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Awesome Texas casino!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Casino Hotels' started by mescalita, Nov 28, 2016.

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  1. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    The Aransas Queen - two four hour excursions daily! They are really spiffing it up with fresh paint today.

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    This is why you see so many Texans in Las Vegas.....and Louisiana.....and anyplace with decent gambling.
     
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  2. Richard Alpert

    Richard Alpert LOST

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    I don't feel so bad about my local casino now!
    Ever been aboard that boat, mescalita?

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  3. sarah9nascar

    sarah9nascar VIP Whale

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    This is why this Texas girl spends all her time in Vegas, Bossier City and Oklahoma.
     
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  4. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Not that one, but many years ago my lovely wife and I did hop on a slightly larger boat leaving from right next to the ferry landing in Port Aransas. We had a coupon for free buffet - the food was just as horrendous as the blackjack and slots were.....
     
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    Texas legislature just doesn't seem to care about all the gambling money that goes to every neighboring state.
     
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    Swanky!
     
  7. Geogran

    Geogran texas yankee

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    Wow, @mescalita - is that thing still operational? Operating out of the Gulf from Port Aransas? My daughter thought it had been mothballed. They tried it years ago and said it was awful - dirty, not enough restrooms, and people standing around waiting for a slot to play, plus they got 'seasick'...

    I doubt we will ever see casino gambling in Texas in my or my grandkids lifetime (except for the one Kickapoo Indian Casino in Eagle Pass)...
     
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    mescalita old and in the way...

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    This looks like a "newer" and more compact version - she docks in the channel between Aransas Pass and Port A. I would be deathly afraid to venture out in the Gulf on this one.
    Sounds like your daughter had the same lovely experience as we did on the original boat.
    I think you're right on casinos in Texas - the deck is stacked against legal gambling....
     
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  9. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    We Okies thank y'all for the tax revenue.

    The northbound lanes of all three major highways coming into Oklahoma from Texas should be changed.
    75 to Choctaw Durant Cash Funnel
    I-44 to Kiowa/Comanche Red River Reserve Way
    I-35 to Winstar World Lone Star Depository

    If some of Oklahoma's gambling regulations are not intent on setting up border casinas for success compared to ones further within the state lines, then maybe they're accidentally brilliant.

    Whether imposed by the "regulatory" tribal-state compacts or conducted by the casinas themselves, regulations like no minimum slot payouts, no free booze, no 24 hour booze, craps and roulette with cards, and the per hand commission on table games seem silly to those who have ever been to Vegas, Reno, Tunica, etc. There is certainly a segment of those people who will travel to those kinds of towns instead of patronizing the locals with goofy rules. But if you live in a state with no gambling, there's something exciting about traveling out of state to get some entertainment that you can't get at home. That same thrill is not there for Oklahoma residents and having Texas money flowing into the coffers is surely more beneficial than recycling our own money.

    Maybe opening the casinas up to allow the full Vegas experience and make them real casinos would still benefit border town establishments even more, but who knows. One thing for sure is that craps is more appropriately named when played with cards rather than dice.
     
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    How do you play craps with cards?
     
  11. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Casinos vary on the exact rules, but the gist is this. Roll a pair of dice. The number of the dies represent the cards the casinos flip over to represent your official craps roll. It's dumb, but Oklahoma and some other states (California, most notably) haven't officially allowed craps, but they both allow card games...and presto! This is a "card game" now.

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/card-craps/
     
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