The Amelia Belle Casino. Staff Photo
Sixteen of 18 state-regulated casinos won more money in May than in April. But four riverboats and a racetrack in west Louisiana won less than in the previous May. Gamblers' odds were best at the Eldorado in Shreveport, where average losses per visit were $54.84.
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#1 Jun 22, 2013
I am writing to voice my opinion about the casinos in Shreveport and Bossier City. I keep hearing that people are going to Oklahoma to gamble well I think they are going there because there is more to do up there than here. Just imagine I am a family man and I am looking for a place for a vacation but myself and wife would like to do some gambling but I have teenage kids, we have some friends and relatives around Shreveport but there isn't anything to entertain the kids so we go to Mississippi or Florida to spend our money. What I am getting at is why don't our casinos get together and build an amusement park and attractions to hold the interest of families and kids that way Shreveport and Bossier City becomes a vacation destination instead of just a stop on I-20. It would also give the local kids something to do besides getting into fights and cruising and it could also give them the possiblity of jobs and that way we might draw money back from Dallas and quit sending so much over there.
#2 Jun 23, 2013
We have SciPort.
We also have the Hustler Club. It was land that was set aside for a park, but we wanted to see young ladies with low self esteem on poles, and not kids on swings.
But give us time we are getting Waterway Commission money to build a dog park. You can take the kids for a walk (sarcasm).
The main problem is the casinos location next to downtown, which is not safe. All the surrounding property is established office buildings adult clubs or is controlled by the government. There is no possibility that there will ever be waterparks, waterslides, or amusement parks in the downtown area.
Shreveport's entertainment district should have been stretched out down the parkway, in order to facilitate a greater number and more diverse activities. Instead Shreveport keeps trying to "shoehorn" everything downtown. It is a pain just to park, and then you have to walk by places that you do not want children to be around.
Bossier on the other hand has done a much better job of organizing. I would much rather spend a couple of hours at the Riverwalk then Shreveport's "Entertainment" district.
#3 Jul 1, 2013
I seriously doubt it. Oklahoma is the biggest dumpster in the U.S., and the casinos in this state are fake injun casinos, which means they are rigged. Baton Rouge's Belle of Baton Rouge and Harrah's Casino of New Orleans are genuine casinos not ran by primitive tribals, and they offer a hell of a lot more entertainment than just gambling. It's also worth mentioning that the casinos in south Louisiana have a lot more to offer regarding surrounding river front and lake front scenery. Hell, even the Treasure Chest Casinos located off the shore of Lake Ponchartrain in Kenner, LA is far better than any casino in Oklahoma.
#4 Jul 3, 2013
Oklahoma has better land, cleaner than louisiana ever will be.I would not pick a place to live based on casinos. Better you stay in swamp land.
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