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Old 08-28-2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Overnighting at Casinos? any experience?

Hi all - have been staying at the Marquette Casino for the last two weeks (provided by them for our Habitat Care-A-Vanners Build.) Am thinking of using Casinos for other overnight stays as I continue my 3 month trip to and from Albuquerque. Any experience out there on that possibility?

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Old 08-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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No personal experience, but this might help in doing so: *** RV Friendly Casinos by States ***

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Old 08-28-2010, 05:39 PM   #3
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We have stayed at Casino Campgrounds (Vicksburg, MS and Mesquite, NV). They were well kept, got a discount at the Campground for Casino Card (never used), and 2 free breakfast buffet (at Ameristar Vickburg).
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Hi Karen,

On 3 or 4 occasions we were near a well-lit, non-seedy Casino towards evening. We ask always ask if we can stay the night and have never been turned down, nor charged a fee.

We always join their "Frequent Flyer" programme, give them a little business, and partake of a meal, usually at a discount. (Winnipeg was heavenly food; we even found an electrical outlet on a light standard).

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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we live near Foxwoods casino and the mohegan Sun casino here in CT and camping is welcomed in their parking lots...they have an area almost exclusive for them........sorta like the walmart thing...they're hoping you venture in and spend....Bruce
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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I stay a casino's quite a bit. I have rarely stayed in their campgrounds. It gripes my derriere that they charge $35/$40, when they are making money hand over fist from the gamblers. So I simply dry camp in designate area's or the parking lot (making sure it's OK). I have never been turned away. It could be that the high priced Casino campgrounds are just be out here in the West. I know they are in Oregon, Washington and California. So I dry camp at those.

If you are in Saute Ste Marie, in UP of Michigan, there's a casino with a campground that is only $10 per night. I did stay in it. Also going through Iowa I found a casino at Tama just north of I-80 which only charged $15 per night, I stayed there. As I recall both of these were water and electric. The Tama one may have had sewer, I don't remember. Tama is just about in the center of Iowa.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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I have stayed at the Northern Lights Casino near Anacortes Washington a couple of times on my way to and from someplace else and I have not able to get into a proper camp spot. They have a clean fully service RV park with ocean views for about $24 a night. Close enough to Anacortes that you can head there for a good dinner. If the RV park is full you can park in a seperate area of the parking lot for about $7 a night. Security comes by often and there are often a number of other campers using the area.

I also ended up recently spending the night at the Angle of the Winds Casion in Arlington Washington when all else failed. They have new RV section in the parking lot with power supply - no water but they have a water filling station. It was $15 for the night and they gave a $5 coupon for the casino and I think a coupon to cover a breakfast. It was fine but basically it is camping in a parking lot with power. :-)

I find casinos to be a better option than sleeping in a Walmart parking lot if you just need a place to stop for a short sleep. Have never felt unsafe as there are always lots of other campers around you.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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There's a casino on the east side of the Mississippi in St Louis. We spent a safe, secure, reasonably priced night there, used their superb shower facility, gambled away fifteen dollars on the slots, had a great dinner, and left the next morning quite happy.

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