Tunica Casino Hotels And Special Offers
Tunica casino hotels range from five-star luxury resorts to budget-friendly getaway spots. We felt it was worth our while (and yours!) to get to know these brands for two reasons: First, it provides an overview for those who are actually planning to physically visit the Tunica gambling region. Secondly, several of these hotel casino brands are likely going to be the prime candidates for licensing opportunities to offer legal state based online gambling to Mississippi residents and visitors when any such laws pass.
With the possibility of legalizing online gambling in MS being slated for discussion in the next legislative session, we're pretty sure that these casino hotels are already considering what their roles will be in the industry. If Mississippi follows the same pattern as previous states which legalized online gambling, then existing brick-and-mortar casino operations in Tunica and Biloxi will get first dibs on licensing options.
Below, we offer a brief review of the highlights of each Tunica casino hotel property. The good news is that Tunica provides a range of options to match a range of budgets and schedule demands. This gambling region certainly did not take a cookie-cutter approach, and each property has something unique and individual to add to the gambling community.
The town of Tunica Resorts manages to offer a nice variety of gambling and accommodation options without overwhelming guests the way huge gambling regions such as Vegas can. The only complaint we have overall is that we wish there were more options in the way of poker and card rooms: Of the six casino hotels in Tunica, only three of them offer a poker room. A lot of players were sad to see the Gold Strike poker room close down in January of 2014.
But even though the options are limited, we must admit that the poker gaming opportunities which are available in Tunica are high quality and worth checking out.
1st Jackpot Casino Tunica (Formerly Bally's)
The 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica is not a massive resort property, but it still holds its own charm. If a luxurious hotel stay is your primary objective, then this is not the place for you. Guest reviews indicated that the rooms were clean and comfortable for the most part.
If you're planning a gambling vacay on a budget, then you may want to consider 1st Jackpot. The casino is one of the least expensive options in the Tunica Resorts gambling region. 1st Jackpot provides a substantial number of games and some really nice promotions for players.
Because of their experience and their status in the industry as a whole, 1st Jackpot will likely also be a prime candidate for involvement in any state-based online gambling industry in the state of Mississippi.
Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino
The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino is a 4-star resort property, and you are pretty aware of this fact immediately upon arrival. They feature 500 rooms which include 311 suites with over-the-top amenities. The Horseshoe Casino Hotel is operated by Caesars Entertainment.
The casino portion of this property is just as nice as the rest of it, and it offers all the games you'd expect to see in world class casino resort, as well as a poker room that offers weekly tournaments and plenty of cash games. If you're looking for luxury and 4-star amenities which shouldn't break the bank, then the Horseshoe could be in your future.
The Horseshoe Casino Tunica is by far one of the nicest properties in Mississippi, and based on their commitment to excellence, they are easily a 'shoe in' (pun intended) for being licensed to offer state-based and regulated online gambling to Mississippi residents and visitors.
Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel Tunica
The Fitz Casino and Hotel is located on 50 acres along the Mississippi River. This is one casino hotel that gives you a little more bang for your buck and a little more luxury than the other lower-budget destinations in the Tunica area. The rooms are inexpensive but pretty nice, with nicer linens and mattress quality than you find at the other budget-friendly options.
The Fitz hotel lobby and dining areas are also charming. You'll find the standard amenities here, with nothing too fancy. No spas or golf courses here, folks!
What The Fitz Casino can offer visitors that may be worth a second glance is a room with a view. They offer the best view of the Mississippi River from among all the casinos in the area. There are 506 guest rooms and suites spread over nine floors. Their casino has over 1100 games that include slots, video poker, and table games. They do not have a poker room, unfortunately.
Hollywood Casino Tunica
The Hollywood Casino is a player favorite with both their casino options and their accommodations. Their hotel has received excellent ratings from customers, and in our opinion is a superb option for players who want to stay where they play and enjoy luxury hotel accommodations with access to over 1100 casino games that span a 54,000-square-foot first class casino.
The Hollywood Casino is one of the few options in Tunica that offer a substantial poker room for players to enjoy. Their poker room features Texas Hold 'Em, Seven Card Stud, and Omaha Poker.
