The air and hotel package at Don’s place (actually, it’s really known as The Riverside) turned out to be so fabulous, I’ve done it again. In Laughlin there are a row of seven or so casinos along a picturesque river. There’s a lot here to do besides gamble: rent a scooter at the Colorado Belle by the hour and scoot between casinos, or, for $5.00 jump on a water taxi that runs up and down once an hour. (More, activities, too, just read on)
Don Laughlin has been offering his marketing package of four nights and three days at his place in Laughlin, NV., in certain geographical areas for over 20 years. I’ve met folks from the East coast, too, who are repeat customers here. Main visitors, however, are from the Midwest from states like Iowa, Wisconsin and Iowa. Majority come from the Pacific Northwest, but, apparently you can come on Don’s plan, too.
The full package of airlines, hotel room, ground transfer of people and luggage to his casino is free if a person has used his King of Club’s player’s card. Without the card, the offer is still available for $309 to $369 per person. Phone number to call one of his ten reservation ladies is: 866-202-2293.
Riverside rooms are ultra clean, spacious, with top-notch bedding and river views. Buffets are open night and day. At the Riverside Gourmet Room, located on the top floor, the setting for dining is spectacular. The uniquely shaped room features huge windows overlooking the river. Another dining offering is the Prime Rib Room. Read on for info on food. There’s often a piano player at the Gourmet Room, too.
Sky Airline is the charter jet. The parent company is located in Medato Heights, MN. The airline is little known even to the staff members at Spokane, WA. airport. Maybe because it only arrives and departs once a month.
If you want a true bargain, there is one at the Hickory Pit Restaurant on the lower floor of the Colorado Belle, two casinos down a picturesque sidewalk from Don’s. Between 4 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, an advertised special is Steak and Lobster for $22 if you have the Belle’s player card.
My main course was served in a cozy dining room. My server prepared a specialty salad beside my linen-covered table in a little dining nook. The lobster was small, but larger than the one at Don’s, the filet super tender and moist, at half the cost.
At Don’s, you’ll also swim in a glamorous pool, bowl, view a classic car museum, try bingo, see a current movie theater. The down-home friendly dealers who live in the area love their jobs and seem to have as much fun as the people to whom they’re dealing. When I was writing my first western novel, Rusty Springs, I visited many casinos to watch the interaction between dealers and their customers to do the research needed for the main character, a blackjack dealer in Winnemucca, NV. so I have some insight on this topic.
Flights are on a charter jet, so folks heading to Don’s are super friendly and it’s easy to feel as if you are flying to a safe little town in good company.