Tunica is right on the Mississippi River and it seems my blog ebs and flows with Ole man River. My blog numbers have been just crazy this month with me reaching a peak of almost 2000 hits a day. Maybe I need to start selling ads to fund my gaming habit 🙂 (more…)

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This Harrah's phrase has new meaning!

I’ve been posting about the Mississippi floods especially around the Tunica casinos. Some of the pictures really are amazing.  The good news is the casinos are starting to open. So, if you work there or just have some pent up need for a good time, things are looking up!

I caught up with Valerie Morris, Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs, Caesars Mid-South : (more…)

Last month I mentioned my falling stats due to not blogging as much.  As any social media expert will tell you, few posts = low traffic. At the time, the big news was that the Social Media Tourism conference had chosen Tunica for its next conference in November (even more important now).  I posted about this and resolved to be a better blogger.

Heres where the weirdness started… I made a trip to Vegas and my traffic started rising before I even put out a post. The flooding around the Mississippi especially around Memphis and Tunica was becoming news and I’m guessing some of my Tunica posts were becoming news too (see first 4 columns in the post above)  Of course, being a Tunica Casino regular, I was glued to the internet watching what happened. I wrote about Tunica looking like a “Reel’em in game” (a popular video fishing game at many of the casinos) and when I saw some good pictures and videos, I did a post on this too. These things compounded and I’m now getting well over a 1000 hits a day. (more…)

May 3, 2011_Harrah's Casino TunicaThe Mississippi River continues to rise (pics from last post). According to WMCT in Memphis,  “approximately 4,600 hotel rooms have been closed, equating to $6,210,000 in lost room revenue per month (assuming 75% occupancy at $60 per night)”.  Listening to the radio today (May 9th, 2011), I did here the Mississippi will crest around Memphis should be peaking today and Vicksburg, Miss on Wednesday (May 10).  That means the worst in Tunica should be about the time you read this blog (if you have a good RSS feed or watch my twitter closely 🙂 ) (more…)