Sam’s Town Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana: A Review

Happening in Metro Shreveport 5/16/19: the Barksdale Air Show; Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club is open; Centenary's Beast Feast; farmer's market season starting up...

Happening in Metro Shreveport 5/16/19: the Barksdale Air Show; Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club is open; Centenary's Beast Feast; farmer's market season starting up...

FESTIVALS

May 18-19: Barksdale Air Show - Barksdale AFB, FREE
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May 18: Rocking the Boardwalk Music Festival - Louisiana Boardwalk, FREE
May 18: Centenary College Beast Feast - Jones Rice Field @ Centenary College, $$
May 24-26: Mudbug Madness XXXVI - Shreveport Riverfront, $

CULTURE

May 16: Paranormal Cirque - Fairgrounds, $$
May 17: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament - The Missing Link, $
May 17: Paint Your Own Rodrique Blue Dog - Painting with a Twist, $$
May 18: RnB + Paint - Artipsy, $$
May 19: Fashion Bash Benefit - East Bank Theatre, $$
May 25: Bring on the Bling! - C&C Mercantile & Lighting, FREE
May 25: Trap + Paint, Artipsy, $$

FOOD/DRINK

May 16: Beer Tasting - Rooftop Terrace of Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 16: Great Raft Patio Party - Frank’s Pizza Napoletana, $$
May 16: Louisiana Pint Night - Red River Brewing Co., $
May 17-19: Bear’s Fest - Bear’s on Fairfield, $
May 17: AKA 7 After Party - BeauxJax Crafthouse, $
May 17: Tiki Takeover - Fatty Arbuckles, $
May 18: The West Edge Paw Crawl - Downtown, $$
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May 18: Bossier Farmers Market - Pierre Bossier Mall, FREE
May 19: Wine & Swine Festival - Wine Country Bistro, $$$
May 19: Mom & Me Tea - Glenwood Tea Room, $$
May 23: Italian Night & Wine Tasting - Rooftop Terrace of Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 23: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance, FREE
May 24: Blues, Bugs, and BBQ - Sam’s Town Live, $$

MUSIC/COMEDY

May 16: Sonny Rambin (oldies) - The Port Grill, $$
May 16: Lee Mathis (southern rock) - Agave @ DiamondJacks, FREE
May 16: Strange Brew Live! With Tipsy, Logan & the Legendaries (variety) - Robinson Film Center, $
May 16: Jam on the Red: A.J. Haynes + Goga (variety) - Shreveport Aquarium, FREE
May 17 & 18: Tee Ray (stand-up) - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, $
May 17: Delbert McClinton (blues) - The Stage, $$
May 18: Shain Kausey (acoustic/jam) - The Bar, $
May 19: John-Henry Crawford (classical cello) - Emmett Hook Center Theatre, FREE
May 19: Sunday Jam Session (local artists) - Red River Brewing Co, $
May 19: Steve Conn (folk/blues/jazz) - Shreveport House Concerts, $$
May 23: Kent Gill (classic country) - The Port Grill, $$
May 24: Dustin Lynch (country) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$
May 24: Cajun Jamboree: Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns + Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (zydeco) - Margaritaville, $$
May 24: Kylie Frey (country) - Festival Plaza, $
May 24: Astro Motel + Logan & The Legendaries (indie rock) - Bear’s, $
May 24 & 25: Tyler Craig + Ernesto Lopez (stand-up) - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, $
May 25: The Molly Ringwalds (‘80s)- Festival Plaza, $
May 25: Blackberry Smoke (blues/classic rock) - Margaritaville, $$
May 25: Ryker Hall + Juma Spears + Papago Joe + Jerrod Everett (various) - Bear’s, $

THEATRE/FILM

May 18: Airshow Flight Suit Party & “Top Gun” showing - Red River Brewing Co., $
May 21: “Back to the Future” Movie Marathon - Shreve Memorial Library Main, FREE
May 22: “Small Town Rage” with Q&A - Robinson Film Center, $
May 23-26: “Legally Blonde the Musical” - Shreveport Little Theatre SLTAcademy
May 23: “Airplane” screening with trivia - Robinson Film Center, $
May 24: Kick-Off to Summer: “The Sandlot” - Norton Art Gallery, FREE

SPORTS

May 16: AKA 7 Weigh-Ins - BeauxJax Crafthouse, $
May 17: AKA 7 - Horseshoe Riverdome, $$
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May 18-19: CDW eSports Tournament - Barksdale Air Show, FREE

TRIVIA

May 16: The Office Trivia - The Missing Link, $
May 22: The Magical World of Disney trivia, The Port Grill, $$
May 23: Game of Thrones Trivia - The Missing Link, $
TRIVIA RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s (E. 70th)
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s

ACTIVE

May 16: Bossier Bike Night - East Bank District, FREE
May 18: Chains 4 Vets: Doubles Disc Golf Tournament - Veterans Park, $$$
May 18: Backroads & Bayous Cross Country 10 Mile Trail Run - Gilliam, $$
May 18: Geaux 4 Kids 5K - Broadmoor, $$
May 24: Mudbug Madness 5K - Downtown, $$

FOR KIDS

May 17: Family Friday at Sci-Port - Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 18: Free Youth Football Camp ft. NFL players Josh Booty, Ryan Mallett, Ramon Broadway, Michael Hunter, and Brandon Wilson - Independence Stadium, FREE
May 18: “Despicable Me” Matinee & Minion craft - Robinson Film Center, $
May 18: Preakness Stakes Family Fun Day - Louisiana Downs, $
May 18: Horse and Pony Adventure Day - The Party Barn, $
May 19: Family & Fireworks - Freedom Fields at First Baptist Bossier, FREE
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May 20: Splash Kingdom Opening Day - Splash Kingdom
May 24: Family Friday at Sci-Port - Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
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4th of July Week - Happening Soon in Metro Shreveport

4th of July Week - Happening Soon in Metro Shreveport

FESTIVALS

July 4: KTBS Freedom Fest - Festival Plaza
July 12-13: Red River Balloon Rally - LSUS

WHERE TO SEE FIREWORKS

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June 28: Faith Community Church (north Shreveport)
June 30: Ellerbe Baptist Church (Ellerbe)
June 30: First United Methodist Church (Downtown)
June 30: Splash Kingdom *military only* (Greenwood)
July 3: Cypress Baptist Church (Benton)
July 3: City of Minden
July 4: Freedom Fest Finale (Downtown)

CULTURE

June 25-28: Aleph Tav Conference - CenturyLink Center, FREE
June 26: Vino & Vinyasa - The Remington Hotel, $$
June 27: Highland Jazz & Blues Festival Kick-off Party - Shreveport Aquarium
June 29: The North Shreveport Seafood & Folklife Festival - Inter City Row Modern Dance Co.
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June 29: “An R-Rated Magic Show” - East Bank Theatre, $
June 29: SB Fashion Week Model Call - SB Magazine
July 3: Downtown Artwalk - Downtown, FREE
July 5-6: Spotlight Cabaret - Centenary College, $

