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Old 08-23-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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Default Casinos

I am curious. Is there any casinos near Boise?
No it's not for me but for the other half!
Thank you,
Bobbers
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Near Boise? Depends on your definition of "near". Jackpot, Nevada has a good-sized casino/hotel, and a couple smaller ones, but it is atleast a 2 and a half hour drive. Lewiston, Idaho has a smallish Indian casino, as does Fort Hall, near Pocatello. Both are further away than Jackpot.
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Slightly west of Downtown Boise
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No, thank god. People drive to Winnemucca or Reno for their gambling fix.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Yup, Jackpot and Winnemucca Nevada are the two closest places and are around 3 hours away. As mentioned above I am thankful we don't have any in the immediate area.
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Slightly west of Downtown Boise
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The meager revenue a casino generates for a city is not worth the hassle...
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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My thing is the environment it creates (ie what it does the community).
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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The Idaho reservation casinos are pretty meager gaming, too (all slots, really), as I presume someone from Riverside looking for casinos during travels is probably used to Vegas. Jackpot is the closest thing with tables. It's pretty widespread sentiment in Idaho to minimize casinos and leave that recreation to the southern neighbor.

FYI, and just to throw your other half a bone, friends of mine who needed a close proximity gambling fix in Boise went to the Les Bois horse track at the Ada County Fairgrounds in Garden City. Sorry if I'm doing the equivalent of offering boxed wine to a connoisseur, though.
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