I am someone that likes the sounds and sights of action and suspense. That is something that I get with Hollywood. You first walk in and it is immediate action. Weather it is at 10 in the morning on a Wednesday or 11pm on a Friday. I do not play slots that often so I cant comment on them. What I can comment on is the poker room and table games. I love the new poker room. All the dealers are friendly and knowledgeable about the game and ready to help you if you are trying a new game for the first time. This goes with the table games. I can stand and watch and the dealer will try to include me and ask me if I know whats going on and if I dont, teach me the game. Everybody is friendly and courteous (they want your money after all). I love this place and find it to be the best poker room in the state of Indiana. I am about to go to vegas for the first time and I am looking forward to it.
I went here for the first time, and loved it. I played the slots mostly and had a great time, I played the $1.00 slots only and won a little over $1,300 profit for the night. I broke even at the tables what short time i played them. The staff is very kind, helpful. The food is great. I will be returning again very soon.
If you play poker or table games read this review. I've been reading reviews about Hollywood, Wheeling Island, and Mountaineer. Hollywood casino is the closest thing to vegas you are going to get. The table games are better than all of the big strip casinos in vegas because they give you better odds here. They even have $5 video blackjack tables and video roulette games for as little as $1, so if you like to play small stakes you can do it without spending a lot of money. The only draw back is paying for drinks...way too expensive when you are spending big dollars at the tables.
One word of advice and this is for any casino, if you are good to the staff they will be good to you. I have found that the majority of the dealers and pit bosses are very courteous and helpful. Another great attribute is the TV's (they are everywhere) and entertainment. The new Hollywood on the roof is fun for just about everyone.
If you play poker you need to make the trip to Hollywood, this is one of the nicest poker rooms for any casino. It compares to the wynn, bellagio, and caesers. I might be stretching by saying bellagio, but I would say it is just as nice. They have just about every game you could want running on the weekends...even stud games, which is very rare in any poker room.
No matter what the outcome of my profits and losses I always have a good time.
By the way, if you haven't been since the change from argosy to hollywood, the smoking issue is no longer a problem. If you don't smoke you don't have to worry about your clothes smelling like an ashtray, they have a ventilation system that works (unlike the old argosy). I hope this review helps anyone that has never been.
PS. Sorry I can't comment on the slots, I rarely play and when I do it's for short periods of time.