so the wife and i got down here to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi yesterday, but had a busy night, so this is my first post. we drove out from ATL instead of flying because we couldn't get on the flights we wanted and it only takes about 1 hr longer to drive than fly. unfortunately we ran into some issues on the road, so we got in later than we wanted. we had a massage appt scheduled for 430 and by the time we arrived, valeted (waited 20 minutes because they were totally backed up ... on a Wednesday afternoon of all time) and got checked-in it was 415, so we hurried down to the spa. it worked out OK and we had a nice steam and jacuzzi for a few minutes to loosen up before the massage. the massage was actually about the best one i've ever had. i know a lot of guys request female therapists and don't feel comfortable having another man massage them, but i really like getting a male therapist because i think they give the best massages. the women don't ever seem to really get in and really loosen up my back and neck like the men do. so after the massage and some more steaming/jacuzzi, we headed for dinner. at the Beau, there's basically 3 restaurants worth eating at. Jia (asian/sushi), Memphis Q (BBQ) and BR Prime (steak/seafood). we went to BR Prime. i come down here pretty often and eat there most of the time, so they always take good care of me. had some amazing swordfish, the wife had a halibut and rissotto special and we shared a crab stuffed baked potato. we didn't really feel like drinking much, so we each had a glass of wine and that was it. we didn't even do desert. amazingly the total came to ~$150 before tip, which is the least i've ever spent in that place. i'm usually ordering bottles of wine and after dinner drinks just to run up the bill. (the $350/shot hennessey eclipse is pretty nice if you're into cognac) after dinner we were beat, so we headed back up to the room and hit the sack. i know, the first night and i didn't even hit the tables! amazing for me really. usually that's the first place i head when i get into town. this morning we slept in and headed down to the spa again for some more steam/jacuzzi and sitting by the pool. it turns out they have a really nice reserved section by the pool for Noir member. so we got all setup with two chair, an umbrella, loads of towels and were kind of secluded from everyone else so it was pretty quiet. neither my wife and i are much of pool loungers, but it was one of the nicest times. it was about 75 degrees with a touch of wind, so you didn't really even get hot. i took a jump in the pool, but it really wasn't quite warm enough to enjoy it. after a couple of hours, i decided to leave my wife there and head in to get cleaned up and hit the tables. sat down at the only Midi Bacc table in the place, bought in for $5k and lost it in about 20 minutes. i didn't win a single hand for the first 5 or 6. it was a pretty terrible shoe actually. every time we needed a monkey for a big win, the other side would pull a 1 or 2 outer. i just about got up and left, but decided to buy in for another $5k. the shoe got a little better, but I ended up even for the second buy in and the shoe ended. i took my remaining $5k and went to one of the mini-Bacc tables they had running. that turned out to be the best thing I did all day. Player was on a total heater and I won back my $5k in 5 hands without a single loss. A guy next to me won about $50k in that same timeframe betting $5-15k/hand. If I hadnâ€™t been so gun-shy after getting trashed at the other table, I probably would have done the same. But I was just happy to be able to pay back my marker and be even for the trip. Now weâ€™re going to head to dinner in a bit and then some more play tonight. Hopefully the tables give me some better luck and I can win something this time!