The guest rooms at the Hollywood have an above average look and feel but a very reasonable price tag accompanies them. Reviews from customers commented on high-quality linens and an extra comfortable night's sleep. There were also a lot of positive comments on their customer service and dining options. There is a resort feel to the property, and the pricing is surprisingly reasonable.
Gold Strike Casino Resort
The Gold Strike Casino Resort is a lavishly designed property that resonates luxury yet does not bring with it high-end pricing. The look and feel of the property, guest rooms, and guest suites is somewhat posh, yet rooms can be secured for as little as $44 per night.
The Gold Strike Casino presents a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor filled with casino games that include slots, table games, video poker, and some specialty games. There is also a substantial selection of games designated as high limit. Unfortunately, the Gold Strike Poker Room closed in January of 2014, much to the dismay of its fans.
This property certainly gives visitors decent bang for their buck, most likely in hopes that you'll spend extra in the casino, but that's a nice thing nonetheless. Their customer reviews are positive, and there are a lot of comments regarding great customer service, too.
Sam's Town Hotel and Casino
Sam's Town Hotel and Casino in Tunica has a distinctly themed look and feel to the property. The hotel features 841 guestrooms that include deluxe guestrooms and several variations of guest suites. Most guest reviews were favorable, describing their experience as an overall comfortable and pleasant stay. Room prices start at around $37 and naturally increase as you move up the various suites levels.
While we have not actually been inside any of the suites, the information provided about them on their website (and via customer reviews) does reflect very nice rooms.
Slot games are the focus of Sam's Town's casino, with more than 1200 slot machines present on the casino floor as well as 30 table games. Penny Lane is a designated area that features the casino's penny slot machine games.
Sam's town Hotel and Casino seems to understand that visitors and players come from a variety of financial circumstances. Both the casino and the hotel span a range of options from extremely reasonable pricing to lavish and high-end pricing, which beautifully accommodates visitors in all financial categories.
Closed Casinos In Tunica, MS
Tunica Roadhouse Casino Hotel - Closed 2019
The Tunica Roadhouse Casino was one of the smaller properties in Tunica and featured both a hotel and a casino on the property. There were approximately 135 rooms, and every room was a suite, providing spacious accommodations with most including in-room Jacuzzis.
The casino was also quite a bit smaller than the other venues located in Tunica. There were approximately 200 slot machines, 36 table games, and also video poker games. Most of the reviews on travel websites regarding this casino hotel were favorable, with several guests commenting on the convenience of the hotel's close proximity to multiple casino locations. Dining options ranged from casual to fine dining. Tunica Roadhouse was a Caesars Entertainment property.
Resorts Casino Tunica - Closed 2019
When operational, this property would not be described as a luxury resort, but it was a reasonably priced option for players who wanted to visit Tunica on a budget and stay at a clean, comfortable hotel that had a nice casino on-site.
When we say reasonably priced, we're talking starting-at-$24.99-reasonable, which is perhaps one reason why it finally closed in 2019.
While the Resorts Casino Tunica was not a luxury hotel property, it was not a dumpy option by any means, and it was certainly better than a side-of-the-road motel, which is what $25 would normally get you in regards to overnight accommodations. The casino games consisted of slots, video poker, and table games, and there were some decent casino promotions to check out as well. Resorts Casino may not have rivaled some of the bigger name brands found in Tunica, but it offered a great getaway option for a vacation on the cheap, and it will be missed.
Harrah's Tunica Casino and Hotel - Closed 2014
At one time, Harrah's was the largest casino resort that lied between Vegas and Atlantic City. This resort destination was the spot if you were looking for an authentic taste of genuine Southern hospitality. The property was located 20 minutes south of Memphis and featured 1300 guestrooms and suites.
Harrah's Tunica was a 3.5-star property with a world class casino, full spa services, and all the amenities you'd expect at a luxury casino resort. You could find 1700 casino games, including slots, table games, and poker. A variety of poker tournaments were scheduled daily, weekly, and monthly, including WSOP Circuit Events.
Harrah's is a globally recognized casino brand that was likely going to be one of the premium destinations involved in legal state-based online gambling once Mississippi moves forward with their own entrance into the industry. Harrah's was one of multiple properties in Tunica County owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment.