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How do slot machines work?

Can the casinos make the machines hit?

If I play with my players card does that change anything?

How do you find a winning machine?

How do I find a casino host?

Can you hit the jackpot on the same machine?

Do casino workers know which machines to play?

How do I get comps and free stuff in the casino?

Can I touch the cards when I play blackjack?

Are there cameras in the bathrooms?

Should I tip for free beverages?

Should I play max credits?

What is a comp system/players card program?

Is there any free internet in Tunica?

Should I tip the maid?

Can you help get me a comp?

Do you make reservations?

I don't get offers from xxxxxx casino, why? What is ticket in ticket out (TITO)?

Are there still coin machines around?

Are there pawn shops in Tunica?

Is there a shuttle I can get to other casinos using?

How can I tell what denomination machine I'm playing?

Are there prostitutes, strippers, pole dancers, etc in Tunica?

Where is the nearest hospital?

How much should I bring?

Is there anything to do besides gamble in Tunica?

Do all the casinos have room service?

Do the hotels have coffee makers, irons, etc in the room?

How do I play this game?

What time is the best time to play?

How do slot machines work?

You insert money into the machine, place a bet and the machine displays symbols on the reels to indicate a win or a loss. Sound pretty simple but it's really not. See this page  for a more in depth explanation of how a slot machine works on the inside.

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Can the casinos make the machines hit?

Since the beginning of gambling players have always thought that there is a magic switch somewhere in the casino that someone can flip and make all the machines start winning. Not only is this not true, it's also illegal. All gaming areas have very strict gaming regulations that prohibit this. A casino wouldn't risk losing it's gaming license and millions in revenue just to get a few extra dollars from you.

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If I play with my players card does that change anything?

The only time you don't want to use your players card is when you don't want to earn comps and cash back. The only thing the players card records is the time you inserted your card, the amount you bet, the amount you won and the time you pulled your card back out. It has no effect at all on the RNG or play of the game. The machine doesn't know if you're using a players card or not and doesn't care. If you don't play with one you're just cheating yourself.

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How do I find a winning machine?

If you figure out how to find a winning machine, please let me know, I'll write a book and make millions. The true answer to this question is there is really no way to find a winning machine. You can improve your chances of winning by walking around and seeing what other machines seem to be paying off, then come back later and try your luck on that machine. Another way to get some play is to try to find machines with lower jackpots. Double Diamond will have a better hit frequency than say a Five or Ten Times Pay. As a general rule the lower the multiplier symbol and the top pay the better the hit frequency of the game.

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How do I find a casino host?

Most casinos have a host desk on the casino floor that you can walk up to and speak to a casino host. If you can't find one you can usually go to the players club and ask where to find one or they will let you know a number you may call using a house phone to get one. If all else fails you can turn on your change/service light on the machine you're playing and an attendant will be around and they will get one for you.

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Can you hit the jackpot on the same machine?

It's possible but unlikely. The RNG has no memory and past games have no influence on future games. So theoretically you could hit the jackpot over and over and over.

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Do casino workers know which machine to play?

This is hard to answer. The people who work on the casino floor look at the machines all day and some may notice when a certain machine goes into hand pay or has more winners than another but that's not really an indication of a winning machine or not due to the fact that modern slot machines have cycles.

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How do I get comps and free stuff from the casino?

The easiest way to get free food, rooms, beverages, etc. from the casino is to sign up and use the players club card each time you play. Remember you must insert the card in the machine before you play otherwise your play won't be recorded.

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Can I touch the cards when I play blackjack?

This policy varies from casino to casino but in most cases you can't touch your cards while you're playing blackjack. A pretty good indication if you can or not is if the cards are dealt face up or face down. Face down means you can handle the cards. Casinos don't allow players to touch the cards for several reasons, the main being card marking, folding, creasing, etc. Shortens the life of the deck on the game.

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Are there cameras in the bathrooms?

No. Every inch of the casino is covered by 1 camera or another but it is illegal to have a camera in a restroom.

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Should I tip for free beverages?

Certainly! Casinos offer free beverages to active players. You will probably find if you tip the server most likely you won't have to want for a drink the rest of the night. The servers appreciate the tips, even $1.

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Should I play max credits?

Most always you should play max credits on reel slot machines. Video machines are very volatile so you shouldn't play max on those, unless you can afford it. Most reel slot machines offer a bonus if you hit the top jackpot of 20 or 30% more than the 1 credit pay. For example a Five Times Pay will pay 4,000 credits for 1 credit bet for 3 Five Times Pay symbols but if you're playing 2 it would pay 10,000 credits. Also always play max coins on progressive machines. You don't qualify to win the progressive unless you're playing max credits. A recent example I saw a player playing a 50 cent progressive machine only playing 2 coins, he hit the top pay and was very discouraged that he didn't get the progressive. Of course he also said that he had hit it 7 times already that day playing 2 coins, so instead of getting the $800+ progressive he only won $375. A more famous instance of not playing max coin and being punished. Several years ago 25 cent Jeopardy was well into the millions and the progressive was hit at least 5 times at less than max coins before it paid out to a player who was playing maximum coins.

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What is a comp system/players card program?

