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GOLD STRIKE AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Best of the South Awards
AAA Southern Traveler
AAA members recognized MGM Resorts Mississippi properties in the second annual AAA Best of the South poll. Southern Traveler readers voted for their favorite places to visit, eat and play in 20 categories. Editors of the magazine selected Tunica's Gold Strike Casino Resort as the Best Casino.
2011 Memphis Most Competition
Commercial Appeal readers and the community have selected Gold Strike Casino Resort as a Finalist in the daily newspaper's annual Memphis Most competition. Gold Strike has been voted as a Finalist in three categories this year including Best Casino for Staying, Best Casino for Paying and Best Casino for Entertainment.
2011 Pinnacle Awards
Successful Meetings magazine
A mark of excellence for meeting destinations, Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica has been recognized, for the first time, as one of the best hotels for meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions. Each year, magazine readers, including many meeting and event planners, vote based on their professional experiences, and the magazine awards several hotels with this prestigious honor.
2011 Best of Gaming Readers Choice Awards
Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica walked away with 24 awards in Casino Player's 15th Annual Best of Gaming Awards presented by the readers of Casino Player magazine including Tunica's Best Hotel, Best Nightclub and Best Bar/Lounge and Best Spa.
2011 Best of Southern Gaming Readers Choice Awards
Southern Gaming & Destinations magazine
More than 43,000 people cast online and printed ballots in the magazine's ninth annual Readers Choice awards. Awards were broken down by region. Gold Strike also walked away with 17 awards including Best Rooms, Best Suites, and Best Buffet.
2011 Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator magazine
Gold Strike's Chicago Steakhouse Named 2011 Wine Spectator magazine's Award of Excellence Winner. This is the fifth consecutive year Gold Strike's Chicago Steakhouse has received this prestigious recognition.
2011 Award of Excellence
Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRONA)
The non-profit DiRONA operates an independent restaurant evaluation and rewards program for restaurants across North America based on a stringent, anonymous inspection system. The 75-point evaluations look at every facet of the dining experience from the silverware and place settings to the wait staff and food. Gold Strike Tunica's Chicago Steakhouse has earned a spot on the coveted list and joins Beau Rivage's BR PRIME among only three Mississippi restaurants selected.
2011 Food & Beverage Employee of the Year
Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association
Gold Strike Tunica Gold Strike Banquet Captain Wanlisa Pollard was honored as the Food & Beverage Employee of the Year by the Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association. The award recognizes a person for their exceptional service based on both personal performance and guest recognition.
Casino Employee of the Year
Gold Strike Tunica Casino Marketing Senior Executive Host Heather Goff, was selected by the readers of Tunica Times as the 2011 Casino Employee of the Year. The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards invited readers to pick their person and business of the year in 80 different categories. Ms. Goff was voted the winner in the Casino Employee category.
Overall Casino of the Year
Gold Strike Casino Resort Tunica was named the Overall Casino of the Year by the readers of Tunica Times in the 15th Annual People's Choice Awards.
2010 Best of the South Awards
Meeting South magazine
Meetings South readers selected Gold Strike with the "Best of the South" award for the best place to hold a meeting, the resort was one of just two Mississippi locations (Beau Rivage being the other) to make the list.