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Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs

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Horseshoe Council Bluffs is a casino and former greyhound racing track in Council Bluffs, Iowa, near Omaha, Nebraska. It is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It has 60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2) of gaming space with 1,438 slot machines, 63 table games, a William Hill racebook, and a WSOP poker room. Accommodations are offered at an adjoining Hilton Garden Inn, and the nearby Country Inns & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and SpringHill Suites.

The Horseshoe holds the World Series of Poker Circuit Event during August of each calendar year, and the Horseshoe Poker Championships (HPC) during February in each year in their poker room.

Bluffs Run Greyhound Park opened in 1986. In March 1995, slot machines were added and the property became Bluffs Run Casino. Harveys Casino Resorts bought the property in 1999 for $165 million. Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment) acquired Harveys in 2001. In 2006, Harrah's completed an $85-million expansion and renovation of the casino and rebranded it as Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Greyhound racing ended in 2015. On October 6, 2017, ownership of the property was transferred to Vici Properties as part of a corporate spin-off, and it was leased back to Caesars Entertainment.
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  • Slots are SUPER tight and I spend hundreds of dollars when I go! NO servers! The half-naked ladies as the table guys call them, only serve the tables and they ignore or use trainers on the slots... 
    Slots are SUPER tight and I spend hundreds of dollars when I go! NO servers! The half-naked ladies as the table guys call them, only serve the tables and they ignore or use trainers on the slots...  more »
  • Despite the marketing claim, this casino is average to below average to other places I’ve been. I saw they had a fairly high rated buffet but then found out it’s on the casino floor, so nobody under....  more
    Despite the marketing claim, this casino is average to below average to other places I’ve been. I saw they had a fairly high rated buffet but then found out it’s on the casino floor, so nobody under....  more »
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  • We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn next door. So the casino right next door was pretty convenient. The hotel was average. Nothing exceptional. Had a lot of maintenance issues with our room. I appreciate that there was smoking in the casino still. The security staff were professional and friendly. I didn't get offered one single drink though. I hardly hit any bonuses. The place was pretty busy on the weekend. Almost hard to find a machine to play. This casino didn't pay out hardly anything.
  • Had some fun there, special occasion deal, then called it a day. Clean atmosphere, Pretty vacant during our visit. No one was playing any table games at all. The economy has something to do with that I'm sure. Go Brandon !! 😊

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