FOOD & DRINK

June 25: Family Food Truck Night - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 28: Flying Tiger (Monroe) Beer Dinner - Red River Brewing Co., $$$
June 29: 5.5 Year Anniversary Celebration - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 29: Rib Cook-Off - Bayou Thunder Saloon, $$
July 4: 4th of July Pig Roast - SALT Cafe, $$$
July 4: Red, White & BREW - Red River Brewing Co., $
July 4: East Bank Block Party - BeauxJax Crafthouse, FREE/open

LIVE MUSIC

June 27: Latin Nights (dance) - Sam’s Town, $
June 28: The Wall Chargers (indie) - The Remington, $
June 28: Freedom Fest: Garrett Jacobs + Cade Foehner (pop) - East Bank District, FREE/open
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June 28: The Daydreams + The Dangs + Booger Brothers - Strange Brew
June 29: Jimmy Wooten EP Release Party (rock) - Red River Brewing Co., $
July 3: Bret Michaels (country) - Diamondjacks, $$$
July 4: Jazz in July: La Legacy Jazz Orchestra - The Remington, $
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July 5: Shain Kausey (acoustic) - Red River Brewing Co., $

COMEDY

June 27: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
June 28: The Brewery Comedy Tour - Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, $$
June 28: Butch Lord (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 29: Butch Lord (stand-up) - LOL, $
July 4: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
July 6: Ron White (stand-up) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$$

MARKETS

June 30: Brunch & Art Market - SALT Cafe
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July 12-13: Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft & Gift Show - Bossier Civic Center
RECURRING WEEKLY:
Bossier City Farmers Market - Pierre Bossier Mall (every Saturday morning)
Shreveport Farmers Market - Festival Plaza (every Saturday morning)

THEATRE/FILM

June 26: Shoplifters: An Evening of Japanese Food & Cinema - Robinson Film Center, $$
June 29: Beatlemania Trivia Dinner with Yesterday screening - Robinson Film Center, $$
July 4: Apollo 11 premiere - IMAX Dome at Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
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July 5: Twilight Talkies: “The Princess and the Frog” - Norton Art Gallery, FREE
July 5: Movies & Moonbeams: “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” - A.B. Palmer Park, FREE

TRIVIA

June 26: WWE trivia - The Port Grill, $$
June 27: Stranger Things trivia - The Missing Link, $$
RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: The Port Grill; Central Station; Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Bar Chord; Chimi V’s; Fully Stacked; Habanero’s; Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s; Windrush Grill
Saturday: Rotolo’s

ACTIVE

June 27: SPAR Summer Fun Run Series - Hamel’s Memorial Park, $$
June 27: Camp Gladiator Games Preliminaries - C.E. Byrd
June 28: Slow Roll! (cycling) - Columbia Park, FREE
June 29: Christ Fit Gym Bicycle Tour (33/66/100 miles) - Benton, $$$
June 29: Mission Possible Initiative Prayer 5K (half mile; 1 mile; 5K) - Stoner Skatepark, $$
July 4: Firecracker 5K - Mall St. Vincent, $$
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July 5: Sign-up Deadline for SPAR Adult Co-ed Softball League - Cargill Park
July 5: Sign-up Deadline for SPAR Adult Summer Basketball League - various SPAR gyms

LIVE SPORTS

July 4: Amber Waves of Pain (wrestling) - Great Raft Brewing, $
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July 7-11: USTA Intersectional Team Championship (tennis) - Pierremont Oaks, $
July 12-14: Southeast Regional Hot Air Balloon Championship - LSUS, $

FOR FAMILIES

June 28: Family Fun Day - Splash Kingdom, $
June 29: Princess Day - Buttercups Cupcakes, $
July 4: Kids Fun Run - Mall St. Vincent, $
July 9: Taco Tuesday Pop-up Art - Artspace & Parish Taceaux, $
DAILY ACTIVITIES:
Shreve Memorial Library
Bossier Parish Libraries

OPENINGS

June 26: Ground Breaking Ceremony for Every Man a King Distilling
June 28: The Three Dons (new fine dining and cocktail lounge)
June 28: Old Mad Almond Joy draft release - Great Raft Brewing
June 29: Legacy Nutrition (new smoothie & juice bar in Stonewall)
June 30: Inaugural Sunday Brunch (remodeled hotel) - LeBossier
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Happening in Metro Shreveport 6/13/19

Happening in Metro Shreveport 6/13/19

FESTIVALS

June 21-22: Louisiana Peach Festival - Ruston
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June 15: Sunflower Trail & Festival - Gilliam
June 21-22: 33rd Let the Good Times Roll Festival - Festival Plaza

CULTURE

June 14-15: Meet the Artist: Chris Opp (public muralist) - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 15: Cross Lake Boat Parade - Cross Lake
June 16: Moonlight Paddle & Cookout - Red River South Marina, $
June 18: Summer of Glass Demo - Central ARTSTATION
June 21: Paint Your Own: Summer Edition - C&C Mercantile & Lighting, $$$
June 21: The Magic of Eric Eaton - The Port Grill, $
June 21: Meet “the King”! - Jerry Lawler’s BBQ
June 22: Queerport - Minicine?

FOOD & DRINK

June 15: Roses & Rose’ Tour - We Olive & Wine Bar, $$$
June 15: Real BBQ Cash Mob - Real BBQ, $$
June 19: Wine-Q and Brew - The Port Grill, $$$

LIVE MUSIC

June 14: Josh Abbott Band (country) - The Stage, $$
June 14: Freedom Fest: The Victory Bells + The Van-Dells (patriotic) - East Bank, FREE/open
June 15: Gary Allan (country) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$
June 16: Sunday Jam Session - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 18: Heaven Honey + The Braxton Hicks + Jacob Disedare (various) - Minicine, $
June 20: Music Prize Live: *repeat repeat + Airpark + Astro Motel + Star Chamber (rock) - 211 Market St., $
June 20: Latin Nights (dance) - Sam’s Town, $
June 21: Lady Antebellum (country pop) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$$
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June 21: Freedom Fest: Shane Pons + Keni Thomas (country) - East Bank, FREE/open
June 21: Monty Russel (variety) - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 22: John Michael Montgomery (country) - The Stage, $$
June 22: Christopher Denman (acoustic) - Fully Stacked, $

COMEDY

June 13: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
June 14: Flo Hernadez (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 15: Flo Hernadez (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 20: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
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June 21: Hot Topic (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 22: Hot Topic (stand-up) - LOL, $

MARKETS

June 15: Shreveport Farmers’ Market - Festival Plaza
June 15: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
June 18: East Bank Market - East Bank District
June 22: Maker’s Market - Rhino Coffee Uptown

