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Penn National to close Resorts Casino Tunica

Increased competition from recent gaming expansions in Arkansas has forced Penn National Gaming to begin procedures to close Resorts Casino Tunica, effective 30 June.

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Penn National acquired operations of the property in March 2017, along with Bally’s Casino Tunica and operations at Hollywood Casino Tunica.

Al Britton, Penn National Senior Vice President of Regional Operations, said: "With our acquisition of Resorts Casino as part of the two-property deal, we knew we were acquiring an aging barge in need of significant capital improvements.

"I want to I want to emphasise that despite this decision, Penn National remains committed to the Tunica market and continues to focus on the ongoing successful operations at our two remaining Tunica properties."

Penn National employs nearly 200 members of staff at Resorts Casino Tunica and Britton said it will be seeking opportunities for these team members at its other Tunica branches.  

This is not the first closure in Tunica this year; Caesars Entertainment closed the Tunica Roadhouse Casino in January.

Caesars also terminated operations of its Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino five years ago, after entering bankruptcy.


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