Simply put, it's a way to earn free stuff for playing. A casino will give you points for every dollar you bet and convert them, at a much reduced rate, to complementary meals, rooms and cash back. The comp/cashback rate varies from casino to casino but most of them will give you about 0.2% of what you bet back in comps and cash back. Doesn't sound like much but it doesn't take long to add up. The comp and cashback rates we've been able to figure out are listed on each casinos page which you can view from the menu on the left side of the screen.

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What is ticket in ticket out (TITO)?

Ticket in ticket out (TITO) are like receipts that have a cash value associated with them. Since most all casinos have gone coin free TITO tickets are in every casino in Tunica. You can get a TITO ticket out of a machine and either put it in another machine and play, redeem it at a self redemption machine for cash or go to the cashier cage and redeem it there for cash. The days of hopper fills, filthy hands, and lugging around heavy buckets are finally over.

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Are there still coin machines around?

The only coin machines I know of are at The Fitz. They have 2 or 3 banks of nickel, quarter, fifty cent and dollar games that still take coins and pay out in coins.

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Are there pawn shops in Tunica?

Several, please consult the white pages in your hotel room to locate them.

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Is there a shuttle I can get to other casinos using?

The casino shuttle recently shut down, your only option is using the Tunica Taxi Company which is listed in the white pages or you can ask valet to call one for you. If you're staying at a Harrah's owned casino you can catch the shuttle bus that runs about every 15 minutes but it will only take you to other Harrah's owned casinos. The Harrah's owned casinos in Tunica are Harrah's, Horseshoe, and Sheraton.

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How do I know what denomination machine I'm playing?

Just below the reels will be a small window showing your denomination choices, most machines are set to 1 denomination but some have 4 options and you just touch the denomination you want to play. If your machine just says "Multi-Denomination" you will have to look just above the cashout button at the small blue screen. In the upper right corner with credits on the machine it will say "1 credit =  0.25" for a quarter machine or "1 credit = $1.00" for a dollar machine. You can change the denomination with the small blue button near the max bet button to change the denomination.

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Are there prostitutes, strippers, pole dancers, etc in Tunica?

No. Prostitution is illegal in Tunica and most of the rest of the United States for that matter. There are no night clubs, strip clubs or gentlemen's clubs in Tunica either. Memphis has a selection of night clubs with dancing girls which can be found via google.

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Where is the nearest hospital?

This is a loaded question. The nearest walk-in medical care clinic is located near the intersection of Hwy. 61 and Casino Strip Resorts Blvd. The nearest medical facility is located about 30 miles away in Memphis. Tunica county offers emergency medical services accessible from any telephone by dialing 911 or contacting casino personnel. Also, every casino must have at least 1 emergency medical technician on duty 24 hours for emergencies. Just pick up a house phone, dial 0, and request them.

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How much should I bring?

This depends on how much you want to spend. There are a lot of variables to this question. Denomination, machine type, how long you want to play, etc. are all determining factors on how much you should bring. Only bring what you're comfortable losing and don't go to the ATM machine to get more money to chase your losses.

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Is there anything else to do in Tunica besides gamble?

Yes. There is shopping in the town of Tunica and at the Casino Factory Shoppes on Hwy. 61. There's also lots to do in Memphis if you'd like to drive.

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Do all the casinos have room service?

Most do, you may inquire at check in if you need to know for sure.

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Do the hotels have coffee makers, irons, etc. in the rooms?

Every casino hotel I've stayed at in Tunica had a coffee maker in the room. Some offer irons, if one isn't in the room housekeeping would be happy to bring one. Some casinos also have in room safes to keep your winnings in.

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How do I play this game?

Depends on what game. Slots, insert money, push button, win or lose. Table games are a little more difficult but there are plenty of websites to teach you how to play for free. Please search google to find one.

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Is there any free internet in Tunica?

At this time Gold Strike Casino is the only casino offering free wi-fi internet service in Tunica and it's only in the food court next to the casino in the hotel lobby. There is rumors of other casinos offering free wi-fi in hotel rooms in the future but nothing has been verified. Some casino hotels offer in room internet via the phone system for an additional fee per night, check with reservations or the front desk.

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Should I tip the maid?

Certainly, housekeeping are the under-appreciated hotel staff. Tips can really brighten their day. $5 or so per night is sufficient especially if you ask for extra coffees, pillows, etc.

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What time is the best time to play?

There are many answers to this questions but it all boils down to what cycle the machines are in. In the past some players have said the machines will hit the same combinations at the same time every week/day/month. This is not true, slots have no clocks or triggers or anything else. You can ask the people working the floors or bathrooms and they may tell you a time but nothing is certain in a random game, although the may can point you in the direction of machines that seem to pay off more often.

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Can you help get me a comp, free room, etc?

Unfortunately, this website isn't connected or endorsed by any casino or players club program. The only people who can help you get a free or reduced rate room or meal would be a casino host or players services.

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Do you make reservations?

No we do not make reservations. You can find the reservations number to each Tunica casino on the respective webpages listed on the left side of each page.

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I don't get offers from xxxx casino, why?

The casino bounce back offers (mailers) are a complete mystery. More times than not even the people working at the casinos can't explain them. If you've put a good amount of points on your players card at a certain casino you should start getting mail offers for free slot play and/or free/discounted rooms and food offers. If you don't get the offers you think you deserve all you can do is play at a different casino that might cater to your style of gaming. Also, you may want to check to make sure the casino has your correct mailing address. If a casino sends you a promotional offer and it is returned to them they will remove you from their mailing list.

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