Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Casinos Celebrate Earth Hour by Turning Off Nonessential Lights Last Night

March 25, 2018

 

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Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse Casinos Celebrate Earth Hour by Turning Off Nonessential Lights Last Night

 

Horseshoe Tunica’s iconic sign was turned off in a rare instance for Earth Hour

 

TUNICA, Miss., March 25, 2018 – Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi joined hundreds of millions of people across the world to celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Those celebrating Earth Hour turned off all non-essential lighting for one hour as a bold statement of collective concern for the environment. Earth Hour marks the beginning of Earth Month, a 43-day celebration that helps foster Caesars Mid-South’s drive to promote environmental awareness and engagement.

 

You can view the Horseshoe lights being turned off in 2017 in a video available at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xhjfxwlvafuxrc3/Earth%20Hour%202017-Drone%20Video.mp4?dl=0.

 

“Environmental stewardship is one of the four pillars of Caesars Code of Commitment and represents our promise to preserve the planet for current and future generations. Our participation in Earth Hour serves to remind our guests, our employees, and our local communities that even the smallest changes can help with the environment,” said R. Scott Barber, Regional President, Caesars Mid-South.

 

For 11 consecutive years, Caesars Entertainment has participated in Earth Hour. Horseshoe Tunica and Tunica Roadhouse, as well as numerous Caesars properties across the nation, participated in Earth Hour by switching off non-essential exterior lighting. One of the most interesting facets of the Caesars Mid-South properties celebrating Earth Hour is that Horseshoe’s enormous and iconic illuminated sign is turned off during Earth Hour.  Additionally, guests and employees are encouraged to turn off unnecessary lights in their rooms and offices for the hour.

 

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia by the World Wildlife Fund to drive environmental awareness and engagement at a global level. In 2016 millions of people from 178 countries and territories participated in the event creating record participation. Not only does Earth Hour allow people from all over the world to unite in the experience of the “lights out” demonstration in real time, it also provides an opportunity to share and celebrate corporate environmental goals and programs.

 

The Caesars Entertainment family of companies has been a leader in promoting Earth Hour and urges other casinos and businesses to participate. Their involvement in Earth Hour, as well as Earth Month, is part of their CodeGreen program, which is an organization-wide, multi-year strategy to identify, monitor, measure, assess, manage, and reduce their material impact on the environment. Not only does this program seek to ignite a passion for the environment in their employees, the initiative also seeks to engage guests and suppliers.

 

For more information on Earth Hour please visit: http://www.earthhour.org/

 

The official Earth Hour 2017 video can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS5u1Cl1VTo

 

About Caesars Mid-South:

Caesars Entertainment’s Mid-South Region comprises the operations of Horseshoe Tunica, and Tunica Roadhouse casinos in Robinsonville, Mississippi; located 20 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee. These two unique Caesars Entertainment gaming and entertainment operations all focus on providing excellent customer service paired with best-in-class entertainment experiences.

 

Caesars Mid-South employs approximately 3,000 individuals mostly from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas and has operated in the Memphis area for over 20 years. Caesars Mid-South and Caesars employee volunteers, referred to as HEROs, recognize the importance of giving back to the community. Caesars’ Code of Commitment and CodeGreen efforts demonstrate that Caesars’ operations and employees strive to be responsible stewards of the environment and are committed to environmental sustainability, energy conservation, and reinvesting monetarily and through volunteer efforts in the communities in which Caesars employees live, work, and play. For more information visit www.caesars.com.

 

About Horseshoe Tunica:

Horseshoe Tunica has been the market leader in gaming and entertainment since opening on February 13, 1995. The casino known nationwide as the place where real gamblers come to gamble has recently been remodeled to include state-of-the-art technology and luxurious furnishings and contains over 1,380 slot and video poker games, the widest variety of table games in the region including an Asian gaming section. The 25-table World Series of Poker themed poker room featuring a WSOP lounge is a poker player’s paradise. Horseshoe Tunica guests enjoy a 14-floor hotel tower with over 500 luxuriously appointed rooms featuring world-class customer service and amenities including: Jack Binion’s Steak which offers contemporary as well as classic fine dining offerings and a wine bar, the all you can imagine Village Square Buffet featuring fare from all over the world and highlighting Southern specialties and desserts, the area’s only Starbucks, Lucky 8 Asian Bistro, and The Spa at Horseshoe. Horseshoe Tunica consistently books headline entertainment to perform at the 1500 seat intimate and stellar Bluesville concert hall. For more information, please visit www.horseshoetunica.com

 

About Tunica Roadhouse:

Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel originally opened August 1, 1994, as Sheraton Casino and Hotel. The updated Tunica Roadhouse casino opened December 18, 2009, 20 minutes south of Memphis at Casino Center just off of the historic and official Mississippi Blues Highway, U.S. 61. Tunica Roadhouse is known for serving up exemplary customer service and southern hospitality alongside the best value low-limit games in town. The 92,000 square-foot casino and hotel features 134 spacious and elegant suites each with king size beds and marble and granite whirlpool tubs, 33,000 square feet of gaming space, 800 slots and video poker machines, 17 table games, designated motorcycle parking, and a gift shop. For more information, please visit www.tunica-roadhouse.com.

 

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