If your browser doesn't ask you, try these steps:. Sun Prairie, WI 1 friend 14 reviews 16 photos. No room service so eat out or bring in snacks and drinks. The desserts were an assortment of dried cakes and such, kind of like the selection at a low class chinese buffet. Comments 0 Was this review helpful to you? Search within the reviews.
Casino Queen Hotel
If you're still having trouble, check out Firefox's support page. We don't recognize the web browser you're currently using. Try checking the browser's help menu, or searching the Web for instructions to turn on HTML5 Geolocation for your browser. The casino itself I like for the most part. It is no smoking which is a huge plus from the start. Table games have some low limit 5 dollar black jack and 10 dollar games available most nights.
Used to be 10 and 25 dollar double deck games, but those are no longer available it seems. They also have really cut back on number of tables open which further limits choice of table play.
The comps are horrendous in comparison to other casinos IMO. I have played 25 dollar min black jack for multiple hours on multiple nights, and receive 69 dollar room rates Sunday through Thursday. Never a comped room as is common with most other casinos I play even in Vegas while playing 25 mininums. I had to beg and plead with the pit boss for a lunch buffet after playing 3 hours of 25 dollars or more a hand in black jack The buffet is They rarely comp this buffet, so not many patrons around to eat food thus all if it sits around.
The quality of the buffet is worse than a below average retirement home facility. I was astounded at the piss poor quality of the buffet.
I feel that the buffets that casinos have play a role in marketing and getting ppl into the door to presumably meander into the casino. This buffet does not provide this role for the casino. Absolutely the worst buffet I have ever had at a casino!! I have had bad ones before, at casinos much grittier and depressing than the casino queen, but none stack up to this atrocity. The cuisine is all American. Meat is fatty and mystery. All side dishes have one flavor, butter.
The dishes are all Luke warm, which encouraged me to simply get salad and bean soup. The salad was nothing to write home about as the dressings were limited and high calorie types. The desserts were an assortment of dried cakes and such, kind of like the selection at a low class chinese buffet.
The best thing I consumed was my water. All in all, fun and clean casino environment, terrible comps, buffet is a shit show.
We decided to try casino queen and unfortunately found the reviews to be true. Don't let them fool you about loose slots. Not true at all. We have way more luck at lumiere or river city. The cashier staff have no idea how the buffet works but they give you a free buffet for joining if you earn 25 points. It took us bucks to earn 25 points and it only took about 15 minutes.
One good thing is they reimburse half of your losses on your first day. The buffet was pretty bad The one positive is how friendly the employees were. All smiles and very courteous.
It's about 16 bucks per person to eat there and believe it's not worth it. Sorry casino queen we gave you a chance to earn our business but unfortunately you came up short. The buffet is only open two evenings a week, no selection, and overpriced. I guess you have to play longer than 15 minutes Honestly I had a very pleasant stay there, staff was very friendly and polite. Would recommend the river view rooms.
My wife and I are beginners when it comes to gambling so we were just looking to have fun. The dealers were awesome and helpful as well. I won some and I lost some. My big complaint is the Market Street Buffet in the casino. I won't go there again. The food didn't taste good and service at the buffet was lousy. I would have paid extra for them but they didn't seem to want to sell them. According to the person I went with the steak on the buffet was terrible and had a lot of gristle.
I wanted the steak but I couldn't get any because the employee left the steak as one big whole piece sitting under the heat lamp uncut and out of peoples reach. It seemed to just be there for looks. I tried numerous times to get his attention so I could get some steak but he was in his own little world oblivious to the customers and was absolutely no help. The rolls were hard and stale.
In the event the casino was under attack you could have used them as a weapon. The salmon was ok. RV park sites are clean. But I feel the nightly cost is too much for what you get. I have been to every casino in the area since I moved here 11 years ago with the exception of the Casino Queen. Not sure why I haven't, but decided to give it a try one later afternoon.
Its extremely easy to get their from downtown. I did pull up to valet parking and honestly wasn't sure exactly where they were going to come out from. I'm not sure if they were doing valet at the time or not, but decided just to turn around and go park myself. Once inside checked out the food options along the way. They have a sports bar, steak house and a buffet. They have quite a few tables for the size of the building and they have always advertised the loosest slot in the area so I decided to go with the least amount of brain power and just play slots.
Their mixture of New to old classic slots is really good. About anything you would expect to see along with some I haven't seen in years. I have now been their 3 times and 2 for three at leaving with more than I came with. In my world that's a really good thing! Can't wait to go back. What a shit show! Sevens diner was one of the most embarrassing displays of costumer service I've ever experienced! Our "waiter" clearly could care less about how he treated his tables.
Couldn't even make eye contact or show any sign that he was actually listening to our order and clearly he wasn't we discovered once the food FINALLY did come out. It took about 40 mins to get our food which came out wrong along with several other tables complaining about the same problem. Wasn't even that busy Not once did he come check on us! My husband had to go back to the kitchen to get the sauce that was supposed be on my sandwich and napkins and silverware after waiting another 10 mins after asking.
