SamsTownDear Casino Marketing people…

I was watching my twitter stream the other day and saw Sam’s Town in Tunica has a deal where you visit the buffet for $10 and get a $10 of slot play here it is:

http://www.samstowntunica.com/whats-new/events/$10-wednesday-buffet?smid=tu_tw_40200_body_5 (more…)

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SimCity Casino

To pass the time between (casino) gaming trips, I’m playing SimCity. You built and run a city that can specialize in different areas. Having actually been to real life casinos, I figure I can rule this game.  Here is what I’ve learned: (more…)

Gold Strike TunicaGold Strike is one of nicest casinos in Tunica – many would say “The best”. I was a bit disappointed in them this weekend.

Several of us were playing Paradise Fishing Saturday night. I dropped out for a bit to hit the ATM but the other two people with me as well as another guy kept playing.  When I got back, There was a error message across all the screens and no one could cash out. (more…)

ScreenHunter_32 Feb. 14 20.51I was reading a good post about a hot craps tables over at the Tunica Travel blog the other day. Should you join in on a hot table?  (click the link to read)

When you are gaming, there are a couple bias’s you should watch out for. The one they are talking about on the Tunica blog is the “Hot hand Fallacy” .  (more…)

ScreenHunter_01 Feb. 26 19.22There’s a line in “Ocean’s 13” where Al Pacino and Andy Garcia are talking about a new table game that Bernie Mac is touting and Garcia says he’ll try it out at his Tunica property and Pacino says, “Mississippi? That’s where games go to die, isn’t it?”

It sounds funny but its actually the other way around.  Tunica is a great test market that lets us gamers try out the new things.  The number one thing I miss when I go to Vegas is the Caesars drink menu.  Lets say you want some red wine.  You hit the menu on the slot machine, pick wine and beer, pick red wine, and click OK.  In a few minutes, the server is there to provide you with a drink. (more…)

My wife and I have just returned from adding more money to the North Mississippi economy.  We do this two or three times a year and have been going for years.  We are from out-of-state  so it is not even like the money is coming from someplace else in the state. Our destination is usually Tunica and Lula but we hit the museums, Elvis attractions, restaurants and other places along the way.  It’s a fun diversion.

This trip was timed to coincide with the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 20 year celebration of gaming in this area.  They had a party at Bluesville in the Horseshoe with great music and food.  More importantly, it served as a chance to recognize those folks that had been there from the beginning (I sat with a super nice dealer named “Roy” who was one of those honored). (more…)

OK, the team is just my wife and me but don’t tell anyone.

I thought I’d give you all a heads up on some upcoming travels.  Send me if note (or comment) if you think of anything that would make a good blog post while we are doing our “field research” 🙂

To start with, we are heading to Tunica later this week to celebrate 20 years of casinos in Tunica.  I understand the first casino opened its doors on 19 October 1992 so we should be there on the exact date. There has got to be a story here. (more…)