klimate10
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May 6th, 2018 at 8:53:10 PM permalink
I知 heading to Chicago for a business trip, staying in the north side.

I would like to make a trip to Horseshoe Hammond, but to get there, google maps says I need to go through south Chicago on I-90 and I-94.

I知 told that most of the gang and gun violence is located in the south side of Chicago.

Can someone who is familiar with Chicago give me some advice on whether it would be safe for me to make this trip. I知 already hesitant to make this trip, but I知 tempted. Just this past week alone, 74 people were shot in Chicago.

My research says Horseshoe Hammond has 100x odds at craps, which is why I want to go. Do any of the other casinos up in north Chicago have 100x odds?

I値l post a review, if I go. If I do go, it値l be very much on the downlow and I won稚 be carrying cash.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 6th, 2018 at 9:05:02 PM permalink
I've never had a problem going there.
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RogerKint
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May 6th, 2018 at 9:12:48 PM permalink
Are there any rap concerts in the area?
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GlenG
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May 7th, 2018 at 2:25:13 AM permalink
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May 7th, 2018 at 4:36:21 AM permalink
I was just there this weekend. You'll be fine, you're on the highway the whole time when you go from the downtown area.

They have free shuttles that leave every couple hours from the Hyatt Regency downtown (and they have more shuttles that go to various other parts of Chicagoland). That's how I go when I'm staying in Chicago.

https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond/hotel/shuttles
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FinsRule
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May 7th, 2018 at 4:44:40 AM permalink
Quote: klimate10

I知 heading to Chicago for a business trip, staying in the north side.

I would like to make a trip to Horseshoe Hammond, but to get there, google maps says I need to go through south Chicago on I-90 and I-94.

I知 told that most of the gang and gun violence is located in the south side of Chicago.

Can someone who is familiar with Chicago give me some advice on whether it would be safe for me to make this trip. I知 already hesitant to make this trip, but I知 tempted. Just this past week alone, 74 people were shot in Chicago.

My research says Horseshoe Hammond has 100x odds at craps, which is why I want to go. Do any of the other casinos up in north Chicago have 100x odds?

I値l post a review, if I go. If I do go, it値l be very much on the downlow and I won稚 be carrying cash.



The trip is very safe. You'll be traveling on a highway through the "bad parts" of the city. If your car were to break down, you would just stay in the car, and call whatever roadside assistance you have.

When you get off the Skyway at Indianapolis Blvd., you just make one left turn at the stoplight, and you make a right at the casino entrance bridge and you're there.

As long as you're good with following directions - 90/94 to Skyway, and not trying a shortcut to beat traffic, you're fine. I don't think twice about it now when I go. (The tolls are crazy, I think it might be up to $6 both ways).

Now - on its website, Rivers Casino says they have 100x odds on craps. The minimum is going to be higher at Rivers depending on what time of day you go, but maybe that's not a big deal for you. Horseshoe is going to have $10 craps open for sure, and maybe $5. Rivers is going to be $10-$25.

Rivers is significantly closer, but I prefer Horseshoe. But I prefer Horseshoe because of the variety of games they offer (tiles!), and it's just a more spacious layout.

If all you care about is going to a place to shoot craps with 100x odds, and the rest doesn't matter, just go to Rivers because it's closer.
klimate10
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May 7th, 2018 at 10:18:19 AM permalink
Thanks, FinsRule.

I値l be making the trip to Horseshoe Hammond. Both are about 30 minutes from my hotel on the north side, and I like the Horseshoe brand.

I値l stick to the highway and be sure not to take any detours.

It痴 sad that a major US city can have such horrendous problems.
klimate10
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May 10th, 2018 at 5:59:28 AM permalink
When I was at home, google maps said the Horseshoe Hammond was 30 minutes from our hotel, and that Rivers casino was also 30 minutes from our hotel. Now that we are at the hotel, the actual drive time to Horseshoe is 90 minutes, and the Rivers casino is 10 minutes. Weird.

And Rivers casino doesn稚 open until 9am. This is the first major city casino I致e been to that isn稚 24 hours.
rdw4potus
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May 10th, 2018 at 6:16:40 AM permalink
I think all of the casinos in Illinois must close overnight on weekdays. I know I've been walked off the floor in Joliet and Metropolis, at least.
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Mosca
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May 10th, 2018 at 6:33:35 AM permalink
We were on 90/94 yesterday. It痴 just another 8 lane highway through a city.
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