Alan
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July 28th, 2011 at 9:29:42 AM permalink
I didn't know where to put this, so I put it here:

I know we're a relatively small community here on WoV, so I don't know how well we've geographically have gambling places covered as far as info., but here it goes.

There are some gals at work that are heading to Shreveport, La., in a couple weeks to gamble. I've tried to steer them to the lowest house edge games(bj, craps-fun to explain to a newcomer). Question is, does anyone know what the table minimums are in that town? This would be on the weekend, so I'd assume that they would be higher than weekday.

Thanks.
rdw4potus
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July 28th, 2011 at 9:38:15 AM permalink
Quote: Alan

I didn't know where to put this, so I put it here:

I know we're a relatively small community here on WoV, so I don't know how well we've geographically have gambling places covered as far as info., but here it goes.

There are some gals at work that are heading to Shreveport, La., in a couple weeks to gamble. I've tried to steer them to the lowest house edge games(bj, craps-fun to explain to a newcomer). Question is, does anyone know what the table minimums are in that town? This would be on the weekend, so I'd assume that they would be higher than weekday.

Thanks.



I hear they're not too bad. I was there on a Tuesday about a month ago, and pretty much all games had open spots at $5 tables. Also, only about half the tables were open, so there was extra capacity available. I asked about weekends (I'll be back on a Saturday in September), and was told that limits go up to $10 and sometimes $15 on friday and saturday nights, and that spots at those tables are usually available..
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Alan
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July 28th, 2011 at 10:00:42 AM permalink
Thank you.

I figured they'd probably be $10 min. during the weekend, that's how it is at Isle of Capri in Lake Charles.

Do you have any recommendation on where to play? I think there are a few places to choose from. I'd imagine that most of what they'll play is slots, although every time I run into them I tell them NOOOOOOO... I think craps is going to be too complicated even with as many websites that I have sent to them via email that explain the game. They may try blackjack, one of them has the game on her phone as well as the basic strategy card(on the phone too).

Thanks again.
rdw4potus
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July 28th, 2011 at 10:29:43 AM permalink
The Horseshoe and Eldorado are the biggest casinos in town, and may offer the best selection of slots. Eldorado's comp rate is better, but Horseshoe's comps are redeemable at more places if they'll be traveling elsewhere.
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FleaStiff
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July 28th, 2011 at 11:30:56 AM permalink
Looks like SamsTown in Shreveport, LA is running a "Bring a friend" promotion where if you bring them to the Players Club to sign up you get on your account whatever points your friend earns that first day.

There is also some sort of craps jacket deal but it seems unlikely to hit often.
Alan
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July 28th, 2011 at 11:36:58 AM permalink
Thank you very much. I will pass this info. on to the gals.
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August 8th, 2011 at 10:11:30 AM permalink
Okay, the gals had their weekend(this one that just passed(8-6/7)). I only got to talk to them for about two minutes, so here's their two minute feedback, which is not a whole lot. "Craps was boring.." (must not had too much action-probably one pass line bet ONLY- I can see how this would be boring..roll no effect on my bet..roll no effect on my bet..ugh).."took the guy 12 rolls to hit his point"..at least he hit it and you won! Blackjack was okay(this is from the other gal) "I played a few hands and was up $5, so I took it and ran"...Obviously these gals are not big time gamblers. Now get this one..."the slots were fun...I like the ones with the big screens and blinking lights"..okay, you go girl. So much for getting them to play the low HE games. Two low HE table games, 10-minutes; slots 10-hours a nickel at a time.
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August 9th, 2011 at 1:19:23 AM permalink
The Shreveport/Bossier City area is where I go to gamble "locally" (it takes 4 hours to get there from Houston). Though I mainly gamble at the Horseshoe and Sam's Town, there are plenty of other casinos to choose from (Boomtown, Diamond Jacks, El Dorado, Louisiana Downs).

$5 table minimums can definitely be had during the day at Sam's Town. $5 minimums at the Horseshoe are more the exception than the norm.

It's too bad your lady friends didn't take well to craps. It is an intimidating game...Between the 'Shoe and Sam's Town, I'd say the 'Shoe is the place to be while playing craps. Regular rules on prop bets, triple the field, 100x on the odds. In busier times, they run 6-8 tables. My only complaint is that you have to pay the vig up front on your buy bet. Sam's Town only allows 20x odds. Try harder, Sam's Town.

What gets me excited is that Horseshoe Bossier City will be hosting a WSOP Circuit Event from September 8-19. The ring event buy-ins range from $300-1500. The low buy-ins make fish such as myself more likely to test the waters.

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