Sunday, April 13, 2014

Scenes from 2014 Crawfish, Corvettes & Camaros Festival at Fitz Casino & Hotel #Tunica

TUNICA, Mississippi — Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica hosted a festival last weekend featuring lots of cool cars, great food, live music, vendor booths and a great view of the Mississippi River. Here are some scenes from the car show. Photos by David Grisham.

Classic Corvette looks great from any angle. 

The car says, "drive me!"

Love the side pipes! 

Camaro didn't come like this! 

Custom Camaro shows lots of attention to detail.

One of the coolest Corvettes at the event - lots of lookers! 

Red and white is a great color combination!

The first of the Corvettes!

Love the wire headlight covers!

Factory hot rod!

T-tops were all the rage at one time.

2014 Corvette was on the scene. It is basically a race car for the street.

Big crowd and lots of Vettes 

Lots of metal on display at the show - and not all of it was in the form of a car.
This little fellow could be had for $15!

Show-stopper! This Vette sported a major custom paint job.

USA-1! Who could argue looking at this car?

The ultimate Steelers fan!

Black and yellow, black and yellow...

Crawfish was a big star at this show!

The festival didn't stop river traffic.

Have a seat and eat some crawfish.

Food tents were popular on this day.

For some, a spot overlooking the Mississippi River
provided the perfect vantage point.

Break it open for a delicious prize inside! 

Potatoes, corn-on-the-cobb and crawfish - a perfect combination!

Custom grill adds some bling to this beautiful black Camaro.

Indy Pace Car version of a Corvette - very nice!

This tall Vette-lover was interacting with the crowd as he drove
through, radio up and engine purring. That's what it's all about.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Resorts and Bally’s Casinos – Tunica will host a job fair on Wednesday, April 23 for employees displaced by a recent casino closing.

Resorts and Bally’s Casinos are joining together to communicate employment opportunities to employees who will be displaced when a local Tunica casino closes in June.  

The two Casinos will host a job fair which will be held at Resorts Casino on Wednesday, April 23 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

“We want to make sure that anyone who is looking for a job is aware that we have openings at both Resorts Casino and Bally’s Casino.  We are committed to interviewing applicants on the spot so that we can expedite the process.” stated Tony Scudiero, VP & GM, Resorts Casino.

Eddie Llambias, VP & GM, Bally’s Casino said, “We recognize that this is a challenging situation for many employees and we want to be there to support them in their job hunt.”  

There is a wide selection of positions available and the Employment Team will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and interview. 

If individuals are unable to attend the job fair, they can visit or and check the employment opportunities.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bally's & Resorts Casinos host job fair Wednesday, April 23

  TUNICA (MISSISSIPPI) CASINO JOB FAIR: Resorts Casino Tunica is hosting a job fair to hire people for both Resorts and Bally's casinos Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be in Meeting Room A.
   There are plenty of opportunities for everything from entry level positions to supervisory and management positions in all casino departments, according to the human resources director. This is welcome news considering the upcoming Harrah's Tunica closure.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Country music star Trisha Yearwood coming to Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi

Entertainer will perform at Gold Strike Friday, April 4

TUNICA RESORTS — Country music great Trisha Yearwood performs at Gold Strike Friday, April 4, at 9 p.m. 
One of the highest-selling female artists in Country music history, and now a two-time New York Times best selling cookbook author, Trisha Yearwood has a habit of surpassing expectations.Case in point – while a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Trisha Yearwood worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame…10 million albums later, she now sits on the board.
Since her 1991 debut, Yearwood has recorded twelve albums, the most recent of which is Heaven, Heartache And the Power of Love. 
The album earned her a 2008 Grammy nomination and caps off a hit-list of nine No. 1 songs and 20 Top Ten hits under her belt, including “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “Walkaway Joe,” and “How Do I Live.”
Trisha Yearwood
In addition to three Grammy Awards, the Grand Ole Opry member is a three-time Country Music Award winner and a two-time Academy of Country Music Award winner. She has been honored with an American Music Award, a Pollstar Concert Industry Award and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2000. She has performed at the Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, at the White House during President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and in Italy with Luciano Pavarotti at the Maestro’s request. She has performed at both the 2007 World Series and the 2008 Daytona 500. 
Recently, in an unexpected twist, Trisha turned her favorite hobby – cooking – into a family project by collaborating with her mom Gwen and sister Beth on two hugely successful cookbooks full of anecdotes, family recipes and photos from the Yearwood clan. The first was “Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,” which debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list in April 2008, where it remained for five weeks, then returned again in September 2008 as Trisha appeared on the cover of Redbook Magazine. Her second effort, “Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood,” was a return to form in April 2010, featuring heartwarming stories and hearty comfort food recipes. Amidst a blitz of media appearances, her second turn as a Redbook Magazine cover girl in two years and a cross-country book tour, Trisha celebrated another debut on the New York Times Bestseller list when Home Cooking hit the chart and remained for six weeks running.
Her achievements as a performer and author, and her down to earth nature, sense of humor and commitment to family have been the subject of recent cover features in Redbook Magazine (September 2008), Good Housekeeping (September 2009) and again in Redbook Magazine (April 2010). Trisha Yearwood is the national spokesperson for Campbell’s Labels For Education Program in partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation.
Tickets are $99.95, $129.95 and $149.95. Call Gold Strike at (888) 24KPLAY for more information. Tickets available at Taxes and service charges apply.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Vicki Lawrence and 'Mama' coming to Resorts Casino Tunica Saturday, Feb. 15

