View Poll Results: Will You Go To the Casino?
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03-07-2013, 12:02 PM #41
Cincinnati Casino....Are You Going?Tim Hardaway hates Dayton.
03-07-2013, 09:30 PM #42
Knowing I am going off topic, you do realize the streetcar will run at 6.7 mph?
you say this like the streetcar will actually get done.May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.
03-07-2013, 10:15 PM #43
Back on topic:
I had a free starter chip offer from going to Horseshoe's other properties.
The good - parking was nice, easy, and free - even though I arrived when the so-called pay parking hours were in effect. Coming from the East side, you use Gilbert off I-71, there is a new light, you merely make a right turn to get into the parking. When you leave, if you use the GILBERT ramp down, you just exit straight across Gilbert back onto I-71.
They should point out a way from the casino to the stairs upon exiting - there was a line to use the elevators both when I arrived and left, and that's with 5 elevators serving a 5 story parking structure. There is an age checkpoint at all entrances, and when I left at about 10 tongiht, it looked like they were operating on a 1 person out, 1 person is basis. I take that to mean it might have been full. Either that or the one entrance line was just overwhelmed.
Lots of tables, I think there is one token $10 table, some $15 but $25-$50 are more common. I dabbled in some $15 Pai-Gow. It did not go well despite the game having a reputation for being a game of pushes that allows you to play for some time. Place is real pretty inside, which gets even more opulent when you look in the high limit areas and the Asian (Mini-Baccarat) room. They were filimg something in the high limit room when I walked through to take a peek.
For the machine players - mostly video machines, very few 'traditional' machines. Almost all the penny, 2 cent, nickle machines require you to play all lines. This includes a fair number or so called nickel games with 50 coin minimum bets. I didn't see anybody hit anything to speak of.
There are no self service free drinks, but non-alcoholic drinks do seem to be free if you are playing. If playing a table, "Drink Ambassadors" equiipped with iPads take your drink order which sends your order electronically to the bar, where a cocktail server will bring it. If playing a machine there is a self service touch screen, just hit beverage then drill down through the menus to the drink you want, and about 10 minutes loater a cocktail server will deliver it. Beer seems to be $4-$5 depending on the brand. Hudy Amber was $4, but my server said, "I don't remember if this is a $4 or $5 beer, so I'll just charge you $4" Later a St. Pauli Girl (German Import) was $5.
I really like the Spread buffet - several ethnic stations including the usual Italian, Asian, Mexican like most casino buffets, but as a nod to our heritage there is a Rhineland station that offers German favorites. The desert bar has Busken cookies and Graeters ice cream along with a full line of upscale deserts. Moerein has a cash bar in the buffet ($5). Food was great all around, and I ran into some other Xavier fans in the buffet. Eager to try Bobbie Flay's and Magaritaville on future visits.
Place was crowed as you might expect on opening week - but all the workers were outgoing and friendly. One thing, I tried to tip waitresses with gaming chips, they don't seem to allow that at Horseshoe, which makes no sense as chips are much easier to get at, and they are same as cash, right?- David Bowers ('95)
03-07-2013, 10:39 PM #44
Very strange that the waitress' dont take chips for payment. Ive never seen that. The ordering system seems cool though.
I am also very excited to try the Bobby Flay burger place at some point.
I am going to go check out the casino sometime in the next 13 days as I am leaving for Vegas on March 20th for March Madness and I want to get a little primer in for the non sports betting I will be doing.“After my freshman year, we’ve been in (the Top 25) and the locker room is really not jumping for joy that we’re in the Top 10,” Love said. “That’s where we expect to be. We play well on offense and defense, we have a good team with a lot of talent, so it’s not a big thing.”
03-07-2013, 11:12 PM #45
Cincinnati Casino....Are You Going?
A White, Gray, and Blue gaming chip. Is somebody at Horseshoe a Xavier fan?
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362719544.764069.jpg- David Bowers ('95)
03-09-2013, 11:44 AM #46
I went Friday afternoon about 2. The place was packed, but not so bad as to not be able to walk around. Ate at Marguaritaville, at first they said a half hour wait, but we walked up to the bar and got a table right away. Food was okay, drinks were great. And I didn't lose a penny either. Didn't bet, but didn't lose.
I HATE dayton.Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance
03-11-2013, 08:25 AM #47
03-11-2013, 08:35 AM #48
Cincinnati Casino....Are You Going?
I take it that is poker room? So, you're saying the room has a fair number of novices at this point.- David Bowers ('95)
03-11-2013, 08:49 AM #49
Fish, so to speak.
03-11-2013, 09:08 AM #50