THEATRE/FILM

June 13: Rewind: Caddyshack with trivia - Robinson Film Center, $
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June 14: Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fiere with Q&A with historians from the National WWII Museum - Robinson Film Center, $
June 20: Movies & Moonbeams: Ralph Breaks the Internet - Bilberry Park, FREE

TRIVIA

June 20: Craft Beer Trivia - The Missing Link, $$
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RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: Central Station; Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Bar Chord; Chimi V’s; Fully Stacked; Habanero’s; Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s; Windrush Grill
Saturday: Rotolo’s

SPORTS:

June 13-15: 2019 NASTA National Open Taekwondo Championship - Hirsch Coliseum

ACTIVE

June 15: Freedom Fest Color Run (1 mile/5K) - Walker Place Park, $$
June 15: The Blue Man Run (1 mile; 5K) - South Highlands, $$
June 15: Yoga in the Gardens - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 15: Cross Lake Inflatables Race - Cross Lake
June 15: Sunflower Fest Ride (cycling; 20 miles) - Columbia Park
June 19: Fun Run Benefiting St. Jude (3 miles) - Highland, $$
June 20: SPAR Summer Fun Run Series (5K) - Bilberry Memorial Park, $$
June 20: Camp Gladiator Games Preliminaries - C.E. Byrd
June 22: Let the Good Times Roll 5K - Festival Plaza, $
June 22: Yoga in the Gardens - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 23: Red, White & Blue Color Run (1 mile; 5K) - CenturyLink Center, $$

FOR FAMILIES

June 14: Family Fun Day - Splash Kingdom, $
June 21: Family Fun Day - Splash Kingdom, $
DAILY ACTIVITIES:
Shreve Memorial Library
Bossier Parish Libraries
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Happening in Metro Shreveport 6/1/19: Twilight Talkies/Movies & Moonbeams -- summer fun runs -- Seafood Week -- Downtown Artwalk

Happening in Metro Shreveport 6/1/19: Twilight Talkies/Movies & Moonbeams -- summer fun runs -- Seafood Week -- Downtown Artwalk

ARTS & CULTURE

May 31: 2019 Fashion Project - Dare Dayclub @ Horseshoe Casino, $$
May 31: Ann George “Seasons of Self” Opening Reception - Norton Art Gallery, FREE
May 31: Red Shoe Gala - Diamondjacks, $$$
June 5: Downtown Artwalk - Downtown, FREE
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June 6: June Art Show: Andrea Holmes - C&C Mercantile & Lighting, FREE
June 7: Please Touch the Art: A Show for the Senses - Bossier Arts Council, FREE
June 7: Captain Marvel canvas painting with trivia - Painting with a Twist, $$
June 7: Karaoke + Paint - Artipsy, $$
June 8: Existential Night - Minicine?, FREE
June 8: 8th Annual Corvette Show - Louisiana Boardwalk, FREE
June 8: 46th Annual Street Rod Reunion Car Show - Boomtown, FREE
June 8: Shreveport Q-Prom - Downtown, $$

FOOD/DRINK

May 30: Holiday Martini Night - Rooftop Terrace of Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 30: Arts & Craft Beer Night - Great Raft Brewing, $
May 30: Vino and Violin - Scottish Rite Temple, $$$
June 1: Rhinestone Life Release Day - Great Raft Brewing Co., $
June 1: Food & Wine Pairing - STEM, $$
June 3-8: Seafood Week with Louisiana chefs - SALT Cafe, $$
June 6: Empty Bowls for Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana - Eldorado, $$$
June 6: PUBlic Theology - Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, $
June 6: Shreveport Green’s farm-to-table Feast - Provenance, $$$$
June 7: Summer of Glass Exhibition Opening - Artspace
June 8: Southern University’s 20th Annual Gentlemen’s Cooking Classic - Shreveport Convention Center, $$
June 9: Food Trucks at the Museum - Shreveport Water Works Museum, $
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LIVE MUSIC

May 30: Nadah El Shazly + Luke Stewart + Rebecca Novak + Gabriel Martinez + Twank Darkly (indie) - Minicine?
May 30: Dorsey Summerfield (avant-garde jazz) - Diamondjacks, FREE
May 30: Kericah (country/acoustic) - The Port Grill, $
May 30: Jimmy Wooten (country) - Eldorado Casino, FREE
May 30: Hayden Bean (acoustic/ukulele) - Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, $
May 31: REO Speedwagon (rock) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino
May 31: Tyler Christiana (acoustic) - Bear’s, $
May 31: In Good Condition (alt) - Red River Brewing Co., $
May 31: Wes Jeans (blues) - Muddy Waters Sports Bar, $
June 1: Sara & Kyle (acoustic) - The Port Grill, $
June 2: Grand Opening of the Shreveport Festival Orchestra (classical) - Church of the Holy Cross
June 6: Beaux Atkins (acoustic) - The Port Grill, $
June 6: Latin Nights (dance) - Sam’s Town, $
June 7: Freedom Fest: Mark Lee (contemporary Christian) - East Bank, FREE/open
June 7: Tipsey the Band (party) - The Port Grill, $
June 7: Tyler Vosbury (acoustic pop) - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 8: Drowning Pool (metal/rock) - Strange Brew, $$
June 8: Jamey Johnson (country) - Margaritaville, $$$
June 8: British Brass Band of Louisiana (jazz) - Kings Hwy Christian Church, FREE/tickets
June 8: Camille Gladney Schmoutz (variety) - The Port Grill, $
June 8: Keith Horton (R&B) - Rydaz, $$

COMEDY

May 31: Crayfish Comedy Presents: Jokes for Dinner (stand-up/sketch) - The Port Grill, $
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May 31: Whodi + Keys + Glenn Stewart (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 1: David Allen + Funnyman Pratt + Whodi - LOL, $
June 6: Open Mic Night - LOL, $

MARKETS

May 30: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
June 1: Shreveport Farmers Market - Festival Plaza
June 1: Bossier Farmers Market - Pierre Bossier Mall
June 4: East Bank Market - East Bank District
June 6: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
June 8: Shreveport Farmers’ Market - Festival Plaza

THEATRE/FILM

May 30: A Tuba to Cuba: An Evening of Cuban Food, Art, Music & Cinema - Robinson Film Center, $$
June 1: Movies & Moonbeams: Incredibles 2 - Festival Plaza, FREE/open
June 7: Twilight Talkies: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Norton Art Gallery, FREE/open
June 7: Shark Attack Pool Party & Dive-In Movie Jaws - Dare Dayclub at Horseshoe Casino

TRIVIA

May 30: Arrested Development trivia - The Missing Link, $$
June 9: Taproom Trivia - Red River Brewing Co., $
RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s (E. 70th)
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s

