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Best CET property for gambling in Tunica

Last edit: mjames1229 on Monday, 7th November 2011 9:31 pm
Last response by wpsteel66 8th November 4:11pm

My wife and I will be travelling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and have decided to drive from Milwaukee, rather than to pay for air and rental car (and the $25 a day to park near the parades in New Orleans).

On the ride back, it looks like we will be staying one night in Tunica. Having never been there and not being a really high roller, I would likely not be eligible for a straight out comp, but I've got 45000 Race to Riches points that could be used for a room.

Though my points would cover just about any room at any of the three properties, which are the nicest ones to gamble at (of the Harrah's, Horseshoe or Roadhouse)? All responses appreciated.

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 JaviSRK responded on Tuesday, 8th November 2011

The nicest one would be the Horseshoe.

 erzeszut responded on Tuesday, 8th November 2011

I actually think that Harrah's is the nicest casino of the three CET properties, the most "Vegas-like."

But Harrah's location/orientation is a negative for me. Two of the three hotel towers are on the other side of the street and require a shuttle ride to get to the casino. (The third, the "Casino Tower" or whatever it's called is generally reserved for high rollers.)

Harrah's is also set off by itself, within walking distance of NOTHING. You'll have your own car, so maybe this isn't an issue; but it's a 5-10 minute drive to Casino Center, where you'll find Gold Strike (MGM), Horseshoe, and Roadhouse. Those three are directly next to each other.

So for convenience sake, you may want to stay at 'Shoe or Roadhouse. Roadhouse's casino is small, but I've heard the rooms are nice. Horseshoe has a nice casino, but I was decidedly unimpressed with the room when I stayed there. Small, dark, and a LONNNGGG walk from the elevator (and I'm used to Vegas hotels.)

Truthfully, my favorite casino and hotel in Tunica is the Gold Strike. If you stay at either Horseshoe or Roadhouse, be sure to walk over and check out GS. If you're a video poker player, their "Stage 2" bar has VP and usually has great live entertainment.

Tunica's fun. If you don't expect it to be Vegas, you'll have a good time. Mardi Gras is mind-blowing. I went once, when I was about 20 years old. I think I'm too old now to ever go back.

 lewintn responded on Tuesday, 8th November 2011

I would also say Horseshoe. I travel to Memphis for business often and stay in Tunica. Get one of the "Premium" rather than "Standard" rooms and you will be in the tower with nicer rooms rather than the low rise with the long hallways. The Roadhouse has hot tubs in the rooms but otherwise is not as nice as the 'Shoe. And, as someone above said, Harrahs is a fun casino but you have to drive or shuttle between the casino and the hotels (Veranda and Terrace). The hotel next to the casino is for VIP guests only as I understand it. And, by staying at the Horseshoe, you can visit Roadhouse and Gold Strike as they are all grouped together. Whichever of the CET properties you stay in, they will pick you up and take you to the others via shuttle bus as Harrahs is about 8-10 minutes from the 'Shoe and Roadhouse.

 wpsteel66 responded on Tuesday, 8th November 2011

I agree to stay at either Horseshoe or Roadhouse. Harrahs is off by itself and the main hotels are across the street and need to be shuttled to casino. You can walk, but a good walk.

But if part of your experience is wife using workout center and spa, i would recommend Harrah's. Harrah's only spa is at Harrah's and they have much better workout center than Roadhouse; 'Shoe fitness center is okay.

Harrah's is much larger casino, but the other 2 are good. In fact, i think 'Shoe is the nicest in Tunica.

As mentioned you have 3 casinos litearlly walking distance of each other if you stay at 'Shoe or Roadhouse. Rooms at Roadhouse were not changed from when this place was a Sheraton. But 'Shoe rooms nice also.

Roadhouse atmosphere is what you would expect with that name. But it is really neat place to gamble. I enjoy this atmosphere. You can go to 'Shoe and have more of upscale dining and gaming.

Take Harrah's shuttle to check out Harrah's if you want, but with the 3 casinos, really no need to go off site to another casino.

If you play craps, 'Shoe, Roadhouse, and Gold Strike have good tables and dealers.