God and Gambling

Praying mannequin.

Even the mannequins were praying at the Beau Rivage.

I thought a lot about God when I visited the luxurious Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Maybe it was because I uttered a prayer each time I passed the casino on my way to a family reunion activity. I wondered why people gambled. One man said he was on a winning streak then lost it all trying to win more. I forgot where I was and said “Praise the LORD” to a man in the elevator. He looked at me as if I was speaking a foreign language.

View of the pool.

Cool your heels at the pool and enjoy snacks.

I enjoyed the amenities of the four star hotel. One could shop, have ice cream and enjoy delicious food without leaving the resort. I guess that was the point. Still I sat by the pool, relaxed in the sauna, exercised at the workout room and looked at the gulf and enjoyed my stay without a slot machine. There’s plenty to explore without the gambling and a whole lot cheaper. I even got a chance to escape the resort and paint a lighthouse.

On the final day, the family worshipped at a church in Gulfport then had brunch at the Beau Rivage. The buffet food was excellent and unending. There was Cajun, seafood, Chinese, Sushi, American fare and food from all over the globe. I had breakfast, then lunch and dessert without over eating in the span of a few hours. There was an assortment of fruits, vegetables, meats and breads to suit every taste.

A view of the Beau Rivage.

A view of the Beau Rivage.

The Beau Rivage offers free parking and complimentary valet parking. It’s a great place to stay but I wouldn’t want to live there.

Check out my website, for the Biloxi Lighthouse and other lighthouses I’ve painted.


2 thoughts on “God and Gambling

  1. Great reminder of our reunion time at the Beau Rivage. The view of the Gulf was totally different from the view of the Atlantic in West Palm Beach FL. Just a reminder that there is some sameness and some difference no matter where we may be.

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