FleaStiff
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November 28th, 2018 at 4:29:37 AM permalink
Unverified news report that The Roadhouse has ceased operations .
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November 28th, 2018 at 4:32:02 AM permalink
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November 28th, 2018 at 9:34:54 AM permalink
Articles online with quotes from Caesar's saying the same thing.
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November 28th, 2018 at 11:32:51 AM permalink
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is closing its Tunica Roadhouse Casino in Mississippi as it copes with a saturated gambling market.
The site will be shuttered at the end of January, while the adjacent hotel will stay open, the Las Vegas-based company said. The move will affect about 150 employees. Caesars will continue to operate the Horseshoe Tunica casino in that market.
While casino closings are rare, Caesars has shut underperforming sites in the past. And a more crowded industry means that gambling locations often aren’t sure-fire moneymakers. It closed the Showboat in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Harrah’s Tunica in 2014.
The Roadhouse Casino property was one of eight in the Tunica market and the smallest in terms of casino floor space, according to state gaming commission statisti
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November 28th, 2018 at 12:17:53 PM permalink
It's too bad, I liked the Roadhouse. Although, the Horseshoe is literally right next door, so CET isn't really losing any (more - they closed the Harrah's there several years back) presence in the area.

I wonder what is to become of their two 1c 9/6 JoB machines they had last time I was there. I'm guessing the scrap heap -- they were very outdated. I think they may have been the last of CET's 9/6 JoB machines that still gave out 1 credit for $10 coin-in.
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November 28th, 2018 at 4:09:40 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

It's too bad, I liked the Roadhouse. Although, the Horseshoe is literally right next door, so CET isn't really losing any (more - they closed the Harrah's there several years back) presence in the area.

I wonder what is to become of their two 1c 9/6 JoB machines they had last time I was there. I'm guessing the scrap heap -- they were very outdated. I think they may have been the last of CET's 9/6 JoB machines that still gave out 1 credit for $10 coin-in.



There's always someone who would buy such a thing. I suppose the question is whether they can or will sell them.
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FleaStiff
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November 29th, 2018 at 11:43:04 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

There's always someone who would buy such a thing. I suppose the question is whether they can or will sell them.

There is quite a market in used slot machines and often the chip
as well as spare chips are listed in the jobber's inventory. Most wind up in Mexico, I think.
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December 1st, 2018 at 2:08:58 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

It's too bad, I liked the Roadhouse. Although, the Horseshoe is literally right next door, so CET isn't really losing any (more - they closed the Harrah's there several years back) presence in the area.

I wonder what is to become of their two 1c 9/6 JoB machines they had last time I was there. I'm guessing the scrap heap -- they were very outdated. I think they may have been the last of CET's 9/6 JoB machines that still gave out 1 credit for $10 coin-in.



Tahoe still does I think. I'm gonna miss this place. Those machines, the decent Double STP for nickels, and most of all, the employees. Their service was a big reason I played there often.
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December 3rd, 2018 at 10:47:17 AM permalink
I got a notice in the mail today.

Not surprised honestly as the Roadhouse generally had all the "older" slots and the selection of table games was minimal as compared to Gold Strike and Horseshoe. Was always odd to see tables at the two other casinos packed with people waiting on a Saturday night and the Roadhouse have empty tables.
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January 13th, 2019 at 3:33:44 AM permalink
I'll miss the roadhouse, it was nice, quaint, and a great place to getaway while still having fun. The bar food was decent, comps were decently plentiful (if you were playing table games) and was all together a nice place to stay and play, even if you were doing more of your play at the horseshoe next door. Will hate to see it go.

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