The staff had no idea what tables orders went to. What an frustrating experience! One star is being generous. Let's start with the hotel. The room is clean quick check-in. Downside was the noisy air conditioner and the thin walls. The couple next door had a loud fight and although entertaining after awhile it was annoying. No room service so eat out or bring in snacks and drinks.
For the casino the best part was no smoking. Most casino's I have been to serve free drinks when playing games. Next time we will try the casino's on the other side of the river. This review is for the hotel and casino. Not the best place in the area unless your only here to gamble. There isn't anything close for stores, and the closest Walgreens was in a scetchy area.
I felt the casino was small. I had the buffet on a Thursday and it was the worst I've ever had, Maybe just a bad night but I'm sure this is the norm. The front desk was misinformed about discounts at the buffet.
I was told there was a discount for the buffet for staying at the hotel. The buffet cashier had no knowledge of this. This place is the absolute worst place to stay in the southern Illinois area. I'd you can, look at staying in collinsvile, IL. It's only 15 minutes from the casino and a world of difference in shopping amenities. We usually go to ameristar when we want a weekend getaway but decided to try Casino Queen hotel since it's so much closers.
When we first arrived we were greeted by drunks in the lobby who wanted housecleaning to clean her boyfriends vomit in their room not a good first impression.
Then we paid for a smoking room with arch view and we were put into a non smoking room. We called the front desk clerk who gave my husband an attitude saying i didnt request a smoking room which i had our confirmation email showing we did.
Then he wanted to give us a room facing the parking lot with no discount while I paid extra for an arch facing room.
Finally he said I'll call you in a little let me talk to my manager. A half later the manager thankfully gave us a smoking room with arch view. This room was also big and beautiful but the bathroom was disgusting we had hair all over the floor and sink and bathtub it was so Grose. We were so tired at this point I spent 15 minutes cleaning it myself.
Then our toilet kept stopping up the entire time we were here we called down to the front desk to see about getting it fixed no one ever came. Then we had their breakfast buffet and let me just say the hostesses were so unfriendly and rude never smiled would barely speak to us it was sad. Now the workers on the buffet especially the waffle stand were great so friendly.
We are definitely on the fence about returning. We love gambling and that part was great we walked away winners, but the rest of our experience was sub par. And it's a shame because it's so much closers to us.
A little older and grungier than the places across the river, and my luck is better at Lumiere, but the Queen is still a good time. Bad service, grumpy employees and a loooooonnggg way to park away from the building!
Only 1 entrance in or out Stayed at the RV park for 3 nights. I will stay somewhere else next time I visit St Louis. This is the best casino in the area for value and play! The Casino Queen is great for table game players.
The table limits are reasonable with a variety of games where you can usually find a seat. Apparently they got new management a couple of years ago because we heard from other guests how they liked this casino but it lacked customer service. This was definitely not an issue now. We play at all of the area casinos but prefer this one for drink prices and no smoking. We stayed in the hotel one time and had a pleasant experience with a great view of the city and arch.
The best place to play in St. Louis for table games, reasonable drink prices, and fun Dealers. So the casino view is looking at a brick wall or parking lot. They allow smoking on the 6th floor and when we went into our room you could tell a heavy smoker was there so we were moved to a new room.
The history of Illinois casinos can be traced back to the early s when many East Coast states began illegalizing the games thanks to their being viewed as a detriment to society in general. As states along the eastern seaboard began doing this, casino-style gambling, along with betting on horse and dog races, began moving westward and found a home in Illinois. By the mid th century, there were plenty of racetracks around the Chicago area and a burgeoning riverboat gambling business that called the Mississippi River its home.
After the Civil War, the riverboat gambling industry in Illinois had all but ceased to exist, but gambling still happened all throughout the state. The unfortunate part of this is that with the early s came the Prohibition-era in the United States, which basically made all forms of gambling illegal. What this really worked to do was exasperate already-growing organized crime. As far as casino gambling as we know it today is concerned, that did not make an official appearance in Illinois until the early s, when state legislators passed a law approving riverboat gaming sites.
The main impetus behind the move to legalize riverboat gambling was the fact that Iowa had done the exact same thing already. Fearing, as many states do, that state tax revenue would cross the border into Iowa , Illinois lawmakers voted to approve a measure that allowed the state to license 10 riverboat gambling sites.
Since this law was first passed in the s it has not changed at all. To this day there are only 10 licenses available and all 10 of them are spoken for. Despite there being multiple moves made to expand the scope of casino gambling in Illinois, these have not gotten very far. The only real advancement as far as gambling in Illinois is concerned is that, in , a law was passed that made it legal for places like truck stops and bars to offer a limited quantity of video poker machines.
It took 3 years, but in the aforementioned sites began playing host to video poker and its many variants. This may not seem like an entirely big deal, but the fact of the matter is that video poker existing in bars is something that many states have spent many years unsuccessfully trying to authorize.