HotBlonde
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January 5th, 2016 at 1:08:26 PM permalink
There is no "Mid-West" category on here for other casinos. Or just "U.S. Other" or something like that.

Anyway, just went and played here last night. Technically in Des Plaines which is in the Chicagoland area. They close from 6:35am to 9am which I thought was weird. I didn't want to leave! (Yes, I was up that late.) surprised to see slot machines there, but I stuck to table games.

Has anyone else played here? If so what was your experience?
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PokerGrinder
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January 5th, 2016 at 1:33:04 PM permalink
I made a very short visit once, went in and they were having a promotion, they were giving away blenders which made it beyond busy. I played enough to collect a $1 chip for my collection (yup I'm one of those) and then left because it was too crowded. My overall impression is that it is one of the nicest casinos in Chicagoland (I've been to them all). I noticed that all the table limits were higher than smaller casinos. Craps started at $10 but most were at $25 and BJ started at $15 if I remember correctly. Definitely not a low roller casino which isn't a bad thing. I didn't get to try any of the restaurants but I've heard they have some good ones.
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teddys
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January 5th, 2016 at 2:03:27 PM permalink
Did they have a high limit room?
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DJTeddyBear
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January 5th, 2016 at 2:48:50 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

They close from 6:35am to 9am which I thought was weird. I didn't want to leave! (Yes, I was up that late.)

When Atlantic City first got casinos, they closed every night. Not sure if it was at 4:00am or 6:00am, then reopened, again not sure if it was 9:00am or 10:00.

Something in the back of my mind says 6:00-10:00.

But to close at 6:35? That's just weird!
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tringlomane
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January 5th, 2016 at 2:50:04 PM permalink
Illinois casinos must close a minimum of 2 hours per day apparently. My home state of Missouri must have casinos close at least one hour per week.

I still keep meaning to check out rivers.
Ibeatyouraces
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January 5th, 2016 at 2:51:14 PM permalink
Been there once a few years ago. Was ridiculously busy and was hard to move around.
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GWAE
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January 5th, 2016 at 3:05:38 PM permalink
I was there many years ago to get my poker chip like the grinder. I walked in got a player's Card and chip and left. Would have stayed to play but that was on a day where we visited 10 or 11 casinos in 1 day and it was our last one. I was very tired.
HotBlonde
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January 5th, 2016 at 4:19:29 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Did they have a high limit room?


Yes indeed.
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rsactuary
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January 5th, 2016 at 4:38:43 PM permalink
I got stuck in Chicago on Christmas Day a couple years ago, and stayed at the Sheraton Rosemount. No food anywhere to be found but at the casino, so gladly went to try my luck as well.

The only quarter VP they had was all triple play or more.... if you wanted to play a single line, it had to be dollars. Paytables were not fantastic.
teddys
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January 6th, 2016 at 7:12:59 AM permalink
I think it is an okay casino. Very similar to the Rivers casino in Pittsburgh (they have the same owner), which is also just "okay."
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