Mikey75
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November 25th, 2017 at 6:04:17 PM permalink
Has anyone here played at Southland Gaming in West Memphis Ark? They have greatly expanded the casino. I read a report that stated they took in more revenue in 2016 than all the Tunica casinos combined. Just wondering if anyone has played there and what your thoughts where about it.
rdw4potus
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November 25th, 2017 at 7:43:38 PM permalink
That's the only casino in the country where I've ever been nervous walking in the parking lot. I would walk out of poker palace in a suit made of $100 bills before I would visit southland again.
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Doc
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:06:06 PM permalink
I've only been there once and don't recall exactly when (Edit: Checked, and it was in July 2012), but it was more than five years ago. I specifically went to collect a souvenir chip and discussed my visit here in the casino chip of day thread. At least back then, the table games were strictly electronic.
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:09:29 PM permalink
I didn't see any problems there.
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Mikey75
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:42:51 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

That's the only casino in the country where I've ever been nervous walking in the parking lot. I would walk out of poker palace in a suit made of $100 bills before I would visit southland again.



It's not that bad lol. I've seen more security guards there than any property I've been to though. Don't know if that's good or bad lol.
prozema
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:43:32 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

That's the only casino in the country where I've ever been nervous walking in the parking lot. I would walk out of poker palace in a suit made of $100 bills before I would visit southland again.



I would like to hear this story. Pleeeese. :-)
Mikey75
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:43:55 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I didn't see any problems there.



Have you played there much or just a one off visit?
Ibeatyouraces
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November 25th, 2017 at 8:47:24 PM permalink
Quote: Mikey75

Have you played there much or just a one off visit?


Once, but seemed ok. You have to remember though, I'm used to downtown Detroit. 😉
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Mikey75
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November 25th, 2017 at 9:05:34 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Once, but seemed ok. You have to remember though, I'm used to downtown Detroit. 😉



That would make a difference!! I dropped by on a Monday night. The place was hopping for a Monday.
HugoSlavia
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November 25th, 2017 at 9:13:13 PM permalink
Quote: Mikey75

I read a report that stated they took in more revenue in 2016 than all the Tunica casinos combined.


That's misleading because Arkansas calculates revenue differently. The numbers were mentioned in this July article:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/2017/07/29/west-memphis-gambling-tunica/504383001/

"Bets topped $2.7 billion last year at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, surpassing the $634 million wagered at Tunica's eight casinos."

But then a week later, the author corrected himself:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/2017/08/05/casinos-memphis-nows-time-push-gambling-halls/529038001/

"While Southland reports more than $2.7 billion in wagers, according to the metric used in Arkansas, Barber estimates the comparable number for Tunica using the Arkansas metric would be about $7.4 billion."

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