Tunica CasinosMonday, April 18, 2005
Whew! We visited all the casinos in Tunica/Robinsonville this weekend:
The Tunina Grand Casino has what I think is the largest game floor in Tunica. Everything here seems really nice.
We haven't stayed at the hotel here, but we have stayed at both the Grand hotel properties along the Gulf Coast, and they were very nice. We'll probably try this one next time.
The Horseshoe Casino was okay - the gaming area seemed pretty average overall. When we walked in to sign up for the player's card here, they gave us each a voucher for a free buffet. Since it was around lunchtime, we decided to go ahead and give it a try. I am *not* a fan of buffets at all - but - this one was actually pretty good! Surprise! There were several stations: China Town, Hickory Grill, Rio Grande, and Little Italy, and two for dessert - one for ice cream, where someone could make you a sundae, and another with cakes, pies, tarts, etc.
I have also read some really good things about Jack Binion's Steak House there - so we may go back and try it sometime.
The hotel on-site doesn't take online reservations, but we plan to try it.
The Hollywood Casino seems just okay. Not nearly as nice as the Harrah's right next door, or the Grand Casino.
The Sheraton Casino (owned by Caesar's Entertainment Group) was okay - the best thing about it was that it wasn't as smoky as some of the others. On the downside - the 'mascot' for the casino is icky, which makes the place seem not as nice as it is.
The hotel seems *very* nice - there are 134 suites on-site. We plan to try this hotel in the future.
The Harrah's here is pretty nice, and the rooms (we've stayed here a couple of times) are very nice. This is one of our first choices to stay whenever we are in this part of the Delta on business.
The Sam's Town Casino seems a little below average. It seems very smoky on the inside, and my post about us staying at this hotel a few months ago can be found by going to the December 2004 archive. Since we stayed here, they have started remodeling the rooms, but we still wouldn't stay again.
The Bally's Casino was just okay...there are a lot of better options casino-wise in Tunica, I think. A review of our hotel stay is in the April 2005 archive.
The Fitzgerald's Casino didn't seem very nice from the outside (and the hotel rooms don't look so great from their website either), but we didn't go inside. This is the only one in Tunica that we haven't been inside.
The Gold Strike seemed much nicer than the others. We would consider staying here in the future.