ACTIVE

Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Co-ed Softball League - Cargill Park
Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Summer Basketball League - various SPAR gyms
June 1: Run 4 Your Health (1 mile; 4 mile runs) - Stoner, $$
June 1: Yoga in the Garden - Norton Art Gallery, $
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June 1: LifeCycle Benefit Tour (cycling) - Keithville, $$
June 1: DPT Cornhole Tournament - Great Raft Brewing, $$
June 6: SPAR Summer Fun Run Series - Stoner Ave. Boat Launch, $$
June 8: SPAR Family Health & Fitness Day - city-wide
June 8: Color Chaos Paint War - LSUS, $
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June 8: Lager Logger 5K & Beer Mile - Great Raft Brewing, $$
June 8: The Weight No More 5K - Southern Hills Park, $$
June 8: Shreveport Father’s Day 5K (run/walk) - Fairgrounds, $$
June 8: Yoga in the Garden - Norton Art Gallery, $

FOR FAMILIES

May 31: Food Truck Rodeo - Barksdale Family Housing, $
June 1: Blast Off Summer Experience - Bossier Parish Libraries, FREE/open
June 7: Seussical the Musical Jr. - Shreveport Little Theatre SLTAcademy, $
June 7: Family Fun Day - Splash Kingdom, $
June 7: Toddler Trek: Butterflies, Bugs, and Birds - Norton Art Gallery, FREE/tickets
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Happening Soon in Metro Shreveport 6/7/19

Happening Soon in Metro Shreveport 6/7/19

FESTIVALS

June 15: Sunflower Trail & Festival - Gilliam
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CULTURE

June 7: Please Touch the Art: A Show for the Senses - Bossier Arts Council, FREE
June 7: Captain Marvel canvas painting with trivia - Painting with a Twist, $$
June 7: Karaoke + Paint - Artipsy, $$
June 8: Existential Night - Minicine?, FREE
June 8: 8th Annual Corvette Show - Louisiana Boardwalk, FREE
June 8: 46th Annual Street Rod Reunion Car Show - Boomtown, FREE
June 8: Shreveport Q-Prom - Downtown, $$
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June 15: Cross Lake Boat Parade - Cross Lake
June 16: Moonlight Paddle & Cookout - Red River South Marina, $

FOOD & DRINK

June 7: Summer of Glass Exhibition Opening - Artspace
June 8: Southern University’s 20th Annual Gentlemen’s Cooking Classic - Shreveport Convention Center, $$
June 9: Food Trucks at the Museum - Shreveport Water Works Museum, $
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June 11: Husk, Hull & Rind: A Beer, Wine, and Cheese Pairing - Artspace, $$$
June 15: Roses & Rose’ Tour - We Olive & Wine Bar, $$$

LIVE MUSIC

June 7: Freedom Fest: Mark Lee (contemporary Christian) - East Bank, FREE/open
June 7: Tipsey the Band (party) - The Port Grill, $
June 7: Tyler Vosbury (acoustic pop) - Red River Brewing Co., $
June 8: Drowning Pool (metal/rock) - Strange Brew, $$
June 8: Jamey Johnson (country) - Margaritaville, $$$
June 8: British Brass Band of Louisiana (jazz) - Kings Hwy Christian Church, FREE/tickets
June 8: Camille Gladney Schmoutz (variety) - The Port Grill, $
June 8: Keith Horton (R&B) - Rydaz, $$
June 13: Latin Nights (dance) - Sam’s Town, $
June 14: Josh Abbott Band (country) - The Stage, $$
June 14: Freedom Fest: The Victory Bells + The Van-Dells (patriotic) - East Bank, FREE/open
June 15: Gary Allan (country) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$
June 16: Sunday Jam Session - Red River Brewing Co., $

COMEDY

June 7-8: Angelia Walker (stand-up) - LOL, $
June 13: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
June 14: Flo Hernandez (stand-up) - LOL, $

MARKETS

June 8: Shreveport Farmers’ Market - Festival Plaza
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June 11: East Bank Market - East Bank District
June 13: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
June 15: Shreveport Farmers’ Market - Festival Plaza
June 15: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance

THEATRE/FILM

June 7: Twilight Talkies: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Norton Art Gallery, FREE/open
June 7: Shark Attack Pool Party & Dive-In Movie Jaws - Dare Dayclub at Horseshoe Casino June 11: Date Night Dinner & a Movie: An Officer and a Gentleman - Robinson Film Center, $$
June 14: Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fiere with Q&A with historians from the National WWII Museum - Robinson Film Center, $

TRIVIA

June 9: Taproom Trivia - Red River Brewing Co., $
RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: Central Station; Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Bar Chord; Chimi V's; Fully Stacked; Habanero's; Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s; Windrush Grill
Saturday: Rotolo's

ACTIVE

Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Co-ed Softball League - Cargill Park
Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Summer Basketball League - various SPAR gyms
June 7: Fast Friday (cycling) - Columbia Park
June 8: SPAR Family Health & Fitness Day - city-wide
June 8: Color Chaos Paint War - LSUS, $
June 8: Lager Logger 5K & Beer Mile - Great Raft Brewing, $$
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June 8: The Weight No More 5K - Southern Hills Park, $$
June 8: Shreveport Father’s Day 5K (run/walk) - Fairgrounds, $$
June 8: Yoga in the Garden - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 9: Sunday Slow Roll (cycling) - Marilynn’s Place
June 12: Kitten Yoga - Studio Stretch, FREE
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June 13: SPAR Summer Fun Run Series - Ford Park, $$
June 15: Freedom Fest Color Run (1 mile/5K) - Walker Place Park, $$
June 15: The Blue Man Run (1 mile; 5K) - South Highlands, $$
June 15: Yoga in the Gardens - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 15: Cross Lake Inflatables Race - Cross Lake
June 15: Sunflower Fest Ride (cycling; 20 miles) - Columbia Park

FOR FAMILIES

June 7-9: Seussical Jr - SLTAcademy, $
June 14: Family Fun Day - Splash Kingdom, $
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Mudbug Madness XXXVI; sign-ups for Summer League sports; 2019 Fashion Project: Happening In Metro Shreveport

Mudbug Madness XXXVI; sign-ups for Summer League sports; 2019 Fashion Project: Happening In Metro Shreveport

FESTIVALS

May 24-26: Mudbug Madness XXXVI - Shreveport Riverfront, $
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CULTURE

May 25: Bring on the Bling! - C&C Mercantile & Lighting, FREE
May 25: Trap + Paint - Artipsy, $$
May 30: Arts & Craft Beer Night - Great Raft Brewing, $
May 31: Ann George “Seasons of Self” Opening Reception - Norton Art Gallery, FREE
May 31: 2019 Fashion Project - Dare Dayclub @ Horseshoe Casino, $$
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FOOD/DRINK

May 23: Italian Night & Wine Tasting - Rooftop Terrace of Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 23: Crawfish Round 2 - Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, $$
May 24: Blues, Bugs, and BBQ - Sam’s Town Live, $$
May 28: Bossier Taco Tuesday - East Bank Market, $
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May 30: Holiday Martini Night - Rooftop Terrace of Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 30: Arts & Craft Beer Night - Great Raft Brewing, $
May 30: Vino and Violin - Scottish Rite Temple, $$$
June 1: Food & Wine Pairing - STEM, $$

