WOVShepherdDon
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November 17th, 2015 at 4:10:05 AM permalink
Finished my report on last week's trip. Got pretty long winded and talked about more than the casinos.

I did subdivide it into sections so you can browse and pick the sections you'd really want to read. The sections are:

THE PLANNING
THE TRIP
THE FITZ
THE INTERIM
SAM'S TOWN
GETTING HOME

The whole thing is at Tunica, Miss, Report.

Important thing is, enjoy.

Don
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November 17th, 2015 at 6:03:57 AM permalink
Nicely told, thanks.
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November 17th, 2015 at 7:30:34 AM permalink
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On Sunday, the casino ran a special where for 20 points you could gain an entry into a slot tourney that ran every time they had 12 players. You could do it four times so I did. Twice I wound up last in my group. Once I was 5th. And, once I was 3rd. The 3rd place finish got me $20 in free play which a turned in something slightly less than that on the video poker machines.



Now this is info I've actually have been looking to know! On their website they just tell you the prizes. Not how many people involved per session. Hoping this will be running next month! I also will be trying flights, but selection is mildly disappointing on the website.

And yeah, Fitz still has those cranky coin-droppers, but you can also one-coin 500/9/6 Jacks (98.88%) for dollars in the high limit area if you like to play faster.

And fyi, if you go to tunica via I-57 again, I'd go further south that kankanee to get gas. We usually fill up in Gilman, Champaign, or Effingham.

Nice report!
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November 17th, 2015 at 10:36:29 AM permalink
Quote: WOVShepherdDon

Finished my report on last week's trip. Got pretty long winded and talked about more than the casinos.

I did subdivide it into sections so you can browse and pick the sections you'd really want to read. The sections are:

THE PLANNING
THE TRIP
THE FITZ
THE INTERIM
SAM'S TOWN
GETTING HOME

The whole thing is at Tunica, Miss, Report.

Important thing is, enjoy.

Don



Thanks for the trip report Don. I enjoyed it very much. Why do you think there is such a difference in the action between the Horseshoe and the other properties? It sounds like they are the nation's King of Craps nowadays.
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WOVShepherdDon
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November 17th, 2015 at 1:26:11 PM permalink
Did notice on the way down that gas was lower just north of Marion and so got it for 1.99 on the way home. Hard to keep up with the prices.
WOVShepherdDon
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November 17th, 2015 at 1:28:30 PM permalink
Not sure of the difference. Could be a couple things.

One, it really is a nicer larger casino. At the higher limits, that may make a lot of difference.

Secondly, they may have reaped the business from Harrah's when it closed a while back. That undoubtedly gave them some new business.
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November 17th, 2015 at 2:33:26 PM permalink
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Not sure of the difference. Could be a couple things.

One, it really is a nicer larger casino. At the higher limits, that may make a lot of difference.

Secondly, they may have reaped the business from Harrah's when it closed a while back. That undoubtedly gave them some new business.



Harrah's is still running junkets to Tunica, but with the big Harrah's property closed, all that client list has to go to their other 2, smaller properties. I'm guessing that's a lot of the business you're seeing - 2 to 3 jets of people/day, staying 2-3 days with no cars.
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November 17th, 2015 at 6:08:09 PM permalink
I actually miss that Harrah's property. I remember doing work there before it opened (Grand Caino's) and thinking that casinos would never work in Tunica. At the time there wasn't anything out there. We would go to eat at an old converted gas station because there wasn't anything else.

I did really like when they opened the sporting clay's course. That was the first place I had ever seen sporting clay's.
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November 17th, 2015 at 6:15:14 PM permalink
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I actually miss that Harrah's property. I remember doing work there before it opened (Grand Caino's) and thinking that casinos would never work in Tunica. At the time there wasn't anything out there. We would go to eat at an old converted gas station because there wasn't anything else.

I did really like when they opened the sporting clay's course. That was the first place I had ever seen sporting clay's.



I loved that property, too. Went several times while it was the Grand, was there the night the employees heard they'd been sold (that was illuminating, to say the least). Went several times as Harrah's, the last when the property was flooded and nearly unusable (I've told that story elsewhere at length, so won't bore you).

I miss it more as the Grand, same as I do the Grand Biloxi. I really appreciated their brand, and did not see any improvements with the change in ownership. (Flat or slightly less pre-Katrina, and no fair comparison possible post-Katrina).
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November 17th, 2015 at 7:44:14 PM permalink
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I loved that property, too. Went several times while it was the Grand, was there the night the employees heard they'd been sold (that was illuminating, to say the least). Went several times as Harrah's, the last when the property was flooded and nearly unusable (I've told that story elsewhere at length, so won't bore you).

I miss it more as the Grand, same as I do the Grand Biloxi. I really appreciated their brand, and did not see any improvements with the change in ownership. (Flat or slightly less pre-Katrina, and no fair comparison possible post-Katrina).



The Grand casinos were a great brand. That is what happens when you have a brilliant owner that is also a great gambler (Lyle Berman). I was fortunate enough to do work at 6 of his casinos. I believe the first three were all in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I spent the good part of a year going between Las Vegas, Biloxi, and Gulfport. I never did make it to the Coushata property in Louisiana.
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