Historic – Ice Lodge Entertainment CasinoReturn to: Lake Austin
|Player Run Establishments|
|Reviewed by Evangeline, UOSS Lake Austin News Reporter
On Friday, June 2nd, I had the pleasure of attending the preview opening of Ice Lodge Entertainment’s Casino. Attendees were invited after the auction at Ice Cove was over and the Casino is located conveniently just south (about 2 screens) of the very familiar Ice Cove Auction house.
I discovered the casino is a great way to have some fun and the staff was very good at keeping the players entertained. A few days later, I was able to talk with Casino Boss about the establishment. He told me that he is the manager and that they got the idea for the establishment from a casino on Legends. They are using the same format as games used there.
The main game that is played is a dice game that I found rather interesting. Bets are placed in a chest on the counter and the dice are rolled. What you roll depends on whether you win or lose. Even roll loses, odd roll wins and rolling a 7 gets you a bonus round. The bonus round allows you 3 chances to move forward towards a win of 1 million in gold!
They also have chess, mahjong and darts available, as well as a lottery vendor that has keys that may lead to you winning 25k in gold.
On the first floor you will find a stable for your mounts, a bartender to sate your thirst, the lottery vendor, darts and the board games. There is a large fireplace and it has a cozy lodge atmosphere.
After you go up the stairs to the second floor you come to the main dice game area. There are benches for players to wait turns or just to chat and watch the action. On this level there is also an ATM vendor so you don’t have to run to the bank for checks to play with.
The overall atmosphere is one of a lovely mountain lodge with warmth and abounding with friendliness and fun.
Hours for the Casino are 8 pm to 10 pm Central every Thursday. As they grow, they intend to be open more hours and days. Do go visit them.
Thanks to Casino Boss for talking with me about this fun establishment.
Last modified: August 9, 2011