Friday, October 18, 2013

WinStar World Casino-Thackerville, OK

Yesterday we drove over to the casino to see what its 500,000 sq. ft. looks like…yes, 500,000 sq. ft.  It is H-U-G-E!!!!! I swiped this photo from Yahoo images.

Being a “world” casino the space is segmented into different countries…there was Beijing, Vienna, Paris, New York, etc.  The restaurants in those area reflect the area so there was a very pretty outside cafĂ© with the iron railing and all.  No photos to share as you know you can’t take pictures inside a casino.

They have attendants with clipboards stationed about every 50 feet to answer questions or give directions….very nice touch.

We went early because on Wednesdays and Thursdays they provide a free breakfast to all seniors….and this breakfast costs $15.99 on other days.  No, it wasn’t a crappy, cheap version of the original…it was very good…and you know I’m picky.  No paper plates and plastic forks…they had real plates, cloth napkins, etc. There was the usual scrambled eggs, sausage patties, cottage fries, but also a nice roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, great Danishes, an omelet station, milk, orange juice and coffee….but they also provided several flavored creamers.  I was impressed!!!  Oh, and they had a band and singer who played all the 50’s and 60’s songs.

We all had to laugh at Jim because at one point he said…seriously I might add….“It’s really surprising that the band is playing all those old songs…I wonder why?”  Dah, because there are all these old people here.  [Since it was senior day they played the 50-60 music all through the casino all day]  I counted and they had it set up to serve 800 people at a time in the big event hall, and they turned those tables over several times from 7-11 a.m.  It would be interesting to find out how many people they did serve.

We played the slots a little with Linda being the big winner making $30.  We went home about noon and relaxed after all that walking.  But I must say, Winstar World Casino is one of the nicest casino I’ve ever been in…yes, including Vegas.

Happy hour at 4 p.m. and then we enjoyed a wonderful corn and crab bisque that Jim Mossman made.  It was a real keeper.  He was trying to duplicate a dish Linda loved having at the Riverside Inn in Abbeville, LA and she said he nailed it.

Today we are washing our rigs and cleaning our windows using a “recipe” we found on Facebook that you don’t have to dry off….we’ll see…I’ll let you know how it worked out.

Remember, you are loved.


  1. Great post, I will be interested to hear how the window washing goes.

  2. I think it's rated as the second largest casino in the world. We will have to remember senior day for breakfast for sure.

  3. Howdy All Y'all,
    Bobbie, that breakfast sounds about like the regular ones we used to get in the 50s & 60s for $1.99... Wonder why they didn't charge you that; it would have been ALMOST FREE... $15.99 FOR BREAKFAST
    We WERE planning on going there.. Guess we CAN drive by and look... Linda was lucky, winning $30...
    How much did Jim lose?? Hope the rain doesn't bother y'all today and y'all have a HAPPY DAY !!!!
    Remember ALL y'all are too, also !!!!

  4. Glad you folks are having a good time! Last time I was in Thacker 15 years or so, the casino was small. Will have to check it out. We are leaving the oil patch for a month, need to see some real trees in East Texas.

  5. Wow! We are so close. I will be at the Windstar RV park on the 30th. I have never been inside but I do understand it is HUGE!


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