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Heard it on the river

13 December 2012
I would think that many of us hope 2013 is a lot better than the year about to end. Heck, even a little better would be fine. So many challenges remain out there that affect the casino industry and with them a lot of economic uncertainty. While the biz takes its share of arrows it is still a great source of ... (read more)
 

Southland Park upgrades to the tune of $11 million

11 May 2012
The Mississippi River Flood of a year ago devastated the gaming industry which shut down in Tunica but when that door closed another opened wider for Southland Park Gaming & Racing in West Memphis, AR., which escaped the water and suddenly was the only gaming spot available to ever-eager gamblers. ... (read more)
 

Heard It on the River: Glitz on the Mississippi

8 May 2012
Trop Casino is a pretty exotic name for a casino situated on the banks of the Mississippi in Delta country but it’s a name that gets your attention in a landscape where some glitz is a good thing. The name and upgraded facility is the replacement for Lighthouse Casino and Jubilee Casino in Greenville. ... (read more)
 

Mississippi casino hosting $50,000 blackjack tourney

6 March 2012
MEMPHIS, Tennessee -- Find a four leaf clover, rub a blarney stone, and maybe some the luck hanging in the air on St. Patrick’s Day weekend will shower down on you, even if you’re not Irish, at Gold Strike Casino Resort’s $50,000 Go For The Green blackjack tournament on March 16-18 in Tunica, MS. “We’re ... (read more)
 

Mississippi casino holding another $20,000 blackjack tournament

3 February 2012
Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel - Tunica VP Adolph listens to his players and voila, we have Hot Hands II, a $20,000 guaranteed cash first place pot for the blackjack tournament on Feb. 24-25. “This event went over well last November and brought a lot of long time players back to the Fitz, players who will only come for cash and that’s the way it should be. ... (read more)
 

Gold Strike Casino opens high-limit slot room

3 February 2012
It’s tucked away in a corner of the busy table game floor of Gold Strike Casino Resort but the large and bright chandelier there is like lighthouse beacon showing you the way to the new high limit slot room that is drawing solid reviews from patrons who like the challenge of high paying machines. “The ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the River: Crapsless craps?

2 February 2012
CRAPLESS CRAPS is making a comeback at the Fitz Tunica and with a name like that, it is bound to attract players, some who know the game, and others who ask…what the heck is this game? We kept getting requests to bring it back and finally we decided it would be a good idea and to make it even more attractive we have set a low $3.00 minimum bet,” said Adolph Lepre, vice president of table games. ... (read more)
 

Mississippi poker room manager makes the rules her way

1 February 2012
When you walk into the poker room at Gold Strike Casino Resort, tucked away by the dual escalators on the second floor, you may only see one lady there in the male dominated setting but with her spiked short cut blonde hair and an imposing figure of authority, you will know at once this is HER room. ... (read more)
 

Heard it on the River: Rudi succumbs to social media pressure

12 December 2011
Never thought I would succumb to this “social media” stuff sweeping the world and making our lives busier than we want them to be. After deriding it for over a year I have jumped on the bandwagon that is exponentially growing at a horrific rate and I can now bore you on TWITTER@RUDISCHIFFER, FACEBOOK, and even by blogging at GOODTIMESRADIO.BLOGSPOT.COM. ... (read more)

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Rudi Schiffer
Rudi Schiffer is a long time columnist and contributing writer for Jackpot Magazine, the South’s leading gaming publication, and for casinocitytimes.com, the world’s leading casino industry internet news distributor. He is also owner and co-host of the 20-year-old Goodtimes Radio Show, now simulcast on Fridays from 3-6 PM Central Time from Country Classic 1180 AM, Memphis networked with KMIS 1050 AM, and 103.9 KGLU FM from Kennet, MO covering parts of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. His radio show is also archived at audiovegas.com. A Boston University Journalism graduate, he resides in Memphis, TN. Known as the "Voice of Tunica" for his support the gaming jurisdiction for two decades, he was also recently named to Memphis Business Quarterly Magazine’s 3rd annual “The Power Players, Who’s Who” of Memphis.He is also a contributing writer for Southern Gaming & Entertainment and Mississippi Gaming.

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