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May

19

2017

Why Does the House Have an Edge in Blackjack?

Earlier this year, I was asked to speak to a group of inexperienced players before their casino trip. One who had just started playing blackjack said he was confused over why the house had an edge. After all, the dealer is stuck hitting or standing according to set rules, while players can make decisions, and the dealer can’t double down, split pairs or get paid 3-2 on blackjacks. That’s all true, but those are all ways to make up for the one big edge the casino has: Players can bust and lose before the dealer even plays his hand. If…

Earlier this year, I was asked to speak to a group of inexperienced players before their casino trip. One who had just started playing blackjack said he was confused over why the house had an edge. After all, the dealer is stuck hitting or standing according to set rules, while…

May

18

2017

Spring Strolls in Tunica

This has to be my favorite time of the year. I look forward to the sun shining and warmer temperatures after a long winter. When Spring arrives I can not wait to get outside, take a stroll and explore. The great thing about being in Tunica is that I don't have to go far to take a Spring stroll and if strolling is not your thing we even have a bike trail. Here are a couple of my favorite places to visit - (more…)

This has to be my favorite time of the year. I look forward to the sun shining and warmer temperatures after a long winter. When Spring arrives I can not wait to get outside, take a stroll and explore. The great thing about being in Tunica is that I don't…

May

17

2017

Remembering and Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

In honor of Veterans of all Branches of the Military: those who made the supreme sacrifice, those honorably discharged and those who continue to serve their country, this unique Sculpture captures a poignant scene from the Vietnam War depicting the sacrifice, compassion and courage displayed by those who went in harm’s way. On November 11, 2002, the Town of Tunica established the Veterans Memorial Park at the edge of our quiet and quaint downtown. The words above are etched on the plaque that welcomes you to the park and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and benches for sitting to take…

In honor of Veterans of all Branches of the Military: those who made the supreme sacrifice, those honorably discharged and those who continue to serve their country, this unique Sculpture captures a poignant scene from the Vietnam War depicting the sacrifice, compassion and courage displayed by those who went in…

May

16

2017

Craps Table Comedy

Whether it’s the bounce of the dice or the turn of a phrase, funny things happen at the craps table. Just ask Wes and Faye, craps players who sent along their stories for our amusement. Wes: Six in the morning, I was warming up, playing alone at the only table that was open. Just me and the crew. I might have been ahead a little bit. I’d make a couple of points, seven out, then point seven the next time, then make a couple of points. This other guy asks if he can join me. I told him welcome to…

Whether it’s the bounce of the dice or the turn of a phrase, funny things happen at the craps table. Just ask Wes and Faye, craps players who sent along their stories for our amusement. Wes: Six in the morning, I was warming up, playing alone at the only table…

May

10

2017

Slots and Payback Percentage

Every month, the Mississippi Gaming Commission publishes statistical reports that tell us, among other things, how much slot machines are paying back to players. In March, for example, non-progressive slots payed 91.16 percent in penny denominations, 93.72 on nickels, 92.41 percent on quarters and 96.81 percent on dollars. The full report includes other denominations as well as progressives, but the Tunica average for all slots was 91.75 percent. Whenever I relay such information, I get reaction from readers who wonder how that can possibly be right. “When I put $100 into a machine, I don’t leave with $90,” they’ll say.…

Every month, the Mississippi Gaming Commission publishes statistical reports that tell us, among other things, how much slot machines are paying back to players. In March, for example, non-progressive slots payed 91.16 percent in penny denominations, 93.72 on nickels, 92.41 percent on quarters and 96.81 percent on dollars. The full…

May

09

2017

Wayne Newton Ticket Winners Announced

Congratulation to the following winners of the Wayne Newton ticket giveaway. Each winner has won 2 tickets to see Wayne at Horseshoe Casino on May 20th. Even if you didn't win you can still see Wayne by clicking here to purchase tickets.  Terry Brown Renee Holcomb Stephanie Barnett Steven Golden Michael Cahan Polly King Speed Linda Woosley Charlie Risner Rick Downing Jo Beth McDaniel Hudgens Cynthia Parker Jennifer Summers Wylie Shela Pinner Judy Waters Larry Montgomery Donna Brand April Koop Renae Reed Dana Matthews Tish Pierce Winners please email lkonupka@tunicatravel.com to arrange to claim your prize.  *This giveaway is for…

Congratulation to the following winners of the Wayne Newton ticket giveaway. Each winner has won 2 tickets to see Wayne at Horseshoe Casino on May 20th. Even if you didn't win you can still see Wayne by clicking here to purchase tickets.  Terry Brown Renee Holcomb Stephanie Barnett Steven Golden…

May

08

2017

Cotton Season Begins in Tunica

It’s finally spring and for those of us in the Delta that means it’s planting season! Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard crop dusters flying over our building to fertilize the land, as well as, seen the tractors getting out to till the land. In the Mississippi Delta, farmers will plant crops including soybeans, corn, rice, wheat, peanuts and the most asked about crop by our visitors, cotton. Cotton is definitely one of the most picturesque of the crops in the Delta, so it’s no wonder that visitors love it! Even when it’s not in season you can…

It’s finally spring and for those of us in the Delta that means it’s planting season! Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve heard crop dusters flying over our building to fertilize the land, as well as, seen the tractors getting out to till the land. In the Mississippi Delta,…

May

03

2017

Tunica, MS Best Burgers

Who doesn't love a hot juicy hamburger every once in a while? No matter how you like it, Tunica has some of the best burgers around. From diners to fine dining, here are our top burgers that are a must for your next visit to Tunica.  The Diner Burger Blue and White Burger - This 1/3 pound hand-formed burger is one of the items that helped make the Blue and White restaurant in downtown Tunica famous. Cooked on a griddle and topped with your choice of items ranging from the usual cheese, lettuce and tomato to custom blackened seasoning, bell…

Who doesn't love a hot juicy hamburger every once in a while? No matter how you like it, Tunica has some of the best burgers around. From diners to fine dining, here are our top burgers that are a must for your next visit to Tunica.  The Diner Burger Blue…

May

02

2017

Do Combination Bets Work in Roulette?

Players float roulette systems past me several times a year. The variety of wagers available opens the door to creating combination bets, with players hoping different bets will cancel out each other’s weaknesses. It doesn’t really work that way. The house edge remains intact, though there’s no real harm in trying as long as you stay within a budget you can afford. One simple combination was forwarded to me in April: “I bet $10 on black and $1 each on five different red numbers,” the player wrote. “That way, I have 23 numbers that win and only 15 numbers that…

Players float roulette systems past me several times a year. The variety of wagers available opens the door to creating combination bets, with players hoping different bets will cancel out each other’s weaknesses. It doesn’t really work that way. The house edge remains intact, though there’s no real harm in…

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