Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Win seats to Hollywood Poker Open Championship in Vegas by playing in tournaments at Hollywood Tunica, Feb. 26 - March 8

TUNICA, MISS. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015)  — The third season of the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) has kicked off and will stop in Tunica at Hollywood Casino Feb. 26 through March 8 for big money and chances to win seats to the HPO Championship Event at the M Resort in Las Vegas.
In the HPO Feature Events at Hollywood Casino, winners will receive an HPO trophy, additionally the player with the highest point total (leaderboard) from the feature events (including the Main) will receive a seat in this year’s HPO Season 3 Championsh
ip at the M Resort, June 26-28. The winner of the HPO Regional Main Event will also receive a $2,500 entry into the HPO Season 3 Championship at the M Resort in in June.
Feature events at Hollywood Casino Tunica are listed in red:
No. 1 - Thursday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $235.
No. 2 - Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 3 - Friday, Feb. 27, 12 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $235.
No. 4 - Friday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guarantee), buy-in is $300.
No. 5 - Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 6a - Saturday, Feb. 28, 12 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack Flight A, buy-in is $300.
No. 6b - Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack Flight B, buy-in is $300.
No. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 8 - Sunday, March 1, 11 a.m., Seniors No Limit (age 50 and older), buy-in is $235.
- Mega/Restart Event No. 6, March 1, 12 p.m.
No. 9 - Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $300.
No. 10 - Sunday, March 1, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 11 - Monday, March 2, 12 p.m., Satellite (Guaranteed Seat Event No. 12), buy-in is $70.
No. 12 - Monday, March 2, 3 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $235.
No. 13 - Monday, March 2, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 14 - Tuesday, March 3, 12 p.m., Satellite (Guaranteed Seat Event No. 15), buy-in is $70.
No. 15 - Tuesday, March 3, 3 p.m., NL Pot Limit Omaha, buy-in is $235.
No. 16 - Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 17 - Wednesday, March 4, 12 p.m., Satellite (Guaranteed Seat Event No. 18), buy-in is $70.
No. 18 - Wednesday, March 4, 3 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $235.
No. 19 - Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 20 - Wednesday, March 4, 12 p.m., Satellite (Guaranteed Seat Event No. 21), buy-in is $70.
No. 21 - Thursday, March 5, 3 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack Flight A, buy-in is $300.
No. 22 - Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack Flight B, buy-in is $300.
No. 23 - Thursday, March 5, 10 p.m., Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed), buy-in is $125.
- Friday, March 6, 12 p.m., Mega/Restart Flights.
No. 24 - Friday, March 6, 1 p.m., NL Hold’em Deepstack, buy-in is $300.
No. 25 - Friday, March 6, 3 p.m., Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guarantee), buy-in is $235.
No. 26 - Friday, March 6, 5 p.m., Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed), buy-in is $125.
No. 27 - Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guarantee), buy-in is $235.
No. 28 - Friday, March 6, 10 p.m., Turbo Satellite (Main Event Seat Guaranteed), buy-in is $125.
No. 29 -Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m., Mega Satellite (Main Event Seat Guarantee), buy-in is $235.
No. 30 -  Saturday, March 7, 12 p.m., HPO Regional Main Event, buy-in is $1,115.
No. 31 - Saturday, March 7, 5 p.m., Ladies No Limit Hold’em, buy-in is $125.
No. 32 - Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m., No Limit ($2,000 guarantee), buy-in is $125.
No. 33 - Sunday, March 8, 11 a.m., Seniors No Limit (age 50 and older), buy-in is $235.
- Sunday, March 8, 12 p.m., Main Event Restart.
No. 34 - Sunday, March 8, NL Hold’em Deepstack, $235 buy-in.

Visit for more details or call the casino at (800) 871-0711.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Growlers now at Sam's Town Tunica's Smokey Joe's

Fill your's with 64 ounces of fresh beer straight from the tap

At Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica, Miss.

