Not many choices for Free camping/parking in the New Orleans area so this works out as well as any. It IS a bit tricky to get here but watch signs carefully (don't get stuck turning onto a "Tunnel Only" lane), but our gps got us here just fine. 20 min. to downtown - fuel and grocery nearby - cell and satellite reception are fine - even over-the-air tv works well. Casino is Very popular with locals so tends to be crowded and we had no 'luck' at all and did not like the basic atmosphere of the casino but they do have table games and good variety of slots. Big open parking lot for trucks and rv's and there was some security evident but no shuttle (walking was fine).