Horrible place to gamble. Lose each and every time. Do not give your money to this casino. Percentage they pay back bs slot income is the absolute worst I have ever encountered. I have been trying for years and give up. One of the first 1000 players and loyal for no reason the last ten years. Another player shoved me off a machine and security reviewed the surveillance and deemed it “squabbling” the other player won a 6k jackpot on that machine later that night. Unsafe environment that does not care about their players, only their pockets.
The hotel is nice, rooms are nice although the beds are not very comfortable and the sheets are stiff and itchy. The food is ok, not the worst I've had at a casino but not the best either. Hotel staff is nice and friendly, casino staff isn't so much. The waitresses come around often with cokes but order a drink and wait forever. If you are lucky enough to win a jackpot wait at least an hour for someone to acknowledge it and same can be said of your machine messes up,although you see plenty of staff walking around none of them are qualified to help. These machines are very tight,a $.25 machine can suck a $100 Bill down without even giving you a single payback of even a couple credits. While the penny and nickle machines do give you a little bit back from time to time just to keep you interested its never a substantial amount or even as much as the max bet. If you play anything more then a quarter your just throwing your money away that much faster. After spending a couple thousand a friend did hit a jackpot on a dollar machine and the staff was very surprised and even said the machines in that area hardly ever hit. We will defiantly not be visiting here again we will go down the road.
I have been to Downstream many times. This casino was built only about 3 years ago so it's very nice and new. The rooms are extremely nice with HUGE showers and they're very clean. BUT...they ought to be for the price. Everything at Downstream reminds you that you are not in Las Vegas, Tunica, Atlantic City, or anywhere else that has "real" casinos. Comps are practically non-existent. This is fairly common for the rural Indian gaming facilities but Downstream takes it to a new level.
They have 3 restaurants. A buffet which costs about $17 each and could be compared to a mediocre buffet in Vegas, they have a steak house that has good food and high prices to go with it. They also have a "coffee shop" style restaurant with pretty high prices. Keep in mind that all these restaurants close around 9 pm. They have a snack bar type restaurant that is open late so if you're hungry after 9 pm, that's your only choice.
The slots are ok for that kind of casino, they are mostly video-bingo related slots due to the idiotic gaming laws in Oklahoma. They have blackjack but no craps (illegal in Oklahoma). I have never won on the blackjack, they have automatic shufflers that are computerized so only God knows how that works but I am always very hesitant to play those kinds of games and I seldom see anybody win there on blackjack. They have a very nice poker room. It is modern, clean, updated, enclosed, and smoke free.
But keep in mind that whether you're in the main casino or at a poker table, you will be playing with many locals. Many are farmers, local retirees, and blue collar workers. It is a completely different crowd than you'll see in Las Vegas. And they gamble like there's no tomorrow. To avoid crowds try to go the latter half of the month after the government checks have all been gambled away.
The bottom line is, this place is nice, clean, and looks good but there are almost no comps, the employees are not particularly customer friendly, and don't expect to win much with slots set at about 90%.
Food and drink way too much. they need a free drink station like border town. also i feel the same that if you're not planning on playing more than a couple hundred don't even try. the last 7 times i've been there i've hit nothing, not even anything that would put me over what i put in the machine. i think they will only pay out to people paying in THE RICH GET RICHER AND POOR AND POORER