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Posted on Mar 28, 2013 under Caesars, Non-Vegas Casinos, Video Poker |
Thanks to all who sent their congratulations on Brad’s jackpot. It takes a sweet spirit to rejoice in someone else’s good fortune even though it was during circumstances that you might never be in yourself. And to answer one specific question: Some casinos do not allow photography, but Hammond Horseshoe does. I am noticing these days that more casinos are relaxing the “No Pictures” rule, probably because with all the cellphones around it is hard to enforce.
Now for the nitty-gritty, discussing your comments. I know that for quarter players – seeing someone playing $200 a hand – it seems like an action that is unbelievable, something they cannot even imagine. Read more… »
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… »
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 recently took a trip to the Chicago area, flying with friends who, like us, needed to “use up” a Harrah’s (now known as Caesar’s but I will never get used to using that name) 7* freebie trip before it expired the end of March. Yes, I know leaving sunny, seasonably warm Las Vegas for Chicago in January seems like a really dumb idea – but if you know me you know we make big efforts to get to places that offer good video poker. Read more… »
Recently Brad and I took a short road trip down to Laughlin, something we do every few months when we get a particularly good offer from Harrah’s there. As usual, I try to find extra dips for this ice cream cone trip. Read more… »
Time to quit rambling and “teaching” and finish up this New Orleans/Biloxi trip report by telling about the non-video-poker things that contributed to the fun factor.
Being a Caesar’s 7 Star player does add pleasurable perks: Read more… »
Posted on Oct 23, 2011 under Harrah's, Non-Vegas Casinos |
Okay, we have decided to combine visits to two casinos, Harrah’s New Orleans and Grand Biloxi and have chosen a date that starts near the end of one month and ends in the beginning of the next month – to double our benefits.
Actually there were a couple more “dips” on our Southern Trip ice-cream cone. Read more… »
Brad and I do most of our gambling these days in Las Vegas because that is where we live and because traveling is becoming more tiring for us. We did take that monumental 3-week road trip back east this last summer – but it took us at least 3 weeks to “recover.” So with the exception of a short drive down to Laughlin once in awhile, when we do travel it is by air, a tiring option in itself and one we aren’t inclined to do often.
When we do decide to travel, our out-of-town trips are usually combos, with both visits with family and to casinos. However, recently we took a trip south, one that was for the single purpose of visiting casinos, namely, Harrah’s New Orleans and the Grand Biloxi. Read more… »