Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. It's located approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. You may have heard of its rags to riches story which mirrors the hopes of every gambler who comes to Tunica to take in some casino action.
Tunica is a part of the Mississippi Delta, the distinctive northwest section of the U.S. state of Mississippi which lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. The region has been called "The Most Southern Place on Earth. Originally covered in hardwoods, early on, it was one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the nation before the American Civil War. But, for most of the 1900s, Tunica was impoverished.
The fortunes of Tunica changed on June 29, 1990. That day, the Mississippi Legislature passed the Mississippi Gaming Control Act, allowing gambling in counties along the Mississippi River. Tunica was one of the few towns to approve the idea. The first casino in Tunica opened in October of 1992. Within weeks, the casinos were big business and since the demand for well-trainer bartenders and casino dealers has grown each year.
Economic development is booming in Tunica. The town has built a 20-million dollar eco-park, a stadium, and an Expo Center. The poorest county in Mississippi has indeed become one of the richest counties in the state.
Today, the area attracts nearly 15 million visitors every year. It's home to nine major casinos and casino resorts, and is the 20 largest gaming destination in the United States. It includes Tunica Resorts, an unincorporated community that was called Robinsonville until 2003.
Popular Tunica spots include Horseshoe, Tunica Roadhouse, Gold Strike, Fitz, Bally’s, Sam’s Town, Resorts, Hollywood and the Isle of Capri (about a half hour south of Tunica). These casinos, along with the numerous bars and restaurants in the area employ many locals and attract visitors from nearby Memphis, Tennessee; West Memphis; Arkansas; and all over the Southeastern United States. The area is, of course, tied to the rich heritage of the Mississippi River including its food, culture and music.
Memphis Tennessee is only 33 miles from the casino action in Tunica along U.S. Highway 61, also known as the "Blues Highway." In Memphis, soak up the vibe on fabulous Beale Street.
Beale Street is Tennessee’s most-visited attraction, and, according to USA Today, America’s most iconic street. Enjoy music streaming from every open door, memorials to music legends, and history everywhere you look. Memphis is a great place to live and work. Jobs for bartenders are plentiful.
Whether along the Mississippi River or in Memphis, our Tunica campus is convenient. It's located just off Highway 61 in the heart of the Tunica casino district. Our 4,500 square foot facility offers on-site parking available in front, on the side, and in the rear of the building. To better facilitate our programs, the labs simulate the actual workplace and are complete, featuring a full-size bar with eight work stations, and a gaming lab featuring 15 regulation style tables and related equipment. Tunica truly is one of the friendliest places in the country.
Address: 2981 Harrah's Pkwy. S, Robinsonville, MS 38664