406 Club coming to Harrah’s Gulf Coast
With sports gambling continuing to make waves across the Coast, Harrah’s Casino in Biloxi is bringing a new experience to the game. Harrah’s has introduced plans for the 406 Club, a new interactive bar inside the casino.
Interested in playing some X-Box? Shuffleboard? How about some beer pong? No, you don’t have to hit a college party to play; you can just make your way down to Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi. General Manager Jonathan Jones said, “I think it’ll be real popular and different. You know, here in Biloxi and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast more broadly, there are a lot of great experiences for folks and so what we wanna do is attract a new consumer, someone that wasn’t coming here previously.”
The 406 Club is planning to open its doors in August, bringing a new experience to gambling and how you watch sports. The club will be the first in the state to feature bar-top gambling, allowing for gamers to play casino games at their own seat at the bar. “It’s got blackjack, roulette, baccarat, you can play multiple games at the same time and you can play the traditional video poker games at the bar top as well.”
For those interested in their own private space, how about renting your own private ‘fan cave?’ “Groups of people want to enjoy sports together. They want to enjoy entertainment more broadly together. We’re going to have a lot of space that folks can really enjoy as groups.”
The original 406 Bar and Club was an infamous Biloxi hangout that featured illegal gambling of all sorts until 1970 when it was raided by federal agents. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich said, “It reminded you a little bit of the movie “The Sting” with Paul Newman, you know with the chalkboard and those kinds of things as well as a card game ongoing and you could drink a beer and all those kinds of things were part of our color and culture that we had here.”
And that piece of Biloxi history made it easy for Harrah’s when they were thinking of a name for their new club. “We kind of knew what we were going for when we were thinking about the name. We’re hearing a lot about the history of Biloxi and how things used to be back in the day and we wanted to pay tribute to that.”