Tunica's Gaming Areas

Of Tunica's nine casinos, seven are located in two distinct areas: The Casino Strip and the Casino Center:

CASINO STRIP AREA

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, with its Old West facade, has a down-home, casual atmosphere. It has 860 guest rooms. The casino features 1,900 slot machines and 71 table games, a live poker room and Tunica's only live keno.

There are five restaurants including Billy Bob's Steakhouse, the Uptown Buffet and Corky's Ribs & BBQ. The 1,600-seat River Palace Arena has Las Vegas-style headliner entertainment with performers like Wynonna Judd, Bill Cosby, Tom Jones and Wayne Newton. Other amenities include a landscaped courtyard, pool and Jacuzzi, and an exercise facility with sauna and steam room.

Harrah's Tunica Casino & Hotel, an elegant property with 200 guest rooms, has 1,195 slot machines plus 38 table games separated into two pits on the main floor. There is also a high-limit table area and high-limit slot lounge.

Dining options include the SteakHouse and the Fresh Market Square Buffet. Harrah's Plant 4 Kidz is a state-certified care and entertainment center for children six weeks and older. It features a high-tech game center with arcade games, video games and prize redemption center.

Hollywood Casino & Hotel generates show-biz excitement with its collection of movie memorabilia and props ranging from old Hollywood classics to modern blockbusters. The property has 506 guest rooms and a casino with 1,365 slot machines, 44 table games, video poker and a poker room.

Its Safari Bar and Lounge has live entertainment and its restaurants include the award-winning Fairbanks Steakhouse, the Hollywood Diner and the Epic Buffet.

There is also a free-form indoor pool and Jacuzzi and a fully-equipped 72-space RV park.

CASINO CENTER AREA

Bally's Saloon, Gambling Hall & Hotel evokes the "good ol' days" with its Victorian decor. It has 240 guest rooms. The casino features more than 1,200 slot machines; video versions of poker, blackjack and keno; a private high stakes room and monthly tournaments.

Restaurants include the Delta Steakhouse and the Cornucopia Buffet Restaurant. There is an open-air courtyard with pool, sun deck, patio and Jacuzzi, plus a workout room and laundry facilities. Bally's 250-seat Bonkerz Comedy Club, located in a grain silo, features name entertainers.

Gold Strike Casino Resort is marked by a stunning marble and glass lobby and 1,200 guest rooms. Its casino has 1,250 reel and video slot machines and 45 table games. There is an indoor pool with two Jacuzzis, an exercise facility and an area featuring an arcade and video games.

Gold Strike's new Millennium Theatre is featuring nightly entertainment by magician Brett Daniels, while its Bullion Stage Bar showcases live rock, pop and rhythm and blues. Dining options include the Chicago Steakhouse, Atrium Cafe and a food court.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel is an elegant property, home to the new Bluesville Nightclub and Blues & Legends Hall of Fame Museum. Live entertainment is also offered at the Stage Bar on the casino floor. It has 194 guest rooms and 311 new suites. The casino features more than 1,400 slot machines, more than 70 table games and a poker room that hosts satellite tournaments for the World Series of Poker.

Jack Binion's Steak House and the Cafe Sonoma are among the restaurants. The Horseshoe also has a full-service health spa with sauna and steam room, facials and massages by appointment and an outdoor pool.

Sheraton Casino & Hotel, reminiscent of a Tudor castle, has 140 guest rooms plus the Roman Touch Health Spa offering massage, tanning, facials and body wraps. Its casino has 1,300 slot and video machines, plus craps, blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker and mini-baccarat.

The River Stage is a cabaret-style lounge featuring live music from local and regional talent, while the Grand Salon stages headliner comedy from nationally-known talents. Dining includes Hemmings, the Landing Buffet and Reno's.

Elsewhere in tunica

Grand Casino Tunica is the largest, with a total of 756 guest rooms in two hotels with another 500 coming on line with the opening late this year or early next year of its third hotel. Its gaming options include more than 3,100 slot machines and 100 table games in four separate gaming areas with New Orleans, San Francisco, Victorian and Western themes.

The Grand has exercise rooms, indoor and outdoor pools with Jacuzzis; a 90-acre lake with exercise paths; the new 18-hole Cottonwoods Golf Club; the Kids Quest child care center for kids six weeks to 12 years old, and a full-service RV park.

Live entertainment is featured at The Quarter, a New Orleans-style club, and Boots, where country and western acts play. Restaurants include the Delta Blues Cafe, Big Sky Steakhouse, LB's Steakhouse and Celebration Buffet.

The only Tunica casino overlooking the Mississippi River, Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel is built in the style of a castle. It has 500 guest rooms and a casino with more than 1,200 slots and video machines, more than 41 table games and cash drawings and weekly tournaments.

It also features an indoor pool, an exercise area and top name entertainment on the casino floor. Restaurants include Fitzgeralds Sports Pub, Limericks Steakhouse and Molly's Coffee Shoppe and Buffet.

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