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This week we were reminded once again why we left Indiana to move to Las Vegas. On Monday when we left town the temperature in Las Vegas had been close to 90 for several days. During the 3 days we stayed in Hammond, Indiana, the wind chill factor got very close to zero a couple of nights. Now that’s a shock to one’s system we had tried to avoid by scheduling a Harrah’s 7 Star trip just before the April 1 deadline. We had kind of forgotten that Mother Nature has a way of playing tricks during March in Indiana!
Anyway, we didn’t suffer too much because the Hammond Horseshoe casino was nice and warm and the video poker machines were HOT! Read more… »
Posted on Oct 20, 2012 under Harrah's, Promotion, Travel |
Although the family reunion I described in my last entry was the high point of this Indiana visit, that was really just a side benefit of being invited to a VIP slot tournament consisting of 8 teams from various Harrah’s “regions” in the Eastern US. Brad and I were one of 10 player on a Chicago team, westerners invited due to our heavy play at the Hammond Horseshoe. Read more… »
Fall was always our favorite time of year when we lived in Indiana, so we really enjoyed going back to see the rolling hills ablaze with autumn colors. Such a contrast to the Las Vegas landscape.
We had not been back to this Ohio River 4-deck riverboat casino for many years and were amazed at the sprawling property, formerly named Caesars, now called the Southern Indiana Horseshoe Read more… »
We will be at the Southern Indiana Horseshoe this coming weekend (October 11-15), playing in a VIP slot tournament with “Team Hammond.” I guess it’s a battle between the two Indiana Horseshoes! We haven’t been at this Indiana riverboat casino for many many years, not since back when it was named Caesars. I imagine a lot has changed since then. Read more… »
Posted on Sep 20, 2012 under Harrah's, Non-Vegas Casinos, Travel |
Just got home from Hammond, Indiana, where we had a fun – and profitable this time - Harrah’s 7 Star trip to the Hammond Horseshoe. As usual, we ran into players we knew. We rarely go to any casino these days without running into friends from the VP world, whether it is in Vegas or clear across the country. One of the blessings in our life! Read more… »
We will soon be left with a large – and useless – collection of tokens for the Palms car wash. It is closing the end of the month. Brad will really miss it – he likes to keep the Frugal Breeze spanking clean and shiny. If you see us in a casino, ask for some tokens – Brad will carry some in his pocket and I’ll have some in my purse. However, I’m not counting on it being operational right to the end of June. It always broke down frequently – and I can’t see them spending money to repair it if it breaks down now.
Lots of other changes Read more… »
Posted on Apr 28, 2012 under City News, Comments, Harrah's |
Wow! I’m surprised that almost no one else wondered about the wisdom of the “Drink Us Dry” promotion to celebrate the closing of O’Sheas Casino. I talked about this in my last blog entry and speculated that someone’s job might be on the line, perhaps even more than one.
Well, some wanted explanations of my viewpoint, so here goes: Read more… »
Posted on Apr 25, 2012 under City News, Harrah's, Non-gambling Promo |
When I read the following from a recent press release from Caesars Entertainment, I immediately thought to myself, “I can’t believe a casino employee at any level would think up such an explosive politically incorrect ad! Read more… »
Posted on Apr 04, 2012 under Harrah's, Slot Clubs |
Because there are Caesars (formerly called Harrah’s) properties in many areas of the country, I know there are many players who welcome information on these casinos since they may travel to and play in more than one. And this is especially true recently since there have been so many changes in the players club system.
Here are some of the resources I use to keep up (to supplement my never-ending questioning at players club desks all over the country!): Read more… »
Here is more information from a press release about the new Hard Rock “loyalty program.” I guess that is a better name than “players club” since you can earn points doing much more than just gambling! Read more… »