Last updated 6 months ago
On Saturday, July 25, a Biloxi resident won a $637,957.71 Progressive Jackpot while playing a penny Elton John progressive slot machine at Palace Casino Resort! The casino guest commented, “Winning is fun at the Palace!” He further stated that he chooses to play at the Palace because it is a smoke free casino.
“It’s exciting to see one of our loyal, local guests win a life-changing progressive jackpot,” said Keith Crosby, General Manager.
This is the fifth wide area progressive to hit at Palace Casino Resort since February 2013, when Tyler M. of Michigan won over $7.2 million playing The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship progressive penny slot machine. Total progressive jackpots won at the Palace in the past two and a half years is over $9.5 million!
Last updated 7 months ago
Palace Casino Resort is proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite. This award is given by the American Heart Association to businesses that have demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.
“Palace Casino provides a healthy, smoke free environment for our associates and guests,” said CFO, George Conwill. In addition to being the only smoke free casino resort in Mississippi, Palace Casino Resort offers additional healthy lifestyle benefits to its associates. “Our associate dining area offers fruit and a fully stocked salad bar, as well as baked chicken and cooked vegetables daily. Associates can receive a free blood panel once a year at a local contracted clinic, visit the doctor for a co-pay of only $5, and join one of the area’s participating gyms at a discounted rate,” continued Conwill.
The American Heart Association established the Fit-Friendly Worksite program as part of their goal to reduce the death rate from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by the year 2020. The Fit-Friendly Worksite encourages businesses to make changes in the workplace, where many adults spend much of their day.
Last updated 8 months ago
Palace Casino Resort today proudly announced it has been accepted at a Silver Level into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders properties have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site.
“Palace Casino Resort is committed to green practices such as recycling and energy conservation,” said General Manager Keith Crosby. “We currently track power and water usage, use energy-efficient light bulbs, offer a towel and linen re-use option to hotel guests, recycle cardboard, metal, dry cell batteries, and utilize reclaim/recovery procedures of refrigerants when servicing equipment with refrigerant.” Crosby continued.
Travelers can now search for accommodations that have TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location.
“TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these hotels and B&Bs, and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online community of more than 260 million travelers who visit the site each month.”
The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, the U.S. Green Building Council, ENERGY STAR®, and the International Center for Responsible Tourism Canada, among other leading environmental organizations. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.
Last updated 8 months ago
Palace Casino Resort would like to announce that it has received five TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence awards for 2015. The resort is a top performer in five areas: Palace Casino Resort - Hotel, Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood, the Palace Buffet, STACKED Grill, and Palace Casino Resort - Attraction, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
Mignon’s Steaks & Seafood fine dining restaurant is currently ranked the number one restaurant in Biloxi. Palace Casino Resort has consistently had three restaurants ranked in the top ten in Biloxi, out of 196 restaurants listed.
This accolade, which recognizes hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing ten percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Palace Casino Resort is pleased to receive five TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence,” said General Manager, Keith Crosby. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable resort experience, and these awards are evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”
Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business, stated, “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”
Last updated 9 months ago
Administrator of the Quarter – Gary Dubuisson (Tablegames)
Gary is a Tablegames Floor Supervisor. Gary sees something that needs to be done and does it. He is very courteous with all guests, even when handling disputes. Gary will always put guests’ needs above all else. Gary has been employed at the Palace since May 1999.
Associate of the Quarter – Brandon Thomas – (Finance)
Brandon is the Internal Auditor. He eagerly takes on new projects/audits. Brandon takes his job very seriously and keeps us in good relations with Mississippi Gaming Commission. Brandon has been employed at the Palace since April 2010.
Associate of the Quarter – Curtis Weatherly – (Surveillance)
Curtis is a Surveillance Agent. Curtis is one of the best in getting slot information through our Patron Management System in resolving guest issues in a speedy fashion. He is very tenacious in his investigations and is always at the top of the list of productivity. Curtis has been employed at the Palace since March 2011.
These Associates embody dedication and commitment to excellence, and encourage fellow associates to have pride in their work and the resort!
From left to right: Brandon, Gary, Curtis