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Memorial Day Weekend gambling trip..........Louisiana style!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by Venus, Sep 3, 2014.

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  1. Venus

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    My Trip Report

    Had a tournament and a comped suite @ Delta Downs for Sunday and Monday nite. Called Friday afternoon and got a room comp @ the Isle of Capri Saturday nite. Left the Hill Country of Texas @ 7:00 A.M. Saturday morning, no traffic, (yeah) and reached DD @ 1:00 P.M. Played for a couple hours, got my free meal and was told that the traffic on I-10 was backed up really bad going into Lake Charles. Lots of rain and it flooded out I-10 for a couple hours, glad I waited a little longer.

    Got to the Isle and played some 5 cent 100 play DDB SUPER TIMES PAY. Got 2 Royals and pretty much lost all night. Saw a little old lady hit for 6K on a penny machine. Was really happy for her. Played on some 1$ & 5$ slots with no luck and went to sleep around 2 A.M. Was up a 6 A.M. and ate comped breakfast buffet. Played some more, lost some more, then headed back to Delta Downs casino to check in for Tournament. Went and checked into my room, very nice with Jacuzzi bath, living room and nice bed. Extra phone in the bathroom??? Who uses the phone on the toilet, yuck!:nono: Played my 2 sessions and finished in 70th place, won $50 freeplay and in a drawing they had for the tourney I won an autographed Earl Campbell football.

    Tuesday morning we left Delta Downs on a casino hop. Headed down to the Amelia Belle Casino, by Morgan City LA. played there, ate free buffet, and came out ahead 300$. From there we headed up to Evangeline Downs in Opelusas LA, had freeplay and 50$ dining credit. Picked up some seafood to go and left about 400$ ahead. Stopped in Lafayette and picked up some Boudin sausage for a colleague and some Pepper Jack Boudin balls and wraps, (really yummy):licklips: and headed back on I-10 to Delta Downs, had $50 freeplay for Labor Day @ the Isle so I stopped and played it really quick and left with $20.

    Got to Delta Downs and played until around midnite breaking even, had a hit on a 50 cent 9-liner Triple Double Strike for 1600 credits, that was my biggest hit for the trip. Ended up having a horrible nightmare, (eating boudin balls too late @ nite):nono: and woke up @ 4 A.M. could not get back to sleep so I went down to play and pretty much broke even. Left around 10 A.M. and got home @ 4 P.M. Overall, Louisiana casinos have the best seafood and generally the best tasting food, I prefer the buffets in Louisiana to any buffets in Vegas, even the Bacchanal, the ambience is a little less stuffy,(understatement) and the people are really friendly, did not see anyplace we would like to retire to in that area of Louisiana, (probably end up retiring on a lake in East Texas), needed a break from work, lost about $4K, but had a great time doing it!.................When can we go again:evillaugh Very soon!!!
     
  2. Tree DA

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    Sounds like a fun trip, other than the losing of course. I'm not familiar with LA geography I'm afraid...are the places you mentioned near Shreveport?
     
  3. Venus

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    Evangeline Downs is closer to Alexandria, farther south, and Ameila Belle is in the very southern portion west of New Orleans, (real swampy, on the coast) the Amelia Belle is a boat casino. Lake Charles is about 30 miles from Texas on I-10. In Lake Charles there are 2 casinos, the Isle of Capri and Lauberge, with Lauberge being the nicer of the 2. Another is suppose to open soon, the Ameristar group is putting it in next to Lauberge. The last time I ate the buffet @ Lauberge they had King, Snow, Blue, and Dungeness crab as well as soft shell. They also had fried gator tail which is the bomb. Rather pricey for buffet but really top notch. Delta downs is 4 miles from the Texas border on I-10, no table games or VP, lots of slots and serious horseracing. Having been to Shreveport numerous times I will say that the food is just better in the southern Louisiana casinos, I don't know, maybe they take more pride in it. Lauberge is really nice with a golf course, pools with a winding river, and really nice little boutique stores, very pretty. They have all the table games, VP, and slots. Drinks service is very good and the waitresses wear sexy skimpy outfits. Very vegas like. I had not been down to the southern casinos in awhile, usually spend my gambling time @ the Horseshoe and Sam's Town in Shreveport so it was a nice change.
     
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