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Place Your Bets For The Big Game In Tunica

Super Bowl Sunday is the most anticipated day of the year for NFL fans in the Mid-South. If you don’t have tickets to the big game, we invite you to watch and place your bets in Tunica for the Big Game.

Let’s Ring In The New Year In Tunica

Let’s ring in the New Year in Tunica, Mississippi! Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

It’s Duck Hunting Season In Mississippi

It’s November in the Mississippi Delta!  It seems that each month has its own theme, October – Breast Cancer Awareness, November – Thanksgiving, December – Christmas.  But for those who live, work and play in the Mississippi Delta, November is a time of dramatic change.   We lose an hour of day light as we set our clocks back an hour and the lush green fields of summer return to their natural state as the farmers end their harvest and prepare the land for next years new beginning.

Fourth Of July Fireworks And Fun In Tunica

Spending the 4th of July weekend in Tunica this year will get you in the patriotic spirit, but it’s not the 4th of July without seeing the beauty of red, white, and blue in the sky. Here is where you can watch the fireworks in Tunica.

Cool Down This Summer In Tunica, Mississippi

On a hot streak at the casino and need to cool off? We have put together a list of our casino hotel pools. Book your room and find your own private oasis at one of our casino resort pools. 

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples to The Beach Boys and Gary Allan and the comedy of Andrew Dice Clay, Rodney Carrington and Sinbad there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals

Whether it’s classic cars, bicycle rides, crawfish or live blues performed on a train depot stage, this year’s festival line-up in Tunica has something for everyone.

Mississippi Blues Trail: Experience The Blues Where They Were Born

The Mississippi Blues Trail is your unforgettable journey into the land that produced arguably the single most important inspiration of modern popular music. Whether a die-hard blues fan or a casual traveler in search of an authentic experience, follow the trail and you’ll visit places you’ve never been and learn facts that you didn’t know about the area that is the birth place of the Blues.

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Blues Traveler and Jonny Lang to Phillip Phillips and the comedy of Bruce Bruce and Rodney Carrington there is sure to be something for everyone. 

 

Motorcycling Down The Blues Highway In Tunica, Mississppi

When my husband, Frankie, and I heard that there was a new Grammy Museum just two hours south of our home in Memphis, it was the perfect reminder of a trip we had been wanting to take for so long—a cruise down the Blues Highway on our motorcycles, but first we had to make a stop at the Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitors Center in Tunica.

Celebrating Retirement With Flare In Tunica, Mississippi

Angie, my longtime friend, and I were celebrating our recent retirement with a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert at Gold Strike—one of the eight casinos in Tunica, Mississippi. We may be a pair of little old ladies in training, but we know how to have fun. Starting with the drive.

 

10 Photos We Loved In March

We love seeing everyones photos from their trips to Tunica. Here are our top 10 for the month of March. 

Be Surprised And Delighted At The New Spa At Horseshoe

Surprise and delight is the standard at the recently opened Spa at Horseshoe and there is no doubt that you will experience both when you visit. The spa is the perfect way to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

This year the state of Mississippi celebrates an important milestone in its history with the 200th anniversary of its statehood.

Ring In The New Year Tunica Style

It’s almost time to put on your party attire and ring in the New Year.  Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

Enter to Win a Tunica Getaway

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, TunicaTravel has joined with our friends at Visit Mississippi to giveaway an all-inclusive trip to one of the Southeast’s favorite good times getaways – Tunica, MS! 

Best Of Tunica – Museums

As summer approaches and the days get longer, you often look for new experiences and new places to visit. Did you know that Tunica has three museums open and offering fun for all ages? It is a perfect way to spend a day in Tunica whether a regular visitor or a first timer! 

Spring Shopping In Tunica Is In Full Bloom

After a long winter, the signs of spring are arriving all around us here in Tunica! Everywhere we turn, we see flowers being planted, birds flying and trees turning lush and green again. All of these things remind us that spring offers a fresh start and time to get out of the house! Spring also brings a time to freshen up that wardrobe or house décor! Downtown Tunica offers an opportunity for you to get outdoors and enjoy the weather while also shopping for a fresh new look both for you and your house.  

Get Into The Swing Of Spring With Golf In Tunica

In Tunica, you can feel the warm breeze at your back as you grab your sand wedge, balance your weight on your heels in the sand trap,  let it rip, and watch your ball soar over the lush green to roll slowly into the hole for par.  You’ll discover why golfers come from around the world for the year-round golf opportunities just down the road in Tunica.
What golfer doesn’t like a good bet?  In Tunica, you can do both!  Playing Tunica’s two championship golf courses during the day and playing the tables and slots at night at Tunica’s world-class casinos are the perfect vacation getaway.  

