Beating Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo to the punch, Cleveland is officially the home of Ohio’s first full-service casino – Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. Amidst much anticipation, the 4-floor, 300,000 square foot gaming destination has finally opened to the public. Here’s your guide to the historic Higbee building’s hot new tenant.
First Things First
If you’re not 21, you might want to try your luck on some scratch offs. When it comes to Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, age matters! All guests must be at least 21 years of age and will be required to provide a government issued ID upon entry.
Location, Location, Location
Tucked inside the former home of the Higbee Department Store, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is located on the corner of Ontario and Prospect in the heart of Public Square. Street level entrances are located at Public Square and on Prospect Street, while interior entrances are located inside of Tower City Center: one at the main lobby at Public Square and one on the ground level of the mall.
On the corner of Ontario and Prospect, diagonal from the casino, lies the new Collection Auto Group Centre. Whether you choose to valet your vehicle or self-park, this 1,300 space parking structure was built specifically for Horseshoe Casino guests, as it is steps away from the casino’s Prospect Street entrance. An adjacent 300-space lot on the corner of Superior Avenue and West 3rd Street is also available for casino guests.
Want to park for free? Become a Total Rewards member and receive 24 hours of free self-parking at either of the lots listed above. To qualify, you must earn a minimum of 15 Tier Credits and play for a minimum of 30 minutes.
If having phenomenal food were a sport, Cleveland would finally have a championship ring! Now, all thanks to Horseshoe Casino, you can experience the diverse tastes the city has to offer all in one place!
From burgers to deli sandwiches to Italian cuisine, the casino’s food court (located on level three) includes several of Cleveland’s staple eateries: Chef Rocco Whalen’s Rosie & Rocco’s, family-owned Corky & Lenny’s, and Chef Michael Symon’s B Spot. While prices vary by restaurant, the hours of operation for each are the same: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Can’t put a finger on your craving? No worries! The Spread buffet, located on the lower level of the casino, offers seven specialty stations, giving diners plenty of local and global cuisine options. The 400 seat, 12,000 square foot buffet includes a salad bar, a carving & rotisserie station, American, Asian and multi-ethnic cuisines, and an array of desserts. Led by Cleveland-native Chef Steven Varga, the menu at The Spread is comprised of many locally grown and produced ingredients.
Legends at Horseshoe, located on the main level of the casino, and Vintage 51, located on level two, are Horseshoe Casino Cleveland’s feature bars. Since state law prohibits the casino from providing complimentary alcoholic beverages, both bars will provide premium spirits, cocktails, beers, and wines for purchase.
On it’s 96,000 square foot gaming floor, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland offers a VIP players lounge, 2,100 slot machines, 63 gaming tables, and a 30-table World Series of Poker room.
You can earn rewards on your gaming by becoming a member of Total Rewards, the featured players club at all Caesar’s Entertainment Properties. Guests receive one reward credit for every $5 of play on reel slot machines and for every $10 of play on a video poker machine.
Sleep, Eat, Be Rewarded
In support of the existing cultural, dining, nightlife, and sports attractions in Cleveland, player rewards through the Total Rewards program will be awarded for dining and hotel stays at the following establishments throughout Cleveland:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
- Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
- Marriott at Key Center
- Cleveland Chophouse & Brewery
- The Chocolate Bar
- Hyde Park Restaurants
- John Q’s Steakhouse
- Pickwick & Frolic
- Prime Rib Steakhouse
- Pura Vida
- XO Prime Steaks
Don’t Leave Empty Handed
After cashing out, or running out of cash, head over to the Horseshoe Casino Gift Shop! Located at the base of the Collection Auto Group Center, the 1,900 square foot store offers Horseshoe apparel and memorabilia, Cleveland-area beers, wines, and sundries.
– Michelle Rosario, CBS Radio
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