MGM Resorts International’s Mid-South resort tops multiple categories in annual readers’ choice survey

30 June 2021

TUNICA, Miss. – Results are in for Casino Player magazine’s annual “Best of Dining & Nightlife” and MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort took top honors in seven categories for the Tunica region.  

Gold Strike was recognized by Casino Player readers as the Tunica resort offering Best Overall Service, the category that recognizes exemplary guest experience.

“To be chosen by Casino Player readers as the winner in multiple categories, including Best Overall Service, is very meaningful becomes it comes from the guests,” said MGM Southeast Region Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations Brandon Dardeau. “Our team works tirelessly to deliver unforgettable guest experiences. This recognition is a testament to their dedication to go above and beyond – especially in these unprecedented times.”

In addition to Best Overall Service, six of Gold Strike’s food and beverage outlets were voted No. 1 in their respective categories. The award-winning Chicago Steakhouse added another accolade with its selection for Best Desserts. Warm and welcoming at any hour of the day, the resort’s 24/7 Sweet Tea casual eatery was voted as readers’ Best After Hours Spot, while the early birds said The Roasted Bean, with its delectable pastries and roasted-to-perfection coffee, is the region’s Best Coffee Shop.

Readers said Tunica’s Best Lounge is STAGE2, located in the heart of the casino floor and offering free live entertainment nightly. The Best Place for Cocktails is Gold Strike’s Ten10, known for its signature creations, seasonal fruity libations, whiskey and wine offerings served around-the-clock. BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, home of the Mid-South’s only Topgolf Swing Suite, was named Best Sports Bar in Tunica. BetMGM features more than 50 HD televisions, VIP lounge and video poker, and a menu of Southern comfort food and traditional pub classics complimented by a variety of draft beers, wine, and cocktails.

Gold Strike offers more than 50,000-sqaure-feet of gaming space, award-winning dining, entertainment and a full-service sports entertainment venue. Towering 31 stories over the banks of the Mississippi River, the hotel features 1,133 rooms and suites.

To book your Gold Strike experience, visit or call 888.245.7829



CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, 888.576.2746,