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    What is you favorite casino and why around the okc area..

    I like the old firelake.. I usually do pretty good there and Free Ice cream is a plus..
    The one i dislike the most is Thunderbird, last time i was there half the machines where down and the place was dirty,, they should call it Dirtybird casino

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    Casinos are there for one reason and one reason only.....to seperate you from your wallet. Sorry i dont like supporting the various indian tribes or even remington park for that matter. If they were better regulated it may be a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Casinos are there for one reason and one reason only.....to seperate you from your wallet. Sorry i dont like supporting the various indian tribes or even remington park for that matter. If they were better regulated it may be a different story.
    So why did you post? You can't provide an answer to what was asked.

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    Firelake, Remington, Newcastle, Riverwind (not in OKC but close enough)

    Newcastle and Remington have all paid out good to me in the past. Remington and Riverwind are good for entertaining large groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Casinos are there for one reason and one reason only.....to seperate you from your wallet. Sorry i dont like supporting the various indian tribes or even remington park for that matter. If they were better regulated it may be a different story.
    it does not seperate me from my wallet.. its a good evening of entertainment.. Some people like going to the movies and buying snacks at the snack bar, they enjoy spending a average 20.00 a person for one movie, well my entertainment outing is the casino, i enjoy that more then a movie

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    i went to lucky star in concho last year for a concert and wandered around the casino a little bit after the show. that night, it was dirty, nasty, stinky... my only time there, but i won't be going back unless there's a can't-miss concert. my friends did leave with more than they went in with, though, playing the video slots.

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    I like Riverwind because you can find areas that don't smell like smoke. It is clean as can be. I wish they had non smoking areas of casinos, even if it just small areas - if they did, they'd get more people there. The biggest turn off I have from casinos is the smell.

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    I understand pennyquilt, the firelake grand on the second floor is really bad, the air is so heavy, I like the games but the smell is bad at the grand.. Riverwind is nice , I notice the cleanign crew is constantly cleaning up ash trays and cups and cleaning machines down.. I was planning on visiting lucky star in concho for my first time next week, but it sounds like its run down and dirty? Now the old firelake has a non-smoking room. I usually carry my own sanatizer ( i know wierd but i dont want the flu or cold). Now last time i was at kickapoo casino, the air was clean and the place was clean, but that was a year ago..

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    I have never really had a problem with upstairs at the Grand and I am pretty hypersensitive to the smoke. I have not made
    it to Riverwind yet but look forward to checking it out. I will have to admit I normally go to the casinos to attend a concert.

    Chris
    http://www.radiookc.com

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    Riverwind is pretty cool. A wide variety of games, nice decor, several restaurants, good national music and stage acts, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dismayed View Post
    Riverwind is pretty cool. A wide variety of games, nice decor, several restaurants, good national music and stage acts, etc.
    Not to mention, the best stale cigarette smell available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesseda View Post
    What is you favorite casino and why around the okc area..

    I like the old firelake.. I usually do pretty good there and Free Ice cream is a plus..
    The one i dislike the most is Thunderbird, last time i was there half the machines where down and the place was dirty,, they should call it Dirtybird casino

    Went to the new Firelake this weekend for the first time, and I think it's superior to Lucky Star, Thunderbird, Riverwind and Remington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesseda View Post
    Now last time i was at kickapoo casino, the air was clean and the place was clean, but that was a year ago..
    I agree with you; I was there a couple of weeks ago. It was very clean and I didn't smell like smoke when I got home.

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    i've never been to sugar creek, but they had extreme midget wrestling last weekend. based on that alone, they get my vote!

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    For the last several years I have played the slot machines at Riverwind and at Newcastle. Both of these casinos used to be a lot of fun to play in but the last several months it is like they have totally shut down their machines and nobody is winning anything. There are not many people playing anymore at either of these places. I heard about a computer program that allows a casino manager to control the payout percentages from behind his desk and wonder if these casinos have that program these days. There are times when the bells are ringing everywhere and then all of a sudden it goes silent and stays that way from then on. If they can do that it isn't gambling on their part.

