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Any Good Midwest or Southwest Casinos?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by marksind, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    My wife and I will be flying to Chicago and driving an RV back to Seattle most of the month of May. We haven't determined our route yet, but will definitely hit Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Getting to those will involve Illinois and some of the following: Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma. Any good casino recommendations in these states? We're mostly video poker and low-limit table game players. And if you happen to know whether RVs can be parked overnight that's helpful as well.

    We did something similar last year (we're taking a new RV from Cruise America's distribution center to the northwest for addition to their rental fleet) and hit only one casino, the Wildhorse Casino near Pendleton, Oregon. It was a decent casino and allowed overnight RV parking in the lot. This year I want to plan a little better. Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. leo21

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    With an RV, Hollywood Joliet comes to mind as they have an RV park. It's not my fave but it's a pleasant place to play. Harrah's Joliet can do RV parking but I prefer Hollywood to it right now.
     
  3. GTBR1

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    If you are planning on going I-40 through AZ and NM, Route 66 and Sky City casinos are nice. Both are just west of
    Albuquerque and have good RV parking, with hookups also available. In AZ, Twin Arrows just east of Flagstaff is also really nice.
     
  4. sergi0wned

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    If you're taking I-70, you'll go right through Blackhawk, CO. I haven't played there yet, but I hear it's nice.

    If you're taking I-25, I would recommend swinging by Cripple Creek. There's some good video poker at Bronco Billy's. My favorite casino in CO is Wildwood, which is the first one you hit driving into town. They have $1 craps and 3:2 $5 BJ.
     
  5. hammie

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    I've wanted to do the Cruise America new delivery, repositioning, or return to a refurbishing center rental for awhile. I would like to pick one up on the east coast and drive it to Florida with a big detour in the Keys.
     
  6. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Thanks to all for the suggestions so far - keep 'em coming!

    Hammie,

    The Cruise America new delivery relocations originate out of Franklin Park, Illinois (near O'Hare). That's because they are all made by Thor Industries in Indiana. A driver brings them to their distribution lot in Franklin Park, about 150 miles from where they are made. They have other relocation specials throughout the year, but as far as I know the new ones are all as I describe, and pretty much this time of year until late April. They generally want them to their rental centers before Memorial Day weekend.
     
  7. vwhiten

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    We were planning a trip to Winstar in Thackerville OK. This month. Its just across the OK border from Texas. It has a huge casino-- actually it is several casinos linked together. Over 500,000 square feet. When I was looking where to stay they have an RV park listed on the website that is next to the resort.
     
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    Caveat is that Winstar is 99% slots and maybe 1% Video Poker. This for machines only, not sure about table limits
     
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    stayed at Ameristar Blackhawk for a night last September, the BJ was fun (offered Free Bet Blackjack, hadn't played that before) and has a pool + hottub on the roof (along with a manned bar)
     
  10. sergi0wned

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    I'll have to head up there! I love Free Bet, and who can complain about a hot tub and pool with a bar?
     
  11. MsNVegas

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    Albuquerque so if you're coming from the north, off I-25 is Sandia Casino, love this place, good luck, good vibe, galore of slots, tables, although I'm not a table player (very rarely, that is). Huge RV park that is near the Sandia Mountains,beautiful view!

    Outskirts of Albuquerque, heading west I-40 is Route 66 Casino Huge parking for RV' Huge selection of gaming, hotel, eats, good vibe. About an hour from there heading West is Sky City Casino, it's just okay, parking for RV

    A little over an hour from there heading west I-40 right outside of Gallup NM is Fire Rock Casino, vibe so so, luck is crappy, you'll be lucky to get parking for an RV

    About 3 hours from there on I-40 right outside of Flagstaff is Twin Arrows, not sure about this place, only heard rumors of the place not doing good what so ever, it hasn't been open all that long, I think less than or about 5 yrs.

    Good Luck on your journey, save travels, I'm jealous lol!
     
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    I really enjoyed Horseshoe Hammond, just southeast of Chicago. Stay away from Rivers in Chicago!

    In Council Bluffs (Omaha area) both Ameristar and Horseshoe are fun.

    In Kansas City, Ameristar and Isle Of Capri are both fun. Harrah's is nice but I never win there! :( Argosy is kinda dark and spooky and hard to get to.

    There is a new Hard Rock in Sioux City, but I have not been there yet.
     
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    I also agree with Horseshoe & HARRAHS in CB. I like Ameristar also, but the CET props give me points towards Diamond. I think I've seen Motorhomes at Horseshoe but not positive. Shuttle between the two props. And if you have any history with CET, you may be able to pull a comp night or two at Harrahs & get a break in a regular room


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