I travel all over the country to gamble from Tunica, Kansas and Shreveport for our frequent places. I live in Oklahoma and continue to try the Casinos here. I am always amazed at the 50 cents a had cost to play the table games and feel that is totally ridiculous and don't understand why people play them at all and pay that fee? For every 40 hands you play you give the Casino $20.00...why? You will go through an average of 60 hands an hour, so you are paying them $30 and hour just to play...not to mention what you lose. The house percentage is already in their favor. This fee is really a rip off, there is just no other words for it. I save my table game money and only play in the 3 places mentioned above.
The next issue I have here is how they have really tightened their machines. I set a budget for Gambling like any other entertainment...after all that's what it is. I use to go to Choctaw a lot; in the past year I have continue to reduce my trips there due to I no longer get any play for my money and the entertainment and excitement has gone. It use to be fun playing the games, getting into the bonus games and winning a few nice pots along the way to keep you going. I never expect to win big and know the real Jackpots are pretty much never going to hit. I do not play for that, it's sheer entertainment. However, when you take $200 to $300 to gamble and play between 60 cents to 90 cents a spin and you get ZERO play for your money, rarely ever get into the bonus and when you do it pays NOTHING; the whole experience is extremely boring and not worth my drive.
The tower rooms are nice, but small; disappointed that there is no bathtub to relax in. I wish they would put a door on their shower, especially in the winter time when you want to take a steamy shower and warm up. It's very hard trying to take a nice hot shower with warming up the entire bathroom. The wait to check in was pretty long and having to park clear in the back in the parking lot was not inviting to me. Yes, you have free valet if you stay in the hotel; but you still have to tip getting your car and dropping off your car...so NO it's not free...not to mention how long it takes waiting to get your car; we waited over 20 minutes and left us running late for a meeting with friends for a celebration.
My tip to all the Oklahoma Gamblers is to save your weekly budgeted gambling money and make 1 trip a month to the nearby States the really compete for your business with Complementary Liquor Drinks, Food, Rooms, looser slots and NOT the ridiculous 50 cents a hand to play table games.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, includes 330 hotel rooms, a natatorium, fitness center, business center, full-service spa and three retail outlets. In addition, there is a 175-seat amphitheater, nine restaurants and 110,000 square feet of gaming space, including 4,000 slot machines, 30 poker tables and 40 table games. ... more less
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