Morris the Casino Cat

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The Gulfport Casino is now owned by the City of Gulfport, and is rented out as a ballroom for weddings and special occasions. Back in 1970 a cute little cat wandered in and was so loved by the staff that he decided to make the casino his home. The staff named him “Morris” and he lived there for the next fifteen years. When he died, they built a small monument to hold his ashes behind the casino, right next to the beach, complete with a statue of his likeness. Some feel like Morris still haunts the nearby beach to this day.

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Geographic Information

5500 Shore Blvd. South
Gulfport, Florida
United States

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27.737281283344792, -82.70785823464394
Pinellas County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Gulfport, FL (0.8 mi.)
South Pasadena, FL (2.2 mi.)
Saint Pete Beach, FL (2.2 mi.)
Saint Petersburg, FL (2.9 mi.)
Tierra Verde, FL (3.3 mi.)
Treasure Island, FL (4.3 mi.)
Kenneth City, FL (5.5 mi.)
West and East Lealman, FL (5.8 mi.)
Lealman, FL (6.1 mi.)
Bay Pines, FL (6.8 mi.)


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