LIVE MUSIC

May 23: Nashville South (country/dance) - Horseshoe Casino
May 23: Kent Gill (classic country) - The Port Grill, $
May 24: Dustin Lynch (country) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino, $$$
May 24: Cajun Jamboree: Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns + Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band (zydeco) - Margaritaville, $$
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MUDBUG MADNESS HEADLINERS: Amanda Shaw, The Molly Ringwalds, Kylie Frey, Flow Tribe, Chubby Carrier... MUDBUG MADNESS FULL LINE-UP

May 24: Astro Motel + Logan & The Legendaries (indie rock) - Bear’s, $
May 25: Dexter Duran (rock/acoustic) - The Port Grill, $
May 25: Blackberry Smoke (blues/classic rock) - Margaritaville, $$
May 25: Ryker Hall + Juma Spears + Papago Joe + Jerrod Everett (various) - Bear’s, $
May 26: Shreveport Symphony + Kenny Broberg (piano) - First Baptist Church Shreveport, FREE
May 26: Craig Morgan (country) - Legends Theatre at Diamondjacks, $$$
May 30: Dorsey Summerfield (avant-garde jazz) - Diamondjacks, FREE
May 30: Kericah (country/acoustic) - The Port Grill, $
May 30: Hayden Bean (acoustic/ukulele) - Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, $
May 31: REO Speedwagon (rock) - Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino
May 31: Tyler Christiana (acoustic) - Bear’s, $
May 31: In Good Condition (alt) - Red River Brewing Co., $
May 31: Wes Jeans (blues) - Muddy Waters Sports Bar, $
June 1: Sara & Kyle (acoustic) - The Port Grill, $

COMEDY

May 24 & 25: Ernesto Lopez (stand-up) - LOL, $
May 29: Open Mic Night - LOL, $
May 31: Crayfish Comedy Presents: Jokes for Dinner (stand-up/sketch) - The Port Grill, $

MARKETS

May 23: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
May 25: Bossier Farmers Market - Pierre Bossier Mall
May 30: Markets & Music Farmers Market - Provenance
June 1: Shreveport Farmers Market - Festival Plaza
June 1: Bossier Farmers Market - Pierre Bossier Mall

THEATRE/FILM

May 23-26: Legally Blonde the Musical - Shreveport Little Theatre SLTAcademy
May 23: Airplane screening with trivia - Robinson Film Center, $
May 24: Kick-Off to Summer: The Sandlot - Norton Art Gallery, FREE
May 27: Amazonia screened by filmmaker Roger Beebe - Minicine?, $
May 28: Heels and Reels: Reality Bites - Robinson Film Center, $$
May 30: A Tuba to Cuba: An Evening of Cuban Food, Art, Music & Cinema - Robinson Film Center, $$
June 1: Movies & Moonbeams: Incredibles 2 - Festival Plaza, FREE

TRIVIA

May 26: Taproom Trivia - Red River Brewing Co., $
May 28: Trivia Night - The Port Grill, $$
May 30: Arrested Development trivia - The Missing Link, $$
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RECURRING WEEKLY:
Sunday: Rotolo’s (E. 70th)
Monday: Twisted Root; What’s on Tap II; Ivan’s
Tuesday: Pizza Rev; Daq’s (Southern Loop)
Wednesday: Whiskey Roadhouse
Thursday: Sundance Cantina; Bear’s

ACTIVE

May 24: Sign-up Deadline for SPAR Safe Summer Basketball League (ages 18-24) - various SPAR gyms
May 24: Mudbug Madness 5K - Downtown, $$
May 24: Fast Friday (cycling) - Columbia Park, FREE
May 29: Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Co-ed Softball League - Cargill Park

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May 29: Sign-ups Open for SPAR Adult Summer Basketball League - various SPAR gyms
June 1: Run 4 Your Health (1 mile; 4 mile runs) - Stoner, $$
June 1: Yoga in the Gardens - Norton Art Gallery, $
June 1: LifeCycle Benefit Tour (cycling) - Keithville, $$
June 1: DPT Cornhole Tournament - Great Raft Brewing, $$

FOR FAMILIES

May 24: Family Friday at Sci-Port - Sci-Port Discovery Center, $
May 27: Memorial Day Pig Races - Louisiana Downs, FREE
May 31: Food Truck Rodeo - Barksdale Family Housing, $
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[Table] I am a casino executive. AMA

