Down The Road

  • Get the Most from Caribbean Stud Poker

    By John Grochowski on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    When I started going to casinos, the selection of table games was pretty basic. There were blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat. Some casinos had Big Six money wheels, and sometimes you’d see Red Dog or other change-of-pace games.
  • Ante-bet Strategy in Three-card Poker

    By John Grochowski on Sunday, January 18, 2015

    I remember when Three Card Poker was a new game in the 1990s, struggling to carve out a niche. It had failed to make enough money to satisfy the house in a trial at the Stardust in Las Vegas, but it was a hit in Mississippi. The success of the game in Tunica was enough to convince operators in other states that maybe the Stardust experience was an anomaly.
  • Setting Your Hand in Pai-Gow Poker

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, January 15, 2015

    An e-mail brought me a tale of woe from a pai-gow poker novice:

    “My friend told me to make my bottom hand as strong as I can,” the player’s lament began. “But when I put a pair of Kings in the bottom hand and a pair of 9s in the top, I was told I arranged them wrong, and the dealer took my money.”

    In pai-gow poker, you’re dealt seven cards, which you arrange into a five-card “high” hand and a two-card “second-high” hand. Both must beat the dealer for you to win your bet, but you get your money back if one wins. The deck consists of 53 cards, with the standard 52 joined by a Joker that can be used either as an Ace or to compete a flush or straight.

  • World Series of Poker Star Chris Moneymaker Talks to Down the Road

    By Travel Tunica on Monday, January 12, 2015

    No player in the history of the game has done more to raise the profile of poker than World Series of Poker champ Chris Moneymaker. He calls Memphis home, but this jet-setting professional poker player visits some of the world’s most exotic locales—Monte Carlo, Macau, Australia—to play the game he loves. Chris took time away from the tables to talk to Down the Road about how he got his start, the famous Hollywood stars he’s played (and taken money from) and what he finds special about Tunica.
  • Travel Tunica Learns How to Have a Poker Face

    By Travel Tunica on Friday, January 09, 2015

    We’ve all watched poker on TV or walked past a poker table.  Maybe you’re even like me and have played poker with family or friends at home, but until today, I’d never been given a real poker lesson in a casino.  Travel Tunica decided Hollywood Casino’s poker room was the place to learn how to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.
  • World Series Of Poker Returns To Tunica

    By John Grochowski on Monday, January 05, 2015

    World Series of Poker
    When the World Series of Poker Circuit makes its Tunica stop Jan. 22-Feb. 2 at Horseshoe, it will be building on a tradition that began 45 years ago in Las Vegas. That’s when Benny Binion invited seven of the top poker players in the world to come to his casino for a tournament he called the World Series of Poker, and that’s grown into the mega-event that brings national ballyhoo and TV coverage every year.
  • New Place For Relaxation In Tunica

    By Lisa Konupka on Friday, December 19, 2014

    Spa Around The Corner

    Lights. Camera. Relaxation. Spa Around The Corner recently opened at Hollywood Casino, and if you are in need of some relaxation this is the place to go. The spa has not been open long, but it already has people talking about how good they feel after a treatment. 

  • Free Wine and Whiskey Tastings at TEN10

    By Lisa Konupka on Friday, December 12, 2014

    Do you enjoy a nice glass of wine or to sip on some fine whiskey? If so you will want to stop by TEN10 Wine and Whiskey bar at GoldStrike Casino Tunica.

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve Tunica Style

    By Lisa Konupka on Monday, December 08, 2014

    New Year Eve 2014 Events Tunica 2015

    Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!

    This year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready to celebrate. Tunica is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. We have everything from live music, car giveaways, slot tournaments and fine dining.  Here is a complete list of the New Year’s Eve activities. We are sure that there is something for everyone.


  • Casino Strip Presents $100,000 Slot Tournament

    By Lisa Konupka on Wednesday, December 03, 2014

    Casino Strip Slot Winner

    Something exciting took place last weekend in Tunica and I’m not just talking about Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  Last week Hollywood Casino, Resorts Casino, and Sam’s Town Tunica Casino hosted the first ever Casino Strip Presents $100,000 slot tournament.  This tournament was the first of it’s kind here in Tunica and let me tell you, it was a lot of fun.


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