DYK: There Are Two Legal Casinos In Texas? One’s In East Texas
I was today years old when I found out there are two actual, legal casinos operating in the Great State of Texas. Did you know about these? One is in East Texas.
Granted it's kind of Southern-East Texas, but it's much closer than the other one.
Let's start with the farthest from us in a town that has been getting a lot of press lately, not for a good reason, but press non the less...
The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel
Eagle Pass, Texas, on the Kickapoo Tribal Reservation, is the location of this fine gambling establishment that probably won't be on your bucket list anytime soon. Yes, that is the same "Eagle Pass" where thousands of illegal immigrants pour over our southern border each week. I'm guessing this is not going to be a hotspot destination for tourism until they get that mess under control. Which is unfortunate, the Rio Grand Valley was a great vacation destination up until recently. We hope it will be again soon.
The casino looks very nice offering slots, poker, bingo, all kinds of great entertainment, and more.
If you do want to forge onward to a casino destination you've never been to before, here's your chance, log on to LuckyEagleTexas.com.
Let's check out one a little closer to this side of the state...
Naskila Gaming - Alabama-Coushatta Reservation
This hotel casino complex is located much closer to us near Lake Livingston in the Big Thicket of Deep East Texas on the Alabam-Coushatta Reservation.
In reading up on it, this casino sounds like it's mainly slots and electronic bingo gaming. I love their website description though:
Naskila Gaming has 800 of the light-flashingest, bell-ringingest, funnest electronic bingo games around. Best of all, our payouts are positively Texas-sized!
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe played a big part in Texas' independence from Mexico, read more about their history here.
For more information, log on to Naskila.com.
Both casinos are located on Native American Reservations and as such are not subject to local or state laws when it comes to gambling restrictions, they fall under US Federal law. More power to them.
I grew up pretty close to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and to my shame, have never been there. I must remedy that soon. Might just go pull a handle or two on a one-armed bandit while I'm at it.