Battle Of The Sexes At The Craps Table

I hear regularly from Maria, a reader who mostly plays craps. She’s often found herself the only woman at the table, but it doesn’t bother her. She does, however, sometimes take some grief about being the only “wrong” bettor – a player who bets against the shooter by wagering on don’t pass and don’t come.

Electronic vs Live Table Games

Table games players have consistently shown a preference for live action. They like to play with real cards and dice and with human dealers.

Still, there has been an increasing acceptance of electronic table games, especially in roulette. Touch screens for electronic betting speed play as wagers are settled automatically, with no mistakes. There’s no down time waiting for dealers to pay winners and collect chips from losing bets.

Odds When Playing Roulette vs Slots

Players sometimes have difficulty with the idea that slot machine results can be programmed and random at the same time. So for many years, I’ve used a comparison to roulette, where you don’t know when any given number will turn up, but the odds of the game will lead to a 5.26 percent house edge – the same as a 94.74 percent payback percentage.

World Series Of Poker Returns To Tunica

When the World Series of Poker Circuit makes its Tunica stop Jan. 21-Feb. 1 at Horseshoe, it will be building on a tradition that began 45 years ago in Las Vegas. That’s when Benny Binion invited seven of the top poker players in the world to come to his casino for a tournament he called the World Series of Poker, and that’s grown into the mega-event that brings national ballyhoo and TV coverage every year.

A Roulette History Lesson

Roulette is one of the oldest games still played in modern casinos. Recognizably modern roulette wheels, with red and black numbers 1 through 36 along with zero and double zero, were in play in Paris in the late 1700s. The game itself has hardly changed at all, but some of the trappings have. For one thing, most roulettes tables in American casinos have a tote board showing recent numbers. When the boards were introduced, most showed the last 12 numbers, but now 18 is common, and sometimes there are more.

New Trivia Slots

Sometimes, you just can’t keep a good idea down. And blending slot machine excitement with tests of knowledge plays right to my taste.


Busting at Blackjack in Tunica Mississippi

No blackjack player likes to bust and wind up with a total of more than 21 that’s a loser before the dealer even plays his hand. But if we’re going to take the best chance to win, accepting the risk of busting is part of the bargain.


Video Poker Are The Odds Against You

Video poker games are designed to be as random as humans can program a computer to be. The odds of drawing winning hands are the same as cards were dealt from a real deck.

Still, when odd streaks happen, players can’t help but wonder if something more is going on.

Best Ante Bet Strategy In Three Card Poker

Basic strategy for the ante-bet portion of Three Card Poker is to make the bet of equal to your ante any time you’re dealt Queen-6-4 or better, but to fold and forfeit your ante with lower-ranking hands.

That strategy led a reader to email me with two questions:

New Slots From Multimedia Games Tunica Mississippi

When you’re a smaller slot manufacturer trying to compete with the likes of IGT, Bally, WMS and Aristocrat, you need to be nimble, creative and innovative.

Multimedia Games has been all of that, and expects to keep bringing the innovation now that it has been acquired by Global Cash Access. The new company is in the process of rebranding, and will reveal a new name in late August.

Do Something Different In Tunica, Mississippi

It’s nice to escape the monotony of a typical weekend and do something different. It’s even nicer when my friends and I can take a little road trip, and maybe raise a little hell in the process. Tunica offers that escape…

How To Choose A Video Blackjack Machine

One thing I’ve warned blackjack players about is games that pay less than the standard 3-2 on blackjacks. If you play video blackjack, you have to be extra watchful, as one reader learned.

Best Of Tunica Golf

Most of us are will never wear the green jacket like Jordan Speith or hoist the Player’s Championship trophy like Rickie Fowler.  Golf, however, is a game that does let us play the same courses and holes as the pro’s.  So, it got me thinking. What are the signature holes at Tunica’s two championship courses, River Bend Links and Tunica National?  

“Big Bang Theory Slots” Give You More Bang For Your Buck

When video slots first came out, it took only a single bonus event to entrance players. Neighbors would stop their play to watch whenever someone went fishing in Reel ’Em In or chose their Chinese foods from the menu in Fortune Cookie. 

Are Progressive Jackpots A Better Bet in Video Poker?

Video poker players in the know understand that on most games, payback percentages are changed by altering the returns on full houses and flushes. A “9-6” Jacks or Better game, where full houses pay 9-for-1 and flushes 6-for-1, returns 99.5 percent with expert play. If instead you see 8-5 Jacks or Better, meaning full houses pay 8-for-1 and flushes 5-for-1, then the average return is 97.3 percent with expert play.

However, when progressive jackpots are involved, even a game with a lower pay table can have high average returns.

New Slots Offer Entertainment And Extended Play

For gamemakers, attracting slot players is all about offering different play experiences to different segments of players. There are big jackpot games, high volatility games, second-screen bonus games, free-spin bonus games and more. 

