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Bossier City Last Minute Trip

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by SandsFan, May 21, 2015.

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  1. SandsFan

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    My Trip Report

    So it is a holiday weekend and really no plans. We started looking at the offers, thinking about visiting family.....trip time.

    We will be leaving Saturday early, stop to visit family and continue to Bossier City.

    Must be on time because we have free tickets to see Dwight Youkum (ok if not country fans, remember Crank movie)

    So lot of offers, food credit coupons, FSP, and room credit.

    Look out, here we come
     
  2. kankan53

    kankan53 Low-Roller

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    Good luck!! We usually go over to Horseshoe BC over Memorial Day Weekend but decided to go on Tuesday for RC multiplier.
    Probably should be going this weekend because I did get a bonus slot play offer for today.
     
  3. BayouBengal

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    I've heard the river is very high so don't trip walking up the ramp to the casino. :evillaugh

    Be sure to go get some strawberry pie at Strawn's!
     
  4. tringlomane

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    Damn those ramps. My dumbass has had some near falls thanks to not paying attention. Good luck sandsfan!
     
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    Good luck to you . I live in Bossier City and will be headed to LV.
     
  6. SandsFan

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    I would much rather be headed to LV with you but procrastination resulted in airfares I didn't want to pay. So all packed and ready to leave early tomorrow. I made dinner reservations at four winds Saturday and Jack Binions on sunday. By the way I read on sevenstartsinsider that we get 4 glasses or a bottle of wine at either place. Ok, I knew that but I didn't know diamond players get 2 glasses of wine at either place. Not too shabby, so I get 4 and my wife gets 2. Stagger back.:wiggle:
     
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    Oh i should add we get $100 food credit each and my host threw in another $200. I am think bring a cooler to haul the leftovers back. Right?

    Last time I bought an extra bottle of wine to take home.
     
  8. BayouBengal

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    Shreveport native here.
     
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    I live here and didn't know that. I vaguely reember the lounge between Jack Binions and the Four Winds and I think I got two free Martinis in there last year. They were outstanding.
     
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    Hello Neighbor. Always wondered if any locals peruse this board. I talk about it a lot at the casino and get a lot of blank looks. VWB is my go to when I can't be in Las Vegas. I can dream.
     
  11. kankan53

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    I knew the 7 stars got either 4 drinks (or bottle of wine) at the Binion/Four Winds Bar but I didn't know that the diamond player gets 2 drinks. Thanks for the info. Both of those restaurants are very good. You got lots of food credit so enjoy!
     
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    good luck Sandsfan I was going to go Next weekend but changed it to Vegas to meet Packer, Vegaschic and pleepleus. I like craps in Shreveport/Bossier City and Vegas for Baccarat.

    The red River was pretty high when i was there last week. Going up the Ramp was like doing a mountain climb... LOL
     
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    Hey Pphold the river is high and really moving this morning
     
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    Summary day 1

    We dove to Huntsville. To see my sister then on to Bossier City. Total driving time about seven hours. It was much easier when we lived in Houston. Quicker to fly to Vegas but we do like coming here a couple times a year. Trip to see Sis was planned and I thought might as well keep going. Rooms were sold out for Sat night so emailed host and he got me a room. I checked my wife's offers and she had Dwight Youkum tix for sat night. Emailed host again and he got them for us

    So very aggressive driving from Huntsville to horseshoe to be here in time for 5:30 reservations at four winds. Which was awesome by the way. Lot of leftovers to take home.

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    Got a free bottle wine due to seven stars.

    So Seats were fifth row center stage. Close but not too close. Show was really good. So glad we got the tix since it was sold out and only a couple days before the show

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    After the show we tried out the $1 VP progressive before bed

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    So dear wife was ready for bed but I got her to stay long enough to see this

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    Played a bit more then off to bed
     
  15. kankan53

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    Congratulations on the great VP hits and the ROYAL!!! Were you playing on the middle floor on the bank of machines against the wall close to Women's restroom?

    Love the Salt and Pepper Pork at Four Winds!!!!! I get it everytime. Can't believe they give you 5 pork chops.
    On the wine - you picked that up at the bar right?

    Good luck today and tonight. We are headed over there Tuesday.
     
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    Slow start today. VP not showing any love so trying Buffalo

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    Free spins are nice. $47.00 won
     
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    Love the Four Winds but it seems like it is hardly ever open. Nice hits on the VP. We visit the Horseshoe a few times a year and have friends there. That is the only place I have hit royals, and my second was ten minutes behind my first!! Hope to duplicate that in Vegas in a few weeks. Continued good luck
     
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    Nice royal! And not a bad game (99.48%) until you hit the royal of course!
     
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    Thanks I got the royal at the bar on middle level second from left. Started further down and moved when the seat became available. Played about an hour before hitting.

    Just tell your waiter you are seven star and want the bottle. I think it is good up to an $80 bottle which is about $18 at Specs Liquor

    If you like pork chops try the ins at jasmin's very tender

    By the way we had two $100 food coupons and host out $200 on the room. Ended up bringing a cooler and took a ton of leftovers home
     
  20. kankan53

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    Thanks for all the hints. We are leaving tomorrow around noon for a couple of days there. DH is due for a royal!!
     
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