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“Horrible”

Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
Ranked #41 of 105 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: Madison's casino offers the most generous slot machines in the region with an average payout of 95% across the entire gaming floor. This means, more spins, more rewards, and more fun! During your visit, breathe easy as our 1,200+ slot machines are on a 100% Smoke Free gaming floor. Choose from a wide variety of fun themes along with video poker and keno. To experience all that Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has to offer, be sure to join our free Rewards Club Program. This club allows you to receive special benefits which include Rewards Play, cash back, hotel stays, gas cards, food vouchers and so much more. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

All casino games here are bingo games, there are no slot games where you are playing against the house. No bar, no fun...

8  Thank RHB04
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were there only 15 minutes, and felt like our money was stolen. How can you play quarters, 3 credits, which is 75 cents but when you get a credit, you get 3 cents, or 10 cents or 18 cents? Isn't a quarter a quarter? And how can you put in a 5 dollor bill in a quarter machine, hit play 1 credit, and only get to play 3 times and then be told you only have 15 cents left??? When we questioned this, we were told, it's like "Bingo" if 2 people have the same card, you don't both get the jackpot, you have to split it. What does Bingo have to do with slot machines? The woman telling us this, thinks we are stupid and we believed that crap, when actually, what a bunch of bull. We immediatly left. We fell extreamly ripped off!!!

10  Thank Patt S
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Seems like this "casino" really went downhill after the name change from Dejope to Ho Chunk Gaming Madison. You used to be able to play for hours and hours on a few hundred bucks. More than likely you would lose out in the end (afterall this is gambling) but at least the machines gave quite a few decent bonuses to keep you playing so at least you felt as though you had a good time. Now the games hardly pay anything. Example...have a bonus retriggered 3 or 4 times with a crazy multiplier and somehow you will get 10 losing spins in a row and barely make back the money you put in trying to get the bonus. At any regular casino this does not happen. I honestly think either the games are rigged or the payouts are capped. The only real thing this place has going for it is the location.

9  Thank Jojo981
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

After reading all the reviews I was scared this was as readers said going to be a dump, a waste of time, but I loved it. It was much bigger than I thought it would be. We ate at the grill. We're not fancy people, don't need fancy food, so it was good in our opinion. We didn't win (but that's not abnormal!!), but I was entertained for 4 hours, so it was worth the trip. There was a band playing which was VERY good. When you go to a casino it's gonna smell like smoke because they need a place to enjoy themselves too (coming from someone who never smoked!). I would definitely go back.

5  Thank SCook5171
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The machines don't pay when you can clearly see you've won. Too many low life's sitting at machines not playing and won't move. I'd sit down bet .50 cent and it would take 3.00 bucks from me. If you report it they just say machine malfunction not our problem. Lazy staff. Don't waste your time

7  Thank Blmor78
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