Big M Gaming LLC
Big M Gaming LLC Overview
Big M Gaming LLC operates two gambling cruise ships out of Little River, SC in the United States; Big "M" Casino Ship I and Big "M" Casino Ship II. The seaside of Little River is better known as Myrtle Beach. It is situated next to the South/North Carolina border and has been continuously inhabited since the first trading post was established in the 1700's.
Big M offers 5-hour gambling cruises with a set-price all you can eat buffet and is very popular in the region. There are no land casinos in the state. The closest terrestrial casino is Harrah's Cherokee nearly 6 hours away in North Carolina. Due to strict gambling laws in the state, the only way to play blackjack or slots legally is to go out to sea. Gaming is only allowed after you are at least 3 miles away from shore but the ships may travel as far as 15 miles out. It takes about 45 minutes to reach international waters.
The minimum age to board either ship is 21. Smoking is only allowed on the main deck casino during gaming hours. Both ships also offer smoke-free gaming decks with slot machines. Both ships offer Las Vegas-style gambling. Only Ship I has Texas Hold ’em poker. Both casinos host slots, roulette, craps, Let it Ride, 3-card poker and other specialty games.
Both ships are well maintained and kept clean, although we wouldn't go so far as to refer to them as 'luxury yachts' as the company does, they are nicely appointed and there is plenty of room to move around. The ships are rarely, if ever, out to sea at the same time so if you have a preference (outer deck smoking, prime rib or seafood buffets, etc.), it's always a good idea to call ahead or visit the website for a schedule and current prices.
The water can get a bit rough any time of the year and the outings occur every month. Some people will choose to eat on the way out, others on the way back to port, and others may not eat at all. The price of the buffet is not included in boarding fees.
The buffet deck is not handicap accessible but staff will gladly bring food to the main deck and set up a comfortable dining space for those who can't reach the restaurant. Sandwiches are available on the top deck throughout the cruise. BUffet prices are reasonable. Beer, wine, and well drinks are about the same price as you'll find in the town of Little River.
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