Wanderer
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August 31st, 2014 at 8:22:24 PM permalink
Anyone been to this casino on the Texas/Oklahoma border? If so, what do you think of it? I will be passing through the area in November and might stop by for a bit.
Puckerbutt
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August 31st, 2014 at 10:21:12 PM permalink
Buy some nice walking shoes. If you stay overnight and play poker - the hotel towers are over 15 minutes away after about a mile walk through the casino.

Table games - 50 cents per hand ante. This fee is never waived at any time at this location.

6300 slot machines. I forget what class, but I know some or all are based on bingo patterns.

Nice roomy poker room. 10% up to max $5 rake with $1 bad beat drop also. $1 of any small blind is dropped before the deal so if you play 1-2 No Limit then the small blind would lose that dollar in a chop situation. (Their poker room is on the Bravo Live app if you want to see what games are spread.)

Actually has a bingo room that I don't know anything about and also an off track betting room if you like the horses.
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FleaStiff
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August 31st, 2014 at 11:34:47 PM permalink
I hear Oklahoma has such raw deals that its better to just keep going and save your money for Vegas where you get more bang for your buck.
midwestgb
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September 1st, 2014 at 6:03:56 AM permalink
Lots of walking to see everything. Kinda neat for a one-off viewing. Video Poker offerings are sparse, and not particularly playable whatsoever.
Wanderer
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September 1st, 2014 at 6:21:43 AM permalink
What about their blackjack tables?
Dicenor33
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September 1st, 2014 at 6:42:52 AM permalink
Amazing poker. I believe this is the only place in America where people should play the game. No arm twisting by a bunch of crooks. When you hold the button, the pot is usually yours, you not facing seven freaks stealing your money.
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September 1st, 2014 at 7:16:14 AM permalink
Quote: Dicenor33

Amazing poker. I believe this is the only place in America where people should play the game. No arm twisting by a bunch of crooks. When you hold the button, the pot is usually yours, you not facing seven freaks stealing your money.

I've heard these Southern Oklahoma casinos have amazing action. All that oil money coming up from Texas -- they are enormous gamblers. You can do very, very well down there.
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newshooter
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September 1st, 2014 at 8:16:34 AM permalink
While I have not been to this particular casino, I hear it gets A LOT of action from the Dallas / Ft. Worth area - no casino gambling in Texas (Boo!!!).

Another poster already mentioned it, but I will reiterate. To my knowledge, all OK casinos (unless during a particular promotion, etc.) charge an ante per hand. That means you pay a fee for each table game hand you play. For example, if you want to play blackjack at $5 a hand, you pay a separate $.50 for each hand you play. Average 60 hands per hour = $30 you are paying separate and apart from winnings / losses. What a rip-off and is why I refuse to give OK any of my action - on principle!

If you're travelling west, hold out for New Mexico or Colorado, where no ante per hand is expected. Likewise, if travelling east, Louisiana does not charge an ante per hand.

OK is also one of those states that doesn't allow dice games - craps is played with several modified decks of cards - Lameo!!!

My advice - keep going, regardless of direction!

Best of luck!
Wanderer
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September 1st, 2014 at 8:47:17 AM permalink
Quote: newshooter

Another poster already mentioned it, but I will reiterate. To my knowledge, all OK casinos (unless during a particular promotion, etc.) charge an ante per hand. That means you pay a fee for each table game hand you play. For example, if you want to play blackjack at $5 a hand, you pay a separate $.50 for each hand you play. Average 60 hands per hour = $30 you are paying separate and apart from winnings / losses. What a rip-off and is why I refuse to give OK any of my action - on principle!



Seriously? A 50 cent ante for Blackjack? That's ridiculous. I've never even heard of that.

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If you're travelling west, hold out for New Mexico or Colorado, where no ante per hand is expected. Likewise, if travelling east, Louisiana does not charge an ante per hand.



I live within a couple of hours of several Mississippi casinos that offer good rules/conditions for a player like me. I'm not desperate enough to play bad conditions somewhere else. I was in Orlando this summer and drove over to the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa to play one evening. I walked in and noticed that the Blackjack tables were all stocked with CSM's. I walked right out and drove back to Orlando without playing a hand.

I will be passing by the WinStar this November on a major midwestern road trip. I'm starting and ending in Dallas and will pass through Oklahoma. Even if the place had ideal rules/conditions, I wouldn't play for more than an hour or so before getting back on the road. As it is, from what people have said on this thread, I will probably just stop by and take a quick look around and then go on my way.
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September 1st, 2014 at 9:48:40 AM permalink
Quote: Wanderer

Anyone been to this casino on the Texas/Oklahoma border? If so, what do you think of it? I will be passing through the area in November and might stop by for a bit.


In terms of number of slot machines, WinStar is the largest casino in the world. That is the only attraction they have.
If you want to actually play at any tables or machines, go to other states for a real casino.
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