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Devil Opens branch Office in Downtown Cleveland

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by bardolator, May 15, 2012.

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  1. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    After much turmoil and amid much ballyhoo, the newest Horseshoe opened last night. I'll probably go sometime this summer as part of our annual trip to downtown Cleveland.

    Anybody go to the opening?

    I don't expect the games to pay well, but understand from reports and VP Free that Ha$$ah flyover operations sometimes pay better than the ones in Vegas. When we go, I'll try to do a quick inventory of the video poker (if there's nothing yet on VP Free) and post it here. I'll also do the same for BJ if necessary. We probably won't get up there until July, though, so if anybody here visits before then, a report would be appreciated.

    This facility is located in the old Higbee building which is best known as a filming location for the visit to Santa in "A Christmas Story". Eventually, according to owner Dan Gilbert, a new structure will rise beside the river. Gilbert and/or the city fathers had the "Occupy Cleveland" group removed from Public Square a few weeks ago, which is too bad. Shortly afterwards, the city brought back its mounted contingent, which evokes fond memories of bygone days in people my age.

    Parking at the casino, in a deck that fell in once during its construction, is $35, refundable when patrons spend at least 30 minutes feeding their habit.

    I'll probably bump this thread a couple times in hope of receiving a report.
     
  2. Candy Apple

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    Didn't go to the opening but I'm going to try out the $9.99 breakfast buffet one day.
     
  3. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Okay, please post after you try the buffet. Might be good to go in about a month, after they work out the glitches and before they start cutting back.
     
  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    A day without McHa$$ah'$ is like a day without sunshine!

    Hey, bard, nice to see you stick your nose under the corner of the tent!!! How're tricks?
     
  5. Funkhouser

    Funkhouser In Charge of the Big Door

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    Thought about it, but when I found out the ticket / entry issues on opening day I passed. CET is in the process of building out the one in Cincy.

    Plan to check the place out, when I get up in the Toledo area next month.
     
  6. Smokey5826

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    I'll be at the new Horseshoe tomorrow night. There are 36 Blackjack tables, 6 Roulette tables, 6 Craps tables, 5 3-card poker tables, 2 mini-baccarat tables, 2 Pai-Gow tables, 2 Mississippi stud tables, 2 ultimate texas hold-em tables, 1 let it ride table, 1 texas hold em table, and 1 4-card poker table, a 30 table poker room, as well as 2100 slots. Initial reviews were 'beautiful' and just what Ohio / Cleveland needed. Doors opened at 9:30 pm 5/14 and horseshoe paid their first large jackpot of $50,000 around 11 pm.

    Table limits go up to $10,000. Slots go up to $500.

    being a Clevelander my whole life, I'm really excited / interested in seeing this casino... hopefully it is kind.
     
  7. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    Has anyone seen the table mins yet? I plan on heading up on Saturday and will give my report after that.
     
    I need one more trip to up my frequent flier level
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    And hopefully not their last. They might have just wanted good publicity to attract more people and tightened up those slots after that.
     
  9. Candy Apple

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    I was wondering the same thing. The one thing they didn't publicize...
     
  10. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    From my experience, Horseshoe casinos typically have good rules for table games (unlike the Vegas Harrah's casino). Our local Horseshoe pays 3:2 on BJ (even for the $10 games), and also has 100x odds on craps.
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Glad to hear somebody's going soon. Please tell all.

    I am not a Ha$$ah fan but have an open mind. One would think, however, that the suits would dredge up a list of cardholders who live in the area where a new casino goes in and at least send them an email.

    It could be that they'll keep a few fair games, as is the case in Council Bluffs, and for a good while in Joliet, or else do what Palazzo did in Vegas, which was to offer decent games for the first several months before ratcheting them down. After the Penn casino in Toledo has been open a while, and the novelty has worn off for both places, perhaps a rivalry will emerge. If none of the above occurs, there is always Michigan or Las Vegas.
     
  12. leo21

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    They respond to competition. If they need good games to be competitive in a market, they will do it. In the past, they would also offer sameday cashback, too, if that market required it. If there is another casino in town with really good VP or table odds, there is a better chance that they will do the same.
     
  13. Ringo

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    To anyone who is going the Horseshoe Cleveland soon: If you stop by the poker room, could you please post what type of limit hold 'em games they're running? I'm hoping to make this place my new LHE home base, as it's about 30 miles from my house...much closer than Mountaineer.
     
  14. Funkhouser

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    I am curious since this was a new build out, if they went with the new server based slots on the floor, or had a mixture of old and new.

    I see the older CET joints getting retrofited, but given the cost they are slot to move. Whereby newer vegas joints like Aria and Cosmo are completely on Server based gaming platforms.
     
  15. Its Only Money

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    They are hooked into Bravo Poker, and I have read that it is pretty on top of things. I am not sure if they are actually plugged into the casino system or what. It currently shows @ 8:15 on Thursday May 17th 4 tables of 1-2 NL and 1 table of 5-10 PLO.
     
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    Thanks! That's a pretty handy application. I know it probably won't last once the novelty of gambling in Ohio wears off, but they're currently running 30 tables of cash games...wow!
     
  17. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Friends visited the new Horseshoe last week. BJ minimum wager reported as $25. Probably will remain high until the crowds thin.
     
  18. Candy Apple

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    Holy smokes!
     
  19. perchcatcher23

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    I am going this Saturday mostly to check out the Spread buffet I will give a report next week I mainly play VP I will talk about that too
     
  20. Candy Apple

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    I'd love to hear about the buffet. Me thinks the low breakfast price does not include beverages.
     
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