hi.me and my wife have been going to Dejobe for 4 yrs now. I remember back before the changes they made to all the cadillac jack machines we used to win most of our money back, and then some. Now, this year we have won nothing. We have spent thousands there, but now we see the big picture. Spend it on the lottery, the payoffs have better odds. They have lost one of their best customers and I am sure they will lose more down the road. So if you read this note. DON'T GO TO ANY CASINO THAT HO CHUNK OWNS, HAVE A GREAT DAY FOLKS. signed the johnsons
Take all the reviews here with a grain of salt. I go there at least once a month, and DeJope is exactly what you'd expect from a smaller slots-only casino in Wisconsin.
First off, these are slot machines. If you're playing a slot machine with the expectation of winning, good luck finding a casino in Wisconsin for you. You'll lose more than you'll win at DeJope, but you'll find that anywhere...otherwise the casinos wouldn't be open. There are many times when I have walked away many hundreds of dollars to the good here, and there are many other times when I ended up a hundred or two in the negative. It's gambling for a reason.
The slot machine selection is decent. It's not as nice as you'll find at the larger casinos, but there's enough variety to keep you amused for a few hours. These are bingo slots, some people don't like them so be warned. I actually like them more as they naturally play slower than regular slots, meaning the money will last a little longer.
Admittedly, the machines aren't the highest quality. Oftentimes when I'm there, I'll have a ticket or $20 bill jam in the machine. It usually takes a few minutes for someone to come help you with these problems, but they're never rude about it. In the rare occasions I've had a machine malfunction, they always fix it. I had a winning spin that didn't count for me once, they paid me out the money. I had a machine with free spins freeze up once, they got it working and I got my free spins. They're not perfect, but they make it right.
They have soda machines everywhere in the building, which is nice. No alcohol. The place does get busy some nights making the slot selection slim. The people I have run into have all been friendly. They do have food there, it's hit or miss. Some things are really good, others are like school cafeteria food.
Players Club is the same as any other Ho Chunk casino.
All in all, it's not a bad casino. You just have to remember that it's all slots, meaning you're looking at probably 80-85% payback, which means much more losing than winning. If you're in the Madison/surrounding areas, it's worth the trip. If you live closer to another larger casino, I probably wouldn't skip past that one to come to DeJope.