I have to drive an hour to get to most casino's except Austintown and
Mountaineer is still my favorite. The slots pay better than every other
casino in Cleveland and Pittsburg. The drink prices are high but they are
at all casino's. I don't play table games cause vI don't understand most of
them except BLACKJACK which is boring. It's just a fun place....
I have always enjoyed my time at the Mountaineer. I believe (like most casinos) if the place is busy, there is more play on the machines therefore they will payoff more. Food at Big Al's is good and the buffet is more than adequate. The Steakhouse is excellent. The hotel and lodge are showing the wear and tear but my understanding is updates will begin this year. My friend and I come and enjoy the getaway. I am a non-smoker and I have to say that I personally haven't had a problem with too much smoke. I read a few reviews and maybe there may be more of a problem at the tables rather than the slots. Overall, I love going to the Mountaineer (I live west of Cleveland and the 3 casinos near me are nice but I like going to the Mountaineer.
I visit every 1-2 months and drive 3 1/2 hours. My husband comes with me at times and likes the set up of the casino. He has no trouble finding me. The food is ok at the bar and The Gatsby. I hardly ever win but that is the chance you take. I enjoy the getaway at least we get free rooms. I am a smoker and this is one reason I go there. I do not frequent a casino with no smoking. The people complaining of smokers have a choice to go to non-smoking casino. I live a mile from one but drive over three hours to visit mountaineer. The staff has always been helpful. They could have more waitresses on th floor.
We have always loved going to Mountaineer for the gambling and the get away. So my husband booked us a room for Valentines Day I ended up in the hospital for the month of Feb. so now I am feeling much better and we wanted to go back but they took away or status for a free room darn it! So unless we hear from someone from mountaineer I guess we have to find some where else to spend or money on our little get aways!