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by Timmer

Timmer is an advantage blackjack and craps player. He lives in the Midwest and plays blackjack and craps throughout the country.

Note: Visit to the Pearl River Resort was made over a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in early April (2010).

The Pearl River Resort, located near Philadelphia, MS, is a tribal casino and resort complex owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The Resort includes The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, The Silver Star Hotel and Casino, and the 36-hole Dancing Rabbit Golf Club. The Resortís website is

This was my first visit to the Resort, and Iíll cover their blackjack games in detail in this report. Beside the blackjack games, both casinos have the traditional full complement of craps and other table games, and the typical slot machines galore!

Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos are on opposite sides of the street and connected to each other by a pedestrian skyway/walkway, which overpasses the street. Given the Pearl River Resorts "off the beaten path," somewhat rural location, I was unexpectedly surprised by the casinoís large size and the overall modern décor of the complex.



The Silver Star Casino is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. It is a large casino with ultra-modern décor and the usual offering of shops, spa, buffet, bars, and upscale restaurants.

My standard guestroom in their hotel (which is attached to the casino) was tastefully decorated, extremely clean, and exceeded my expectations. The hotel elevator lobby is conveniently located near the casino floor, across from the VIP services office, and near several restaurants and shops.

The Silver Star also offers shows and concerts in the resort theatre, which is located near the Silver Star end of the pedestrian skyway/walkway. As judged by the photos, posters and signed musical instruments mounted on the theatreís wall-of-fame, the Pearl River Resort books some very prestigious, well-known acts and entertainment.

The Silver Star Casino has three...

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