As part of those posts, I noted that at 4:00 p.m. on Friday the lowest limit craps table at L'auberge was $15-minimum, with multiple tables open and very active. Just a few minutes earlier, I played on a $10-minimum table at Golden Nugget, the lowest available then/there.
With the rates that you posted, I would be looking for a non-casino property, unless you can get a comp/deal. Of course, I'm a cheapskate.
Coushatta's table games director promised me (I spoke with him by phone about a problem I had there with a crew being nasty, they got a bit of heat for their actions) that he would "always" have a $5 craps game and some other $5 table games open. A lot more creep to $10, and that promise is not always kept, but there is a good selection of games and 2,800 slots. You'll know that number from the signs on I-10...
The Isle of Capri is not the nicest venue but it is second in terms of table limits; their are usually $5 or $10 craps and other table games. They have two hotel--the Tower and another one--and often you can get your room comped with a few hours of play. The number was two a couple of years ago; not sure what it is now. You might call them and speak to a host just to see. The casino at the Isle is a boat and there are not as many tables as at Coushatta.
The other two--Golden Nugget and L'aberge--are definitely the nicer properties; Golden Nugget opened fairly recently. Mid-afternoon Saturday, both have $15-$25 craps tables and similar limits all around...then they go up at night. The slots are pretty much slots, but those limits are out of my comfort zone, so I have only played there a few times and we have never taken a room offer at those places because I don't need a room if I can't afford to play at your limits!!
I would reach out to a host and just see what the parameters are for a comp. Maybe even the players club. I know at Diamond Jacks in Bossier City they even had a chart to tell the club folks what play would get you a room. Don't know if the Lake Charles places have a similar chart or not.
If you can come across I-20 rather than I-10, I think Bossier City/Shreveport is a better option with more casinos in closer proximity to one another. Of course, that is way out of the way if you are headed from Florida to Texas or something like that.
I would love some advice on where to stay in Lake Charles when I go for one night on July 19th. I'm booked at L'auberge at abnout $215 a night which is steep for me but acceptable. Golden Nugget is $300+ so that is off the table. Isle of Capri is about $125 and that would be cool but I am afraid that it is really low end. Can anyone comment on table limits, as well? I would love to play decent (98%+ is acceptable) quarter VP, or $5 craps would be ideal. If there is no chance of finding $5 or $10 tables at L'auberge then I will likely move to the Isle.
I have NEVER see an $5 table at L'auberge. The Isle often has $10 tables (they have 2 craps tables) when they have a good level of business--they do not hesitate to raise the limits when the tables get towards full.
Isle is "low end" but we found it acceptable. For the same money, I'd stay at Coushatta, though.