View Full Version : Tunica Casinos
08-29-2009, 01:23 AM
My husband and I just got back from a quick getaway to Tunica, MS. We visited all NINE casinos during our short 3 night stay. We stayed at the Gold Strike -- according to trip advisor it's the best. Since we didn't see any of the other hotel rooms, we're not sure, but our room and the hotel facilities were very nice. We signed up for 3 rewards cards - MGM which covered Gold Strike, Horseshoes and Ballys; the B Connected which covered Sams Town, and then another one that covered Harrahs. I was very disappointed not to find my favorite slot, Flip Flop. I guess it's too old for the casinos to carry anymore. Didn't see that many IGT's at all. First thing I did when we walked into each casino was do a grand tour looking for it. They do have something similar now called Wild Frog 2, that has a bonus round the same as Flip Flop. Most casinos are filled with 1 cent slots, with a small smattering of 25 and 50 cents, and then the high roller slots. The machines were not hitting well in any of the casinos. I go for the interaction, not necessarily the money I win. The two that I hit the bonus rounds most frequently on were Kahuna Kash (I still hear Don Ho's voice in my head from the soundtrack) and Texas Tea. I also found a few Hex, Dream of Jeannie, Lucky Lemmings (albeit unlucky for me), and a couple others that are fairly old, but still fund to play. All in all a good trip, but won't hurry back.
08-29-2009, 01:55 AM
Good info. We keep threatening to go to Tunica but we always end up in Vegas....
08-29-2009, 03:37 PM
Well Tunica is no Vegas for sure. However, it was close enough to our home to provide a quick, fun getaway. We've been to Vegas many times, albeit not since the economy downturn, and no matter what time or day of the week, the casinos have been packed with folks of all ages. These casinos were almost like ghost towns. Not sure if the casinos sponsor bus trips from nearby major cities -- if they don't, they should.
08-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Yeah, there's no shortage of people going to Vegas. Maybe a shortage of people spending lots of money, but no shortage of people. We stopped spending weekends in Vegas because we found the best part of the week to be there was Mon-Wed. By the time Thurs. evening comes around it starts to get nuts.
09-22-2009, 03:49 AM
We signed up for 3 rewards cards - MGM which covered Gold Strike, Horseshoes and Ballys; the B Connected which covered Sams Town, and then another one that covered Harrahs.
In Tunica, the only casino the MGM card works at is Gold Strike. Horseshoe, Sheraton and Harrah's all use the Total Rewards card, and Bally's and Resorts both use the same card.
09-23-2009, 11:42 PM
Gotta love that Harrah's card. ha I take it every where I go! (don't leave home without it!)
12-27-2009, 03:15 PM
And the Bally's card also works at Resorts Tunica (and the Las Vegas Hilton). In my opinion it's the best of the players card programs in Tunica.
12-27-2009, 03:27 PM
We went to Vegas about a month ago and it was packed.Stayed at Paris and had a great time,our host took great care of us again. Will be going to Tunica maybe in Febuary, always stay at Gold Strike and love it there. The people down there are really in to service and making you feel at home. Only a 12 hour drive for a week of great food and good slot playing.
12-27-2009, 03:34 PM
I got to go to Tunica in 2008 and it was great. I prefer it over Vegas because it is rural in nature.
Yes, the workers at Tunica are really into giving good service. We never saw an unhappy worker while we there. Either that or they covered it up really well.
One of waitresses at the Horseshoe said everyone there was just happy to have a job...any job.
And talk about comps. Wow, we received gobs of really good comps for a year after we were there. I so hope to gt back there someday, if health permits.
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