Tiltpoul
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:37:40 AM permalink
First off, I will fully admit I'm a Diamond card holder in Total Rewards, and have been for over 7 years. I've earned nearly enough points to maintain it through 2014 already. If that makes me biased, so be it, but I travel a lot for work and family, and there are Caesars properties EVERYWHERE I've lived and since the card and points follow, it only makes sense for me to be loyal...

That being said, there are a LOT of people on this forum who have great disdain for Caesars. Some go so far as to be very vocal about boycotting the company. Given some of the stories, I don't blame them; there are a lot of things the corporation has done to the detriment of the industry. With limited property exposure (i.e. Atlantic City or Las Vegas only), I can understand why these people feel that strongly against the group.

However, if you have not been to Horseshoe Tunica, YOU MUST GO! This property is BY FAR AND AWAY the best of the Caesars properties. They still follow (for the most part) the rules set by Jack Binion (who followed his dad's rules); treat the gambler right. This is evident in a lot of ways...

1) Gambling options- The casino offers some of the best games out there. 100x odds on craps. Single Deck Blackjack, H17, RSA, DA2, No Double after split and about 50% penetration. Double-deck H17, RSA, DA2, DAS with 75% penetration. Low minimums on Baccarat. Pai Gow Poker (one of the few in Tunica). The 6-deck game isn't anything special, but follows Tunica rules. Avoid Video Poker THERE, but go next door (about 100 feet away) and you'll find full-pay machines at Tunica Roadhouse.

2) Comps- For those of you have problems with Caesars comping procedures, this property throws the rules out the window. If you gamble PERIOD, you can get a free buffet. Gamble a little more, they'll pick up your room and do some cafe comps. You do have to do more to get a Steakhouse comp, but those should be a little harder to come by. BTW, NONE of this comes out your reward credit balance, and you don't even have to worry. If you gamble more than an hour at any table, the pit staff will ASK YOU what you might need.

3) Easy to access Casino Hosts- I generally don't require services of a host... however, at Horseshoe, they make it easy to access them. They have a desk open during the important hours and they will answer any questions and act as concierge for whatever you might need. My host was great about getting my entire stay comped over a weekend.

There are a lot of reasons to hate Caesars... I get that. But Horseshoe Tunica defies this and truly treats the gambler with respect. This means a lot and hence why writing such a glowing review.
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FinsRule
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April 18th, 2012 at 10:59:06 AM permalink
I had a great experience there as well.

Although, I have positive things to say about all Caesars properties because I play games that the "odds they set" do not matter - Pai Gow Poker / Tiles / Poker Room / Race & Sportsbook.

They give me free rooms and a host for my tiny bit of play, and that's why I spend as much of my gambling budget as I can with them.
s2dbaker
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April 18th, 2012 at 11:21:43 AM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

I had a great experience there as well.

Although, I have positive things to say about all Caesars properties because I play games that the "odds they set" do not matter - Pai Gow Poker / Tiles / Poker Room / Race & Sportsbook.

They give me free rooms and a host for my tiny bit of play, and that's why I spend as much of my gambling budget as I can with them.

They have the largest Vig of any Sports book that I've shopped. I waited to place my bets on the Superbowl until I got the a Coast casino.
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teddys
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April 18th, 2012 at 11:55:41 AM permalink
How much do you play to get the comped weekend rooms and restaurant food? Am I correct in assuming you don't have to go through the "Total Rewards" website or receive a mailed offer beforehand?
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FleaStiff
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April 18th, 2012 at 12:15:04 PM permalink
Tunica has Cotton fields, Soybean fields and casinos. That's all there is. Of course they have to offer generous food and room comps to lure people from Memphis. Pretty much all over Tunica you have to beg for comps, but you always get them.

100x at the craps table. Thats at all Horseshoes, I think. Some people probably even take advantage of it.
Tiltpoul
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April 18th, 2012 at 2:40:16 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Tunica has Cotton fields, Soybean fields and casinos. That's all there is. Of course they have to offer generous food and room comps to lure people from Memphis. Pretty much all over Tunica you have to beg for comps, but you always get them.

100x at the craps table. Thats at all Horseshoes, I think. Some people probably even take advantage of it.



Yeah the 100x odds is a Horseshoe standard. However, the BJ games vary by the market, and Horseshoe has the best Single Deck and Double Deck games in Tunica.

There's NOTHING to do but gambling, but for people on this forum, that's probably what they want.

Quote: teddys

How much do you play to get the comped weekend rooms and restaurant food? Am I correct in assuming you don't have to go through the "Total Rewards" website or receive a mailed offer beforehand?



In Tunica, you should have a player's card, but it's better to go through the hosts to get your rooms comped. You can go through the website, but you may not get the best deal. I play quite a bit for the weekend room, but the buffets at Horseshoe don't really seem to make a difference when you play. However, they have a lot of rooms at Harrah's and usually get you one there for free, even on the weekend.
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EvenBob
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April 18th, 2012 at 3:14:34 PM permalink
I've never liked Caesars, I don't like how the casino is laid out.
Its seems like a lot of empty space with a bunch of gaming
tables scattered around. Its also too damn big. I don't like
a half mile trek to use the bathroom.
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FleaStiff
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April 18th, 2012 at 3:20:27 PM permalink
> However, the BJ games vary by the market, and Horseshoe has the best Single Deck and Double Deck games in Tunica.
Yes. I was surprised that the Evil Empire is nimble enough to give local CMs the autonomy to compete properly.

>There's NOTHING to do but gambling, but for people on this forum, that's probably what they want.
LOL. True indeed but I was thinking more along the lines of the casinos realizing that comps may draw players but nothing else will because there simply is nothing else in Tunica to act as a significant draw.
EvenBob
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April 18th, 2012 at 3:23:46 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Tunica has Cotton fields, Soybean fields and casinos. That's all there is.



Wrong. They also have huge mosquitoes.
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Tiltpoul
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April 18th, 2012 at 3:24:42 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I've never liked Caesars, I don't like how the casino is laid out. Its seems like a lot of empty space with a bunch of gaming tables scattered around. Its also too damn big. I don't like a half mile trek to use the bathroom.



In this case, I was referring to Caesars Entertainment as a corporation, not any of the specific properties...

That being said, the bathrooms are not the best placed in Horseshoe. They are especially far away from the table games area, though the high limit room has some BEAUTIFUL private bathrooms that you can use. They let you use them if you're in the nearby Asian room as well.
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