MGM Resorts International’s Mid-South resort racks up 28 total awards in annual survey

22 September 2021

TUNICA, Miss. – Readers of Casino Player magazine annually cast their votes for the “Best of Gaming,” voting MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort first place in 12 categories, including Best Overall Gaming Resort and Best Overall Sportbook in the Tunica region.  

“Awards like these are very meaningful as they are voted on by our guests. It is an honor to be selected for each of the awards, especially Best Overall Gaming Resort,” said MGM Southeast Region Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations Brandon Dardeau. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our resort – from the gaming floor, hotel, amenities, food and beverage and entertainment - is second-to-none in our market, and honors like this truly validate our efforts.”

In addition to Best Overall Gaming and Best Overall Sportsbook, Gold Strike also took top honors for Best Dealers, Best VIP Services/Lounge, Best Carnival Games and Best Prop Bets. The casino resort’s slot machines have been red hot throughout 2021, with a cumulative jackpot total through August of $104,490,635 won by Gold Strike guests. Jackpots and the Mid-South’s first Buffalo Zone are just two of the reasons players selected Gold Strike for the region’s Best Reel Slots and Best Video Slots.

Readers also voted Gold Strike’s resort as Best Hotel and Best Suites. Gold Strike’s hotel towers 31 stories over the banks of the Mississippi River, and features 1,133 rooms and suites. Partnering with Tunica National Golf Course, Gold Strike also earned the nod for Best Golf Course while the Spa at Gold Strike took top honors in spa category.  

Gold Strike offers more than 50,000-sqaure-feet of gaming space, award-winning dining, entertainment and a full-service sports entertainment venue. To book your Gold Strike experience, visit or call 888.245.7829




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 1,100 slot machines, 61 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 the 800-seat Gold Strike 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


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