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Date: 2013-06-16
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What's you're best story about someone trying to con/steel from the casino? I figure you're looking for some kind of crazy Oceans 11 story (of which there are several in the industry but none on my watch), but honestly the best ones are people trying to steal from the fucking buffet.
Mom comes in with two kids and says they're not eating so she shouldn't have to pay. The cashier says OK.
Fast forward 15 minutes and the cashier notices that the kids are missing.
THE FUCKING MOTHER IS FEEDING THEM UNDER THE TABLE LIKE FUCKING DOGS.
Best AMA response ever. have an upvote! We had set out in the foyer those bags for your umbrella so the floor doesn't get wet.
Lady takes one, goes to the buffet, and starts filling it with food. Brazenly. Not trying to hide it.
We stop her and she says "what? this is all you can eat?!"
"Sit down and eat the contents of the bag then..." We found a HUGE ziplock bag of food by a table. The "customer" had obviously left it behind.
She realized she forgot it and came back to get it about 30 minutes later.
You should hire me as a buffet monitor i can pose as a customer then obnoxiously call them out for stuffing their purses with chicken fingers and mashed potatoes w/gravy. "HEY FAT LADAYYY I SEE YOU STEALIN THEM CHIKKAN FINGAZ!" Have a lady who consistently bitches about having to pay full price since she can't consume a lot because of her gastric bypass.
Do you actually have a policy to ask people to leave if you feel they lost more than they can afford? i watched a piece by loius theroux once where he asked this question to some of the managers of a casino and they all said "oh, i know they can afford it, of course we would ask them to stop if they couldnt". but obviously, from a business perspective, this is counter-intuitive towards making profits. so what is your take on this whole thing? and what is the overhead like for running a casino? what are some expenses you have which may be surprisingly high? We never make judgment on whether or not they can afford it. We really only step in if they come to us or start doing something overt like begging for money or asking for loans, etc. In the macro view, it's very bad for business if we don't do something about problem gambling when it presents itself.
Overhead... EBITDA margin of 30% is great.
Expenses... I guess crab legs would be too obvious? Besides that, maybe table games labor. You have a 0.5% house advantage at blackjack and have to have a physical person here 24/7 plus a supervisor for every 5-6 games.
What games are the biggest money makers for the casino? and coincidentally, Ace, ever ran a sports book? Penny slots by far.
Ha. No. But have worked in casinos that have them.
But why do I always win/come out ahead max-betting on the fucking Sex and the City penny slot? Google "law of large numbers"
1) How do you like the city? (So many people hate on it, and I don't understand why). Also, how did you like UNLV and when were you there? 1.) I actually just moved away for a job. I just think Vegas is OK. I moved there when I was in my mid-20s with a decent job so it was cool and exciting then. Fast forward a decade or so and the allure isn't there anymore. It's not "home" and I don't think it will ever will be because of how transient the population is.
2) to me it seems like a pretty small about of locals gamble (at least at the strip properties), do you guys keep tabs on those numbers? If so, what is the ratio of your gambling customers? 2.) I don't have the numbers in front of me, but we did a study one time and showed that Vegas has the highest incidence of regularly gambling activity in the nation. I always just felt that was a function of accessibility and self selection on the part of the residents. But you're right that locals don't go to the strip. The marketing offers are terrible compared to the non-strip properties and it's a pain to get to the strip just to get your gambling fix.
To what extent is organized crime still present in or around the casinos? Any personal encounters? Virtually none AFAIK.
The industry is very, very heavily regulated. When you get to the executive ranks you have to go through very, very thorough background checks. 5 years of tax returns, 5 years of all cancelled checks, explanations of all withdrawals > $200 and deposits > $500, in depth interview with an agent, etc.
The last time I've heard of legit organized crime here in the states (places like Macau are an entirely different story) was in Rosemont, IL I think in the mid-90s.
Link to casinoconnectionac.com
Damn, all withdrawals over $200? For the past 5 years? "Uh, I dunno, I don't really remember why I withdrew $300 from an ATM 3 years ago. Maybe I spent it buying some off of Craig's List, I dunno." Yeah, it's really ridiculous.
Explain Macau? The Triad are heavily influential there. Kind of like what you'd imagine in Vegas in the 50s.
Holy shit, I live in Des Plaines. Des Plaines' only problem now is how to more quickly count all the money they're making
The scene from Skyfall comes to mind. Yep.
Organized crime is the muscle of the casino, the security guards, the directors of security, the private investigators, the small business owners, the gamblers who launder money through the casinos. Of course the mob isn't like the movies anymore. Well i'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you on everything except the money laundering despite the fact we have to live by Title 31 Link to en.wikipedia.org
It is true that if a person is on a helluva winning streak and is consistantly winning and you cant figure out why... you will demand that he take his winnings and leave and never show his face in the place again? (kick him out for winning). It's possible but relatively rare. you have to have enough cash to really turn out our lights to get to that point. for the vast vast majority of people, we have more money than you so as long as feel like we can get you back in the door, go ahead and win away
So that scene in Rain man is totally bullshit then? Where they consistently win and make $80,000 from a couple of thousand... then are told to GTFO after the casino guys couldnt figure out how they were doing it. Bullshit only in the sense that couldn't figure out what was going on
What gives a person the best odds when playing Blackjack-playing with more decks or less decks? i seem to win more with tables that use 6 decks and my friends do better with 4 decks.. It's a lot more than the number of decks and the casinos use that information asymmetry to their advantage (e.g., $5 SINGLE DECK BLACKJACK!!!) Everything being the same, the less amount of decks the better but we will change the payouts for BJ, rules for splitting and double down, etc. to our advantage. So you can have a 6-deck shoe with otherwise very liberal rules that have a lower house advantage than a single deck show with very unfavorable rules.
So with the same set of rules, less decks is more favourable? Yes everything else being equal
Is that just because it's easier to count or is it fancy math stuff. Fancy math stuff.
USING FEWER DECKS.
Six Decks: -0.02% Five Decks: -0.03% Four Decks: -0.06% Two Decks: -0.19% One Deck: -0.48%
Link to www.onlineblackjack.com
Ever seen anyone get naked or have sex in the casino or bathrooms? Boobs pop out of the cocktail waitresses' uniforms relatively often because they'll get tops 3 sizes too small in order to get bigger cleveage/tips.
Saw chick blowing a dude at a slot machine at the entrance of a club.
And Vegas has all of these European-style pools so if you're out there "inspecting the grounds" then all those girls are topless.
Sweet. What'd you do with the BJ couple? Pic of one of the pools please? Security was running towards them so I just assumed they got the boot.
Pools = just go to imagefap and look for topless beaches.
Do you ever feel guilty for all the money people lose to your business? Of course.
Did you see the fictional series "Tilt" on ESPN about 5-7 years ago? Any opinions on it? Did you find it entertaining? Did you find any of it accurate at all? Vaguely. And when I say that I mean I remember the series and watching a bit of it and that's it.
To us, the holy grail of Casino movies is Casino and Rounders.
Thanks for the response! I love Rounders, but it seemed to focus more on the players, and more on non-casino-based games, whereas Tilt was as much about the casino management as anything else. I should watch Casino. Yeah if you're interested in the casino management piece then Casino.
Does your casino make any efforts to stop problem gamblers from betting more than they can afford? Every casino company has policies regarding problem gambling that are audited by the state. Each state also has its own minimum guidelines like mandating that brochures be placed in very visible areas of the casinos, hotline numbers printed on every ad, etc.
It's a delicate situation when you think someone might have a problem because, well it might not be a problem. So we generally only do things if they specifically ask us to (e.g., they can ban themselves) or if they start doing something really egregious like asking players or employees for loans at which point we'd probably pull them aside and hand them a brochure and ask if there's anything we can do to help because what they're currently doing is unacceptable (the begging).
