Although we had gambled briefly at Harrah's back in May (didn't stay long - thought the slots weren't very good), when Harrah's offered us a deal on the Denver casino junket, we decided to give it a try. First, the good. The hotel rooms are beautiful. They compare to the Golden Nugget and other high quality hotels in Las Vegas. And they are spotless. Even though we were on the West side of the hotel, it didn't matter - the room was delightful, the bed very, very comfortable, the bed linens top quality and the room and bathroom spotless. Also, the corridors are not so long that the treck to the elevator only takes a minute, even from the end of the corridor. Now, the not so good. The day we arrived (Friday), we went up in a South Town elevator. There were several rolled up pieces of paper (trash) in the corner. On Monday morning, the paper was still there. The elevators hadn't been cleaned in 4 days! Then there was the buffet. Although some of the seafood was good, for the most part, the food was mediocre and the buffet pans were often empty for extended periods of time. Also, the buffet pan areas were covered with dried food and rarely cleaned. Nor were the glass protectors clean - smudged and dirty looking. And, we can only describe the buffet as a hog trough - endless, hundreds of people shuffling back and forth, and if you were sitting near the buffet, constant whacking of the table and chairs made eating hard. Next, Cabo's. They have a great deal with steak and eggs for $5.99 from 11 PM to 6 am. The steaks were terrific, and the entire breakfast excellent. However, the first morning we arrived (around 5:30 am) there were masses of servers flitting around (few customers) and they were just full of gab and laughter. So much so, that no one came to our table for 15 minutes.
Also, the glass separating tables were filthy - food, fly specks, streaks - ugh. Bottomline, the hotel and restaurants badly need some housekeeping updating - remember, this doesn't include the hotel rooms, they were spotless. Now to the gambling. I can't speak for the table games, but the slots are very, very tight. Endless people on our flight said they played both high limit and dollar and quarter slots and lost and lost. We played nickels, quarters and dollar slots and they were awful. We never won on a single machine - not even $20. Harrah's now has penny slots - which are laughable - they are actually 2 cent machines and again, very, very tight, and actually boring and outdated.
We saw only 1 person playing there the entire weekend. As we were on a junket, we had been told we should do the bulk of our gambling at Harrah's, but after losing several hundred dollars the first night and first early morning, we said the heck with it and went to other casinos up river. Which brings up Harrah's isolation. It's a good, long walk to the nearest casino - through parking lots and along dusty roads. Other ways to get out are the water taxis (if they are running - if the water is low, they don't run) and regular taxis. Harrah's is not connected to the river walk, so you either walk or pay to go elsewhere. For us, the gambling was so bad at Harrah's, it was worth paying to go elsewhere.
There is good and bad about Harrah's - good - the hotel graciously supplied buses to the Bullriding going on in town, at no cost - so convenient. The bad - more cleaning needed, better food in the buffet, and updated, modern slot machines. The slots, compared to Vegas casinos, and even our local Black Hawk casinos, are very, very outdated and far too tight. We'll go back to Laughlin, but not to Harrah's.
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