Casino Stops

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by sal, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    I spend more time in Casino's playing poker than driving so I will give you the ones I can think of right now

    1- Mohegan Sun Pocono--- Wilkes Barre,PA
    Great food,Great gamling,also is a race track...huge truck parking in the back with a great view overlooking mountain/cliff...Google them for directions

    2.Hollywood Casino/ Penn race track Grantville,Pa

    Not the best food, good gaming, small parking for trucks at back of casino follow signs maybe 10 parking spots...Casino is close to where Interstate 81 and 78 merge...

    3.. Sams Tunica,MS

    4. Ameristar Vicksburg,MS $10 Parking, good food and Gaming...24-hour beer and liquor 7days a week...Go easy past the casino parking with be on right...

    5. Diamond Joes Northwood,IA Intertate 35 its about 15 minutes south of Albert Lee,MN Decent food,gaming, the only parking is at the rest area which is basically in the casino parking lot fills up at nite fast. Could park on ramp which is a short walk

    6. Choctaw Casino Durant,OK US 69/75 lots of parking good food

    7.RiverWind Norman,OK I-35 x 106 go past the loves and continue past the Mcdonalds and you will see tons of truck parking with 24-hour security and they will call shuttle for you

    8.Winstar thackerville,OK I-35 Exit 1 tons of truck parking

    9.DownStream Its on OK,MO state line on I-44 Take exit 1 in MO and follow signs..Good amount of truck parking

    10 Lady Luck Caruthersville,MO I-55 x 19 lot of truck parking

    11. Grand Sierra resort Reno,NV good amount of truck parking call for directions or googl...

    12. Petro Reno,NV about the only good thing here is you can drink beer:biggrin_2551:
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  2. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    somewhere, USA
    wendoover,ut, Peppermill / rainbow operate a drivers lounge in the parking lot with free showers, just show your cdl, then walk across the street to eiter casion.
    Well's NV the 4 way casion, huge lot, good food, but no table games.All machines.
    TA in Sparks, walk out of lot to Western Villege for a full service casino. 2 differant resturants. Lots of tables games. Sports book, and bar.
  3. BigKid2

    BigKid2 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    I only go to casinos that have poker rooms and here are the ones I stop at.

    Ameristar in Kansas City,Mo
    Harrahs in St Charles,Mo
    Horseshoe in Council Bluffs,Ia
    Horseshoe in Tunica,Ms
    Harrahs in Tunica,Ms
    Harrahs in Metropolis,Il
    Horseshoe in Shreveport,La
    Hollywood just north of Harrisburg,Pa
    Prairie Meadows in Altoona,Ia
    Cherokee in Durant,Ok
    Winstar on I35 at Oklahoma-Texas border
    Hard Rock in Tulsa,Ok
    Downstream near Joplin,Mo
    Hollywood by Cincinnati,Oh
  4. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Home of the Stampede
    Morons like that need a TOTAL truck boycott... they'll learn pretty darn quick just how much they rely on trucks.

    Mesquite was one of my regular stop-n-eat places. Terrible's at Primm was a regular sleep spot. I don't gamble, but I prefer casinos over truck stops because they are cleaner and have better amenities and food... cheaper too.
  5. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

    Sep 8, 2007
    Utah's DIXIE!
    Well they have totally screwed up Mesquite. Frankly, if I was still driving I would NEVER stop there anymore. The Oasis is closed. The truck parking behind the convenience store across from Virgin River is now charging to park there. The gambling at the Black Casino's, that is Virgin River and Casa Blanca sucks.

    It is not too bad at the Eureka and their food is better than the other places, but it is nothing to brag about.
  6. Justlookin

    Justlookin Bobtail Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    HalpinUout, I take it you are an O/O. I met a guy at one of the casinos I go to a while back who plays in Vegas "professionally" (dont know what that means). I don't recall his name but he was good at the craps table too.
  7. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    This thread has been long dead but just to add another.

    The Majestic Star in Gary Indiana just recently added a new truck parking area that has tons of parking right next to the Hotel... Take exit 5 north off of 80/94 and go up about 4 miles and you will see the signs...

    Not the best food options but beats sitting at the Gary truck stops especially if your doing a restart...

    The poker room normally has a few tables going.
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  8. Happyfeet

    Happyfeet Light Load Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Sioux Falls SD
    Here's a little hack I learned. If you sign up for a membership card, its free. But what you get is "free plays."

    The casino basically gives your membership card credits on the machines, and some places actually give CDL holders more. Now, what you do is play your favorite slot machine, but you cash out every time you win anything worthwhile. Do this before your meal and sometimes you basically get a free meal.

    I never gamble my own money but recently I made $70 in Iowa and bought myself a dinner consisting of some very good sirloin steak, and a hotel room for the night with CDL discount. These places can be used to your advantage.
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  9. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    The only thing I ever play is poker and if I have a good night and win a few hundred I normally will throw a 100 in a slot or on the black jack table...

    And I do the same thing normally as soon as a slot hits anything like $20 or $30 bucks I cash out right away and go get a good dinner
  10. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    california norte
    The Alamo in Sparks is good, but go a little further to the TA exit 19 (?) and walk around the corner to Western Village, great food, gambling and cheap rooms.

    Oregon I84x214 Pendleton truck parking or park at the truck stop, shuttles run back and forth.

    Chicago Harrah's. My terminal is only 8 miles away, I like to drop my load in the terminal then bobtail down to the casino.

    Laughlin NV Harrah's. Off I40 Arizona exit at Kingman TA and run north on 93 and hook a left on 68. Cross over bridge into Nevada hook a left on Casino Blvd and go all the way down to Harrah's. Big RV park lot but they don't want us parking there, 300 yards away in the lot where boaters park, that's where they want us. Go into the gas station to register free parking. Optionally you can get a limo ride down the hill for front door casino entry. I like to walk down, it is a very steep hill butthey do have stairs. Coming back out I take two steps at a time, by the time I get to the top my legs feel like noodles. If you're going into California, go back out the way you came in except hook a left at the light and go up to 163 and hook another left on 95 south to pick up I40 again.

    St Louis-- again I drop my trailer atthe terminal then go back out to I270 E and cross over into IL and a few miles away is a riverboat casino with truck parking that I like.

    Detroit, MGM casino however when I bobtailed up there I didn't see any place to park it easily and didn't feel like calling their help line for info.

    I know across the river in Windsor Ontario there are casinos but not sure about the rules for bobtailing across in a commercial vehicle.
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