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Metropolis Casino

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by sybgal, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Hoping for input on Metropolis Casino. Going to make a trip there later this month for the Great Race 2012. Last year went to St Louis & liked it...Metro is closer & going to try it out. Can anyone tell me about the size / conditions of rooms / what's it like in the Diamond Lounge...etc. Would apprecite any comments. Thanks!!
     
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    Been there twice and hated it both times. Didn't sleep there, so I can only speak for the casino, but I found it crowded and smelly
     
  3. JuliaNPete

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    The Met

    The rooms there are nice--ask for a high floor with a river view. Also, only harrah's hotel I know with free internet. The Range has good food, and the Diamond Lounge serves a small hot buffet at supper time. No free booze, but they're cheap. They have lots of promos--free crap, swipe and win RC's & buffets, RC multiplyer days,etc. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the responses and info. Think we keep the ressy's and not switch to St Lo since it is closer to us. :)
     
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    We had the 'nicer' of the two room levels. It was a gorgeous room. And my husband and I both agreed the bed was by far the BEST bed we ever slept in. (AND WE FORGOT TO READ THE LABEL ON THE MATTRESS). Considering we both have bad backs & normally have totally different bedding tastes - this was a winner in both our books! It was seriously nicer than any room I have had in Vegas at MGM, Flamingo, Paris, etc. Too me it was as nice as my Bellagio room - although smaller.

    I found areas of the casino that were better & worse - because of the boat type set-up there were areas where ventilation was better & areas where it was worse. I just moved accordingly. But I play slots & did have a nice variety of games. I was thinking I found a non-smoking area but I hate to say I can't remember for sure.

    The small diner (right side after you go in) wasn't anything exciting - but wasn't horrid either. We just got there too late to eat at a decent venue. Went to Huddle House at end of town for breakfast - food was awesome, waitress was freaky bright blue 1970's eyeshadow (she was nice though!), and bathrooms were disgusting. Husband made me wait till we got over the river & went to WalMart to use the restroom. (But remember - that was HH & not the casino - those were fine!)

    I wouldn't hesitate to go back myself!!!!
     
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    I live 3 hours from there and work 2 hours away so I've been going a lot more recently.
    3 levels of slots, 2 roulette tables, 2 crap tables and multiple other games too. During the week they have $5 minimums that typically go to $10 on weekends.

    It's a non smoking casino now. The rooms are nice as everyone has noted. I love the vintage slot machines they have as you walk from the hotel to the casino.

    Ate at the Range years ago and it was nice albeit a bit pricey. Buffet is decent too, though I always laugh at the section dedicated solely to Gravies and cheese sauces. It's not a huge buffet but not small either. There's a diner open late too.

    If you really want to experience fine food in that area make the drive 45 minutes east on 24 to Patti's Establishment. Most amazing pork chops and flower pot bread you will ever eat.

    I love Harrahs Met. My only complaints are they don't comp rooms after you play if you've already paid, and there is only the one casino of course so if you get tired of it you can't just walk or drive next door to another one. But it's still good

    Enjoy and let us know what you think!
     
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    My wife and I were in Metropolis last week for a great race checkpoint. Hadn't been in a few years. As someone else mentioned, drinks are not comped while playing. Bud Light was $3 at the bar, Sam Adams was $4. Not sure about mixed drinks.

    It was a little cramped on the lower levels because of the riverboat layout. Lots of options for slot players, not so much for video poker. We were only able to find about 30 VP machines total. I was disappointed by this, as I've got the wife playing VP lately, but we both like the non-standard VP games. I only saw a few multi-hand games and a couple Ultimate X games, the rest were just regular single hand.

    It was a bit of a hassle to get into the casino. We're both 30, so I understand the need to check our IDs, as we're in that young-looking age range. After 10 minutes of them staring at our licenses (not exaggerating), they let me in, then continued to scrutinize hers. Maybe the local laws carry more harsh punishments for allowing minors in. We've never had this much trouble getting into a Tunica or Vegas casino before. Not a big deal, just found it interesting compared to other casinos.

    Ultimately, I wouldn't bother going back, unless it was specifically for another promo like the Great Race. I'd rather make the 4 hr drive to Tunica than the 2.5hr drive to Metropolis. Free drinks and more casino variety are worth the extra distance.
     
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    Does anyone know if they do free drinks in the Diamond Lounge on any specific nite? At our boat, Horseshoe So IN they do on Tuesday & Thursday evening from 7-9 but it is always very crowded. Thanks
     
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    We went a couple time a few years ago. I was looking for some 9/6 job and there weren't any to be found. We didn't stay long.
     
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