Silver Slipper Casino (Waveland)
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|Silver Slipper Casino|
|Address||5000 South Beach Blvd.|
|Opening date||November 9, 2006|
|Number of rooms||129|
|Total gaming space||30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2)|
|Casino type||Land-based (formerly barge)|
|Owner||Full House Resorts|
|Previous names||President Casino|
Silver Slipper Casino is a beachfront casino and hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi, owned and operated by Full House Resorts. The casino has over 961 slots, 28 table games, and a keno parlor. Dining options include a buffet, a 24-hour café, and a fine dining restaurant.
The casino was originally called the President Casino Broadwater Resort which was sold by President Casinos to Broadwater Development LLC on April 15, 2005. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the casino barge used by the President Casino before it could be moved to its new location.
In the wake of Katrina, the Mississippi Gaming Commission changed its casino rules to allow land-based casinos. The Silver Slipper opened on November 9, 2006, as the first ground up built casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
A wall inside the casino paid homage to the legacy of the Silver Slipper, a Las Vegas casino that closed its doors in 1988.
In October 2012, Full House Resorts acquired the casino for $70 million, with plans to potentially add a hotel. Construction on a 6 floor hotel began in summer of 2014, and topping-off occurred in November. The hotel opened in May 2015.
- Sieroty, Chris (October 1, 2012). "Full House Resorts completes $70 million Silver Slipper Casino deal". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2012-10-02.
- Mary Perez (May 22, 2015). "Silver Slipper Casino has a hotel in time for the holiday weekend". Sun Herald. Biloxi, MS. Retrieved 2015-05-22.