Harrah’s turns out the lights for good

TUNICA, Miss. — Gamblers placed their final bets and took one last spin on the slots at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica this weekend.

At 12:05 Monday morning the slots went quiet and the exterior flashing lights were turned off.

Ceaser’s Entertainment decided to close the nearly 20-year-old casino, saying business is down.

It first opened as the Grand in 1996, then became Harrah’s .

The owners are still trying to sell the property, but so far there have been no buyers.

The Harrah’s property is the largest casino between Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

6 comments

  • Kay

    Hate to hear all those folks lose their job as many people who gamble, I don’t see how business
    Could be down

  • larobb

    20 yrs ago i lived 2 hours away and went 3 to 4 times a year always took 200 dollars wen it was gone so was i..i cud stay for hours just playing slots never winning big just enuff to keeo me playing and would end up playing it all away..now i live 30 mins away and never go u take 200 ur broke within a hour no payouts to keep u playing so to me they all are putting theirselves out of business get me once shame on u get me twice shame on me

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