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Golden Nugget: A Transformative Addition to Biloxi
First Phase of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Project Unveiled  

From:  News Release 6/26/13 - GCN

Check out video from our unveiling here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STJ-UBy79dI  

BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI– The first phase of a $100 million dollar transformation project from Isle of Capri to Golden Nugget opened last Friday, June 21, as the oldest property on the Mississippi Gulf Coast became the freshest – and youngest.  Golden Nugget Biloxi proudly unveiled its iconic brand, featuring a completely redesigned and renovated casino floor – including 300 brand new slots – as well as a Morton’s Steakhouse, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Rush Lounge and Party Pit, a new Player Loyalty Program – the 24 KARAT Club – and a new, modern resort experience, including newly renovated guest rooms and suites.  “We’ve had an overwhelming response to our grand opening events this past weekend from media, local dignitaries and casino customers alike” said Brad Rhines, vice president of marketing.  “Thousands of people came to the new Golden Nugget for the festivities which included appearances by the cast of Duck Dynasty, Kevin Harvick’s #29 Nascar car on display and many great cash promotions.”  

The completion of the first phase marks only the beginning of what promises to be one of the South’s most unique and desirable destinations.  Phase Two is expected to be complete by Labor Day Weekend and will introduce the all new Michael Patrick’s Grille, Essentials Retail, The Grand Ballroom and additional Meeting Rooms, as well as a plush, new VIP Lounge and Registration area – complete with private, direct elevator access to rooms and suites.  And by the close of the 2013 year, new Retail shops including Style & Trend and The Chocolate Box will open, as will the new Buffet – a finely appointed culinary venue featuring only the most popular of fares.     

Completing the project in early 2014 will be a new 35,000 square foot casino, a sleek, new High Limit Gaming Room, and two more signature Landry’s concepts – Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and the innovative H20 Resort Pool – complemented by all-season hot tubs and fire pits. “Every aspect and amenity at the property will be completely renovated and redesigned to ensure that we can deliver an unforgettable entertainment experience for our guests,” added Fertitta.  “We are ahead of schedule.”

The first phase new additions which are now open include the following:  

Morton’s
Morton’s the Steakhouse features a sleek design incorporating a modern take on the traditional steakhouse look. With an updated menu packed with new, soon to be favorite items, including ahi tuna tower, braised short ribs, mixed grills, fresh fish a la nage and others, Morton’s is poised to be the ultimate fine dining experience in Biloxi.   Rooms & Suites Deluxe guest rooms and suites are modeled to embrace the elegance and refinement that the Golden Nugget brand commands. With rich browns and shades of red, all guest rooms and suites are customized to provide the utmost experience from the moment a guest walks through the door. Pillow top mattresses, flat screen televisions and ultra-modern bathrooms are among some of the new amenities that complete the space.    

24 Karat Club
As a member of Golden Nugget’s new Tiered Loyalty Program – the 24 Karat Club – guests will now earn more than 7X more points than before.  For every $2 wagered on slots, guests will earn 1 point, compared to the previous program where every $15 wagered on slots equaled 1 point.  In addition, guests will earn comps, exclusive invitations to events, free play, table play and much more. The new program will offer four-tiers of specific rewards: 24 Karat, Premier, Chairman and the exclusive Elite tier. Guests can find our new 24 Karat Club on the first floor of the new Casino space right next to the Cashier’s Cage.  

RUSH Lounge & Party Pit
Prominently positioned in the main entrance, the RUSH Lounge & Party Pit is a hot spot for guests to relax, enjoy a cocktail, listen to live music, or gamble in our high-energy Party Pit. With live entertainment nightly, RUSH Lounge is THE spot to mix and mingle with friends. For those looking for non-stop gaming action, bar top video poker, as well as blackjack and roulette are available in the Party Pit.  

New, Expanded Gaming Floor 
Surrounded by a swanky, modern design, our newly renovated casino floor features over 500 slot machines (over 300 brand new) and 25 table games, each of which provide the most unique of gaming experiences. Golden Nugget will proudly feature BonusPlay promotions and slot tournaments – exclusive to Golden Nugget through the Bally EBS System, as well as player-friendly features like direct access to view comps, points, free play and tier credits right at the slot machine, kiosk or on-line. Exciting, new table action includes Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride and Pai Gow Poker, to name a few.   

Lillie’s Noodles, Asian Cuisine and Sushi
Offering traditional, modern Asian cuisine in a chic, contemporary ambiance, Lillie’s Noodles Asian Cuisine and Sushi embraces exotic flavors in an elegant surrounding. Whether it's the fresh hand-crafted sushi and sashimi, or the fusion of traditional Cantonese, Szechwan and Pan-Asian flair, this new restaurant offers tempting fare for every food lover’s palate.  

For more information on the Golden Nugget Biloxi’s transformation process, check out photos and information at http://www.goldennugget.com/biloxi.  

Check out video from our unveiling here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STJ-UBy79dI  

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