More About the Scarlet Pearl Resort

The following is some information about the Scarlet Pearl Resort and its impact on the community as provided by the Scarlet Pearl,

The Scarlet Pearl is opening on Dec. 9. Tell me a little about the casino/hotel. How big is the casino floor? How many games? How many rooms available in the hotel? What are the hotel amenities? How many employees? How long has the idea of the Scarlet Pearl (planning, designing, etc.) been in the works? When did construction begin? What was the grand total to build the Scarlet Pearl?

-The Scarlet Pearl will open with a 60,445 sqft casino floor that will host over 1,300 slot machines, 45 Table Games and 10 Live Poker Tables. Our hotel will have a total of 300 rooms. This will include 234 deluxe rooms, 56 modern suites and 10 penthouse suites.

The resort property will have four different restaurants including “Scarlet Grille, a fine dining steakhouse, “Under the Oak”, a café set in the midst of the casino floor beneath a giant Oak tree,”Chopstx” (spelled correctly), a bright and spacious noodle bar, and the “Waterfront Buffet” which overlooks the beautiful views of Biloxi’s Back Bay.

Scarlet Pearl will be the home to “Lava Links”, a 36 hole miniature golf course that will have two separate 18 hole courses that can be played separately or as one! It will also have a handicap accessible course.

Scarlet Pearl will employ over 1,200 associates at the opening of the property on December 9th. The city of D’Iberville has been pursuing the idea of a casino for over 20 years. The Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort was held on July 12th, 2014 and the total cost of the project is 290 million dollars. 
 
Who owns the Scarlet Pearl? Who is the CEO? Also, I’d like to know about any other hotels, casinos, or other business ventures if any are owned by the people/organization that own the Scarlet Pearl.

The Scarlet Pearl is owned by a private investor. Our CEO is Denise Barton.
 
Do you have a projected economic impact? If so, can you share those numbers please?

We are hiring over 1200 associates, many of them from right here in D’ Iberville.  The workforce in the area is outstanding and many people come to us with a tremendous amount of casino experience. The casino and its employees will also be supporting local businesses.
Lastly, why Mississippi?

Mississippi is a business friendly state. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has remained relatively steady while other markets have declined. We believe that we can add to the positive momentum and grow the Mississippi Gulf Coast gaming community.

*How are things coming along? Will everything, including golf course, be open by Dec. 9?
We will be open and fully functioning by December 9th!

*Your advertising slogan is Something Better. Tell me how the Scarlet Pearl experience will be "something better" for visitors and locals?

We understand what gamblers want and we believe we have created an outstanding gaming and entertainment experience

*Which restaurant do you think will become the favorite or most talked about and why? Or, maybe all of them will be terrific because they each have unique features - what are those features?

We have something for everyone. The Scarlet Grille, our fine dining establishment, will provide high levels of service and a spectacular quality of food in an elite and sophisticated setting.

Under the Oak café provides a dining experience that will engage everyone that enters. This restaurant is set in the midst of the exciting casino floor, but beneath the limbs and leaves of an amazing giant oak, bringing the excellence of coastal views indoors.

Chopstx, our noodle bar, is quaint and stylish and will serve only the most excellent of Asian cuisine for guests on the go.

And lastly, our waterfront buffet will quickly become the coast’s favorite not only for the variety and quality of the food, but for the exquisite, floor to ceiling views of Biloxi Back Bay.

*What will set your hotel apart for guests?
Our hotel is unlike any hotels available on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We have the newest, most modern rooms on the coast. They are floor to ceiling glass with spectacular views in every room with the highest emphasis on guest service.

*Tell us more about the mini-golf and its fun features.
Lava Links, our 36 hole miniature golf course will have two separate 18 hole courses that can be played separately or as one! It will also have a handicap accessible course. Lava Links will have a huge erupting volcano, and very green luscious grounds. We don’t want to give away too many details, but you’re definitely going to spend a few afternoons here!

*What are you most excited about with Scarlet Pearl?
We are most excited about our guests’ and the community’s reaction to the Scarlet Pearl! We know they are going to be floored by the property and we are so excited to share it with them. They have been waiting a long time for this!

*Will the competition from Scarlet Pearl work to make the other casinos better?
We believe that giving gamblers more options will make everyone’s experience better.  
Lynn Lofton

1) Do you think the opening of Scarlet Pearl will add to or change the local gaming market in any way?
We believe that the Scarlet Pearl will positively impact the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s gaming market because we will provide a new energy and excitement to the market.

2) What sort of economic impact is it expected to make?
We are hiring over 1200 associates, many of them from right here in D’ Iberville.  The workforce in the area is outstanding and many people come to us with a tremendous amount of casino experience. 

3) Why was the decision made to have miniature golf as an amenity?
We believe that this miniature golf course will provide entertainment for everyone in the community.

4) How many employees will Scarlet Pearl have?
1,200 associates


5) Does the casino/resort have a target market?
We are targeting people that enjoy gambling, dining and fun.

6) Are there any plans to add space and/or other amenities in the future?
There are plans for phase 2. However, we are not prepared to release any information regarding this.