Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel
|Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel|
|Location||Tunica Resorts, Mississippi 38664|
|Address||1107 Casino Center Drive|
|No. of rooms||134 suites|
|Permanent shows||River Stage Showbar|
|Signature attractions||Mechanical bull, Beer pong|
|Notable restaurants||Range Steakhouse & Bar
Big Kitchen Buffet
|Previous names||Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica|
|Website||Tunica Roadhouse website|
The Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel is a casino, hotel and spa located in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi,. It is themed to resemble a roadhouse, and is marketed as a place to "get wild", housing many features unique to Tunica casinos, such as a mechanical bull, as well as beer pong and other "bar games". The concept debuted December 18, 2009.
The casino features 36 table games and more than 1,300 video poker and slot machines located on two floors. The hotel has 134 suites, all of which feature a whirlpool bathtub. Two restaurants and a buffet are also on the premises.
The property was originally opened by ITT Sheraton in 1994 as Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica. In 1998, after ITT Sheraton was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, its casinos were sold to Park Place Entertainment, newly formed from the merger of Hilton's gaming unit and Grand Casinos. At this point, Sheraton Tunica and the former Grand Casino Tunica (later re-branded to Harrah's) first came under the same ownership.
Park Place was renamed as Caesars Entertainment, which, in turn, merged with Harrah's Entertainment in 2004, soon after Harrah's had acquired the adjacent Horseshoe Casino in a separate deal. To prevent the newly-combined company from owning five of the Tunica market's nine casinos, Harrah's chose to sell the previous Harrah's Tunica (now Resorts Casino Tunica) and Bally's Casino Tunica to Colony Capital.
Despite the numerous ownership changes, the resort continued operating under the Sheraton banner until December 14, 2009. As Sheraton, the casino/hotel featured a black forest theme.
Harrah's Entertainment reverted its name to Caesars Entertainment in 2010 and closed Harrah's Tunica in 2014, leaving Horseshoe & Roadhouse as its only two casinos operating in the area.
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