Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino
Harrah’s Kansas City brings Las Vegas to the Midwest with a popular hotel and casino resort north of Kansas City on the Missouri River near the state’s western border.
The casino includes over 60,000 square feet of gambling space with a large selection of slots as well as table games and a poker room. Meanwhile, the hotel has two towers and hundreds of rooms and suites. There are also numerous dining options and a popular sports bar, plus a concert and event venue. In order to gamble at Harrah’s Kansas City, you must be at least 21 years old.
Read on for an overview of all the games and other ways to enjoy yourself at Harrah’s Kansas City in Missouri.
Harrah’s Kansas City Casino details
- Address: 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116
- Operator: Caesars Entertainment (owned by Vici Properties)
- Phone: 816-472-7777
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, video poker, table games
- Sportsbook: No
- Poker room: Yes
Harrah’s Kansas City casino games
Harrah’s Kansas City has an array of slots, including many classic titles and other new games. There are plenty of table games and a poker room, as well, to cover all of the most popular casino options.
Here’s a closer look at the different games you’ll find on the Harrah’s Kansas City casino floor.
Slots are the prime focus at Harrah’s Kansas City. Currently, there are around 900 to 1,000 slot machines at Harrah’s Kansas City, although, in the past, it has been nearly twice that many.
Stakes range from pennies per spin up to $100. There is also a special Smoke-Free Slot Zone with about 70 slots in an enclosed area on the casino’s second floor. Popular slot machines at Harrah’s Kansas City include the following:
- Buffalo Chief
- Buffalo Gold
- Buffalo Link
- Cash Across Horses of Helios
- Cash Across Savanna Lion
- Cash Burst
- Cash Burst Orb
- Cash Express Luxury Line
- Dancing Drum Prosperity
- Emperor’s Frog
- Fu Dai Lian Lian Boost Peacock
- Fu Dai Lian Lian Boost Tiger
- Lightning Link
- Wicked Wheel Fire Phoenix
- Wicked Wheel Panda
- Wonder 4 Boost Gold
- Wonder 4 Tall Fortunes
Harrah’s Kansas City additionally features a variety of video poker machines, including Ultimate X Poker. You’ll also find electronic table games like Diamond Blackjack, Electronic Craps, and Triple Zero Roulette.
Table games at Harrah’s Kansas City
Table games are also a big attraction at Harrah’s Kansas City. The casino features a large number, with more than 55 tables usually in operation. Here are the most popular table games:
- Double Deck Blackjack
- Pai Gow Poker
- Texas Shootout
While those are the marquee games, Harrah’s Kansas City offers a larger than average selection of other titles, as well. These include some fun variants on blackjack, craps, and baccarat, along with other entertaining card games, including a few not-so-common ones. You’re likely to find tables featuring some or all of the following games:
- Blackjack 6 to 5
- Mississippi Stud
- Craps No More
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- EZ Baccarat
- Three Card Poker
- I LUV Suits
- Face Up Pai Gow
Keep an eye out as well for video keno, another favorite on the casino floor at Harrah’s Kansas City.
The casino also features a 13-table smoke-free poker room.
Cash games are usually the focus, with $1/$2 and $1/$3 No Limit Texas Hold’em by far the most frequent games. You’ll sometimes find games with higher stakes, and occasionally a $2/$5 Pot Limit Omaha game. The room also might have a $3/$6 fixed-limit hold’em game going (or higher, if there are players wanting to play it).
Adding to the fun are a couple of promotions to make the cash games more interesting: the bad beat jackpot (any quads that lose) and a high hand jackpot (straight flush or royal flush).
As a World Series of Poker-branded poker room, Harrah’s Kansas City also offers potential tournament action.
The poker room features no fewer than 13 large-screen TVs, or one per table, as well as free Wi-Fi and USB chargers at the tables, helping to make it a comfortable place to play.
Will sports betting come to Harrah’s Kansas City?
Missouri has yet to join the growing number of states where sports betting is legal, although it could still happen. Lawmakers have been strongly considering the possibility, and with surrounding Midwest states having already done so, it’s likely few would be surprised if legal Missouri sports betting followed suit.
If that happens, you can expect most if not all Missouri casinos to add retail sportsbooks and also to act as land-based partners to online books, should the new law allow it. For Harrah’s Kansas City, Caesars Sportsbook would be the obvious choice.
Harrah’s Kansas City amenities
The hotel at Harrah’s Kansas City features more than 400 rooms and suites in its two towers — the LV Tower and the KC Tower — the latter being nonsmoking and closer to the casino. Of course, there’s plenty else to do at Harrah’s Kansas City besides gamble.
Harrah’s Kansas City restaurants range from casual dining to more upscale options. The large Winning Streaks sports bar is a favorite social spot, with the Royal Noodle Bar and Bite & Bean also providing quick, quality fare. For those looking for something more upscale, there is Gordon Ramsay Steak, while the Laurel Lounge is open for Caesars Rewards members with higher-tier status (see below).
The Voodoo Lounge is an entertainment venue that hosts shows and concerts. The property also has conference space available as well as a banquet and wedding venue for those planning special occasions.
As a Caesars Entertainment property, Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel and Casino participates in the Caesars Rewards loyalty program. Participants can earn both reward credits and tier credits whenever they play casino games or otherwise spend money at Caesars properties.
You can redeem reward credits at Harrah’s Kansas City and other Caesars locations in a variety of ways. You can use them for free play at the casino ($1 for every 200 reward credits). They can also qualify you for discounts on hotel bookings, shopping, dining, show tickets, spa visits and more. You can even use them to buy into World Series of Poker events.
The tier credits, meanwhile, determine your tier level. The higher the tier level, the more perks you receive. Here are the thresholds for each level:
- Gold: 0 to 4,999 tier credits
- Platinum: 5,000 to 14,999 tier credits
- Diamond: 15,000 to 24,999 tier credits
- Diamond Plus: 25,000 to 74,999 tier credits
- Diamond Elite: 75,000 to 149,999 tier credits
- Seven Stars: 150,000-plus tier credits (invitation only)
Benefits include hotel discounts and free stays, dining and shopping discounts, presale access to live shows, access to various VIP perks such as special lounges and exclusive customer service, and many other rewards. Keep in mind that tier credits reset to zero every Jan. 1.
There are over 50 Caesars locations in the US and elsewhere, which means the reward credits and tier credits you earn at Harrah’s Kansas City apply at those other locations, and vice-versa.
Harrah’s Kansas City history
Located on the Missouri River, Harrah’s Kansas City first opened in 1994 as a 1,550-passenger riverboat casino with an approximate cost of $50 million to construct.
Unlike at most Missouri casinos, ownership has remained relatively steady at Harrah’s Kansas City. When Eldorado Resorts acquired Caesars Entertainment in 2019, Harrah’s Kansas City was one of the many properties in the transaction.
The property originally operated as Harrah’s North Kansas City and, in fact, continues to go by that name in certain contexts. The poker room opened in 2004 as part of what was then a significant “poker boom” in the US, with the Voodoo Lounge entertainment venue arriving shortly after.
More recently, the Winning Streaks sports bar opened in 2017, and Gordon Ramsay Steak arrived in 2019. That same year, the property underwent a three-month floor remodel and cosmetic upgrade.