By David Grisham
TUNICA RESORTS — Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall has great news for beer lovers. The casino now has a growler station at Smokey Joe’s.
For those who may not be up to speed, a growler is a large jug used to sell take-out craft beer from breweries, brewpubs and/or beer taps. The growlers from Smokey Joe’s are 64-ounce, amber-colored glass jugs and feature screw-on caps. Properly sealed, a growler can hold carbonation indefinitely. The growler’s darker glass protects the beer from excess light and UV, which breaks down the beer’s integrity. 
Alan Handler, Sam’s Town food and beverage director, said the growler station is a real plus at Smokey Joe’s. “You can take the finest craft beer home or to your room and enjoy it straight from the tap to your glass.”
Purchase the growler for $15 and fill it with domestic beer for $10 or craft beer for $20. Keep the growler and bring it back to refill it for the fill price. Crafted beers available include Redd’s Apple Ale, Ghost River Golden Ale, Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, Suzy B Dirty Blond Ale and Fat Tire. Domestics include Budweiser, Bud Light and Miller Lite.
While growlers may be more popular now than ever, the beer vessel dates back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is said that original growlers were galvanized pails with lids that made a rumbling sound caused by escaping carbon dioxide – hence the name “growler.” 
While you’re at Smokey Joe’s you’ll want something to go with your beer - especially if your stomach is “growling.” The eatery has plenty of options. Choose from 15 different sandwiches, ranging from burgers to clubs to barbecue to chicken salad and more, or try the classic BLT or the ever-popular Philly cheesesteak. Favorite non-sandwiches listed on the menu include chicken wings, fried shrimp, onion rings, barbecue nachos, chili and more. Is salad your thing? Try a fruit salad, a chef’s salad or the grilled chicken Caesar salad. And since Smokey Joe’s is open 24 hours, it’s a great place to grab breakfast. Enjoy ham, sausage or bacon biscuits or try the two-egg platter, which comes with ham, sausage or bacon with toast and tots. Smokey Joe’s menu also includes a hamsteak and egg platter with toast and tots, plus other breakfast options. Check out Smokey Joe’s on your next visit for your very own growler and tasty sandwich platter. It’s located across the Atrium from The Great Buffet. For more gambling news from Mississippi, read Jackpot! Magazine online.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Michael Clark from WMC-TV Wins World Series of Poker Media Tournament at Horseshoe Tunica

Clark Chooses Tunica Humane Society to Receive $1,000 Donation

TUNICA, Miss., January 18, 2015 – Congratulations to WMC-TV’s Michael Clark for winning the 2015 World Series of Poker Media Tournament and beating out 33 other members of the local media.  As the winner, Clark receives $1,000 to be donated to his favorite charity, the Tunica Humane Society.

World Series of Poker Media Tournament 2015 Standings

1st       Michael Clark              WMC-TV
2nd      Randy Adams             WHBQ Fox 13
3rd       Mo Better                    Flinn Broadcasting
4th       Eli Savoie                    Sports 56
5th       Frank Gilbert               I Heart Media
6th       Nick Burchett             WHBQ Fox 13
7th       Jeffrey Goldberg         Contemporary Media
8th       Janice Broach              WMC-TV
9th       CJ Hurt                       Cerrito Live
10th     Patrick McGinnis        WKNO-TV & FM

The World Series of Poker Circuit returns to Tunica this season with a new home. For the first time in the tour’s history, the Horseshoe Tunica will host a Circuit event.

Horseshoe Tunica has been part of poker history since it opened its doors. It was originally founded by Jack Binion, a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and son of WSOP founder Benny Binion. Now, the Horseshoe becomes part of the WSOP Circuit as well.

The Circuit stop will run from January 22 to February 2, and tournaments will be held in Bluesville, the Horseshoe’s concert venue. The schedule features 12 official WSOP Circuit events. The winner of each will receive a WSOP Circuit gold ring and points on the Circuit Leaderboard. The winner of the $1,675 Main Event (Jan. 30-Feb.2) will also earn a free entry into the 2015 WSOP National Championship.

One additional seat in the National Championship is up for grabs. The top point-earner throughout the 12 events earns the title of Casino Champion and will join the Main Event winner at the National Championship.

