Biloxi is home to a number of sprawling casinos. The city itself is ranked third for the gaming industry, and every year about 16 million people visit any number of waterfront properties to gamble their hard earned money away. The most popular of which are probably Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Boomtown Casino Biloxi, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, and Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel. While there was a lot of rebuilding and renovation that needed to be done after Hurricane Katrina hit, most of the large properties have completed construction, and are back in full swing.
The Mad Potter of Bil
One of the more interesting attractions of Biloxi just recently opened in 2010, and is home to ceramic artwork by famed local potter, George E. Ohr. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art was also designed by notable architect Frank Gehry and is a piece of work in and of itself. While the museum was damaged during the construction process because of Hurricane Katrina, it still opened on time, and has since become a major draw for art students, cultured critics, and tourists alike. It is currently subsidized by the city of Biloxi as a major tourist attraction.