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Treasure Island Casino

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Am going to a poker tournament there next month, and instead of getting rooms, we are camping instead and saving a ton of money. Anyone ever camp there? Whats it like?

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I can only imagine it will a top-notch Camping and RV type of set-up with everthing you'll need!

Good Luck!

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We stayed there a few years ago on boats. They had showers/bathrooms for boaters and a nice setup. Shuttle bus runs to the casino also. I really didnt look at the campground much, but remember the bathrooms being above-average for a typical campground. I'm pretty sure the campsites are kinda out in the open but have everything you need.

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are you talking a camper or tent camping?

I have a pop up camper

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Oh good better to sleep in Camper than a tent after some DONK hits a 2 outer on ya for the rest of your chips...LOL!

Just kidding Good Luck!

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Oh good better to sleep in Camper than a tent after some DONK hits a 2 outer on ya for the rest of your chips...LOL!

Just kidding Good Luck!

My buddy and his dad are going. Last year at state in Morton I made the final table (got 10th) and my buddy going along won it. Not bad outta 460+ people!!

For winning that tourny he got a buy in to a $1500 no limit event at the WSOP which he played in last month. Didn't do all that great, but there was over 6500 people in that one.

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I think that it is pretty much what I call tar camping.

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I think that it is pretty much what I call tar camping.

I see youre from Red Wing, so I take it you have either camped there or at least been there- is it on grass pads or is it tar, like you said?

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I was down there working on a motorhome last month,

reminded me of a parking lot. No trees no nothing...

randy

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Originally Posted By: PierBridge
Oh good better to sleep in Camper than a tent after some DONK hits a 2 outer on ya for the rest of your chips...LOL!

Just kidding Good Luck!

My buddy and his dad are going. Last year at state in Morton I made the final table (got 10th) and my buddy going along won it. Not bad outta 460+ people!!

For winning that tourny he got a buy in to a $1500 no limit event at the WSOP which he played in last month. Didn't do all that great, but there was over 6500 people in that one.

I remember that nice job! Hope things go as well this year!

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This one they are giving away a $10,000 seat to the main event

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yep big tar parking lot basicaly. You should go to there HSOforum I belive that they have pics there too. They apear to have fire rings in the grass. You should call them and ask them about it. I drive by there everyday and its seems to me that its all on a large tar pad

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It might be 'parking lot' camping, but since you are not really there for the camping you will be fine. If I remember right it is gravel anyway.

I had 50 amp electric plus sewer and water. They will let you use an adapter for the electric if you don't have the right plug.

BTW, I went there for a wedding reception and had the best (wedding) food ever.

Good luck in the tourney!

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Yeah basically we are going to sleep. We are going to hang out a little at night by the campfire and drink a few barley pops. But for the most part we are going to be in the casino playing in tournaments all weekend. I figure if 4 of us go, and spend $40 total, we we will be saving around $500. Casino rooms aren't cheap

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yep if all you are going to sleep that will work better than paying 150-200 bucks a night

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