There's a casino near my house that keeps a full time car appraiser on staff. I've always felt that's a little shady. You ever run into anything like that? No way.
Even though I believe casino gambling should be legal, I find the practice of casino's providing credit to be morally indefensible. What is your opinion on the practice? Would it be a reasonable compromise to allow for more casinos on the stipulation that gambling on a margin is banned? So if I'm a high worth individual who likes to gamble, your expectation is that I just bring in a suitcase of $100s to gamble with?
No, a debit card. Reasonable.
A debit card? not reasonable...a credit limit is the only feasible way some patrons can gamble...most people do not want to walk around with 50k in there pocket...and I'm not sure how you would go about withdrawing thousands of dollars from an ATM machine. I was being sarcastic. It's a huge competitive disadvantage to not be able to offer credit (e.g., Missouri) because no high roller wants to play there. You'd have to physically go to the bank, withdraw 20K cash or whatever, somehow survive walking to your car, and then somehow survive walking to the casino from your car. TBF, there's also what is called front money which is where you can wire money to us and we will hold it for you but you have to pay the fees vs us offering you credit free. I did have a millionaire player who strictly got his money off of a variety of credit cards and would just do cash advances. We obviously never questioned it but he had apparently had a huge credit line (evidenced by the amount he was able to withdraw) and enough to pay it back (evidenced by him able to come often).
notjabba...no one cares if "you believe casino gambling should or shouldn't be legal"
How do you know if i am card counting, and do you care if i am not playing for big money? Primarily odd fluctuations in your betting patterns. $5, 5, 5, 5, then $1,000, then $5, 5, 5, 5 would catch our eye big time.
, big money! We care. Small wins add up.
What if i went 5,5,5,20? Would you care then? At those low levels no one would be on the lookout for you.
How automated is the alerting system for this? Pit boss getting info from the sky I assume? Not very automated. There are a variety of technologies out there designed to thwart this but they're expensive and casinos are too staid to invest.
So basically it's just either surveillance or the pit supervisor noticing something odd then starting to keep track of the bets.
Might be a silly question, but does stuff ever go down like it does in the movies? Like, say some guy is cheating in one way or another or doesn't take a hint to leave. Is he going to get taken into a back room and get his ass kicked or just escorted out? Taking fingers, breaking knee caps etc. etc. Nah, too highly regulated these days.
At what point do you start looking for card counters? If I'm playing with a $50-200 bet spread am I noticeable? Is the the spread (4:1, 8:1, 20:1) the dollar figure or a combination? Sorry this isn't my area of expertise so I can't with this level of specificity. I'd think a 4X spread wouldn't be bad, though, but just an educated guess.
You could buy a membership to the Green Chip forum (bj21.com), though and read up on the reverse engineering they've done.
I would venture a guess that electronic card games have pattern recognition built right in? I don't know how they do the shuffle. I'd imagine it's a fresh shuffle before every hand like in video poker thus nullifying counting.
Well I understand that, but profits on a casino are through the roof, are they not? I assume that there is a relatively low amount of card counters , and that you still will make a very good profit. Profits aren't as good as you'd think post 2008 economy.
Bottom line is that it ain't ever gonna happen. Sorry.
What is the biggest amount you have seen someone lose? I was working at Wynn when Andy Beal played "The Corporation" so that was like $16.5MM he lost to them I believe.
That's fucking cool, I read the book detailing the events of this, Link to en.m.wikipedia.org. Any cool stories etc from your point of view from then? Honestly, everything I found out about it at the time was from 2+2. I didn't have direct access to the players so it wasn't really like I could analyze the session with Phil afterwards.
Urban legends of someone winning big at the slots but having it taken away to a glitch. Has this really happened to your knowledge? Not urban legend. Many cases like this. The player never wins. Google it and you'll find tons of them. E.g.,
Link to www.lasvegassun.com
This one is international but I think is the funniest. Not only did you "win" $55MM on a machine that stated the max jackpot was $50K but after winning $55MM, you went ahead and played another spin... just in case...
Link to www.thanhniennews.com
Damn that sucks. Well here is one for you. Did you know that in Panama you can double down at the black jack tables at any point. It gives you a huge advantage and you can win a lot of money that way. I'd heard something like that. My best friend (avid gambler) went to Costa Rica and basically came back saying he had to totally re-learn BJ when he was down there because of all of their crazy rules.
If that's true about Panama, I'm surprised there aren't people haven't just set up shop down there and pillaged that place until they went bust.
No i didnt have sex with the hooker but my friend did make out with her drunk. As would I. What's up with fucking people who just make out? Fucking amateur hour. This isn't fucking 7th grade.
He didn't know that she was a hooker and was just putting the moves on her. He thought he was just really smooth with his broken spanish. What he didn't know what that I paid her to keep quiet about it. He looked REALLY sad when someone else bought her and he realized what she was. I actually did something similar for my friend after he split up with his whore wife. We wanted to boost his spirits so gave a hooker $100 to go and flirt with him.
Shit man in Panama you can get a lot more than flirting for a hundo. Granted she won me a grand and i think i threw her 50 back. Well that and she got to make out with my friend...Worth it. Did your friend end up with the hooker hilarious movie style? Nah, this was in Vegas, he's cheap, and we're not that generous.
How do Vegas casinos differ from Native American casinos? Or are they essentially the same? Depends in the jurisdiction. in some there is no difference (e.g florida) while others are wildly different (e.g north Carolina)
I'm curious as to how they differ. I'm from NC but haven't been to any of the casinos around here. In NC, for example, games have to be "games of skill" so like on the slot machines you don't just pull the handle and watch the reels go round and round, you have to physically touch the game to stop each reel.
That's not true (I've been there). Admittedly it's been awhile since I've dealt with them (I used to work for Harrah's) but it was like that for awhile.
Link to wizardofodds.com (scroll down a bit)
They might have some that are like that, but the handful I played (there are a shit ton) were not. Apparently they've got table games there now, too, which is new from when I was last there just a year ago. Well the states quickly understand that they're leaving money on the table (no pun intended) but creating this arcane regulations.
Fastest growing casino region? AC? Vegas? Macau? Macau.
Absolutely nothing domestically.
Why? Distance to the large volume of middle and wealthy chinese? Yes, and whose culture has a high propensity for gambling.
Why isn't counting cards allowed? Lets say I was a math genius, isn't it just part of the game then? Because we reserve the right to serve whomever we please as long as we're not discriminatory against a protected class.
I see. It just seems like mocking people for being good. Maybe if I was a black math genius with down syndrome I could get along with it. No offense to either btw. Perhaps but we're not particularly concerned.
Btw, I'm a bit of an advantage gambler myself. I only play low house advantage games, maximize my coupons and promotions etc. so I'm sympathetic but there's just nothing that can be done on the card counting front.
Private business CAN discriminate based on protected classes, just bad business to do so. Then don't come to my casino.
Semi-serious question: have you ever crashed someone's hand with a hammer because he/she was found cheating? Boy do I wish, but no.
Could you explain why it is so difficult to get casinos in states that do not already have them? Im from Dallas, and it seems that the Oklahoma casinos are 70%+ Texans. It seems our state is losing a ton of $ to other states. (Oklahoma, Louisiana...) In Texas it's because your legislature meets relatively irregularly. expansion since the 90s has been predicated on budget shortfalls and using gaming to patch up those holes.
Texas' economy has been relatively good so combine that with a conservative legislature that doesn't meet often as we'd have have to have the perfect storm of you having a bad economic run at the same time the legislature is meeting.
Trust me, we are ready to pounce when that happens.
