etr102
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March 15th, 2013 at 10:11:01 AM permalink
Hey Everybody,

I'm planning on making a trip to Cleveland in a few months and was just wondering if anybody had any experience with the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

My "home" casino is Caesars Windsor, so I'll be happy that I'll be able to accumulate TR points in Cleveland.

How is the Craps situation at Cleveland? Do they typically have $5 or $10 tables? What are the odds?

How is the Video Poker situation in Cleveland? Do they have any 9/6 JoB or anything else noteworthy worth trying out?

How is the overall property? Do they have a good Buffet? How does the overall property compare to Caesars Windsor?

And of course any other helpful tips/hints to give me that haven't been covered by my dozen questions would be appreciated :)
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March 15th, 2013 at 10:25:32 AM permalink
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How is the Craps situation at Cleveland? Do they typically have $5 or $10 tables? What are the odds?

How is the Video Poker situation in Cleveland? Do they have any 9/6 JoB or anything else noteworthy worth trying out?



Unforunately, I haven't been there personally so I can only relay what I have read on the internet.

Odds are great, as most (all?) Horseshoe properties offer 100X odds. But $5 tables will never exist. I'm not sure if they will have a $10 table either. Maybe weekdays/offpeak hours.

Video poker is somewhat poor as well unless you can afford dollars, as they have a 9/6 JoB Progressive.

http://www.vpfree2.com/casino/horseshoe-casino-cleveland
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March 15th, 2013 at 3:47:25 PM permalink
Quote: etr102

Hey Everybody,

I'm planning on making a trip to Cleveland in a few months and was just wondering if anybody had any experience with the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

My "home" casino is Caesars Windsor, so I'll be happy that I'll be able to accumulate TR points in Cleveland.

How is the Craps situation at Cleveland? Do they typically have $5 or $10 tables? What are the odds?

How is the Video Poker situation in Cleveland? Do they have any 9/6 JoB or anything else noteworthy worth trying out?

How is the overall property? Do they have a good Buffet? How does the overall property compare to Caesars Windsor?

And of course any other helpful tips/hints to give me that haven't been covered by my dozen questions would be appreciated :)


I haven't been there, thank God, even though it is relatively close at 80 miles. Machines are tight, tight, tight according to reports and VP is probably not going to be very good from what I remember hearing. All table games are notorious for really high minimums. The buffet has been said to be pretty good. One tip I remember is be sure to park in the right parking garage, since one deck has a sign up for casino parking but is not a part of the casino. I think if you're a hotel guest, you get free valet parking though.
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March 15th, 2013 at 4:01:24 PM permalink
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One tip I remember is be sure to park in the right parking garage, since one deck has a sign up for casino parking but is not a part of the casino.



Yeah I remember reading about this and that it is a sketchy walk from the far lot.
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March 15th, 2013 at 4:06:39 PM permalink
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Yeah I remember reading about this and that it is a sketchy walk from the far lot.



It's well-lit and everything, but it's longer than it should be and nothing is well marked so it's definitely uncomfortable if you don't remember the way.
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March 15th, 2013 at 4:13:26 PM permalink
I forgot to mention parking is not free, costs $25 or $30 upfront I believe, and is reimbursed through a kiosk once 15 TR credits are earned. I heard people had been robbed leaving the casino, so be careful. They even search people before entering the place apparently.
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March 15th, 2013 at 5:25:06 PM permalink
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They even search people before entering the place apparently.



Really?!

For what, lucky rabbit's feet?
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March 15th, 2013 at 5:39:57 PM permalink
Wow. I'm starting to have second thoughts about stopping by the casino when I'm in town. Is it really in that bad of an area? Being a Windsorite, I've spent plenty of time in Detroit and have visited Motor CIty and MGM Grand Detroit. How does the area surrounding the Horseshoe Cleveland compare to the area surrounding Motor City, or MGM Grand Detroit? In both Detroit casinos I really don't spend much time in the neighborhood - I simply park in the attached garage and enter the casino. Can this be done at the Horseshoe Cleveland, or is parking off site?
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March 15th, 2013 at 5:49:05 PM permalink
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Really?!

For what, lucky rabbit's feet?


The cover story is for weapons, but I think they are more motivated to find alcohol searching women's purses. I hear drinks are really expensive for a casino, something like $5-$7 a beer.

Parking is not attached OP. No matter the danger, it's probably pretty small of a risk. I know nothing about Detroit besides seeing the crazies on Hardcore Pawn. LOL.
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March 15th, 2013 at 6:13:21 PM permalink
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Wow. I'm starting to have second thoughts about stopping by the casino when I'm in town. Is it really in that bad of an area? Being a Windsorite, I've spent plenty of time in Detroit and have visited Motor CIty and MGM Grand Detroit. How does the area surrounding the Horseshoe Cleveland compare to the area surrounding Motor City, or MGM Grand Detroit? In both Detroit casinos I really don't spend much time in the neighborhood - I simply park in the attached garage and enter the casino. Can this be done at the Horseshoe Cleveland, or is parking off site?



Horseshoe is right downtown. Parking is about 2 blocks from the casino. The neighborhood isn't bad - just restaurants, hotels, and office buildings. But, what that means is that there's nothing else open after midnightish. So with parking 2 blocks away, you're forced to walk alone on a completely deserted street in the middle of the night. That didn't scare me, but I could see how that would upset some folks.

There must be a low occupancy limit at Horseshoe or something. The entrances have club-style ropes and bouncers, which is a bit strange. But, the exterior doors open directly to the casino floor so I suppose that's needed to keep underaged people off the floor - it's not like other casinos where there's a non-gaming path from the door to the restaurants or anything. I've never been searched entering through these doors, though I was carded once.

Parking is expensive for sure. it's demand-sensitive, and was $25 I think when I parked in Horseshoe's lot. I easily played enough to get validated.
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