Central Texas is my home. Lake Charles is a 4.5 hr. drive. I usually stop at Isle of Capri and 'L Auberge to play a few rounds, then drive 40 mins. to Coushatta and play $10 and $15 double deck. I have done this trip many times. I heard that Paragon in Marksville has good games. It's about 1.5 hrs past Coushatta. Maybe try that my next trip. Harrahs in Lake Charles was also good until the hurricane wiped it out.