Okay so a couple of years ago there was a show called "Las Vegas" and it was about a casino. Hosts are basically your sales team to high worth players. The compensation structure is just like any other salesperson: base + commission.
Not sure if you ever saw it, but there was a character named Sam and she was a casino hostess and she was kind of a bitch but I always wanted to be that (casino host not bitch). How can I get into that? So, if you've never done that kind of work before or sales at all for that matter, you just need to take anykind of remotely similar job and then just keep trying to plug along with the job search.
Well I cant wait until it happens. I will gladly donate my fair share for a free Paula Dean buffet. We've owned land for decades in preparation.
You see where companies like PENN have already bought stakes in racetracks there, taking a bet that racinos (adding slots to tracks) will be the states first foray.
The owner of Landry's (also owns the Nugget) has said repeatedly that as soon as the law is passed he can have working slots in Galveston overnight. Yeah. His family (Fertitta) started Stations casinos in Vegas (and MMA) and really big shots in town.
Yeah, as a Houstonian and gambler, I am really hoping one day it finally happens. I hate hate HATE driving to Louisiana and I haven't been able to make it out to Vegas in 2+ years. The folks in Lake Charles and Shreveport do not share your sentiment.
I'm sure they don't. Bud of mine wanted to make an ad campaign of just going to Isle of Capri and showing the license plates. You mean Pile of Debris.
Highest progressive payout you've ever seen paid out? And what was the game? And any good stories about throwing out patrons? That I've physically seen? Probably like a $75K Caribbean Stud.
I have been encouraged by many people to get a job there, but no one, even me, knows where I should start. Personally, I don't enjoy gambling and have only been in the Hard Rock a couple times, just to see the lobby and buy shirts with some out of town guests. Probably on the non-gaming side. Not sure of your educational background but NA with degrees go very, very far very, very quickly.
So my question is where would you recommend someone to start in the casino industry, if they don't particulary like/understand gambling? If you want to work the front line, then hotel front desk or something like that.
I don't have a degree yet, but I do have 10 years in B2B (business to business) sales in telephony, so I know a lot about circuits/phone systems/general telecom. Native American.
EDIT: what does "NA" stand for? So then in your case either work in IT or maybe some kind of sales position like convention sales?
Oh I didn't know there would be some sort of sales team with a casino. Sweet. I considered IT, but I assumed it would be in the realm of network security, which I know little to nothing about. Who do you think maintains the phone switch, PCs, servers, etc.?
Proof? What would suffice without outing me?
You would know best what you have, however this sounds like it would be easier to prove confidentially to the mods. Things such as work ID, paystub, business card, etc are acceptable forms of confidential verification. I'll send a pic over to them. Never done this before so wasn't sure.
I have a BA in Accounting and am currently a Project Manager (Prior exp in Cost, Tax and Accural accounting, worked for the Big 4, Now I make Warheads for the Army). If I wanted to get into the Casino industry what jobs should I persue. What is the best way to persue them? Do people telecommute? Whats the pay range? We always need good finance people. There are always other industries they can work in so it's hard to find good people.
So I'd say just go be an accountant?
We post on all the major job boards and casinocareers.com is the main industry-specific job board.
Telecommuting is not a regularly accepted practice.
For finance, it's just market rate salary.
How did you get your job? Was in undergrad and needed a job. responded to ad in paper for entry level job. worked my way up.
I'm going to guess that wasn't a typo. Not going to edit for the lulz.
You know what, why the hell not? Best way to make money fast? Well, assuming you have one and only one bet to make, the math always says banker on baccarat.
Any tips/secrets for slot machine players? Which one's your favorite type/brand? Learn to play video poker, blackjack, baccarat, or craps.
Anything video scares me..are there 'rules' in place for video poker or Bj blackjack to guarantee payouts or is it completely random? If random, how do we know the game isn't rigged in your favor? Completely Random.
Because it behooves the state not to let us rig the games so they employ strict regulations to prevent such.
For example, many states mandate that this company verify the legitimacy of a game: Link to www.gaminglabs.com
Those states that don't, do it themselves.
I accidently got my gf addicted to video poker but it paid well. Its a better chance and payoff than video slots IMO. No opinion about it, it is true.
Does this only go for high roller tables? Or does it also go for some guy that hits a big jackpot on the slots? Both.
Are security as horrible as people say in Vegas? I've heard from my relatives that purse snatching and such happens quite a bit and security shows up minutes after they were called (so pretty much useless). On the other hand, I've heard some amazing quick response time in Macau. Are these myths? Need some reference point. Horrible as compared to what. You've got a 3-mile long street with literally a million people on it. There's gonna be crime.
Hmmm... how about relative to san diego or fort worth? I'd say on par to Gaslamp but I'm no criminologist.
HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT!? I'm serious, I want the gritty details... You use a sleep number? Memory foam? Standard matress with some box springs? And what kind of pillow to. Oh, oh, and what is the thread count of your sheets... I'm a minimalist. Same mattress I've had for literally 15 years that I got at a department store. Hypoallergenic pillows from Target. 800 count. Also from Target.
Nice! Glad I registered my wedding at Target. Sounds like they got the good stuff. Decent and reasonably priced. The girls can't tell the difference between it and the really nice stuff.
Counting cards actually means that you are playing the game very well and it isn't cheating. How can you justify kicking someone out of a casino for being too good at the game? Also as far as I'm aware it isn't illegal. No it is not illegal but just like any other business we reserve the right to serve whomever we please (as long as we're not discriminating against a protected class, of course).
In essence you are keeping track of how many 10s/face cards and low cards are in the deck because high cards help the player, low cards help the dealer.
So if you know that the deck is rich in high cards you bet more and vice versa.
I will be attending UNLV for hospitality management in the fall. any tips? For undergrad? Make the program what you want out of it. Just by graduating no one is going to hand you a huge job but if you do well the brand recognition can really work in your favor.
Yep for undergrad. thanks for the answer! Go Rebels!
Does your business invest in gambling addictions or have employee training to prevent those who are gambling addicts from playing in your casino? I take it you mean gambling addiction treatment... And yes, we do: Link to www.americangaming.org
And every employee, at least in the majority of casinos, is trained on how to identify problem gaming.
How do you hire trust worthy people, meaning do you have some dude or gal that is like HR on steroids watching people? I imagine you have seen more than one case where there is employee theft or people who are running a front for money laundering? Well everyone goes through a background check through the state with fingerprints and whatnot then executives go through an FBI-style background check where they check all of your bank records and stuff.
But with so much cash floating around there is theft but it's basically like a bank so I can't imagine the incidence to be much higher than with tellers at banks.
How much do you make? Six figures + bonus.
Awesome. What was your path to this career choice? Like education/jobs. I just happened into it. Got entry level job during undergrad and worked my way up. Picked up master's while working.
Nice. Went to school for business I presume? For my master's yes. Have doo doo lib arts degree for undergrad.
Awesome! So you managed to get the entry level job with just an arts degrees then worked your way up? Or was the MBA necessary for where you are at now? I was in undergrad I got the job. It as entry level. $10/hr.
Master's not necessary but very helpful to stick out of the crowd.
Just noticed your name...classic. At around what limits are you able to get comps for free rooms out in either AC or Vegas? I would assume that Vegas is easier due to the vast amount of rooms, but what are your tips to earning comps faster? Depends on the property and depends on the game. And by rooms, do you mean like direct mail offers or the ability to walk up to someone and say "bitch, I'm a baller - hook me up!"
What do you know of online gambling? I did a bunch of preliminary work when I was a corporate person.
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