The thrill of the win. The crush of the loss. People who love gaming are no strangers to the awesome highs and lows that come from placing the wagers, cranking the slots and tossing the dice. So, if you’re in town for a little play-by-play action, Cleveland’s got options to indulge these rushes — from blackjack to harness racing.
(Note: Be sure to check hours and operating procedures prior to arriving.)
JACK Cleveland Casino
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Fortune hunters love to safari at Cleveland’s great Downtown gambling attraction. Located in Tower City Center, gamers can explore 1,300 slots, a 28-table poker room, nearly 100 tables (which include blackjack, three-card poker and craps) and Synergy Table Games. And, it’s all located in a one-of-a-kind historic and opulent building, which adds some serious swanky cred to the whole experience.
Afterwards, celebrate big wins with big eats at spots like STACK’D and Seven Chefs Buffet. Bring your entertainment cash, but don’t blow the bank — you’ll want to stay longer than you think.
MGM Northfield Park
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Whether you’re looking for gaming, a live concert, a stand-up comedy show, or a private room for you and 300 of your closest friends, MGM Northfield Park is a winner, indeed. Watch a Browns game at TAP Sports Bar; catch a comedy act or concert; shop and dine; or just get lucky on the 200,000-sq.-ft. gaming floor.
Another branch of the MGM enterprise includes the racetrack where you’ll want to go to get your live horseracing fix. Including both live racing and simulcast, you can also pick up a bite to eat at the concession stand or one of the dining venues while there.
JACK Thistledown Racino
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Ready to pony up? North Randall’s famed Thistledown Racino is the premier thoroughbred racetrack in Ohio, featuring live races (May-October); simulcast horse racing; and 1,442 video lottery terminals. Finish your night with a an over-the top burger, a fine farm-to-table meal or some bar food at their affiliated restaurants.