Tunica: Booming Casino and Resort Town

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Just forty miles south of Memphis is the booming casino and resort town of Tunica, Mississippi. Now the third largest gaming town in the nation, Tunica once had one of the country's poorest economies. The eight casinos in Northern Mississippi offer a large variety of games, hotel accommodations, restaurants, live shows, and more.


Bally's Casino is designed in a rustic western theme, reminiscent of the 1800's. In addition to the usual assortment of slot machines and table games, Bally's offers two exclusive games, Wild Hold 'Em Stud and Single 21. The casino also boasts three eating establishments including a buffet, a steakhouse, and a 24-hour diner. There is also a Saloon area with big-screen TVs, a dance floor, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

1450 Bally's Boulevard
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

Fitz Casino & Hotel

Fitzgeralds Casino consistently reports looser slot machines than other casinos in the area. With more than 1,300 slot machines to choose from, you'll have plenty of opportunities to test the looseness of their slots. The casino also offers more than 500 hotel rooms and suites, including some that overlook the Mississippi River. There are three restaurants including a casino buffet, snack bar, and a steakhouse.

711 Lucky Lane
Robinsonville, MS 38664

Gold Strike Casino Resort

Gold Strike Casino Resort is the massive glittering structure towering over some of the smaller casinos in Tunica. Gold Strike features more than 1,400 reel and video slot machines, 40-plus table games, and a non-smoking poker room. The resort has 1,200 rooms and suites, plus a fine-dining steakhouse, a buffet, and Ten10, an exclusive wine and whiskey bar. Gold Strike also hosts a number of nationally known acts in their Millennium Theatre.

1010 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

Hollywood Casino

This Tinseltown-themed casino offers 54,000 square feet of gaming space with 1,600 slot machines and over 35 gaming tables. In addition, you can choose to dine at the casino's fine-dine steakhouse, casual diner, or all-you-can-eat buffet. Hollywood's hotel boasts nearly 500 rooms with amenities such as an indoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour room service, and priority tee times.

1150 Casino Strip Boulevard
Robinsonville, MS 38664


The Horseshoe Casino has a huge gaming area featuring 2,000 slot machines, 70 table games, and a separate poker room. Horseshoe also boasts one of the nicest entertainment venues in Tunica, the Bluesville Entertainment Complex. This intimate venue has hosted performances by stars such as Vince Gill, Chicago, Faith Hill, and Ray Charles. The Horseshoe Hotel has 500 rooms available, including more than 300 deluxe suites and a spa.

1021 Casino Center Drive
Robinsonville, MS 38667


Resorts Casino prides itself on its southern hospitality, as well as its spacious 35,000 square foot gaming floor. Resorts offers three restaurants, an upscale steakhouse, a 24-hour bistro, and an all-you-can-eat buffet, in addition to 200 hotel rooms. On Thursdays through Sundays, you can catch live entertainment, free on the center stage.

1100 Casino Strip Boulevard
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664

Sam's Town

Sam's Town Casino offers some of the best entertainment and dining choices in Tunica. Its steakhouse bills itself as "casual fine dining" while the buffet features Corky's barbecue. For live music and shows, The River Palace Entertainment Center hosts world-class acts, while Roxy's Live has live music all weekend long. Of course, Sam's Town also offers the usual assortment of slot machines and table games. Exclusive to Sam's Town, however, is live keno.

1477 Casino Strip Resorts Boulevard
Robinsonville, MS 38664

Roadhouse Tunica

The Western-themed Tunica Roadhouse casino boasts 33,000 square feet of gaming space for slot machines, video games, and table games, plus an all-suite hotel. Each elegant suite comes complete with a king-sized bed and a Jacuzzi right in the room! If you're looking for entertainment, the Riverstage Showbar features local and regional artists, performing live.

1107 Casino Center Drive
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664