On Monday June 2, 2014 Harrah's Casino Tunica ceased gaming operations at it's location at 13615 Old Hwy 61 N in the city of Tunica Resorts, county of Tunica, Mississippi.
The 140,000 square foot gaming barge was originally built in the mid 90's and opened as Grand Casino Tunica in 1996, the largest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City,
at the time.
In 1997 the first on property hotel, Casino Tower, was opened with 148 rooms and 40 suites.
The 2nd hotel, Veranda Tower, was built in 1999 with 532 rooms and 36 suites.
The 3rd and final hotel, Terrace Tower, was built in 2001 with 563 rooms and 37 suites.
In 2007 Harrah's announced a 45 million renovation including renaming the facility Harrah's Casino Tunica which would move from it's previous location near Hollywood Casino Tunica.
Company officials cited declines in business as a reason for closing the facility. Although, it's believed that Harrah's Tunica never recovered from massive damage suffered during the historic Mississippi River flood event in May 2011.
Over 1,400 workers were left looking for another job at the time of closing.