TUNICA RESORTS — The multi-talented Vicki Lawrence is coming to Resorts Casino Tunica with her touring production of “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show” Saturday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 7:30 and the show begins at 8 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day weekend guests are sure to remember.
The Emmy Award-winning comedienne is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, she went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show.” “I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America,” says Lawrence, of her Burnett Show training.
Vicki Lawrence as "Mama"
In the seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at age 24, Lawrence created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper — or “Mama,” as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Lawrence went on to star in “Mama’s Family,” which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. “Mama” has attained a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers, who still enjoy her in reruns twice daily throughout most of the country.
For years, “Carol Burnett Show” alumni Tim Conway and the late Harvey Korman toured as a comedy act in casinos and performing arts centers, doing skits from the Burnett show to tremendous response. 
Vicki and Tim were later coupled as parents on CBS-TV’s “Yes Dear,” where their popularity garnered that sitcom its highest ratings. Further, the unprecedented ratings for the “Carol Burnett Showstopper Special,” which delighted more than 50 million viewers, convinced Lawrence to take Mama out of the closet, dust off her sensible shoes and hit the road with a touring production, “Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.”
Lawrence will take the stage first. “My new show will not be a retrospective,” she explains. “We are designing a show that is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.” The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”
Lawrence also became one of the few successful female game show hosts when she took on the daytime version of “’Win, Lose or Draw.” She further perfected her hosting skills on her own daytime talk show, “Vicki!,” from 1992-1994, becoming the only talk show host since Oprah to be nominated for an Emmy in her freshman year.
Onstage, she has appeared in numerous productions, including “Send Me No Flowers,” “No, No Nanette,” “My Fat Friend,” “Chapter Two,” “Twigs,” “Hello Dolly,” “Special Occasions,” “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” and, live from the Grand Ole Opry, “Nunsense 3: The Jamboree,” which aired on TNN. Most recently she appeared in “The Vagina Monologues.” Her autobiography, “Vicki! The True Life Adventures of Miss Fireball,” was published in 1995 by Simon and Schuster.
The entertainer also travels all over the country speaking to charity groups about her life and career, women’s health and being a woman in a man’s world. Her efforts to protect women’s rights were recognized in 1988 when she was the first woman to be honored as “Person of the Year” by the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Her speaking engagements have given her the opportunity to fine-tune much of her comedy.
“I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. We’re creating new material with a more modern and cutting edge. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected. There’s really nothing she can’t do,” she says. “I hope people will be pleasantly surprised by a side of Vicki they may never have seen…I know they will be looking forward to Mama, and for her part that crazy old gal will be up to the challenge.”
Tickets are $25. Call (866) 706-7070 before they are gone.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Hollywood Poker Open Regional Event kicks off on Feb. 7 at Hollywood Casino Tunica for cash and seats in Vegas event

TUNICA, Miss. — Jan. 21, 2014 — The Hollywood Poker Open Regional Event kicks off on Feb. 7 at Hollywood Casino Tunica and runs through Feb. 16. Poker players can win cash and seats to the HPO Championship Event in Las Vegas. There are 32 tournaments over 10 days with the Hollywood Poker Open Regional Main Event Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon. Celebrity Chris Moneymaker is this year’s spokesperson. Visit to see the complete tournament schedule and find out how you can enter.

MemphiSports Mike Bullard wins 2014 World Series of Poker Media Tournament at Harrah's Tunica

Bullard Donates $1,000 to Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Mike Bullard
TUNICA, Miss. – January 21, 2014 -  Mike Bullard bested 35 local media professionals to take home the title of 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Event Tunica Media Tournament Champion Sunday night at Harrah’s Tunica. As the tournament champion Bullard was able to designate a charity to receive a $1,000 donation. Bullard chose Sacred Heart Southern Missions to receive the $1,000 donation. Bullard owns MemphiSport, a media company that reports on Memphis area sports news.

With this win MemphiSport and the Bullard household boast two WSOPC Tunica Media Tournament wins. Bullard’s wife, Kim, took home the trophy last year and chose to donate the $1,000 to the Memphis Union Mission.

“Kim said she didn’t expect to get very far in the tournament this year. I told her I always visualize myself at the final table - you have to if you want to win,” said Bullard. “I am pleased and excited to donate $1,000 to Sacred Heart Southern Missions this year as WSOP Media Champion.”

The final 10 players and their rankings are:

1          Mike Bullard              MemphiSport
2          Kevin Cerrito             MemphiSport
3          Jody Callahan          Commercial Appeal
4          Mark Hardin              MemphiSport
5          Joe Birch                   WMC-TV Action News 5
6          Jeff Johnson            WATN/WLMT Local 24
7          Casey Monroe          WATN/WLMT Local 24
8          Alistair Clark             WHBQ Fox 13
9          Mo Better                   Flinn Broadcasing
10        Nick Burchette          WHBQ Fox 13

The World Series of Poker Circuit Event media tournament is held every year to coincide with the World Series of Poker Circuit Event that comes to Tunica every January. The media tournament introduces members of the media to the world of poker and the richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, the World Series of Poker.
The World Series of Poker Circuit takes place at Harrah’s Tunica January 23-February 3. Last year Ryan Stevenson, a 26-year-old engineer from Horn Lake, Mississippi outlasted last year’s WSOP Circuit Main Event field of 666 entrants to take home $204,795 in prize money.

Bullard donated his winnings to Sacred Heart Southern Missions.

The finale table of the WSOP Media Tournament for 2014

MemphiSport's Kevin Cerrito finished second.
The Commercial Appeal's Jody Callahan finished in third place.

Mike Hardin, MemphiSport, fourth
Joe Birch, WMC-TV Action News Five, fifth

Left to right, WLMT Local 24's Casey Monroe finished seventh and Jeff Johnson finished in sixth place.

WHBQ Fox 13's Alistair Clark finished eighth.

Flinn Broadcasting's Mo Better, ninth

WHBQ Fox 13's Nick Burchette, 10th