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Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

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Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

We like to play black jack. Going to be in the St Charles area for a wedding. Which casino should we go to since our time is limited, Aurora or Elgin?

GrandmaDG

Wauconda, Illinois
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1. Re: Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

I prefer the Elgin one over Aurora. Maybe because it is a little close for me. Both are about the same. Anymore, I take my money out of state because the State has really cracked down on the boats and they pay much, much less.

From what I remember we had to walk quite a way from the Parking in Aurora to the Playing Floor. However, I like to have Dinner at Walter Paytons Roundhouse across the River. There is also a theater near by too

More people up here seem to go to Elgin, than Aurora. There is a Prarie Rock microbrew nearby. The boat is multiple levels in Elgin with Non-smoke on the bottom floor. This casino seemed rather packed over Aurora and it was hard to find low denomination machines.

If you can, try your luck at the Horseshoe. You will be treated much better!

Texas
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2. Re: Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

Brian

Where is the Horseshoe casino? How far from St Charles? And thanks for the info on the casinos.

GrandmaDG

Wauconda, Illinois
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3. Re: Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

The Horseshoe is in Northwest Indiana. Just over the border. I guess it is quite a hike from St. Charles thinking about it a little more. Take 290 into the city, and then take the Dan Ryan to the Skyway and watch for the signs. However, it would be about an hour to get there from St. Charles.

I haven't been to Aurora recently. In the state of Illinois they raised the taxes on Casinos within the last year and half and it has really fell down to the consumer. I personally have switched over to the ponies anymore. However, what this means is that you may be charged a 'cover-charge' to get on to the boat. Some of the boats had them when the law was enacted, now to remain competitive some have removed them. Just make sure you sign up for a slot card before getting on the boat. That is the best way to avoid those fees.

Texas
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4. Re: Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

If we go to Horseshoe, it will be when we are in Chicago. We are staying at the Best Western River North.

Is it better to ride the El from Midway on Wednesday instead of renting a car there. Then on Friday rent one near the hotel?

GrandmaDG

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5. Re: Which casino is better- Aurora or Elgin?

"If we go to Horseshoe, it will be when we are in Chicago. We are staying at the Best Western River North.

Is it better to ride the El from Midway on Wednesday instead of renting a car there. Then on Friday rent one near the hotel?"

Take the orange line from Midway to your hotel. Why pay for two days of expensive parking downtown? Rent a car downtown for the day when you go out to Horseshoe. Enterprise has a location at 10 E. Grand Ave.

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