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Golden Nugget Lake Charles, a tale of 2 weekends

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by HOUtoLAS, May 7, 2017.

  1. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    I thought I would post about 2 recent trips to Golden Nugget Lake Charles that were about 3 weeks a part. One was booked through the host ahead of time. One was booked very last minute, where I woke up and called in for reservation Saturday morning for that night. Room differences were extreme.

    Host booked room. Make that suite.

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    My last minute booking.

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    These are pictures from the 1st time I stayed there, but this king room pics are similar layout.

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    Nothing to complain about with a normal king room there. The suite is very nice though.
     
  2. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS High-Roller

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    Food.

    I have only eaten at Landry's seafood, claim jumper quick eats, and Cadillac bar and grill. Although, I have eaten at Saltgrass steakhouse off property. I like Landry's for shrimp and calamari. Claim jumper for late night pizza. I will probably hit saltgrass next time.

    Overall I like the food options there.

    I earn comp dollars for food faster than I can eat it by myself.

    They also have coke products there, as well as Dr Pepper. Way better than I am used to with CET and their Pepsi products.
     
  3. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS High-Roller

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    Gambling.

    I earn my keep playing video poker, multi handed. I used to play 3 play a lot. Now I am hooked on 10 play. That might be a bad thing. You cycle a lot through at 10 play and the bank roll is all over the place. I am playing DDB, and have been hitting my share of aces kicker to keep me in the positive.

    This weekend I was dealt quads on 4 occasions. I had aces kicker a few times. I got a couple multiple aces and kicker variations. Here are pics. Note. If you don't play 10-play, just know that a lot of this goes right back in the machine. I do earn tons of tier points.

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    This was from the trip about 3 weeks ago, when I had the suite. It was a 2 night stay.

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  4. spicole

    spicole Low-Roller

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    Awesome! It is such a small thing, but offering Coke products is so much better than the Pepsi line up! :)

    Thanks for the pics. The rooms look great! I very rarely make it over to Lake Charles. I tend to gamble only a few times per year. I can travel to and stay in Vegas for a fraction of the price compared to Lake Charles. I may have tobites the bullet and book a trip over to Louisiana this summer!
     
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  5. HOUtoLAS

    HOUtoLAS High-Roller

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    Gambling continued.


    I missed a VP hit from this weekend. It was a good one.

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    My other game of choice is blackjack. GN has pretty good blackjack. I play 50 or 100 a hand. Sometimes throw out a quarter to get a bad shoe gone.

    I played a lot of double deck Saturday. I have done pretty well at blackjack there. I play mainly in the rush lounge area. The rush lounge can be very loud with the live band. This time I made about 3500 at double deck and lost 1300 at the shoes. The previous trip I was up 2000 at the shoe game.

    I sometimes play a little roulette if they seem to be around my 20,17 area. The trip 3 weeks ago I hit 20 for a few times with multiple nickels and possibly a quarter. Right after I lost a 900 bet and 900 double down at the shoe game. So I got that back.

    I try to stay away from Mississippi stud. They have 15 dollar tables at GN, which makes it easier to avoid.

    Overall, I like the GN there. Good gambling. Good hotel. Good food. Comps decent. They also have a golf course, so I might need to bring my sticks and a buddy to play with.

    The best thing is it is only 2.5 hours from my place, as opposed to the 4 hour drive to horseshoe bossier city. I am already 7 stars again for CET which gets me a chance to hit Elite at GN to see what that is like.

    One bad thing for GN is my free play is only good for slots and not VP. I will need to see if I can get it for table games.
     
  6. crm1310

    crm1310 Tourist

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    Nice VP hits thanks for sharing and showing us what is possible!
     
    Lets do it again
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice report!
     
  8. Grid

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    Great report and pics! I have to say, this table and chair set up in the "shiitier room" is adorable. I have never seen anything like that in a hotel before.

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