Gold Strike’s sports entertainment venue to feature pub fare and Southern favorites

18 September 2020

TUNICA, Miss. - With the start of football season, fans will notice several changes in the game itself, and those visiting Gold Strike Casino Resort’s BetMGM Book Bar & Grill will also notice a few changes to the menu including more sports bar favorites and Southern classics.

“We are reopening BetMGM Book Bar & Grill in conjunction with the start of college and NFL football, and revamping the menu with all sorts of fan favorites,” said Gold Strike Executive Chef Anthony Cieplinski. “Our wings come traditional and boneless, grilled and fried, and tossed in any of our 10 signature sauces. We’ve also rolled out new burger, steak and southern cuisine options for guests to enjoy while taking in the action.”

A variety of soups, salads and starters provide plenty of “pre-game” options, and for those looking to share or feed a few members of the team, new items include Ultimate BBQ Nachos with beef brisket, Firecracker Shrimp and the Munchie Sampler loaded with baby back ribs, chicken tenders and Southwestern egg rolls.

Burgers are sports bar staples, and four options can be found on the BetMGM Book Bar & Grill menu. Choices range from the BetMGM Burger with pickles, American cheese and burger sauce, to the Bacon, Egg and Cheese Burger, Mushroom Swiss Burger, and the Blowout Burger with jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo, fried onions and bacon. Stadium mainstays like the Holy Polish grilled Polish sausage, Italian Beef and the Lap Dog chili cheese dog are also newcomers to BetMGM Book Bar & Grill.

Southern-inspired entrées include the Dirty Rice Bowl, BBQ Shrimp and the Mississippi Catfish Platter, while steak offerings like The Big Bone, a 24 oz. porterhouse steak and a 14 oz. ribeye also strike the right note.

“Whether college or NFL football, BetMGM Book Bar & Grill is open for it all,” said MGM Southeast SVP of Marketing & Operations Brandon Dardeau. “We look forward to Saturday and Sunday game days, but also Monday Night Football which will feature promotions and food and drink specials throughout the season.”

Sports bets can be placed at the betting windows at the entrance to BetMGM Book Bar & Grill or 24/7 at one of the 12 kiosks located throughout the resort. M life Rewards members now earn Tier Credits for bets placed at participating BetMGM Sportsbooks & Racebooks including Gold Strike.

Fans are greeted inside the 6,000-square-foot BetMGM Book Bar & Grill by two 16-foot wide by 9-foot tall video displays that can operate as 16 individual screens, in various combinations or as one large display. Underneath the viewing wall sits a 50-foot-long bar with 16 video poker machines. High top, low top and booth seating is available in the dining room with plush sofas and chairs in the lounge, all offering prime sports viewing angles. Throughout the venue, plenty of device-charging ports are available at the bar and lounge tables.

For the health and safety of guests and team members, tables are spaced to allow for social distancing and face masks are required. Health and safety protocols at Gold Strike are in accordance with MGM Resorts International’s comprehensive Seven-Point Safety Plan. The plan infuses health and safety into the resort experience and includes masks, training and mandatory temperature checks for team members; physical distancing; handwashing stations and enhanced sanitization; HVAC controls and air quality; incident response protocols and digital innovations.


Hours of Operation

BetMGM Book Bar & Grill Sportsbook- Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
BetMGM Bar - open 24/7
BetMGM Grill – Monday and Tuesday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Advanced reservations are recommended and can be made at or OpenTable.





MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort is the Mid-South’s premier entertainment destination. A short drive south of Memphis, the 31-story Tunica resort towers over the Mississippi River and offers 1,133 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience with a 50,000-square-foot gaming area that includes 1,200 slot machines, 65 table games, and BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a full-service sports entertainment venue which also houses the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. Best-in-class amenities include a relaxing spa, pool and 800-seat Millennium Theatre, hosting some of the most-recognized names in entertainment. More than 30,000 square feet of convention space is available for corporate events or special occasions. The M life Rewards program offers benefits at 17 participating MGM Resorts destinations including the most recognizable brands such as Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Borgata and Beau Rivage. For reservations, call 888.245.7529 or visit



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