With gambling not legalised in Texas, many tour bus companies have filled the gap by offering day and overnight trips to casinos in other states such as Louisiana. Purchasing a ticket for the casino bus tour allows passengers a trip to and from the casino and in some cases, a cash voucher for use in the casino.
Si Texas Tours
Si Texas Tours offers weekday and weekend transportation with overnight accommodations to the WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma available as well. There are buses leaving from northern and southern Austin beginning at 7:15 a.m. each day and ending at 3:05 a.m.
For more information, call the Busing Department at 800-622-6317, ext 20233, 580-276-4229 ext 22722 or 580-276-8522.
Casino Express Bus
The Casino Express Bus offers tours in Louisiana and Texas. With each tour, tourists receive bus fare from the terminal to the casino and back along with a cash voucher for the casino. The tours from Austin run every day but Saturday to Choctaw Casino in southwest Oklahoma. For pickup information, contact 888-984-7247.
Kerrville Bus Tours
Day trips and overnight stays at the Coushatta Casino in Louisiana are offered from Austin four days a week. Bus tours run Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week with overnight tours that include a double occupancy hotel stay. Tourists are advised to make reservations to ensure a seat on the bus but walk-up riders are permitted if space is available. Each guest receives a $15 to $30 dollar cash voucher to use inside the Coushatta Casino.
For more information or to make reservations, call 800-474-3352.