Podcast #10 – Let It Ride!

The bums are back and they are talking about one of their favorite hobbies, gambling and how you can combine skiing and gambling to make a great vacation.

Hosts: Brian and Mario

  • Brian: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
  • Mario: Dogfish Head Festina Peche

For us, there’s no better vacation than a ski vacation, but sometimes you need to concede and do something different. Maybe you have some parents or grandparents who are sick of saving their social security checks and pensions and want to roll the dice and play some slots! Maybe, you’ve been so sweet to them, they want to take you along on that trip! Well, good friends, you’re in luck! The bums are here to help with their handy list.

There are 20 states (and two US Territories) that allow commercial casinos in some form: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, Oregon, California, and West Virginia.

Colorado
Black Hawk & Central City, CO – several casinos. Closest mountain is Eldora Mountain Resort – 33 minutes away
http://www.eldora.com/

Ignacio, CO – Sky Ute Lodge and Casino – Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort – 1 hour

http://winter.durangomountainresort.com/

Michigan
Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino Watersmeet to Ski Brule – 45 minutes http://skibrule.com/

Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino Watersmeet to Indianhead – 49 minutes http://www.indianheadmtn.com/

Ojibwa Casino Marquette to Marquette Mountain – 15 minutes http://www.marquettemountain.com/

Little River Casino – Crystal Mountain – 30 minutes http://www.crystalmountain.com/

Nevada
Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort – Mt Charleston? Can see from Henderson/Vegas

http://www.skilasvegas.com/winter/index.html

Pennsylvania
Mt. Airy Casino to Camelback – 15 minutes Mohegan Sun Wilkes-Barre to Elk Mountain – 50 minutes Mohegan Sun Wilkes-Barre to Big Boulder – 40 minutes Sands Casino Resort to Blue Mountain – 35 minutes

Washington
Lilac Lanes and Casino to Mt. Spokane – 40 minutes
Northern Quest Resort and Casino to Mt. Spokane – 1 hour

http://www.mtspokane.com/

Nooksack River Casino – Mt. Baker – 30 minutes
http://summer.mtbaker.us/index.php

California
Paiute Palace Casino – Mammoth Mountain – 45 minutes
http://www.mammothmountain.com/
Something cool about flying into Reno, staying a night, gambling and resting, then driving to Tahoe the next day to ski, spa, gamble some more. On the way there’s Carson City Red’s Old 395 Grill which had a great atmosphere, excellent BBQ (smoke everything), 101 beers from around the world and 52 beers on tap. In addition, there’s the famous Bunny Ranch 6 miles outside of Carson City as well as the Pony Express and Wells Fargo transit center.
South LAKE TAHOE
All these are at the base of Heavenly:
  • Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
  • Harrahs Lake Tahoe Casino & Resort
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino & Resort
  • Horizon Casino Resort
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Lakeside Inn and Casino

 South Lake Tahoe Casinos to Kirkwood – 45 minutes http://www.kirkwood.com/

North LAKE TAHOE

  • Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino
  • Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino
  • Crystal Bay Club Casino
  • Hyatt Regency Resort & Casino

Squaw Valley – 30 minutes http://squawalpine.com/
Northstar – 12 minutes http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/

Non – U.S. Areas Near Casinos

Tremblant – Casino Mont Tremblant

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