My Thursday Afternoon at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica 9.9.10

I have been wanting to go back to Harrah’s ever since I saw my favorite slot machine, Hot Shot, was there but wasn’t working yet. Realizing I had $30 free slot play and $10 food credit, I decided to go to Harrah’s Casino in Tunica. With my Happy Days shirt on and listening to my Memphis mix, inspired my last weekend Memphis Music and Heritage Festival, I drove the 30 minute journey down route 61.

my Happy Days shirt

I arrived at Harrah’s just before 2pm.

Harrah's Casino

I walked very quickly to the place where I had seen my Hot Shot just 2 weeks ago, but it wasn’t there. Could this be? I walked back and forth through the casino – twice. No Hot Shot! Instead, in the place where it had been just 2 weeks ago, was Lord of the Rings! Are you kidding me?!

this is NOT Hot Shot

So with the air let out of my sails, I decided to play Fireball because it’s similar to Hot Shot. I didn’t win. I spent all of my free $30 slot play and only got one bonus totaling $2. I went on to play Wizard of Oz, Monopoly and King Cash, winning small bonuses of $10  at each one. I should have taken it as a sign when none of my slot machines had any sound.

Just around 3pm, after only playing just under an hour, I put my last $20 (out of the $80 I brought in addition to the free $30 slot play) into Rich Little Piggy. God bless that little elvis pig. I hit 3 bonuses totaling $150. I played it down to $100., so I won all of my money back plus $20.

Love that Rich Little Piggy

I thought this would be a good time to break for lunch. So I headed up the escalator to Paula Deen’s buffet with my $10 coupon in hand. I only had to pay $3 for lunch! This day was turning around! My meal certainly wasn’t vegan, but it was vegetarian. I’m not perfect. It was delicious! I only had one plate, so didn’t go totally crazy with calories – still a lot for lunch, but not an insane amount. I had my usual mashed potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, casserole and sweet tea.

love that Paula Deen

my lunch

Feeling my luck had changed, I thought I would play a little longer. Besides, I was up $20. I played this brand new game that wasn’t in operation when I arrived, but it was now. It was called Cash Spin. I lost my $20 in about 3 minutes. Then I played Blazing 7, Fireball and King Cash and lost all of my money within 25 minutes. Oh well. That’s why they call it gambling!

It was a fun afternoon though. And after the sting of losing wears off, I’m sure I’ll be back at Harrah’s – probably next month.

Please watch my video of my day at Harrah’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcUc_U_LbZ8

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (543 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

1 Comment on My Thursday Afternoon at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica 9.9.10

  1. Great Post. I’ve been there a few times and love Paula Deans (been by that life size poster several times) Usually I just pick her specialty items.

    I usually play the “Star Trek” slots but I’ll try Hot Shots next time I’m there.

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