’t win a coin toss, so gambling doesn’t have a huge draw for me personally, but I sure do love staying in the casino resorts and eating at casino buffets. Food is a big draw to people visiting Orlando, but it’s just as important to people vacationing in other parts of the south.

IP Casino Free Buffet

IP Casino Free Buffet dinner

IP Casino Biloxi buffet

One of our favorite occasional Biloxi hangouts is the IP Casino.

IP Casino Free room

IP Casino free hotel room

The IP Casino in Biloxi frequently offers free hotel rooms during certain dates each month. The free hotel room is just a standard room, but it’s really nice and very clean.

Biloxi IP free hotel room

Biloxi IP standard hotel room

The main point of our February trip to Biloxi was to pay for a room upgrade from the free room. The suite upgrade is only an option we can utilize on weekdays, which is tough with our regular schedule. Mardi Gras holidays on Monday and Tuesday offered the perfect solution, and the suite certainly did not disappoint.

The living/dining/bar area featured blue coloring, from light to deep, to offset the dark wood paneling. The carpet is a deep shag, so I just took my shoes off and tip toed through the rooms…

IP Casino hotel suite

IP Biloxi

IP Casino presidential suite

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IP Casino biloxi suite

If we’d had any guests, they could have used a 1/2 bathroom larger than my closet at home.

IP Casino Resort guest bathroom

The bedroom had a king size bed and a bathroom definitely fit for a king. Check out the tub!!

IP Casino suite bedroom

IP Casino resort bathroom

IP Casino jet tub bathroom

The jet tub is my favorite spot in the entire IP casino.

IP Casino jet tub

Sundown at the IP offers fantastic views of the Mississippi coast plus the lighting changes in your suite.

IP Casino resort hotel

IP Casino sunset

IP Casino Biloxi sunset

You can’t beat the view from the 30th floor, day or night. That building casts a long shadow…

IP Casino Resort

Another nice freebie is the occasional t-shirt you get on specific days each month by earning a certain number of points with your player’s card. I mean, what’s better than bacon? How about a free IP Baconfest t-shirt?!


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We did some exploring on this visit to Biloxi, just looking for something to do beyond the gaming floor.

The Golden Nugget Casino has a nice marina area.

Golden Nugget casino

They have a nice Starbucks inside.

Starbucks Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi

The newest casino to open on the Biloxi coast is the Scarlet Pearl.

The Scarlet Pearl casino

Scarlet Pearl Casino floor

Scarlet Pearl Casino Biloxi

I love casino buffets, and the brunch buffet at the Pearl was fantastic.

Scarlet Pearl buffet

Biloxi has a lot to offer besides slot machines and Poker tables, and if you are on the coast, you should stop by the IP casino. Use this link for more of our Mississippi adventures.

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Amanda Major CheapskatePrincess.comAmanda Major is the creator of cheapskateprincess.com. She remembers her first visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom like it was yesterday, because she had a ham sandwich tucked in her shorts pocket. The whole family snuck in their lunch; you can’t make that kinda stuff up. 40 years worth of trips to Orlando later, she is still trying to save money on vacations.

Amanda is a Disney Vacation Club Member and Annual Pass holder. Her amazing husband, band director Carl Major, plus three teen children and two dogs keep her busy. Amanda teaches high school seniors Leadership in the almost-coastal town of Foley, Alabama. Read about her cheapskating local vacations with this link. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, walking somewhere, or paddling a kayak. Life is indeed a blast. 

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