Rivers Casino

 

 

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Rivers Casino
May 23, 2016

 

Because of going to a casino again, there are minimal pictures, but I will try to give a good description of our experience and feelings about Rivers Casino, since this was our first time there.

The casino is situated very close to The Rosemont in quite a busy area.  For a Monday, the casino was very busy.  The gaming tables were full, with observers standing about 2-deep.  It's a lovely new smoke-free casino which is larger than I was expecting.

Their buffet was not included, but we received a 25% discount because it was a Monday, so several decided to try it out.  The variety and quality matched any casino buffet I have been to.  Lunch was a little pricey, but with the 25% discount, I felt it was worth the price.  And we had to keep in mind that we were in Chicago.  Every week, the buffet has a section which features a different country.  This week it was Brazil.  There is also a sit down higher-end restaurant and a cafe-type eatery.  The sandwiches and desserts in the display case in the cafe were huge and looked wonderful.

I had fried chicken, BBQ ribs, shrimp & grits, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and collard greens with pork.  One of our regular passengers has opened my eyes to greens!

Creme brulee.

And my husband's carrot cake.

On the way home, I asked for a raise of hands from those who liked the casino and those who were not crazy about it.  The response was around 50/50.  But when I asked who would go back if another was scheduled, I'd estimate the raise of hands was around 75%. 

I wasn't a winner, but I enjoyed visiting a different casino and the day away.