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  • Turning a football tradition into a memorable weekend in Tunica, Mississippi

    By Travel Tunica on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Football Season Fun in Tunica

    “It’s the perfect spot for a boy’s weekend,” my wife said. I gave her a sidelong look. She tried to prove her point: “Steakhouses, casinos, cigars…”

  • Winning the Most Hands Does Not Always Win the Most Money

    By John Grochowski on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Double Bonus Poker

    A play that will win the most hands isn’t always the play that will win the most money.  I was asked recently if there are other games where it’s better to make plays to win less often because they win more money.

  • Is There an Advantage to Playing Two Machines at Once?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Slot Machines

    When I first started to play in casinos, I used to see many slot players taking two or more machines at a time. I even saw a woman playing an entire row, starting the reels spinning on each machine, not waiting to see the results until she returned to each machine in her rotation.

  • Mississippi Stud Poker Straight Strategy

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, September 05, 2017

    Mississippi Stud Poker Blogs Tunica

    In any game where strategy makes a difference, there are fine points and there are players who struggle with small differences.

    One such game is Mississippi Stud Poker, in which players must ante to start, then may raise by betting one to three times their ante after seeing their first two cards, again after seeing the first of three community cards and a third time after the second community card is exposed.

  • Angela's Flowers, Gifts, and Events Opens In Downtown Tunica

    By Travel Tunica on Monday, August 07, 2017

    Angela’s Flowers, Gifts and Events is downtown Tunica’s newest place to shop for one of a kind gifts, flowers for any occasion and even offers full event planning services. 

  • A Perfect Day at the Casino

    By John Grochowski on Monday, July 31, 2017

    Gaming Slots Girl Smiling

    A perfect day in the casino means different things to different people.

    When I asked about players’ perfect days a while back, many told me about blackjack. Some told me about the terrific steak they ate – comped, of course – or about shows and shopping.

    Betty is a reader whose perfect day involves a nice meal and a little shopping, and as long as she doesn’t lose big on the slots, she’s happy.

  • Cool Down This Summer In Tunica, Mississippi

    By Travel Tunica on Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Pools in Tunica
    On a hot streak at the casino and need to cool off? We have put together a list of our casino hotel pools. Book your room and find your own private oasis at one of our casino resort pools. 
  • How Does the Casino Get Its Edge?

    By John Grochowski on Monday, July 24, 2017

    House Edge Craps

    I’m often asked, “How does the casino gets its edge,” and the basic answer always is, “By paying winners less than the true odds of winning.” Casinos take your full bet when you lose, but pay only a portion of the true odd when you win.

  • Are Video Card Games More Like Slot Reels or Card Tables?

    By John Grochowski on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Video Card Games

    One of the things that sets video poker and video blackjack apart from slot machines is that electronic games that use representations of playing cards must offer fair odds. Nevada took the lead, naturally enough, but Mississippi followed suit when its casinos opened in the 1990s, and so did other states.

     

  • Back to Back Jackpots a Reality

    By John Grochowski on Monday, July 10, 2017

    Royal Flush Video Poker

    Regular readers know that I love to hear close encounters of the winning kind. Slot and video poker players have been great about emailing me their experiences in winning back to back jackpots, or at least jackpots within a few plays of each other.

    The latest comes from Suzanne, a video poker player who wasn’t sure her story qualified because it involved royal flushes by two different players.

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