Tunica, Mississippi: A Little Slice Of Casino Heaven By Amberly Ashton For southerners, we don't have to travel far to get our casino fix. Mississippi is centrally located and home to 8 casino resorts. The first one opened up in the early 1990's and once housed 11 different casinos. If you have never had the pleasure of visiting this little slice of casino heaven, I encourage to see what Tunica, Mississippi has to offer. You might be pleasantly surprised. Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall - Has a rustic style, and is the oldest and largest casino in Tunica with 75,000 square feet of gambling space. The casino has two floors filled with your favorite slots and table games. Sam's Town offers three different options to fit all your dining needs. For luxury dining choose Twain's Steakhouse. They also offer the Smokey Joe's Snack Bar for a quick bite to eat and The Great Buffet featuring a variety of all your favorite foods. Their hotel offers over 840 rooms for your stay. If are are the traveling kind, they offer a RV park with 50 spaces available. Each private concrete pad has its own BBQ grill and picnic table. They offer around the clock shuttle service to and from the casino. Fitz Casino and Hotel - When entering the casino, a replica of Ireland's fabled Blarney Stone greets you. After a long day of gambling enjoy a meal in their Players Snack Bar or go back for seconds in their Riverview Buffet. If your are craving steak or sea food don't miss indulging at The Steakhouse. Their 500 plus hotel rooms and suites have all been recently renovated with your comfort in mind and offer such amenities as an indoor pool and exercise area. The Fitz has the only hotel in Tunica that looks out over the Mississippi River. Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel - Enjoy some of the best action in Mississippi as soon as you walk through the swinging doors of this western themed casino. While you're in the casino, trying your luck at more than 1,100 slot machines, you will be entertained with the talent playing at The Riverstage Showbar. When hunger sets in, satisfy your appetite at the Roadhouse Diner. There you will find American, Cajun and Southern dishes. Roadhouse Hotel boast the only all-suites rooms in Tunica, and has over 200 of them and each of them have a whirlpool tub located right in the room. Hollywood Casino and Hotel - You will feel like a star in this 55,000 square feet casino offering the best action around. Hundreds of Hollywood memorabilia and movie history surround the walls and walkways of their casino. The Safari Bar Lounge host some of the best free live music from local artist and bands. When you are ready to eat you can choose from the Celebrity Grill for popular American food including burgers and more, or the Fairbanks Steakhouse for all your gourmet needs. For the best selection of dishes and entrees, dine in the Epic Buffet. Their RV Park has 134 spots available and each offer all your normal hook-ups including showers, free wi-fi internet along with an on sight laundry facility. Their luxurious hotel is home to nearly 500 suites and rooms. Gold Strike Casino and Resort - You can see this gleaming 31 story MGM Resort from miles away! Their casino is home to 1,400 slot machines and over 50 table games. Catch a live show and have a drink in their trendy Ten 10 Wine & Whiskey Bar or see some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in their 800 seat Millennium Theatre. Gold Strike host six different restaurants and cafes for your dining pleasure. The Atrium is a cafe that offers breakfast dishes, fresh salads and sandwiches or satisfy your decadent cravings in their Chicago Steakhouse. When nothing else will do, feast at their Buffet Americana, they guarantee you won't walk away hungry or grab a quick bite on the go in their food court. Stay in style in one of their 1,100 lavish rooms. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel - Developed by Jack Binion, Horseshoe Casino pays homage to the classic throwback casinos. In their casino, play at one of 1,700 slot machines or place a bet of up to $10,000 on one of their table games. Stay in the middle of the action at the Legends Stage Bar, all while enjoying some great live music. The Bluesville Showcase Nightclub is where you will find all the biggest music legends and comedy acts. Make sure you're hungry when you arrive! They have a grand variety with the 8 OZ. Burger Bar, JB's Cafe and Village Square Buffet. For Chinese dishes, sushi and seafood eat at Noodles Asian Restaurant. If you are looking for fine dining, enjoy Jack Binion's Steak House. When the day is done, retire in a 14 story tower that holds 500 rooms and 300 suites. Resorts Casino and Hotel - They offer up over 1,000 of the best slot machines in this 40,000 square foot casino. Catch live music nightly from the casino stage. When you need a break check out the Stage Bar and watch the "always on" sports game on their 12' by 8' video wall. Make sure you make reservations at 61 Grille to sample fine wine, and feast on mouth watering steak and lobster. If you are really feeling up to the challenge, eat at their American food joint, Big Burgers, and attempt to devour the 5 pound burger, named after the restaurant. When the excitement of the day catches up with you, unwind in one of their 200 plus spacious rooms. Bally's Casino and Hotel - When you see the big silo in the distance you know you have arrived at Bally's. Their rustic 19th century delta theme casino takes you right back to a simpler time and place. Players can enjoy over 1,000 slot machines and a variety of table games. Their massive 16' by 9' HD and plasma screens allow you to watch all the sporting events at all hours of the day! When the time is right, sample one of the three restaurants. In Katt's Kitchen they are cooking up Asian, Tex-Mex and Southern traditions. If you are looking for some American favorites then you must visit the casual Silo Eatery. The Barn will tempt you will their appetizers, dinner salads, juicy steaks, and southern sides but don't expect healthy dishes, just good old comfort food. Bally's hotel is the perfect choice for comfortable, cozy rooms. They offer 238 rooms and make accommodations for those with special needs.