Tunica Casino Hotels And Special Offers
Tunica casino hotels range from four star luxury resorts to budget friendly getaway spots. We felt it was worth our while 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. With the possibility of legalizing online gambling for the state being slated for discussion in this year's legislative session, we're pretty sure that these casino hotels are already considering what their role will be inside of this industry. If Mississippi follows the same pattern as previous states which legalized online gambling in their areas, then existing brick-and-mortar casino operations in Biloxi and Tunica will get first dibs on licensing options.
Following is 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. Tunica manages to offer a nice variety of gambling and accommodation options without overwhelming guests the way mega gambling regions such as Vegas can. The only complaint I have overall is that I wish there were more options in the way of poker and card rooms. Of the 9 casino hotels in Tunica, only 3 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. Even though the options are limited, I do have to admit that the poker game opportunities which are available in Tunica are high quality and worth checking out.
Harrah's Tunica Casino and Hotel
Harrah's is the largest casino resort that lies between Vegas and Atlantic City. This resort destination is said to be the spot if you're looking for an authentic taste of genuine Southern hospitality. The property is located 20 minutes south of Memphis and features 1300 guestrooms and suites. Harrah's Tunica is 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 will find 1700 casino games, including slots, table games, and poker. A variety of poker tournaments are scheduled daily, weekly and monthly, including WSOP Circuit Events. Harrah's is a globally recognized casino brand that is 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 is one of multiple properties in Tunica County owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. Harrahs Link To Special Hotel Offers
Bally's Tunica Hotel and Casino is not a massive resort property like Harrah's is, 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 Bally's. Bally's is one of the least expensive options in the Tunica gambling region. The casino provides a substantial number of games and some really nice promotions for players. Bally's is also a gambling presence in Vegas and Atlantic City, and is a trusted brand among the gambling population. Because of their experience and their status in the industry as a whole, they will likely also be a prime candidate for involvement in a 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. Like Harrah's, The Horseshoe Casino Hotel is is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. The casino portion of this property is just as nice as the rest of it, and 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 may or may not break the bank, then the Horseshoe could be in your purview. They are 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.
Fitz 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 low 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 hotel lobby and dining areas are also nice. You'll find the standard amenities here, with nothing too over the top. No spas or golf courses here. What they can offer visitors that may be worth a second glance is a room with a view. They offer the best view of the Mississippi 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.
Hollywood Casino Tunica
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 feet first class casino. 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 rooms 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 guestrooms can be secured for as little as $44. The casino presents a 50,000 square foot casino 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. The Gold Strike Poker Room closed in January of 2014, much to the dismay of its fans. This property certainly gives visitors a decent bang for their buck, most likely in hopes that you'll spend extra in the casino, but nice nonetheless. The customer reviews are positive and there are a lot of comments regarding great customer service.
Resorts Casino Tunica
This property would not be described as a luxury resort, but it is a reasonably priced option for players who want to visit Tunica on a budget and stay at a clean, comfortable hotel that has a nice casino on-sight. When we say reasonably priced, we're talking starting at $24.99-reasonable. While Resorts Casino Tunica is not a luxury hotel property, it is not a dumpy option by any means, and is 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 consist of slots, video poker and table games, and there are some decent casino promotions to check out as well. Resorts Casino may not rival some of the bigger name brands found in Tunica, but it's a great get away option for a vacay on the cheap.
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 I have not actually been inside one of the suites, the information provided about them on their website does reflect very nice rooms. Slot games are the focus of their 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.
Tunica Roadhouse Casino Hotel
The last property on our list is a Tunica Roadhouse Casino Hotel. It is one of the smaller properties in Tunica and features both a hotel and a casino on the property. There are approximately 135 rooms, and every room is a suite, providing spacious accommodations and most include an in-room Jacuzzi. The casino is also quite a bit smaller than the other brands located in Tunica. There are 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 range from casual to fine dining. Tunica Roadhouse is a Caesars Entertainment property.