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Casino Magic Bay St Louis Mississippi

Casino Magic Bay St Louis Quick Review

Casino Magic is a complete resort situated on secluded, wooded, bay-front land. The property's 600 acres include a casino, two hotels, five restaurants, spa, rv park, and an on-site award winning golf course. Magic's setting and amenities contribute to a relaxed and intimate environment perfect for vacationers, golfers, families, and seniors.

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Casino Magic - Bay St Louis, MS Resort

Casino Magic Bay St Louis Location

The Casino Magic resort is a bit off the beaten path but it is easy to find thanks to prominent signage along Beach Blvd (US-90), which leads you off onto a side road past a school and handsome residences, and then onto the resort's 600 acres of wooded land on the Bay of St Louis. The natural setting you encounter driving onto the resort and past the quaint, wooden golf-cart bridges is pleasant, and more relaxing than you might expect at a gaming destination.

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Photo of Casino Magic Inn Bay St Louis, MS

Casino Magic has re-opened as Hollywood Casino
It opened on August 31st as Hollywood Casino with a new theme, 1200 slot machines, 20 table games, and 6 poker tables in a temporary land based facility. The hotel is now accepting reservations and will open with 291 guest rooms. The golf course will also open in September. The RV Park is open now.
Note: Our review and info below is largely outdated. We will provide more information on the rebuilt resort and amenities soon.
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Casino Magic Bay St Louis Mississippi Property Layout

The centerpiece of Casino Magic Bay St Louis is the casino and adjoining Bay Tower Hotel. Here you will find most of the resort's attractions including the spa, four retaurants, a swimming pool and sun deck, gift shop, entertainment complex, game room, and meeting space. Casino Magic Inn and the rv park are located across the parking lot from the main building, with the golf course spread throughout much of the rest of the land.

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Casino Magic Bay Saint Louis
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Bay St Louis Mississippi

Bay St Louis is a seaside town about 30 miles west of Biloxi, so it is a bit remote from other gaming options (not that we needed any, there was plenty to do right here). It is also just 40 miles east of New Orleans, making it the closest of the Mississippi Gulf coast gaming facilities to the Crescent City. Thus Casino Magic is just a quick drive away for residents of the Big Easy (or, for the rest of us, New Orleans can be a convenient side trip when staying here).

Downtown Bay St Louis is a popular place to spend a day shopping. Casino Magic offers daily shuttles to the Old Town district where 19th century buildings house artists, antique dealers, and other quaint shops and restaurants.

Other popular nearby attractions include Buccaneer State Park (400 acres including a wave pool, water slide, and wading pool), Coleman Avenue Pier and Jimmy Rutherford Pier (fishing), and Stennis Space Center where Space Shuttle engines are tested (includes tour of the complex and visitors center with exhibits tracing NASA history with films and demonstrations).

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Casino Magic Bay St Louis Hotels

Casino Magic Bay Saint Louis has two hotels for a total of nearly 500 rooms.

Casino Magic Inn, which is located across the parking lot from the casino (next to the RV park), has approximately 200 rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Room rates are generally lower here than in the newer tower rooms. A complimentary shuttle runs between the Inn and casino.

The Bay Tower Hotel, which was completed in 2002, added 290 rooms to the resort. The 14-story tower is located adjacent to the casino and includes such amenities as an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, the spa, salon, and fitness center, video game arcade, nice views of the bay and countryside, as well as quick access to the casino and its restaurants.

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Casino Magic Bay St Louis
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Casino Magic Bay St Louis
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bath room in Casino Magic Bay Saint Louis Tower Hotel room

We stayed in Bay Tower Hotel. The room was attractive and its newness was quite evident. It was equipped with coffee maker, hair dryer, ironing equipment, cable with pay per view movies and games, internet terminal, and a fine assortment of shampoos and lotions.

It is not ultra-high end, but the Bay Tower is quite nice, new, and very comfortable. We have also found it to be very reasonably priced on most dates, particularly for such a fine hotel.

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Pictured - Our Room in Casino Magic Tower Hotel

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Casino Magic Bay St Louis MS Casino

In square foootage (about 40,000), Casino Magic's gaming space is less than some other Gulf Coast casinos, but we found plenty of different games to keep us entertained.

There are over 1200 machines including the latest slot machines and video poker (including bartop games), plus 38 table games including black jack, roulette, craps, Let It Ride, Mini Baccarat, Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow, and Three Card Poker.

The casino is decorated in a fun party theme with lots of color and neon. A stage and lounge area in the casino lobby hosts evening entertainment that fills the casino with lively music.

Magic Money Players Club You can join Casino Magic's player club to earn cash benefits, comps, and partake in special promotions. The benefits are pretty good, even for small-stakes players like myself, because they have discounts at the restaurants, shops, and services around the property that you can claim just for showing your card.

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Golf

Casino Magic BSL is the only Gulf Coast casino resort with a golf course on-site. The Bridges is an Arnold Palmer designed, 160 acre, 18 hole par 72 course with 21 wooden bridges and 17 lakes among lush wetlands and woods. The facilities also include a clubhouse with a retail shop, bar and grill, plus an extensive practice facility. A variety of hotel and golf packages are available.

Shopping at Casino Magic Bay St Louis

The onsite shopping options are limited to Tokens Gift Shop, which is located in the casino lobby and carries logo merchandise, newspapers, snack foods, and stamps. There is also a pro shop at the golf course clubhouse.

The resort also offers a daily shuttle to Old Town Bay St Louis, where shoppers can explore antique shops, local artist galleries, other quaint shops, and cafes.

Activities for the Kids

For younger visitors, Casino Magic offers a game room and swimming pool. Nearby attractions that might appeal to children and teens include the beach, Buccaneer State Park, Stennis Space Center, and fishing piers.

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Photo of the hotel lobby at Casino Magic Bay St Louis Tower Hotel

Pool and Spa at Casino Magic Bay St Louis

Swimming Pools There is an outdoor pool and sundeck located next to the Bay Tower Hotel. Casino Magic Inn also has a pool and whirlpool.

Spa, Salon, and Fitness Center The resort's full-service spa and salon is accessed from Bay Tower Hotel lobby. Services include body treatments, herbal and salt baths, aromatherapy, wraps, mud, relexology, massages, facials, skin care, hair treatments, manicures, and pedicures.

Parking at Casino Magic Bay Saint Louis Mississippi

Patrons will find ample free outdoor parking and valet.

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Casino Magic Inn - Bay St Louis, Mississippi

Dining at Casino Magic Bay St Louis

Casino Magic Bay St Louis features five restaurants and an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Bienville's Bay Buffet, located in the upper level of the casino, has a pleasant, naturally-lit southern garden theme with gazebos adorned by green plants.

The buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Prices ranged from $8.00 for breakfast up to $13.50 for the dinner seating. Breakfast features a made-to-order omelet station and many other morning staples. Dinner feeding stations include hand-carved meats, southern specialties, Asian cuisine, pizza and bread, new Orleans pasta dishes, fruits, and dessert.

Bridges Clubhouse Grill - If you are playing golf, or just want to take a walk, this grill features casual, affordable lunch fare such as appetizers, soups, burgers, and sandwiches overlooking the 18th green.

Cafe Magic features casual dining, and is located off the casino main floor.

Jackpot Java is located off the casino lobby. They feature pastries, drinks, wraps, melts, burgers, soup and sandwiches (about $6) at a walk-up counter. Open 24-hours, with late-night breakfast.

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Jourdan River Grille
located just off the hotel lobby

Jourdan River Grille is located just off the lobby of the Bay Tower Hotel and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The cuisine is described as American with New Orleans and Southern touches. Breakfast includes omelets and other dishes ($6-10), as well as an a la carte menu. Lunch includes fare such as Po Boys and other sandwiches ($8-9), burgers, soups and salads. The dinner menu includes pasta ($11), steaks ($17-24), seafood platters ($13-17), as well as various specialty dishes and sandwiches.

Tuscany is a steak and seafood restaurant. It is located on the casino second level, and is open for dinner.

The fare includes dishes with an 'Italian flair', including certified Angus steaks ($22-30), fresh sea food including Gulf tuna and shrimp, pasta dishes ($18-27), Chicken Parmagiana ($20), and salads.

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