My sister & I went to Mountaineer Casino 10-10-11 (Columbus Day). We enjoy playing the Moolah machines. Sis hit the Barn Bucks bonus on one of the machines. (We were playing the maximum, $4.50, per spin). All she got in her Barn Bucks bonus round was 75 cents! I didn't even know you could win so little. One time I got the Barn Bucks bonus and all I got was $12.00! I hardly call either of these amounts a bonus! The luncheon buffet was terrible. I wished we would have gone up and looked it over before paying for it. The only good thing I can say about Mountaineer is that they do give you free slot money & free nights stay in their hotel to entice you to come.
Went to play the slots because they gave me $100 in free play. Tried for 2 weeks in advance to get free hotel room they offered but they were all supposedly booked 6-8 weeks in advance. Took $500 to play with. I was there for 6 hours and only one time hit anything over $50. I ended up leaving broke and totally not impressed. I will not go back. If I had not played very slowly, I would have lost all my money much quicker. The whole time I was there, there was only 1 person in the area I was playing in that hit a jackpot. This was on a Friday evening...
I used to go there and win or win enough to play for awhile. Now no one is hitting. It's too bad, it used to be a fun place to spend some time. Now you can go in and drop $200.00 in an hour on a 25 cent machine and win nothing. ZoomZoom and nice visit must have got lucky or they work they and tried to make it look appealing.
All the license plates in the lot are Ohio or Pennsylvania. Well, when Ohio opens a casino, goodbye Mountaineer!! It will be a ghost town except for the horses.
They get fined, but not enough. The service is poor for drinks or when a machine needs looked at, with your money in it. The employees are underpaid and overworked.
So MANAGEMENT, loosen up your machines and we will keep coming. If not, may the share holders and all of you go down on the greed ship, to the bottom and lose your butt like you have made many people recently!
Most of the fun gaming machines (1 cent) are gone. They have put a lot of machines in that just don't ever seem to pay. I did hit $600 on a Coyote Moon machine the other day, but geesh, this is once in 80 trips. Half of the cashier counters are closed all the time and it seems they only have about half the cocktail girls they used to. Cash Lantis, Lucky Fountain, Jackpot Safari, the old 25 cent wild ball keno, where did they go? The Meadows has 100 Wolves, there are none of these here. The only thing this casino has going for it are friendly staff and closeness to my home. I play Club Moulin (sp) at Presque Isle and win quite a few times on a penny version. The only version of this I found at Mountaineer are 2 cent ones that don't hit anything! I mean $120 and biggest hit is 100 or 200 credits, come on. I would NOT recommend this casino to anyone. Go to Erie or the Meadows and avoid the Rivers too. Watch hitting deer on the way there if you don't go down RT 60. The other roads are really deer infested. I have hit 3 over the years.
My husband & I have been to casinos in Las Vegas, Mississippi, Michigan, New York & W. Virginia. We read reviews of Mountaineer but didn't believe them. We like to find out for ourselves. We don't expect to come home winners all the time. But it would be nice to win a little bit to keep you playing for awhile. We have spent 3 days in Las Vegas & Mississippi & our money lasted those 3 days. At Mountaineer we lost everything we took after 5 hours.
We thought we'd try the buffet for $8 before we headed home. The roast beef was tough, didn't like the chicken (we prefer ours fried), scalloped with cheese was the only choice of potato, the Asian bar was terrible, the Italian wasn't much better. I did try pizza & some kind of roll wrapped food that was hard & dried out. The salad & desserts were good.
This was our first & I will add, our last time going to this casino & it is the shortest drive for us. We rate Wheeling Island and Allegheny Seneca in NY as tops on our list. Although we did not play the table games & did not stay at the hotel we were forced to give a review grade so they both got a 1.