There will also be a full schedule of non-ring events, including a $250 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, a $250 H.O.R.S.E. event, a $250 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event, and nightly $135 tournaments.

Several nearby hotels are offering discounted rates to players. Reserve your room at America’s Best Value Inn Tunica Resort (use code ABVI World Poker) or Best Western Tunica Resort (code BW World Poker).

A full schedule for the WSOP Circuit is available on

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New museum addition progressing nicely at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center

TUNICA, Miss. — A new blues museum will open this January as a part of an expanded Gateway to the Blues Vistor Center, when the center officially becomes the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center & Museum, according to 
The visitor center is located alongside blues highway 61 in Tunica Resorts. Just 20 miles from Memphis’s Beale Street and Elvis’ Graceland, the expanded vistors center and museum will serve as a great stop for tourists and music lovers searching for that authentic blues experience. 
The 3,500 square foot museum will feature the following galleries:
What Is Blues Music
Why Here? (Mississippi Delta)
Evolution of Style and Form
Mississippi Bluesmen
Evolution of the Guitar
Blues Lyric Interactive
Highlights of the museum will include videos from local historian Willy Beardon and blues artists Preston Shannon and Eden Brent.  Visitors will end their journey with local bluesman Memphis Jones in the Blues Lyric Interactive where he will assist you in the production of your very own blues song. 
Once recorded, the Gateway to the Blues Museum staff will email each visitor a copy of their song as a memento of their visit to Tunica and the Mississippi Delta. 
The name “Gateway” was given to this project because the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center is truly the gateway to the larger blues and music product that can be found throughout the Mississippi Delta.  
Whether traveling the Blues Trail, visiting one of the many blues attractions in Clarksdale or attending an event at the BB King Blues Museum in Indianola, the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum will serve as the perfect first stop and educate all on why this original music art form originated and flourished from this unique landscape.
The blues, born among the hot, humid and dusty Mississippi Delta fields makes this marketing tagline about as true and original as any that you will ever hear or read.
Arguably Mississippi’s greatest export; blues music has been experienced across the airwaves on radios and televisions the world-over.  Today however, millions of people from around the globe are taking the 18th century poet John Keats’ words to heart and visiting Mississippi where this truest form of experiential music was born.

The Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and Museum will become real with visitors from around the world being able to experience this one of a kind music attraction in 2015.  Follow us on twitter @TunicaBlues and check in with for the most up to date and accurate times for the official grand opening of Mississippi’s newest blues music experience. For more gaming news, click here: Jackpot! Magazine.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Win a Ford F-350 at Southland Park Gaming & Racing


WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Southland Park Gaming wants you to keep on truckin’ with its Duckin’ and Truckin’ Giveaway. Pick a duck for your chance to win a Ford F-350.
Ford F-350
Guests earn one entry for every 50 points earned daily. On Saturdays in November, ten guests will be drawn at 8 and 10 p.m. using Southland’s E-Draw System to draw a duck. The guest will receive the free play prize they draw along with a finalist ticket to bring back for the final drawing on Nov. 29, where one lucky winner will win an F-350 Truck.

Tonight, Friday, Nov. 14, Southland will give away a car in the Ford 14th Giveaway. Player Rewards members are invited to swipe their card at a promotional kiosk beginning at 6 p.m. for a chance to win. On Nov. 14 at 10 p.m., one winner will be drawn for 2014 Ford vehicle. Southland will also give away another Ford car on Dec. 14, so mark your calendar.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tunica's Casino Strip hosts three-casino $100,000 Slot Tournament Nov. 27, 28 & 29

