MGM Resorts International’s Tunica-based Gold Strike Casino Resort is all set to celebrate its 25th anniversary, with a number of casino promotions, food and beverage specials and headline entertainment scheduled.

First opening its doors as Circus Circus Tunica on August 29, 1994, the property has received investment in excess of $175m as it strives to become “the premier destination in the Mid-South”.

Lauded as a “north Mississippi gem” by Las Vegas-based MGM, $2,500 worth of casino promotions will be complemented by a number of offers across its food and beverage outlets and entertainment performances.

Furthermore, the entity’s new $7m Moneyline Book, Bar and Grill will also see special prize giveaways, entertainment and all-day specials.

David Tsai, president and COO of Gold Strike, said of the anniversary promotions: “We’re proud of the role Gold Strike has played in the Mid-South over the past 25 years, and look forward to continuing to lead the way as the region’s top entertainment destination. 

“We’ve continually transformed the resort with property enhancements including new restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. We were the first to offer sports betting in Mississippi and just opened the $7m Moneyline Book, Bar and Grill, a fully-integrated sports entertainment experience. Our focus has always been on elevating the guest experience and this anniversary is a testament to our commitment to our customers and community.”

Gold Strike, which sits close to the Arkansas state border, held the grand opening of its Moneyline Book, Bar and Grill last month, complementing the existing Topgolf Swing Suite, of which it was the first in the region to house.

The new sports betting and entertainment venue is lauded as “the next evolution of sports betting in Mississippi,” and comes complete with in excess of 60 HD screens, including a giant video wall, sportsbook, VIP lounge and a variety of entertainment options.

Upon entering Moneyline patrons are faced with two 16-foot wide by 9-foot tall video displays that can operate as 16 individual screens, a 50-foot-long bar with 16 video poker machines and an adjacent 6,000 square foot tiered seated race and sportsbook.