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Hollywood Casino Columbus
Ranked #52 of 167 things to do in Columbus
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I visit Vegas usually once a year, you cannot compare any other casinos to Vegas. This property was a great change of pace during our week long Ohio vacation. We stopped in during a weekday afternoon and there wer no crowds, the place was all ours. We found the selection of slot machines to be extremely interesting, we had no problem finding machines that kept our interest. Spent about 4 hours here, won enough to pay for lunch and our gambling, will be back next time in the area. Also, plenty of parking and is in a good safe area.

2  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

We generally stop by the Hollywood Casino when we are in the Columbus area for a little gambling and entertainment. It's colorful, clean, offering a lot of slots and table gaming. This was actually our third visit. On our second, we got " gambling cards " which of course didn't work in any machine on this visit so we just threw them away--the wait at the so-called Player's Club looked like about an hour. Then of course a slot machine jammed up and we couldn't get our money ticket. That was another half hour wait. Stopping someone usually resulted in " This isn't my area but I'll try to get someone." Overall the casino is good for a short visit; it's not located in the best part of Columbus, so I wouldn't want to be walking to the parking lot at 1 am. Don't expect to leave with more money than you entered. No casino is in business for that.

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Penn gets the ok for a casino then has to build it on the west side of town. Now Penn has ALL of that land and no vision to build a hotel. Scioto Downs did the same thing. If you don't have a hotel then why have a casino... People want to enjoy the evening.. Have a few drinks, gamble then maybe go back to their room and NOT DRIVE. Unbelievable lack of vision. As for using a shuttle, why bother as they have VERY limited windows of use, too far away and no comps for loyal gamers. Beverages are awful, No place to get decent coffee and no half in half (ALL POWDER!!!). I get the idea they do not want you to stay and get comfortable (and spend more)..
Smoking: You can have a nice cigar while enjoying your favorite drink and gamble in other states as they have smoking and non-smoking areas.. What a novel idea.
Welcome to CBus. Think small be small...
BTW.. Very TIGHT Slots. They need to keep every penny they make on those bandits!!!

7  Thank GossDarnIt
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have been to this casino at least 25 times and have won more than 100. only twice and spend on average 300.-500. at a time. Slots are very slim and blackjack is over priced.
Food is decent but need better servers and management personel in the restaurants.
You can only order 1 beer or drink at a time so if you want to buy for someone else while they are playing forget it,they need to be with you. I have been to casinos all over the country and Canada and I must truly say this but far is the very worst I have ever visited.

10  Thank rayhol1953
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Read reviews saying it was big, i guess they havent been to Vegas, thought it was small, payouts sucked they acually advertise payoffs like 1300,00 dollars to 2500,00 , chicken scratch. buffet was good on friday but 30.00 dollars is steep and beer high , vegas its all free worth the trip. you might as well buy lotto tickets better payouts , everthing in place was like a odd lots furniture store low priced designed.

8  Thank 349art
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HollywoodCols_Team, Graphic Artist at Hollywood Casino Columbus, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Hi 349art, we are sorry you feel this way. We appreciate your opinion and hope that you will return with a better experience.

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