Jack Cleveland Casino -- Cleveland, Ohio

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  1. random_roller, Nov 8, 2016

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    I guess its no longer the horseshoe casino?

    when we were there during an event night at the stadium, they hit us with a 35 dollars parking fee, the night before, free.
    When we walked into the casino entrance after the skyway, we slashed our cards and it seemed any card member didn't have to pay for parking.(at least when we were there), they do that for the stadium parking.
     
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    Id like to add, when there is a game or event going on, they seem to close half the streets around the area, cops are everywhere, so you cant even think about trying to make a u turn.
    traffic becomes a nightmare. thought Id mention this, at least it was our experience. The first night, no event, zero traffic.
     
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    Rock Gaming bought out Caesars Entertainment's interest in 2015 and changed the name (and casino management) to Jack Casino in May 2016. Total Rewards cards are no longer accepted; ClubJACK is the player rewards program. There is now a charge for parking but that can be waived with a ClubJACK card and rated play or other purchase (e.g., buffet, gift shop). Higher ClubJACK tier players receive free parking with voucher regardless of daily play.

    https://www.jackentertainment.com/cleveland/parkinginfo/

    https://www.jackentertainment.com/c.../10/ClubJACK-Member-Earn-Free-Parking_WEB.pdf
     
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    IMO, it's still better than traffic around Horseshoe Baltimore on (Ravens) game day, which is a complete clusterf*ck as far as game day traffic is concerned. Of course, with the Indians' success in 2016, there might be more fans attending games at Progressive Field in 2017, so traffic could become more congested when there is a home game.
     
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    Did the reduction in odds from 100x to 10x coincide with the change in management? Are there any 100x anywhere in Ohio?
     
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    That change definitely occurred at some point. Whether it happened immediately upon the change in ownership/management, I'm not sure. The craps tables were also moved further inside the Jack Cleveland Casino (away from escalators leading to/from lower level).

    No 100x odds in any Ohio casino that I'm aware of. Both of the Hollywood Casinos (Toledo, Columbus) offer 10x odds, as does Jack Cleveland Casino. I haven't been to the Jack Cincinnati Casino since it changed from Horseshoe, but since it has the same ownership/management as the Jack Cleveland Casino...
     
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    I wouldn't disagree with you and I have zero experience in Baltimore traffic, but I know when we went to Maryland live a few weeks ago, Ive never seen so much traffic to get into a mall area. It was like xmas eve day at any other mall in the country, and this was both days we were there. Baltimore is a heavily populated city, traffic must be just as bad as up here, in NY>
     
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    what did you think of the crowd, did you feel comfortable?

    did you visit the rock and roll hall of fame?
     
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    now I remember why me and the wife were just talking about horseshoe Cleveland recently, ..........friends were talking about casino buffets and which ones they thought were best, and I brought up clevelands horseshoe(now jacks), it was the only buffet Ive ever been too, and Ive been to them all in every casino Ive visited(except paris, las vegas), they not only had sugar free vanilla gelato icecream, they had sugar free pound cake, which the kid toasted for me, and it was by far the best dessert I had in any restaurant since diagnosed with diabetes.
    The food was mediocre, and with the first bite of one of their ribs, I dropped it on my white shirt and had to walk around looking like a dufus until I got back to the Hampton inn.
     
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    Maryland Live! is somewhat unique because it is located in the parking lot of Arundel Mills shopping center. We were there a few years ago during mid-day in the summer and traffic was congested and chaotic. Just wait until the owners complete the latest expansion project and the entertainment/convention facilities come online. The powers that be should extend Metro (rail) to Arundel Mills and BWI, but it won't happen.
     
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    I've been to Jack Casino (and its predecessor Horseshoe Cleveland) on several occasions over the years and have never had any serious safety concerns. Yes, I have encountered a few individuals who I probably wouldn't associate with outside of the casino, but I have never been bothered or threatened inside or outside the casino. My wife and I walked from our hotel at Euclid & East 6th to the casino (about 6 blocks) at around 10:30 pm and then walked back after checking out the casino and Tower City. It was fine. FYI, on my latest visit to the casino, there seemed to be a lot more young professional people.

