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Quick Tunica Trip

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by RunningRam, May 29, 2017.

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  1. RunningRam

    RunningRam Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Made a quick trip to Tunica May 20-22 with the wife. She had never been to Memphis/Graceland and wanted to see both. We stayed at Gold Strike Tunica and did not venture into any other casinos there.

    Didn't have any mLife offers in Tunica as I had never been there so I called a month before and they comped the nights for me. Flew into Memphis and rented a car as we were going to be doing the tourist stops in Memphis. Spent Saturday and Sunday afternoons and early evenings down on Beale St. Had a great time listening to some great blues music at BBKings and Blues City Cafe and did the Sun Records tour. We walked from Beale to there but it was over a mile each way so if you don't like or can't walk distances you should get an uber. Definitely recommend a trip there if you can. Visited Graceland on Monday on our way out to the airport. I'm not a big Elvis fan so it was just meh. The wife loved it and is making plans to take her mother there. They have a new Elvis experience that opened this year so there was a lot to see.

    I gambled 5-6 hours a night there. Both nights they had $10 3:2 blackjack and had $5 on Sunday. They also had a multitude of side bets at the various tables. I saw Lucky ladies, 3 card bonus, buster blackjack, and a couple more. I played a few hours and the dealers were pretty good.

    They had 6 craps tables, varying from $10-$25 mins. 2 of the tables were crapless craps (stay away!) and the rest were regular, the tables were pretty cold when I played and I mostly broke even. The had all small/tall paying 175 and 35 so that was good. One negative if you play the don't, they had the 12 pictured on all the don't bets and it is a push on the come out roll.

    They had multiple mini bacc tables including one that was $5. I've never seen one that low so I played it a bit. They also had lots of carny games - Mississippi Stud, Let it ride, 3 card poker, 4 card poker. All at $5 mins.

    We ate in the buffet for Sunday brunch. It was good but not exceptional. I'd compare it to Mirage or MGM in Vegas.
    Overall, it was a decent casino but nothing overly special. I enjoyed playing there but doubt I would take a special trip there again.
     
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  2. Tarstarkas

    Tarstarkas High-Roller

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    Tks for the TR. Going down that way in October and staying at Horseshoe.
     
  3. Richard Alpert

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    Thanks for the Tunica/Elvis report, RunningRam!
    Even though you didn't "Love It Tender," it was good to hear you had some good times! :D

    RICHARD
     
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  4. ShepherdDon

    ShepherdDon Tourist

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    We've talked about visiting Gold Strike. Couple years ago a group got a tour of the hotel and it made a good impression. As part of the tour they fed us and did it up pretty nice for a small group.

    Thanks for posting.

    Don
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report!
     
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