One man's first impressions of the new casino:
-Very trendy, hip, style to it. Classy and holds up against any Detroit casino. That matters to me and I think it's a shot in the arm to the collective self image of "young" Toledo
-I live in the area, and there were few traffic problems, outside some backups during peak hours. I'm very confident there will not be very many issues with traffic once normalcy settles in.
-"Scene" Sports lounge is pretty cool. Rear projection TVs abound. Neat effect. Worth the $4 beers. Really.
-the hum and "ding ding ding" sound of the hundreds (thousands? ) of slot machines was not overwhelming and was mostly drownded out by the live music.
-The live music was very good. Interesting accoustics kept the band loud in Club H, but not too loud
(but clearly audible) throughout the casino
-Plenty of "beautiful people" in attendance. Club H was hoppin' at midnight, DJ'd music. I've been to a million of the dance clubs that have come and gone in Toledo, and I can tell you, we've never seen anything like this. A great vibe.
-Crowded, but not cramped at all.
-Staff was friendly and by and large, very attractive.
-clean and secure. Felt very safe in and around the casino.
-smoke free isnt a deal breaker for me...but it is nice to have.
-"made from scratch" foods and in particular, the ethnic foods are a great touch. Toledo knows it's food.
-at times, the wait times for drinks was ridiculous. 20 minutes plus.
-dealing with certain pain in the ass people who don't know how to act in public. I guess that comes with the territory and no fault of the casino.
-Weekend buffet prices seem awfully high.
-Cab availabilty and service is going to have to get much much better.
-Many people griping about $4/beers. I say, "so what"? You're paying about a $1 premium, but the atmosphere definitely compensates. Too much for ya? Then stay at the neighborhood happy hour.
-Traffic is not going to be an issue.
-Table minimum's will come down...and go back up when the place is juiced. That's just the way it works.
-undoubtedly, this will be a success. I think they did it right. It's a great addition to the city. It's not going to be an economic panacea some think....but without question, it's a nice addition to the areas list of entertainment options. I'm convinced it will not bring the scum/problems so many profess.
-very little impact to Rossford as far as traffic flow, parking, and pedestrian problems.
-wow, are there a lot of whiners out there. Bitchin' about lack of perks/comps? High table limits? Backed up traffic on a casino's opening weekend? Prices too high at the upscale steak house? Please. This place isn't going to be everything to everybody.
-when I hear/read this whining....I think back to all the naysayers that poo poo'd 5/3rd Field because there supposedly wouldn't be any parking. Where did they want to park? 5 ft from the main entrance??..lol.
Overall, very proud to have it place. Once you go there you're likely to get that neat "am I still in Toledo" feel....