Minutes later hubby asked me to go and get him a beer and I dutifully did after he agreed to watch the machine I was playing until I got back.

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice our room was. I went to the bar to purchased his $5 bottle of ale and when I returned there was a man sitting at my machine! My husband was trying to explain to him that I had been playing the machine and the $90 balance on it belonged to me, but the man refused to move until we gave him $10. After a quick once around the floor my husband and I decided to settle in and play some slots. Later that evening I attempted to play another machine when the man next to it shoved his hand in front of me and blocked me from putting any money in.  He wasn’t playing the machine at the time, but I guess he figured that if he couldn’t play it no one else could either.  . It was decorated with very modern furniture, a big flat screen television, and bedding and accessories in shades of browns accented with mint green and ice blue. Boy was I wrong. The lobby was huge and although there were a lot of people there it didn’t seem the least bit crowded. The immaculately clean bathroom was fully stocked with toiletries, a hair dryer, and a coffee maker. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I guess when I asked the bartender how much I owed him he was referring to his tip-not the drink.

The Good-Our Room at the Gold Strike

As a teacher I have been taught that when I conference with one of my student’s parents it’s best to start out with something positive to set the tone of the meeting so I am going to start this hub out with a few of the positive things I found in Tunica. The atmosphere in the room was very calm and relaxing.

The Bad at the Gold Strike

Now for something not so positive. I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest hotels that my husband and I have every stayed in. The check-in procedure was speedy and everyone who worked at the front desk was courteous and helpful. We were given a king room on the 10th floor. We gave him the cash just to get rid of him.

Shortly after that incident we were approached by a cocktail server who asked us if we wanted drinks.

We stayed at the Gold Strike Casino and I have to say the hotel was absolutely fabulous. I inquired as to the cost of a bottled drink and she informed me that all beverages at the casino were free-including the beer I had just paid $5 for in the bar! I was shocked! You have to understand that we live in Oklahoma and at the casinos here you have to pay for your drinks so I naturally assumed it would be the same in Mississippi. Our bed was spacious and comfortable and sported extra pillows which was great because I always sleep with one between my knees. The casino at the Gold Strike is located on the first floor