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Horseshoe Cleveland

By Angela Ash


The beautiful Horseshoe Cleveland Casino resides in the Higbee Building in Town City Center, right in the middle of the bustling downtown scene. Being Ohio's first casino means that it has to set the standard for gaming for the area, and Horseshoe Cleveland does this in leaps and bounds!

Boasting over 96,000 square feet of action, this casino knows how to bring the excitement. Everywhere you turn, reels are spinning, chips are clinking, and people are having a genuine good time.  There is truly something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned player, or a brand new gambler. The gaming options include 1,900 slot machines, 200 video poker options, nearly 90 table games... inclduing blackjack, roulette, and every form of poker imaginable. 

Wait... did someone say poker?  Horseshoe Cleveland boasts their very own World Series of Poker room, with all of the games that players just can't get enough of.  This room is always hopping with electricity, especially with promotions that include Splash the Pot and High Hand.  Aesthetically speaking, this is just a comfortable, luxurious room, with every ammenity afforded to ensure that the players feel welcome in an atmosphere that makes one forget that this isn't really Vegas. And in your car on the way to the casino?  Download the Bravo Poker Live app to your smart phone and see the table and gaming options currently available in the room.  In other words, hoping for a 30-60 stud game? Hop onto the app and see if there's a game going.  You can even see if there's a wait list.  Really... how cool is that?

This casino is simply beautiful.  There has been much attention to detail, and the effort has provided an elegant, spacious setting that provides the gambler with a satisfying atmosphere.  With an entirely smoke free atosphere, this is just wonderful for the non-smoking guests who want to enjoy their gaming experi3ence void of cigarettes and cigars.  But never fear, smokers, because Horseshoe Cleveland has not left you neglected.  Several smoking areas are available for your convenience.

And just when you think things couldn't get any better, hunger calls and you stumble upon a piece of paradise... otherwise known as the food court.

I hate to even call this a "food court", because it depicts visual images of fast food and shopping mall eateries. This is a mecca to tantalize your tastebuds.  So let's get started! 

cleveland burger

How I wish that this image could be scratch and sniff, because it is almost impossible to describe the burger oasis that is B Spot. Calling Cleveland home, Iron Chef's Michael Symon knows what Ohio expects from a burger eatery... and then some. Offering up burgers topped with everything from salami to sunny side eggs, they still manage to throw out brats, beers, shakes, and the best fries and onion rings that I have ever tasted. 

While served up in a timely fashion, the quality of the food is amazing, and beckons the diner to come back... trying every burger variety imaginable.  You can view the B Spot menu HERE to begin building the burger of your dreams!



Another exciting eatery within the Horseshoe Cleveland Casino can tempt any palate... especially those with an Italian flair, is the acclaimed Rosie & Rocco's.

A Cleveland native, Rocco Whalen, offers up delectable, comfort food, with favorites such as handmade pasta dishes, fresh pizzas, meatballs, and desserts that will make that diet a distant memory. The pizzas offer a wide variety of toppings, with a perfectly baked crust, and the pasta selections are lare portions made with the best ingredients.

Also a part of the food court at Horseshoe, the seating area is spacious, and you can literally smell the tantalizing aromas from the gaming area. A meal at Rosie & Rocco's is like hitting a jackpot... well, almost.

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On the lower level of the Horseshoe Cleveland spans 12,000 square feet of the most delicious items to hit any casino in ages. The Spread Buffet serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a Sunday brunch, always bringing patrons back for more.

Steven Varga leads a group of Ohio chefs at this 400 seat eatery, conisitently producing food for specialty stations including:  fresh salads, pastries, Italian, American, and Asian offerings. Special areas include carving and rotisserie stations, as well as a gelatto wheel to curb any sweet tooth.

While offering the typical huge platters of meats, pastas, and vegetables, this buffet also presents specialty, small plate items that definitely give the Spread an "A" for food presentation.

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The Spread Buffet can be accessed conveniently through the casino, or via the base floor of Tower City Center.

And if you still feel a need for something a little different, the Horseshoe Cleveland also offers a Cork & Lenny's, Cleveland's favorite deli!  They have been around for over 50 years, and they have perfected the piled-high sandwich. 

If you are looking for a gambling getaway, Horseshoe Cleveland is the spot for you. With great food, fantastic promotions, and a convenient location right in downtown Cleveland, it can't be beat.