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    There is Firelake in Shawnee which is on tribal land. It's pretty fair, hit n miss. Firleake Grand on I-40 is probably the best casino near OKC. Kickapoo is just mediocre as is Lucky Star in Concho. Never been to Riverwind as it always looks crowded and near impossible to find a parking space.Never been to Remmington other than the horse races.

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    You can't be serious about the parking at Riverwind. You may not find a close spot but they have plenty of parking.

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    Remember that "player" in here who was so intent on dissin' every single "Indian Casino" in Oklahoma? (for the stingy slots and other misc. bs)?
    I would bet he would have a hard time even beginning to process this Thread Theme.
    Even having never been there I will vote for Riverwind (on account of the ads . . . not the stingy slots and the hauling in of poor elderly people, by bus, to be "scalped". =)

    Oh!: The Worst Casino . . . any gambling den in the vicinity of Miami (Oklahoma) other that that place over by Twin Bridges (Whinedott?) because it was the only restaurant in the vicinitiy capable of serving up a decent dinner. It reminded me of an experience looking for good local chow up around Mille Lacs near Garrison, MN but that is another story outside the parameters of the question at hand.]

    [now i'm laughing because i didn't check the odds related to the time and date stamps associated with this discussion.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesseda View Post
    it does not seperate me from my wallet.. its a good evening of entertainment.. Some people like going to the movies and buying snacks at the snack bar, they enjoy spending a average 20.00 a person for one movie, well my entertainment outing is the casino, i enjoy that more then a movie
    This describes us too. More accurately my wife. After concerts at a casino she gives herself $20 to play slots. If there are no concerts we go about once a month. I don't care to play so I have a couple frosty beverages. Probably 75% of the time she loses the $20 in an hour or so and we go home. The last couple of times (Grand and Remington) she made enough to pay for the concert tickets, dinner and drinks. Works for me. The Grand, Riverwind and Remington Park are all good. Lucky Star is a dump.

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    Personally, I can't stand the Firelake Grand. Its the most convenient for us because its at the exit to go visit my wife's dad, but we no longer go there. We couldn't go before visiting her family because we'd smell so bad and several relatives are sensitive to it. We couldn't go after visiting because we'd have to go home and shower before going to bed so we didn't stink up our house. But, before banning it all together, we'd probably been there 7-9 times.

    We prefer Riverwind. Clean place, plenty of games for us, good food and very little smoke smell when we leave (of course we also don't go during traditionally busy times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilleslastand View Post
    Casinos are there for one reason and one reason only.....to seperate you from your wallet. Sorry i dont like supporting the various indian tribes or even remington park for that matter. If they were better regulated it may be a different story.
    I thought you were against regulation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBatesokc View Post
    Personally, I can't stand the Firelake Grand. Its the most convenient for us because its at the exit to go visit my wife's dad, but we no longer go there. We couldn't go before visiting her family because we'd smell so bad and several relatives are sensitive to it. We couldn't go after visiting because we'd have to go home and shower before going to bed so we didn't stink up our house. But, before banning it all together, we'd probably been there 7-9 times.

    We prefer Riverwind. Clean place, plenty of games for us, good food and very little smoke smell when we leave (of course we also don't go during traditionally busy times).

    I'm surprised the casino's don't have better smoke eaters. I would think that would be something that brought more people in rather that keep them away from the smell.

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    Riverwind has the best concert venue that I have been to. Really not a bad seat in the house.

    If I gamble I only play blackjack and I refuse to play in Oklahoma due to the ante. I have heard that Thunderbird no longer has an ante but I have not been there to verify that.

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    Aren't they required by state law to have the ante (or did they figure out a loop hole)?

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    I very rarely go to the casino's, why would there be a state law for an ante in BJ?

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