Invitational and buy-in event at Hollywood, Resorts and Sam's Town casinos

TUNICA RESORTS — Tunica’s Casino Strip will be a slot players’ mecca when the casinos of Casino Strip host the $100,000 Invitational & Buy-In Slot Tournament in November. The joint tournament will be hosted by Hollywood Casino, Resorts Casino and Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall and is open to the public. 
Qualified players will receive a free invitation by mail or via promotional entry from one of the three properties. * 
All other players without an invitation may enter the tournament with a $200 buy-in fee. 
Only one $200 buy-in fee will be allowed per person and comp dollars are not permitted for buy-ins. 
To be eligible, players must have or obtain a Hollywood Casino Marquee Rewards Players card, Resorts Casino Rewards Club Players card and a Sam’s Town B-Connected Players card. All players cards are free with a valid state or federal ID. One must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this event. Players eligible to receive one entry either by invitation or buy-in. 
The length of tournament play and scores will vary at each participating casino. At Hollywood Casino Tunica the round is three minutes.  At Resorts Casino Tunica and Sam’s Town Casino Tunica the rounds are five minutes.
Early registration will be held at Hollywood from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. Early registrants will receive 500 bonus points (T-shirt to first 1,200 registrants). Regular registration will be held at Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 28, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Sam’s Town will hold the Saturday, Nov. 29 morning check-in, score update and drawings.  Registration for the drawings will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the slot tournament area.  The drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the slot tournament area. Twenty-one winners will receive $100 cash. Winners are not required to be present during the drawing to win. Cash prizes will be awarded at Sam’s Town throughout the day at the B Connected Club. Cash prizes will also be available for pick up at the awards banquet following tournament play. Cash prizes will again be available for pickup at Sam’s Town B Connected Club from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Any cash prizes not claimed by 10 p.m. on Sunday will be forfeited.
Resorts will host the awards announcement Saturday, Nov. 29, at approximately 9 p.m.
Each participant must play one round at each casino property. Tournament play will begin for Round 1 at each property at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28. Tournament play will begin for Round 2 at each property at 9am on Saturday, Nov. 29 and tournament play will begin for Round 3 at each property at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.
Each player will have three scores (one score per casino). All three scores will be added together to determine the final tournament score. At registration, players will be assigned his or her session times and locations.  Registration times and locations are final. 
All tourney prizes will be given out at the Awards Ceremony at Resorts Casino on Saturday, Nov. 29. Winners are not required to be present to win. Free Slot Play prizes will be downloaded to the player’s account. Prizes will be awarded in descending order based on the highest to lowest. Prize are:
First pays $10,000 Cash & $15,000 Free Slot Play. Second through 150th place will be paid in Free Slot Play as follows: 2nd, $15,000; 3rd, $9,000; 4th, $7,500; 5th, $5,000; 6th, $2,500; 7th, $1,500; 8th, $1,250; 9th-15th, $1,000; 16th-30th, $500; 31st-75th, $250 and 76th-150th, $100.
The cash prize will be will be divided by three and will be available for pickup at the cashier counter at each participating casino until Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.  Any cash prize not claimed by 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 will be forfeited. Free slot play prize amounts will be divided by three and will be valid at each participating casino. For example, 3rd place winner receives $9,000 free slot play — $3,000 will be available at each participating casino. The designated free slot play must be played at each participating casino and is not transferable from one casino to another. Free slot play prize amounts are valid for 60 days from Nov. 29, 2014. Any free slot play remaining after the 60 day time period will expire and be forfeited.
All rounds and final scores will be posted at the Awards Ceremony and posted at the Service Center/Club/Cage of each participating casino.
For complete rules and information on this tournament are available at participating casinos. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1-888-777-9696 for help.
* If an invitation is received from multiple casinos, only one will be accepted and be valid. One entry per person regardless of the number of invitation/offers received.  No transference of entry and no substitutions.  Invited players cannot purchase a second entry.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Food Drive for Northwest Mississippi families

WALLS, Miss. — Food Drive for Northwest Mississippi families: Sacred Heart Southern Missions is providing holiday baskets and turkeys to 671 families this year. Help by donating non-perishable items by Nov. 18. Food can be dropped off at 6144 Hwy 161 North (Old Hwy 61) in Walls, Miss. Call (662) 342-3316 or 342-3184 for more information or to make a monetary donation.
Items needed include:
Canned vegetables, canned cream soups, mac & cheese, potatoes/potato flakes, sugar, flour, corn meal, cake mix/frosting, canned fruit, chicken broth, peanut butter, gravy mix, salt/pepper/sage/vanilla/cinnamon, marshmallows, french fried onions.