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  • Why Does the House Have an Edge in Blackjack?

    By John Grochowski on Friday, May 19, 2017

    Blackjack House Edges Blog

    Earlier this year, I was asked to speak to a group of inexperienced players before their casino trip. One who had just started playing blackjack said he was confused over why the house had an edge. After all, the dealer is stuck hitting or standing according to set rules, while players can make decisions, and the dealer can’t double down, split pairs or get paid 3-2 on blackjacks.

  • Spring Strolls in Tunica

    By Lisa Konupka on Thursday, May 18, 2017

    This has to be my favorite time of the year. I look forward to the sun shining and warmer temperatures after a long winter. When Spring arrives I can not wait to get outside, take a stroll and explore. The great thing about being in Tunica is that I don't have to go far to take a Spring stroll and if strolling is not your thing we even have a bike trail. Here are a couple of my favorite places to visit -

  • Remembering and Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

    By Travel Tunica on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Tunica Rivergate Veterans Memorial

    On November 11, 2002, the Town of Tunica established the Veterans Memorial Park at the edge of our quiet and quaint downtown. This beautiful park features a life-size bronze statue with flags flying high representing each branch of the armed forces as well as a flag for the POW’s. 

  • Craps Table Comedy

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Craps Table Blog

    Whether it’s the bounce of the dice or the turn of a phrase, funny things happen at the craps table.  Just ask Wes and Faye, craps players who sent along their stories for our amusement.

  • Slots and Payback Percentage

    By John Grochowski on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Slots Payback Blog

    Every month, the Mississippi Gaming Commission publishes statistical reports that tell us, among other things, how much slot machines are paying back to players.

  • Wayne Newton Ticket Winners Announced

    By Travel Tunica on Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    Wayne Newton Concert Tunica
    Congratulation to the following winners of the Wayne Newton ticket giveaway. Each winner has won 2 tickets to see Wayne at Horseshoe Casino on May 20th. Even if you didn't win you can still see Wayne by clicking here to purchase tickets
  • Cotton Season Begins in Tunica

    By Travel Tunica on Monday, May 08, 2017

    Tunica Cotton

    It’s finally spring and for those of us in the Delta that means it’s planting season! Cotton is definitely one of the most picturesque of the crops in the Delta, so it’s no wonder that visitors love it!

  • Tunica, MS Best Burgers

    By Lisa Konupka on Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    8oz Burger Bar Horseshoe Casino Tunica

    Who doesn't love a hot juicy hamburger every once in a while? No matter how you like it, Tunica has some of the best burgers around. From diners to fine dining, here are our top 5 burgers that are a must for your next visit to Tunica. 

  • Do Combination Bets Work in Roulette?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    Roulette Wheel Combo Bets Blog

    Players float roulette systems past me several times a year. The variety of wagers available opens the door to creating combination bets, with players hoping different bets will cancel out each other’s weaknesses.

  • Blackjack Strategy when Playing Head to Head with Dealer

    By John Grochowski on Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Blackjack House Edges

    There are blackjack decisions that are cut-and-dried, and then there are those that are closer calls. One of the closer calls comes when you have 13 and the dealer’s face up card is a 2. Basic strategy tells us the best play is to stand and not take a chance on busting, but the difference isn’t large.

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