Evangeline Downs Casino

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Sprinkle

Eunice, LA

#1 Jun 24, 2008
What do you think? Good for the city or what?

Since: Jun 08

Eunice

#2 Jun 30, 2008
Evangeline Downs needs to change it's name to Ghetto Downs.

The only time you can go in there and enjoy yourself is the morning hours. Anytime after that, all you see are these ghetto people. You have them all, from drug dealers to these ghetto women hogging all of the machines. Look at the way these people are dressed, this place seriously needs a dress code.

And why is it, that all black women play with 5 dollar bills? What is the reasoning for that?

Evangeline Downs used to be a nice place to go and enjoy yourself until they decided to take out all of the good machines and replace them with penny machines. It's Evangeline Downs way of attracting the low lifes. Way to go!

I know you will not see this crap going on at Paragon or Kinder.
Mois

AOL

#3 Jul 2, 2008
It's a casino. It's only purpose is to get your money. The state and all of the crooks in office convinced people that gambling would fix our grossly inadequate education system, our roads, and on and on. Perhaps if you want to see better dressed people you should try a different type of establishment. Again, it is a casino. Why do you think they have penny machines. It's to attract those who can least afford to throw away money.
JOHN

Krotz Springs, LA

#4 Jul 7, 2008
Mois wrote:
It's a casino. It's only purpose is to get your money. The state and all of the crooks in office convinced people that gambling would fix our grossly inadequate education system, our roads, and on and on. Perhaps if you want to see better dressed people you should try a different type of establishment. Again, it is a casino. Why do you think they have penny machines. It's to attract those who can least afford to throw away money.
THANK YOU. If you play in the fire you will get burned
opelousas citizen

United States

#5 Jul 7, 2008
as much revenue as the casino brings in why don't they give back to the community?
Mex

Lake Charles, LA

#6 Jul 7, 2008
Mois wrote:
It's a casino. It's only purpose is to get your money. The state and all of the crooks in office convinced people that gambling would fix our grossly inadequate education system, our roads, and on and on. Perhaps if you want to see better dressed people you should try a different type of establishment. Again, it is a casino. Why do you think they have penny machines. It's to attract those who can least afford to throw away money.


Those who can least afford to throw away money are the WORKING MIDDLE CLASS.......but that's not the real reason for the penny machines. They are there to make money & they will take your last PENNY ! Apueste su penique pasado!
casino bob

United States

#7 Jul 8, 2008
opelousas citizen wrote:
as much revenue as the casino brings in why don't they give back to the community?
Don't you think this community "takes" enough? How much does one have to give this community? When will this community start providing for itself? I got the answer, it never will as long as government checks continue to pour in to support the getto life!
lawyer

United States

#8 Jul 9, 2008
opelousas citizen wrote:
as much revenue as the casino brings in why don't they give back to the community?
What other buniness brings in 4 millon dallors a year, for the parish and the 12 towns in the paeish?

“Help A Jihadist Meet Allah”

Since: Apr 08

K.S.

#9 Jul 15, 2008
lawyer wrote:
<quoted text>What other buniness brings in 4 millon dallors a year, for the parish and the 12 towns in the paeish?
You must be one dumb ass lawyer if you can't spell business, million, dollars, or parish correctly.
thankful person

Eunice, LA

#10 Jul 17, 2008
i went to the casino today...and i coudn't beleive what i saw...well this lady won 1,200.00 on a penny machine...they pd her then they turned the machine off and after an hour 1/2 she came back to pay the machine and they turned it back on....what kind of s*** is this....
fine a vie sa

Eunice, LA

#11 Oct 3, 2008
I USE TO WORK THERE, AND WHEN A MACHINE WINS, THEY TURN IT OFF. IT IS BEGINNING TO SMELL, DON'T YOU THINK
ku klux

Opelousas, LA

#12 Oct 24, 2008
Mois wrote:
It's a casino. It's only purpose is to get your money. The state and all of the crooks in office convinced people that gambling would fix our grossly inadequate education system, our roads, and on and on. Perhaps if you want to see better dressed people you should try a different type of establishment. Again, it is a casino. Why do you think they have penny machines. It's to attract those who can least afford to throw away money.
you are a racist son of b*tch
ku klux

