Horseshoe Cincinnati will open its $5.3 million gaming patio on Oct. 17 (pending regulatory approval), complete with 150 slot machines and electronic table games, and a full-service bar where guests can relax while watching their favorite sports teams.
The 8,800-square-foot patio, called The Parlor, will be climate controlled to remain comfortable in all weather conditions. The Parlor’s design of traditional brick and wood trim will be combined with protective elements from the weather to create an upscale patio that will remain open year-round.
“This is the first expansion to take place at Horseshoe Cincinnati since the casino opened 18 months ago,” said Kevin Kline, general manager of Horseshoe Cincinnati. “We’re excited to provide a convenient, new gaming option for our guests.”
The Parlor will host many of the most popular slot machines on the market and will bring a Las Vegas experience to the Queen City by further introducing electronic table games at Horseshoe Cincinnati. The electronic table games allow gamblers to play traditional games of blackjack and roulette using video touch screens and virtual dealers.
Horseshoe Cincinnati began testing electronic roulette earlier this year and the game has become a favorite among guests. Electronic table games allow guests to have the personal experience of a slot machine or video game while playing the table games they’ve always loved.
The games will be flanked by a full-service, 41-foot bar inside The Parlor, which spans the entire length of one side of the patio. The Parlor also has 17 flat-screen TVs measuring at least 55 inches. Among the amenities behind the bar is a wall of four TVs that can be combined to create a giant, 120-inch screen – the size of a home theater.
The placement of the TVs enables guests to cheer on their favorite sports teams while having a drink or a cigarette and playing a variety of games. Eight video poker machines will be embedded in the bar top to provide further convenience to guests.
Horseshoe Cincinnati decided to build The Parlor after witnessing the success of the 32-machine gaming patio at its sister property ThistleDown Racino, which opened the state’s first gaming patio in the Cleveland suburb of North Randall in April 2013. Demand has been so high that ThistleDown recently added another 97 machines to the patio, quadrupling its size.
“We continuously look for ways to delight our guests,” Kline said. “The Parlor will provide an additional entertainment option for those who wish to continue gaming while experiencing the outdoors.”
The Parlor will open to the public on Friday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. and media is invited. General Manager Kevin Kline will give a speech followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Showgirls will be at the grand opening to greet guests and take pictures, while flair bartenders will serve drinks and entertain guests.