Tunica Journals

Gambling in Tunica, MS

A travel journal to Tunica by Steve S.

Quote: Quickly becoming one of the nation's hottest gambling spots, Tunica, Mississippi, is not difficult to find, an easy drive from Memphis or the mid-south and reminds me of Las Vegas with a lot of Southern hospitality.

Gambling in Tunica, MS

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Overview

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The truth is that there's not much to do in Tunica except gamble. Although a couple of the casinos have recently added championship quality golf courses and most are actively bringing in music acts to fill their stages with "name brand" entertainment, it's still the almighty dollar that brings most to this small town in Mississippi.Quick Tips: Most people that visit casinos infrequently or only go for a night of entertainment don't realize that you can very easily get free stuff from the casino. When you stop in, take 5 minutes to register for that casino's "players card" which you'll insert in a slot machine to earn points or present to a dealer at a table game for your play to be rated. ...Read More

Jack Binion's Steakhouse at the Horseshoe Casino

Restaurant | "Jack Binnion's Steak House"

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Perhaps one of the finest steak houses I've ever eaten in, Jack Binnion's is a gem to be found in Tunica, Mississippi. Located within the Horseshoe Casino, Binnion's serves up nice thick steaks with all the trimmings. Although a bit pricey, Binnions would be a great place to spend a night out or to celebrate a special occasion. Expect to spend in the $20 per person range if you're planning on having a sirloin, for example. The wine list is fairly extensive and the staff are quite knowledgeable in their ability to recommend a nice wine to go with your meal or simply to make a suggestion on the basis of what you like. If you're a high roller in the casino, you might be able to get your meal at Binn...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Jack Binion's Steakhouse at the Horseshoe Casino
1021 Casino Center Drive
Tunica, Mississippi 38664
(662) 357-5500

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

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Attraction | "Sams Town"

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Sam's Town is the Old West of casinos in Tunica. Sitting with its back to the Missisippi River, this casino has very much an old time western feel. The dealers dress in country and western type outfits and the whole feeling is very down to earth. They've begun to encourage visitors to bring their RV and park it in a specially designed and outfitted parking lot next door. The biggest draw for Sam's Town is the entertainment. On a weekly basis you'll find stars of the music industry performing in their theater. Everything from Willy Nelson to Chicago to current country acts like Tracy Byrd and others. The tickets are a bit pricier than if you were to catch them in a normal concert venue and the t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
1477 Casino Strip Boulevard
Tunica, Mississippi 38664
(662) 363-7500

Gold Strike Casino Resort

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Attraction | "Gold Strike"

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Perhaps offering one of the better casino locations to visit, Gold Strike is also remarkably housed in the tallest building in the state of Mississippi. A huge gaming floor, friendly staff and an excellent choice of restaurants make Gold Strike a location to visit with the family. While you gamble, your kids can visit the arcade, eat at the food court or take in show or concert (with mom or dad beside them on the latter). While Gold Strike did have a magic show every evening in their Millenium Theater, it appears from their website that now it's been replaced by a series of other shows. Having one of the best buffets in town, especially on the weekends when they have their seafood bar, many p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Gold Strike Casino Resort
1010 Casino Center Drive
Tunica, Mississippi 38664
(662) 357-1111

Horseshoe Casino

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Attraction

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Horsehoe Casino has rapidly become perhaps one of the most popular hotel/casinos in Tunica. Impossible to miss with their huge neon horsehoe out front, you'll be reminded of the Las Vegas strip when you pull into their parking lot. Although I personally seem to have bad luck when gambling here, I keep going back for the side benefits. Binnion's Steak House is perhaps one of the finest steak houses that I have ever enountered. The price tag matches the location and you'll find that it's not a cheap meal, but it's well worth the investment. Perhaps a nice meal out on a special occasion. Their steaks are thick and their wait staff is usually quite knowledgable in helping you match the perfect wine ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Horseshoe Casino
1021 Casino Center Drive
Tunica, Mississippi 38664
(662) 357-5500

Harrah's Tunica

Attraction | "The Grand Casino"

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By far the largest hotel and casino complex in Tunica, the Grand is hard to miss as you first come into town. Sitting by itself, it occupies a large section of the eastern part of Tunica. The Grand has the largest gaming floor in town situated over two floors and caters to the non-smoker with the second floor entirely smoke free. There are a full array of games from slots to table games and there are enough tables to find a game without it being too crowded. Plenty of restaurants abound for those looking for a nice quiet meal away from the craziness of the gaming floor. If you're in town for a conference, chances are you'll be visiting the Grand. Their conference center is new and quite large an...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Harrah's Tunica
13615 Old Highway 61 North
Robinsonville, Mississippi 38664
(800) 946-4946

Hollywood Casino

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Attraction

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Hollywood Casino has become my favorite of the casinos in Tunica. Themed around memorabilia from various Hollywood movies and offering almost museum quality exhibits in many cases, the scenery alone could entertain you for hours. There's also a water and fire show that runs every hour or so that's located in the Indiana Jones themed part of the casino floor. The lure of Hollywood to me though is the opportunity to play table games for cheaper than you'll find at most other casinos. Play some $2 craps or quarter roulette and make you're money go a lot further (if you're just going for fun, like I do). If you're the high stakes type of gambler, Hollywood can accomodate you as well, with high stakes...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 17, 2001

Hollywood Casino
1150 Casino Strip Resort
Tunica, Mississippi 38676
(901) 271-0711

About the Writer

Steve S.

Steve S.
Kansas City, Missouri