Opelousas, LA

#13 Oct 24, 2008
i meant that for Bushman69
big g

Abbeville, LA

#14 Feb 17, 2009
im a regular there and you can not win money at evangeline downs period!!!!!! worst run worst staffed no free drinks--the buffet should be called barffet---every site you read is b.s. random number generator my ass they turn on evd on monday evenings and thursday evenings--why is it EVERY machine is cold on a packed saturday(because they dont have enough weekend workers) so the casino definetely controls what sections hit at what time i guarantee it evd sucks the big one!!!!!!!!!!1
This is Why

Youngsville, LA

#15 Feb 18, 2009
My friend, you can win money there and I will tell you how!

All you have to do is be black and have a stack of 5 dollar bills in your hand. What in the hell is with black people and playing with 5 dollar bills?

EVD does have the worst service I have ever seen at any casino. They are always understaffed, their buffet totally sucks as well as Cafe 24/7.

For the love of god, stay away from there on friday and saturday nights. It's so packed and hard to find machines, especially when these black people, especially black women hog up 2-3 machines at a time.

I do think the worst thing about that place is having Zydecos centered in the middle of the casino. On a weekend night, that place is so packed with all of these drunk people and loud music, it's impossible to even play a machine thats next to it. Not only can you not enjoy playing but you have to worry about a fight breaking out. What they need to do is take Zydecos out and move it next to Mojo's or elsewhere and replace Zydeco's with another slot floor.

If you want a good time without all the bullshit, go to Kinder or Marksville, at least they know how to treat their customers.

EVD should change their names to Ghetto Downs. Call me racist or whatever but it's completely true.
big g

Abbeville, LA

#16 Feb 18, 2009
your right i could play on a machine for a long time and as soon as i get up a big black woman puts a five dollar bill in and you know every time first or second spin---a big bonus and u know why the eye in the sky(cameras) give it to them because they know the stupid black ghetto trash is gonna play it back!!!!!!!!!!
Eye In The Sky

Arlington, TX

#17 Apr 27, 2009
As an ex-employee of EVD, I can tell you with utmost certainty that the "Eye In The Sky" has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with those machines paying out. Casino surveillance in ANY casino has no control over whether a machine pays out or not.
economy

Jacksonville, FL

#18 Apr 28, 2009
Evangeline Downs, just like all casinos, is bad for the economy. It's bad for the community also. Morally and ethically what we have is a low budget form of entertainment that is touted as being a high class establishment. I worked for a financial institution for some years and there was an elederly lady who was always calling to inquire about her checking account. This woman was widowed and lived in government housing, was on a fixed income of just over $800. She spent so much money at Evangeline Downs that she was always in danger of overdrafting. She then had the nerve to complain about the high cost of living interfering with her desire for entertainment via the casino! Don't get me wrong. She and only she can stop herself from going to that Godforsaken place. But she feels justified in that she's just an "old lady" with no one to talk to. She had to give up her car because she could no longer afford to take care of it. Now she relies on others to tote her to and from the casino. Opelousas will end up just like other towns (Marksville). Increased violence, prostitution, drugs and theft. Go into Wal-Mart late at night. That's when the prostitutes come out. Opelousas always felt like home. Like you could shop there and feel safe. Now it's just like all other low-rent cities.
Trouble Shooter

United States

#19 Apr 28, 2009
opelousas citizen wrote:
as much revenue as the casino brings in why don't they give back to the community?
Because the Casino is actually by a Casino business out of Pennslyvania and only about 19 percent of the income is seen by the Parish. The rest is sent to the owners.
economy

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Apr 28, 2009
Trouble Shooter wrote:
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Because the Casino is actually by a Casino business out of Pennslyvania and only about 19 percent of the income is seen by the Parish. The rest is sent to the owners.
Because like all the others, it is a bloodsucking monster. This community will die from that casino. Hardworking men and women will go on to lose everything they've got. Paragon Casino has auctioned off numerous cars and houses that were signed over to pay for gambling.

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