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Tunica, Miss. - Help Me Out

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I'm going to be in the Memphis area on Thursday and Friday and I'm planning on driving over to the casinos in Tunica for some good poker action. I'd like to get in a good $1/2 no-limit game or if I'm lucky perhaps a tournament with a reasonable entry fee (<$100).

    The problem is that there are like 9 casinos there and I won't have time to scope them out individually. I'm just looking for a decent enough room where I can have a good time and not get robbed or cheated. So, have you played any poker in Tunica? What say you? Thanks for any tips.

  2. Tunica is a living, breathing, reeking argument against casino gambling anywhere except Vegas. And Robert Johnson is weeping in the Beyond.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Stick with the Gold Strike and Binion's Horseshoe. They're right next to each other, so you can walk from one to the other.

    Quality of play varies wildly. Some days, it's a donkfest. Others you'll be surrounded by retirees who are as tight as can be. And there are daily tournaments. Sam's Town has a $40 NLHE every day.

    As long as you're there, head over to Clarksdale to sell your soul to the Devil like Robert Johnson did eat at Madidi and visit the Delta Blues Museum.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Inky's on track. FB is not.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    If you want to cash big in Mississippi, enter a spelling or reading comprehension tournament.
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member


    You're a real funny guy.
  7. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Tunica is an argument FOR casino gambling. That place was a dump pre-gambling...Jesse Jackson called it "America's Ethopia". Nowadays, they got nice casinos, good roads, little businesses and local government got more money than it can spend.
  8. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Don't go to Bally's....that is, if it is still open.

    I'd start with Sam's Town, then Hollywood followed by Grand. It's a crap shoot, but your volume opportunities are better there. And even if you lose your ass, those three probably have the best entertainment and buffets.
  9. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I was going to add those two....My best night ever was Horseshoe, but I've lost there as often as anywhere....Grand is right down the way as well.

    There's also an old hamburger joint in Tunica that sells some of the best soft-serve I've had outside of St. Louis.
  10. Yeah, and it's lost 40 percent of its gaming-related jobs in the last four years.
    Gambling is crack cocaine for any local economy.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    I vote for Splash ...
    That's a joke, but Sam's Town is good. Once played with some buddies there. Bought in for $100, stayed for eight hours straight and got enough comp points to cover a meal at the table, plus breakfast in the morning and I think enough for another breakfast or lunch.
    You can also get rooms on the cheap if you book through the poker room. Seems like ours was $30 or $40 for the night.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Fenian, that's for the entire state, which lost a ton of gaming-industry jobs when Katrina took out the casinos in Biloxi.

    Here's the breakdown for Tunica County, which includes Robinsonville (home of the casinos)...

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