Harrahs Metropolis is a riverboat casino and hotel on the Ohio River, near Metropolis Indiana. When the casino opened in 1994, it was originally called The Players Island Casino, and was owned by Merv Griffin, a casino magnate of the 90’s. The casino was originally housed on a vessel named the North Star, but in 2006 Caesars World decided to move the entire casino to a new land based complex. This of course was a bit difficult to do with the states laws that all casinos and casino games must be over water. Caesars achieved this by inserting water bladders under the casino, thus technically still complying with the law. The North Star was sold on to a private buyer.
The Casino at Harrahs Metropolis
The new casino floor at Harrahs Metropolis is a modern single level layout with a number of real online pokies and various table games on offer to hotel guests and day visitors alike. Slots range from three reeled classics to progressives and 3D high definition movie based slots. In fat there are over 800 slot and video poker machines to choose from.
A video poker room is a novel idea and rather unique to Harrahs Metropolis. Table games can be played on 26 different tables with a number of favourites like Blackjack and Roulette. A World Series poker room hosts different variations on the game as well as any tournaments that are open to all players. Various promotions and specials are running all the time at Harrahs Metropolis, including a loyalty club, weekly specials like free spins, and prizes up for grabs like cars and vacations.
Hotel at Harrahs Metropolis
The hotel at Harrahs Metropolis is in the Las Vegas style, and has all the glitz and glamour that goes with it. Offering 258 rooms and suites it is located very near to the new casino floor. Rooms come with a choice of a king bed or two double beds that sleep a maximum of four. All rooms have a flat screen TV, coffee maker, irons and ironing boards and pay per view movies. The Harrahs Metropolis also offers a Petstay option. Special deluxe rooms welcome guests and up to two canine companions. The hotel even provides you with a welcome pack for your furry friends.
Amenities and Dining at Harrahs Metropolis
The hotel does not have any exciting amenities aside from the casino itself. It does not have a pool or a fitness centre. Three restaurants offer food and drinks at various times of the day. Bridges Dining Company is a full al la carte restaurant that has a good selection of steaks and seafood at an average price. Harrah’s Famous Bar serves snacks and cocktails, and is open much later than Bridges. The Bar occasionally plays host to live acts such as singers or comedians. The Fresh Buffet is a casual dining experience, also at an average price. The cuisine at the buffet restaurant is Southern and country style only.
Things to do around Harrahs Metropolis
Although the hotel itself does not have many amenities, there are a number of things to do in the surrounding area. A few golf courses welcome players of all levels depending on the weather and one course even has 27 different holes. Racetracks both equine and vehicular are open most of the year, offering high speed excitement and the chance to place a bet or two. Nature lovers won’t feel left out with a number of state parks that offer hiking, horseback riding and spectacular views.