We have been going to Coushatta for a couple of years and we go about twice a year. We have never had a bad experience. We stay at the Grand Hotel, because they have smoking rooms. The rooms are large, beds are awesome and the rooms have small refrigerators. Housekeeping does a fantastic job and they are so friendly. The restaurants are great and my spouse and I can always share a meal, because the portions are large for lunch and dinner. And yes, they offer free drinks while you gamble, although you can go serve yourself soft drinks, tea, coffee or even Icees. If you decide to go to the outdoor pool, go early, because they did not have enough chaise' or chairs and be sure to take a towel as they do not offer those. They do have a Kids room area, but I don't understand why you would want to take any kids to a casino. Of course with gambling you are eligible to earn comps for your room, food or even your gambling. Also, if you earn 250 points on your card, you are eligible for the free gift that Coushatta offers. Nothing usually fancy, but alt least they offer it. We will always recommend Coushatta and we will always keep going back.