Sunday, July 13, 2008

Big Ups on Downstream

...So... we took a little journey to the Downstream Casino tonight!

Have you heard of this place? It's right where Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas meet--just off I-44. Take exit 1...(it will take you about an hour and 10 minutes from SGF.) The guys at the casino told us that we were parked in Kansas and gambling in Oklahoma. Then a guy made some joke about the bathrooms being in Arkansas or something. I forgot how it went... but it seemed funny at the time.

Anyway, here's a little secret about me... I am a HUGE fan of blackjack. I love the game itself, but it was so frustrating playing tonight with the dudes who've never played before... or at least the ones who screwed up the rotation.

  • Do not stay on a 14 when the dealer is showing an 8.
  • Do not stay on a soft 17. Seriously.
  • Do not stay on a 15 when the dealer is showing a face card.
  • Do not double down on a 10 when the dealer is showing a 9.

SERIOUSLY? ARGH!!! I moved three times after watching people totally screw the table. One time I even said to someone, "Why didn't you hit?! Oh my God, you're killing me..."

I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't think I can go back there to play cards until it's been there long enough for people to figure out how to play by the rules. It was brutal.

Aside from that, we were pretty lucky on the slots>>>>>>>>>>>>

As Dave Chapelle would say, "I'm rich, beeatch!" Count it up... Jim and I walked away with more than $500. SWEET!!

Dave Chappelle

Too bad my car broke down earlier this week (again)...
One more note: They don't have very many table games. I was missing craps, roulette, and caribbean stud (unless I missed that).


Complaint Department Manager said...

I like Caribbean Poker, I just hate the payouts. I've been to both Harrah's and they both suck, not even worth playing because you have 2 sets of odds. First you have to make a full house or better(and hope the dealer doesn't have a better hand) to get a decent payout, but then you have another set of odds to deal with and that is hoping that the dealer opens. No Joke, I saw a guy hit 4 5's and the dealer didn't open...I would be super pissed if that happened to me.

About 3-4 years ago I hit a 10 grand jackpot at St. Louis, still have the T-shirt, but that's all I have left from that visit. I do wonder how long it will take for Branson to go Casino, those hokey shows have a shelf life that is about to expire and something has to take it's place.

Leigh said...

Way to go Michelle!!! Glad you won some big bucks- that's fun!! I need some help on understanding double down- I always think that's an exercise term. We'll have to have some practice games sometime. :) Love you!