I made the 4.5 hour drive to Eagle Pass yesterday for the first time to check it out for myself, and I was pleasantly surprised by the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino. Mind you, I have never been to Eagle Pass and had no idea that it was so close to Mexico. My first clue that something was different in the area, was the military like checkpoint on the way out—I didn’t recognize the uniforms and was informed later that it was border patrol! No—not on the border—about 20 miles inland and coming towards San Antonio on 57. Interesting…but since the situation borders on politics–we’ll just stick to the facts—-and today, I had to show ID, have my car sniffed by a drug dog and answer that I am a US citizen!!! (I don’t remember leaving Texas or the US?)
The poker room is nice, the chairs are fantastically comfortable, and I played 3-6 Limit for a total of 6 hours, earned 500 comp points per hour and cashed out $250 on top of my original $40 buy-in. Haven’t played Limit in awhile, and once I switched gears, I felt like it was easy money. Until the drinking gets under way and everyone is raising every turn–I should have walked away–especially when the dealer didn’t know what a dead raise was! (I later found out that the poker room supervisor doesn’t know either!) So, I gave some money to people I would rather not have, but overall, I came home a winner.
Yes, I will go again….this casino is in its infancy—like Winstar once was—but the people are very nice, everything in the casino is clean, they have 1800 slot machines, and the food from the cafe was delicious! Free sodas and coffee–you have to buy ice tea and alcohol. Its not going to be for everyone due to no table games, and size of casino—but I enjoyed my one day trip!
Next stop is going to be Winstar!