Placing Bets In Roulette

There are so many different wagering options at roulette that it’s only natural that players would try to come up with combinations to try to overcome the house edge.

What A “Both Ways” Wager Means In Craps

Craps has language and terminology all its own, like “Yo,” or “yo-leven” for 11 and “hard way” for rolling a total with both dice showing the same number – 4-4 is 8 the hard way.

Travel Tunica Goes to the Greens

Most fans of Tunica enjoy playing games of leisure at our nine casinos, but our Travel Tunica group decided to step off of the casino floor this month for a different kind of game of leisure—learning how to play golf.  While this can be overwhelming topeople of different skill levels, Tunica National General Manager Bob Wolcott, a former PGA Tour player, got us swinging in the right direction for a day that everyone who comes to Tunica should experience.

W.C. Handy And The Blues

As we’re in the midst of Black History Month, we are reminded of the contributions that African Americans have made to our culture, country and world.  One great offering is the creation of The Blues.

Gateway To The Blues Museum Now Open

January 1st rang in the New Year 2015 and with it came the all-new Gateway to the Blues Museum.  Located alongside America’s Blues Highway 61 at the entrance of the Tunica Resort area, the new museum officially opened to the public on January 26th

New Place For Relaxation In Tunica

Lights. Camera. Relaxation. Spa Around The Corner recently opened at Hollywood Casino, and if you are in need of some relaxation this is the place to go. The spa has not been open long, but it already has people talking about how good they feel after a treatment. 

Free Wine and Whiskey Tastings at TEN10

Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine or to sip on some fine whiskey? If so you will want to stop by TEN10 Wine and Whiskey bar at GoldStrike Casino Tunica.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Tunica Style

Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!

This year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready to celebrate. Tunica is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. We have everything from live music, car giveaways, slot tournaments and fine dining.  Here is a complete list of the New Year’s Eve activities. We are sure that there is something for everyone.

Casino Strip Presents $100,000 Slot Tournament

Something exciting took place last weekend in Tunica and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  Last week Hollywood Casino, Resorts Casino, and Sam’s Town Tunica Casino hosted the first ever Casino Strip Presents $100,000 slot tournament.  This tournament was the first of it’s kind here in Tunica and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun.

Young Artist Opens Art Gallery in Historic Downtown Tunica

We all know the true spelling of Mississippi: “M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter I, crooked letter, crooked letter I….” But now these words have another meaning as downtown Tunica welcomes the Crooked Letter Art Gallery. Recent University of Mississippi graduate Heather McGregor has high hopes for the downtown area and local artists alike as she embarks on this new venture that she has pursued at only 24 years old. 

Michigan Golfer Finds Her “True South” In Mississippi

Tunica along with the Mississippi Division of Tourism hosted a group of golf writers to the state. One of the writers, Susan Bairley writes a column on the APosition.com and we wanted to share her experience here in Tunica at Tunica National Golf and Tennis as well as at the Old Waverly course in West Point, MS. 

3rd Annual Blues Tweetup

The 3rd annual music pilgrimage to the Birthplace of America’s Music has begun and Blind Mississippi Morris is back in Tunica for another great evening of live blues music.  Named as one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine, Morris will perform from one of the Delta’s most unique venues – the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center Stage alongside Blues Highway 61 on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:30 pm. 

Mississippi Delta Blues – #G8Way2theBlues Progress

The thermometers rise has not cooled off the progress from here alongside Blues Highway 61 at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and soon to be Museum.  In fact, August has seen this project get hotter than a Mississippi Delta Juke Joint on a Saturday night!  

Delta Country Jam Tickets Available at Gateway to the Blues

Delta Country Jam returns to Tunica for it’s 2nd year on Memorial Day Weekend and discounted tickets are available at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center! Spend the holiday with partying with Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and many more! Stop by and pick-up your tickets today!

Rivergate Festival Time in Tunica

Tunica Rivergate Fest 2014“Top of the Delta”… “Gateway to the Blues”… “South’s Casino Capital”… all of these represent Tunica accurately but for one weekend in April every year, we can add another descriptor: Home to the annual Rivergate Festival!

A Run at the RiverPark

For our visitors who love to run, the Nature Trail at the Tunica RiverPark provides a beautiful backdrop and multiple terrains. In her blog post, Brittany Fisher takes readers on a run along the trail.

Reason #4 Closer Doesn’t Mean Better – Entertainment

This week, we’re sharing our 7 favorite reasons why closer doesn’t mean better and why making a trip just down the road to Tunica is worth the drive. Yesterday, we talked about the great dining to be had in Tunica, and today, we’re telling you how to pair your dinner with a great show. If you enjoy a variety of world-class entertainment, then you definitely belong in Tunica, because we’ve got the shows and events that you want to see most.