Harrah’s Joliet Casino
Harrah’s Joliet Casino is a docked riverboat casino along the east bank of the Des Plaines River. It is one of the most popular gaming establishments in Illinois.
The casino has 40,000 square feet of gaming space. It features over 600 video slots and 31 tables where you can play blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps and other exciting games. You can stay at the 200-room hotel and visit one of the many bars and restaurants inside the casino.
You must be 21 years or older and present a valid ID.
Harrah’s Joliet Casino
- Address: 151 N. Joliet St., Joliet, IL 60432
- Owners: Vici Properties and John Hammons
- Operator: Caesars Entertainment
- Hours of Operation: 24/7
- Casino Games: 600+ video slots, video poker, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and craps
- Sportsbook: No
- Poker Room: Permanently closed
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Casino Games at Harrah’s Joliet
Harrah’s Joliet is a beautiful property with art-deco-style architecture. On 40,000 square feet of gaming space, the casino hosts more than 600 video slot machines and more than 30 tables on a single floor.
There was a WSOP-sponsored poker room at Harrah’s, but it closed permanently in October 2020.
Unfortunately, Harrah’s Joliet doesn’t have a sportsbook. However, since sports betting in Illinois is legal, the casino could add a Harrah’s sportsbook in the near future.
Harrah’s Joliet runs frequent promotions, and the most popular is Caesars Rewards. There’s also the midweek multiplier promotion that lets you get three to seven times more points, depending on your tier level.
If you love playing popular slots, the slot-game selection at Harrah’s Joliet won’t disappoint you. There are over 600 modern video slots, varying in denominations from a few cents to several dollars.
The casino proudly advertises its collection of Link, Buffalo and Wonder 4 games. They include:
- Buffalo Diamond
- Buffalo Golden 7s
- Buffalo Gold Collection
- Buffalo Gold Revolution
- Buffalo Grand
- Buffalo Inferno
- Dragon Link
- Lightning Cash
- Lightning Link
- Lock It Link
- Wonder 4 Boost Multigame
- Wonder 4 Tall Fortune
- Wonder 4 Tower
- Wonder 4 Wonder Wheel
Other highly popular slots include Dancing Drums, Cash Machine, Fortune Coin, and Treasure Ball. The casino also features several progressive slots where the jackpots can be worth thousands of dollars. Apart from video slots, Harrah’s Juliet hosts over 200 video poker machines in Illinois. The most popular video poker games include:
- All Star II
- Game King titles
- Hot Star Poker
- Super Draw 6 Card Poker
- Ultimate X
- Ultimate X Bonus Streak
Denominations range from 5 cents to $25. There are also several video keno machines with denominations from 25 cents to $1.
Harrah’s Joliet has 31 tables where you can enjoy games that range from casino classics to some new and inventive games.
The most popular game at the casino is blackjack. One interesting thing is that Harrah’s Joliet dealers will allow you to combine your blackjack bet with your side bets to reach the table minimum.
Here is a list of all the table games available at Harrah’s Joliet:
- 21+3 Extreme
- High Card Flush
- Mini Baccarat
- Mississippi Stud
- Three-card poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
While some table games will allow you to bet big, Harrah’s Joliet doesn’t have a high-limit room.
As Caesars Entertainment runs it, Harrah’s Joliet is a part of the operator’s rewards program Caesars Rewards.
You can sign up for the Caesars Rewards Visa card. By using the card, you pick up reward credits. You get five credits for every $1 spent at the casino two credits for every $1 spent on gas stations, airline tickets and grocery stores. You can earn one credit even when using your card outside the casino.
You can also earn credits by staying at one of the casino’s partnered hotels and dining at the participating restaurants. If you spend $750 within the first 90 days, you will automatically get 10,000 reward credits as a bonus.
There are six tiers: Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Diamond Plus, Diamond Elite and Seven Stars. Gold members can automatically upgrade to Platinum if they make their first purchase using their Visa credit card within the first 90 days.
You can redeem credits for free play at the casino, hotel accommodation, shopping, dining, buying live event tickets, getting discounts at spa and fitness centers and more.
Harrah’s Joliet Amenities
Harrah’s Joliet Hotel
Harrah’s Joliet Casino is adjacent to a three-star hotel that offers luxurious accommodation to all players.
The 11-floor hotel has 204 modern rooms with state-of-the-art amenities. You can choose one of the “luxury” or “premium” rooms with either one king-sized or two queen-sized beds. Several rooms also come with a picturesque view of the Des Plaines River.
Some of the rooms’ amenities include beverage-filled refrigerators, HD TV sets with pay-per-view movies, a hairdryer, private voicemail, air conditioners and room service. All rooms are nonsmoking.
Property amenities include free parking, free internet, a fitness center with a gym, conference rooms, meeting rooms, laundry service and an on-site ATM.
There are three restaurants on-site. All the Harrah’s Joliet Casino restaurants are reasonably priced, but you can get a discount if you’re a Caesars Rewards member.
- Cross Street Grill is on the casino floor. It is ideal for anything from morning Starbucks coffee to barbecue burger lunches. The restaurant’s signature item is the “Blackjack Beef Sandwich.”
- The Reserve is an upscale dining venue with a selection of fine wine. It features a variety of dishes that include burgers, roasted duck, pasta, traditional steak, seafood and various desserts such as tiramisu and deep-fried key lime pie.
- Flavors the Buffet is where you can enjoy a classic buffet experience with multiple food stations and a great selection of sweet pies.
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Harrah’s Joliet History
Hotel developer John Hammons opened Harrah’s Joliet Casino on May 4, 1993. At that time, only riverboat casinos were allowed in Illinois. Harrah’s 200-foot yacht named Northern Star set sail with more than 500 slot machines and 40 table games. Another boat called Southern Star was added to the fleet in early 1994.
In 1999, a $30 million hotel was built. Two years later, when the Illinois law no longer required casinos to be on riverboats, Harrah’s Joliet became permanently docked.
Caesars Entertainment ran Harrah’s Joliet. It was acquired in 2020 by Eldorado Resorts, which soon changed its name to Caesars Entertainment.