- Casino buffets operate at a net loss, in exchange for attracting more gamblers into the casino.
- COVID-19 has taken a real toll on the casino buffet industry.
- Six casinos on the southern Mississippi coastline will be serving Thanksgiving buffets this year.
BILOXI, MISS – Few things go together more than football, and food on Thanksgiving each year. This year, gamblers will be able to place their bets, while enjoying a Thanksgiving feast at multiple casinos in Southern Mississippi.
Open Mississippi Casino Buffets
Six different casinos buffets will be in service for Thanksgiving this year on the Mississippi gulf coast. These coastline Mississippi casinos will be serving everything from carved turkey, and gulf shrimp to grits and homemade pecan pie.
Open Mississippi Casino Buffets 2021:
- Island View Casino Resort, Gulfport, MS
- Treasure Bay Casino And Hotel, Biloxi
- Palace Casino, Biloxi, MS
- Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, St Louis, MS
- Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, St Louis, MS
- Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi MS
What Is The Point Of A Casino Buffet?
Buffets have always been a big attraction for casinos, especially the buffets that are reasonably priced.
Offering customers a cheap place to eat gets more people in the door and the less money they have to spend on food, the more money they will have to gamble with. Buffets are “loss leaders” for casinos, as they aren’t meant to draw a profit.
The sole purpose of a casino buffet is to attract more customers into the casino to have them gamble. Some Vegas buffets have been rumored to lose more than $25,000 a day.
While buffets have always been a popular service at casinos, the fear of COVID-19 has really decreased the interest and demand of casino buffets.
The virus can very feasibly linger on serving utensils or any other things thousands of people may touch at a buffet, and infect someone whose hand touches their mouth. Several casinos buffets have been out of service, since people don’t want to get up and serve themselves now at the expense of contracting COVID-19.
Closed Mississippi Casino Buffets
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown many casinos that they don’t need to serve fancy buffets to draw more customers into the casino.
People are going to gamble regardless. This is a list of Mississippi casinos that have decided against reopening their buffets for the time being.
- Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS
- Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, Biloxi, MS
- Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, D’lberville, MS
- Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Biloxi, MS
- IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi, MS
- Boomtown Casino, Biloxi, MS