Resorts Casino Tunica

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Coordinates: 34°48′56″N 90°25′03″W / 34.815477°N 90.417579°W / 34.815477; -90.417579

Resorts Tunica
Address 1100 Casino Strip Boulevard
Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664
Opening date 1994
Theme Antebellum
Number of rooms 200
Total gaming space 35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2)
Permanent shows None
Signature attractions River Bend Links golf course
Casino type Riverboat
Owner Resorts International Holdings
Previous names Southern Belle Casino
Harrah's Tunica Mardi Gras Casino
Renovated in 1996, 2005
Website Resorts Tunica

Resorts Casino Tunica is a 200 room hotel and a 35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) casino located in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. It is one of three casinos located in the "Casino Strip" area, along with Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Tunica and Hollywood Casino Tunica. The casino is owned by Colony Capital and operated by its Resorts International Holdings division.

History[edit]

The casino was opened in 1994 as the Southern Belle Casino. That casino closed approximately four months after opening and remained shuttered for a short time. Harrah's Entertainment, which owned a Harrah's casino about a block away just off the main road, reopened the property in 1996.[1] The company briefly operated both locations as Harrah's casinos, but eventually closed the older facility, selling it to Isle of Capri Casinos. The former Southern Belle became the sole Harrah's property.

In 2004, Harrah's agreed to buy Caesars Entertainment. The new company would have controlled five of Tunica Resorts' nine casinos: Harrah's, Grand Casino Tunica, Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica and Bally's Casino Tunica. Because of possible anti-competitive domination of the Tunica market, Harrah's agreed to sell the property, along with Bally's, to Colony Capital, who then created Rih Acquisitions Ms ii, llc to own and operate the casinos (including Bally's Tunica). The casino was renamed Resorts Tunica in 2005.[2]

On November 9, 2011, Foundation Gaming Group from Gulfport, MS assumed the management of Resorts Casino and Hotel along with Bally's Casino Tunica.

Dining[edit]

Resorts Tunica features three dining facilities:

  • TJ's Steakhouse, fine dining
  • The Big Burger
  • The Buffet

Entertainment[edit]

The casino features a stage and a ball room with live entertainment that includes karaoke, boxing, MMA, and open mic nights. Resorts is immediately adjacent to River Bend Links golf course.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harrah's Tunica Mardi Gras Casino Opens". Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. 1996-04-08. 
  2. ^ Schiffer, Rudi (2005-05-03). "Heard It On the River". Casino City Times/Jackpot Magazine. 

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