    If you visit Jack Casino Cleveland, you might ask about availability of the craps table in the High Limit room. The sign indicated a $50 minimum, but there might also have been a minimum total bet amount. I was told that table isn't always open, but it was when I was there Friday night. One end of the table was "reserved" with nobody playing; the other end had 2 players with primarily green & black chips and a few purple ones.
     
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    I also enjoy a good buffet. However, I didn't try the buffet at Jack Cleveland Casino during my visit, instead opting for pizza at Donatos. My wife loves pizza, so it was an easy decision to forsake the buffet, lol.
     
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    We did not stop by on this visit to Cleveland, but I did years ago. If you're in the area, it's worth checking out for a few hours. However, plan your visit when the Browns don't have a home game, as FirstEnergy Stadium is a short walk from the Rock & Roll HOF.
     
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    Thx for the reply RR. I will be doing my darndest to get out 100x odds at the Casino Royale in a couple of weeks. Last time there, did much better playing something like 3-4-5 odds at the Venetian. Could never get ahead at the CR in as many as 8 or 9 sessions there, a few with Liman.

    When playing with profit, why not use the best bet on the table with maximum possible odds? For example, assuming a $5 minimum, if up $100, why not put out 5/100? If it hits, use 30 or 40x odds. Depending on the points made, two in a row now has you in a position to play 100x odds and not even risking all of your profit.

    As a smaller stakes player, the thing I did NOT like about playing the 100x odds table is that it takes away the come out parlays. Why piss around parlaying 5 into 20 when what you really want to do is get an opportunity to get out and hit a huge bet?
     
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    Koko -

    I wish you well at the tables in Las Vegas. I've only played at Casino Royale a handful of times. It's usually pretty crowded when I walk by, so I keep going. Hopefully, you'll be in position to bust out the black chips and back that PL wager, risking only "house money".

    I really can't disagree with your play as described above, even though I'm more of a place bettor. Especially the part being more aggressive with house money when one is ahead.

    If you get out this way, there are a few casinos in Chicaogland that offer 100x odds and a $5 table (usually during non-busy times): Rivers Casino (Des Plaines, IL), Grand Victoria (Elgin, IL), and Horseshoe (Hammond, IN). I also like Blue Chip (Michigan City, IN), as it offers a $5 table and 20x odds, along with a 3x Field 12 and All/Tall/Small (up to $25!). Not as good on the odds as the others, but I rarely max out odds on a 100x table unless I'm way ahead, so it's not an issue.

    What odds does Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh offer?
     
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    you are a lot braver than me. even when I played in buffalo casinos, and had my glock attached to my belt, Id never walk more than 1/2 a block from any casino, I just always feel ya never know who watched you at the cage. why take a chance. if the car is self parked(rarely do I self park at night if I know Im leaving late), and a nice walk, I give my wallet to my wife and she waits inside until I call her and tell her Im right outside the door. Ive been lucky so far, no canaries, but I believe a casino is a haven for petty criminals.

    moving on, I visited the hall of fame when I was there, maybe 2 years ago?

    we were in Hampton inn, right down the street from the rock and roll, but we didn't walk.

    I want to get up one day when I go west to Toledo and the horseshoe up there, or is it the Hollywood, or is it the Jack?
    who knows, maybe Ill bump into lou and he can show me his system in action.

    50 dollar table min, too rich for me. Im happy at 5 dollar tables, I can bet as little or as much as I want, I just have to tolerate the other players, or slow dealers who are usually put on the low min tables.
     
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    They are only 10x odds, but still a lot better than 3-4-5.
     
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    I grew up in Cleveland (suburbs) and went downtown quite often -- when it was far less desirable after 5pm than it is today -- so perhaps there is a certain level of comfort I have walking around the Public Square area. As it was, there were quite a lot of people out and about in the evening when we were stopped by Jack Casino Friday night. No Cavs or Indians game, but there was a concert at House of Blues and several restaurants along Euclid Avenue were still busy serving customers. That being said, one can never be too careful when visiting any casino.

    BTW, there is an Interblock Bubble Craps machine (10 seats + 6 satellite seats) at Jack Casino in Cleveland. $10 minimum bet.

    It's Hollywood Casino in Toledo and Columbus. Jack Casino took over the Horseshoe in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Hollywood Casino Toledo would be an easy stop off the Ohio Turnpike. It's a very nice facility. You probably wouldn't want to stay overnight at a hotel in the immediate area, however.
     
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