(Tunica County, MS) Bad luck for one of Tunica’s premiere casinos could mean other area businesses will soon be raking in big bucks.
Harrah’s Tunica will close for good June 2.
Tunica casinos may soon see more gamblers come through their doors due to the closure.
Gold Strike General Manager Nik Rytterstrom told us, “It‘s all about entertainment, and that‘s really what we‘re here for. This is an entertainment destination, and hopefully you‘ll spend your entertainment dollars with us at Gold Strike.”
Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation, which owns Harrah’s, said business is bad and competition is too stiff to keep the casino open.
Rytterstrom said casinos like Gold Strike have strategies in place to keep their luck from running out.
“We focus on the customer service and really ask our employees and customers what amenities would you like to see here,” he said. “We try and provide them for our customers.”
Those same casinos may be able to provide opportunities for people who will be losing their jobs with Harrah’s, come June 2.
“We‘re always looking for talented individuals, especially from this area that we can have,” Rytterstrom said.
So, as one of Tunica’s biggest players folds, Gold Strike will be going all in.
“We‘ve actually done very well over the last couple of years,” Rytterstrom said. “We continue to hire employees, and we‘ve actually been expanding our gaming floor.”
Caesar’s Entertainment is billions of dollars in debt and is trying to increase cash flow by selling casinos.
They sold four others this month to a subsidiary company, three in Las Vegas and one in New Orleans.