I have plans to drive up to Portland for Xmas and New Years. We are coming up from

  • BJLFS

    I have plans to drive up to Portland for Xmas and New Years. We are coming up from

    the SF Bay Area. Does anyone know of any casinos just off I5 in Oregon? Thx.

  • prankster

    La Center Washington Just North of Portland!

    Hi-
    If you go just a little further north you’ll find some good games. If you take I-5 north to exit 16 in Washington State you’ll be getting off at the La Center exit. There are 2 casinos right across the road from one another. Each casino is divided so to speak, into 2 parts-as by state law casinos have to be closed at least 4 hours per day.
    So-you have Chips Casino/Palace Casino and Last Frontier/New Phoenix. Good Cards!

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: prankster said:
    Hi-
    If you go just a little further north you’ll find some good games. If you take I-5 north to exit 16 in Washington State you’ll be getting off at the La Center exit. There are 2 casinos right across the road from one another. Each casino is divided so to speak, into 2 parts-as by state law casinos have to be closed at least 4 hours per day.
    So-you have Chips Casino/Palace Casino and Last Frontier/New Phoenix. Good Cards!

    Once I get to Portland I am going to make a trip up there. How’s the heat in those places?

  • prankster

     

    I’ve only been there a few times-the last time maybe a year ago. I didn’t notice any real heat-though at one point while betting $5.00 a hand and going to 2x$100 they took a look at me.(big surprise!)

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: prankster said:
    I’ve only been there a few times-the last time maybe a year ago. I didn’t notice any real heat-though at one point while betting $5.00 a hand and going to 2x$100 they took a look at me.(big surprise!)

    Sounds good. I’m a redchipper anyways.

  • #cruncher

     

    Quote: BJLFS said:
    Once I get to Portland I am going to make a trip up there. How’s the heat in those places?

    When you drive into La Center from I-5, the store on the left side of the road is the sweatier of the two. They watch closely from the eye, but you should be fine for a while spreading red on their 6D. If you plan to camp out on 2D, be prepared to bring the camo. As for the place on the right, dealer tokes can go a long ways. Watch your speed going into La Center…and don’t forget your rain jacket.

    You can hit a few more places if you care to take the scenic drive back down the coast. The games are nothing special, but playable IMO. Enjoy your trip.

  • BJLFS

     

    I’m going in on Monday! Watch my back…….

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: prankster said:
    Go get ‘em!

    I only played for a half hour or so. Won a total of $40. The variance was going negative so I left.

  • BJLFS

     

    Went back up again yesterday but this time to the New Phoenix. Made $75 and they comped me a lunch. Anyways I went to the $3 table and varied my bets.

    Get this! They actually charged for alcoholic beverages! There is some law about not giving away alcohol.

    There was this one ploppy there who was trying to tell people how to play, etc. I almost strangled him. He actually asked another player then me not to hit on certain hands!

    Anyways, things generally went well!

    P.S. They have early surrender.

  • The Chaperone

     

    Most states don’t allow for comped alcoholic beverages.

  • prankster

     

    Quote: BJLFS said:
    Went back up again yesterday but this time to the New Phoenix. Made $75 and they comped me a lunch. Anyways I went to the $3 table and varied my bets.

    Get this! They actually charged for alcoholic beverages! There is some law about not giving away alcohol.

    There was this one ploppy there who was trying to tell people how to play, etc. I almost strangled him. He actually asked another player then me not to hit on certain hands!

    Anyways, things generally went well!

    P.S. They have early surrender.

    Do you mean late surrender?

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: prankster said:
    Do you mean late surrender?

    Maybe I got the terms confused.

  • BJLFS

     

    Anyways, we’re going up over Xmas and New Years again. So one place we have to stop at is Seven Feathers. Of course go to La Center. Are there any other places along the way? TIA.

  • EmeraldCityBJ

     

    Quote: BJLFS said:
    Anyways, we’re going up over Xmas and New Years again. So one place we have to stop at is Seven Feathers. Of course go to La Center. Are there any other places along the way? TIA.

    If you must visit 7F, make it the last stop on your trip. There is a high probability you’ll get backed off, and then flyered to several other places you’ll probably want to visit on your trip.

    The flyering practice is rampant in Oregon, and this place is among the worst.

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: EmeraldCityBJ said:
    If you must visit 7F, make it the last stop on your trip. There is a high probability you’ll get backed off, and then flyered to several other places you’ll probably want to visit on your trip.

    The flyering practice is rampant in Oregon, and this place is among the worst.

    Thanks.

  • ascension

     

    never hurd of the flyer thing and how does that work if you don’t have a player’s card? i certainly don’t see them taking people to the backroom for a mugshot, it just doesn’t seem like that high profile of a place imo

  • CasinoExaminer

     

    I stayed at Seven Feathers for the night on my way home to SF from Portland. Nice hotel and friendly staff. Alcohol was not served on the casino floor. Ordering my beer and drinking was allowed only in the bar and not to be taken out. The casino employees’ break room access was through the bar. The pit bosses nodded to me while slugging down beers in between sessions in the casino. I would order bottled water leaving the bar and shoot some craps before hitting the blackjack tables. Pit bosses from the craps pit told the blackjack pit that I was a craps player. Perfect cover for card counting. When the count went negative, I headed for the bar to down another beer and repeat. Wound up winning over 1K spreading $5-$100 with no heat. Fun Time!

  • BJLFS

     

    Quote: CasinoExaminer said:
    I stayed at Seven Feathers for the night on my way home to SF from Portland. Nice hotel and friendly staff. Alcohol was not served on the casino floor. Ordering my beer and drinking was allowed only in the bar and not to be taken out. The casino employees’ break room access was through the bar. The pit bosses nodded to me while slugging down beers in between sessions in the casino. I would order bottled water leaving the bar and shoot some craps before hitting the blackjack tables. Pit bosses from the craps pit told the blackjack pit that I was a craps player. Perfect cover for card counting. When the count went negative, I headed for the bar to down another beer and repeat. Wound up winning over 1K spreading $5-$100 with no heat. Fun Time!

    Good man!

    On Edit:

    Check your PM in a minute.

  • tthree

     

    Quote: ascension said:
    never hurd of the flyer thing and how does that work if you don’t have a player’s card? i certainly don’t see them taking people to the backroom for a mugshot, it just doesn’t seem like that high profile of a place imo

    With all the cameras you don’t see in a casino do you really think they need to get another frame of you to flyer you? They no doubt have lots of film of you. One, no doubt, has a frame suitable for the flyer.

  • suicyco maniac

     

    Quote: tthree said:
    With all the cameras you don’t see in a casino do you really think they need to get another frame of you to flyer you? They no doubt have lots of film of you. One, no doubt, has a frame suitable for the flyer.

    Not always. I’ve seen some of my pictures and the shots are pretty bad.

  • ascension

     

    i’m not doubting the fact, i just don’t think a red-chipper has too much to worry about at this place in MY experience.

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