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Empress River Casino

2300 Empress Dr, Joliet, IL 60436-9504
+1 815-744-9400
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Best seafood buffet! Pavilion looks great since I was there last. No luck on slots or tables, but... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2013
Amarillo, Texas
Could have skipped it but didn't

I know these experiences can range in accordance with how much one might win or lose at these types... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2012
Don D
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Terrible24%
30 Sep 2016
“Can't win here”
15 Jun 2016
“Something different. It is now the Hollywood casino”
2300 Empress Dr, Joliet, IL 60436-9504
+1 815-744-9400
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Best seafood buffet! Pavilion looks great since I was there last. No luck on slots or tables, but everything almost made my loss worth it.

2  Thank texasty1980
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I know these experiences can range in accordance with how much one might win or lose at these types of places but you'll need some extra cash in your pocket to get started if you're playing some of the table games. Standard Blackjack doesn't allow...More

2  Thank Don D
Reviewed 22 August 2012 via mobile

Stayed at Harrahs but made 2 trips here. We actually had a lit if fun & were able to play much longer per dollar spent than at Harrahs! Liked the atmosphere too.

3  Thank pbcchicago
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Since being rebuilt from being burnt down, empress casino now hollywood casino buffet quality has gone way down. Buffet price on friday night now 36.00 with tax. Crab legs on menu, but they ration them out to you. The rest of the buffet food you...More

Thank Billy Bob O
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Apparently this is now known as Hollywood Casino, was moved a few miles down river to its new location. The games were all top of the line, brand new games, plus a few oldies thrown in. Had an excellent feel to it. Wish we could...More

2  Thank Jsin55
Reviewed 7 July 2012

again i am a smoker so that bothered me that i could not smoke and if i am smoking i also will buy drinks so i did neither of course. the slots were a lil tight but they did have one celeb performer in the...More

Thank jaliscobb
Reviewed 16 March 2012

food, great presentation and taste. entertainment, small local bands are great especially the Vintage Wood band!!!

Thank darlita
Reviewed 5 March 2012

If you are a blackjack player the ten dollar tables pay 6-5. Go ten minutes to Harrah's Joliet which has better comps and an attached hotel. If you give them decent play they will send you food and hotel comps and the hotel is decent.

2  Thank USSBeagle
Reviewed 5 March 2012

I have been going to Empress for years. Not so much anymore. You walk in, and it feels like depression. The staff is unhappy, and will willing let you know how much their job sucks. The food quality has gone way down...like old country buffet,...More

Thank siczlo
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Nice, updated casino and now part of Hollywood casinos. They just integrated Hollywood Aurora and Hollywood Joliet club cards which is nice. Good selection of slot machines of all types and decent pay out.

Thank Debi S
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