Horseshoe St. Louis Casino
Horseshoe St. Louis is one of four casinos located in and around the St. Louis metropolitan area. Owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment, the casino at Horseshoe St. Louis features a 75,000-square-foot floor with hundreds of slots, dozens of table games, and a popular poker room.
Situated in downtown St. Louis overlooking the Mississippi River, Horseshoe St. Louis is just a short walk from Busch Stadium and The Dome at America’s Center, with the famed Gateway Arch also just a mile away.
The property has its own luxury hotel, and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is right next door. There are also several restaurants and retail outlets, a sports bar, a spa, and a fitness center, among the many amenities. As is the case for all Missouri casinos, you need to be at least 21 years old to gamble there.
Here’s an overview of everything you can expect to find at Horseshoe St. Louis.
Horseshoe St. Louis details
- Address: 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, MO 63102
- Operator: Caesars Entertainment (owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties)
- Phone: 314-881-7777
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, table games, poker
- Sportsbook: No
- Poker room: Yes
Casino games at Horseshoe St. Louis
Horseshoe St. Louis offers a nice selection of slot machines, many table games, and a poker room. Here is a rundown of what you can expect from this top Missouri casino:
Slots are a favorite casino game at Horseshoe St. Louis. The casino advertises 1,100 slots altogether, and generally speaking, there are close to that number of machines in operation at any given time.
You can spend anywhere from a penny to $5 per spin on most of the machines, and there are a few $25 slots available, as well. You’ll find both traditional reel slots and video slots.
- Buffalo Chief
- Buffalo Gold
- Cash Fortune Panda Cash
- Diamond Jewel
- Double Top Dollar
- Dragon of Fortune
- Easy Money
- Lock It Link Diamonds
- Lucky 88
- Snow Leopard
- Triple Double Diamond
- Triple Lucky 7’s
Among the slots are some video poker machines. There are electronic table games, as well.
Horseshoe St. Louis advertises 33 tables in action, with the available games including the following:
- Blackjack Top 3
- Craps No More
- Double Deck Blackjack
- EZ Baccarat
- Mississippi Stud
- Poker without bad beat
- Three Card Poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Stakes vary among the tables, with some high limit tables also available.
Horseshoe St. Louis also features a 10-table poker room. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., the World Series of Poker-branded room features poker cash games on a regular basis, with No Limit Texas Hold’em (ranging from $1/$2 to $5/$10) as the most popular game. You’ll also sometimes find $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo and $4/$8 fixed-limit hold’em, depending on demand.
The Horseshoe St Louis poker room has hosted tournaments in the past as well, including WSOP Circuit and Heartland Poker Tour events.
Will Horseshoe St. Louis add a sportsbook?
Sports betting is not legal in Missouri at the moment, although that could change as lawmakers continue to explore the possibility. Should the state legalize sports betting, Horseshoe St. Louis, MO, would almost certainly get involved.
It’s a Caesars Entertainment property, so a Caesars Sportsbook would likely launch at Horseshoe St. Louis, as well as a partnership with the online Caesars book should Missouri legislation allow online betting.
Amenities at Horseshoe St. Louis
The hotel at Horseshoe St Louis features 294 “suite-style rooms” for those desiring to stay on site. Meanwhile, the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is just a few feet away with another 200 rooms plus the Horseshoe’s own spa and salon.
Horseshoe St Louis restaurants include a couple of upscale options and two casual dining locations. On the higher end are Morton’s The Steakhouse and another steak-centric offering, Cinder House. Meanwhile, for those looking for something less expensive, the Riverfront Grill is great for burgers, fries, and the like, or you can run over to The Slice Pizzeria and Pasta.
Otherwise, the property features a popular sports bar right off the casino floor with 12 large-screen TVs and plenty of seating.
Caesars Rewards loyalty program
Like all Caesars Entertainment properties, Horseshoe St. Louis Casino & Hotel offers guests the chance to enroll in the Caesars Rewards loyalty program. Members accrue both reward credits and tier credits whenever they spend money at the casino or anywhere else on the property. They can also earn credits and claim rewards at more than 50 other Caesars locations, including Harrah’s Kansas City.
You can redeem reward credits for free play at the casino at a rate of $1 for every 200 credits. You can also redeem them for other perks, including discounts on hotel rooms, when dining at restaurants, or when purchasing other goods and services at Caesars properties. And you can use reward credits to help buy into World Series of Poker events at Caesars locations.
Tier credits, meanwhile, determine your tier level as follows:
- 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)
The higher your tier, the more rewards you can receive. These include discounts on hotel rooms and free stays, as well as discounts when dining and shopping at Caesars properties. You can also receive other perks such as early access to live shows, extra customer service, and more. Note that tier credits reset every Jan. 1, at which point members have to start at Gold again and climb back up through the levels.
Nearly every casino has some type of rewards program. Caesars Rewards stands out, though, as a longtime favorite among those who frequent casinos the most.
Horseshoe St. Louis history
The downtown St. Louis property first opened in 2007, starting as Lumière Place under the ownership of Pinnacle Entertainment until 2014, when Tropicana Entertainment acquired the casino.
In 2018, the property changed hands once more in a complicated deal involving Gaming and Leisure Properties, and Eldorado Resorts. Under the terms, GLP owns the property while Eldorado, now Caesars Entertainment, operates it.
That negotiation actually took a couple of years to finalize, thanks to the Missouri Gaming Commission having initially nixed it since GLP already owns five other Missouri casinos. Boyd Gaming leases two of those properties — Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City and Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles. And Penn National Gaming leases the other three — Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, and River City Casino & Hotel.
Regulators had initially opposed GLP taking over Lumière Place out of concern over the company having a monopoly over casinos in the state but finally agreed to allow the deal in 2020. Later in 2022, the property’s name changed to Horseshoe St. Louis. Along with the new ownership and rebranding, the property underwent a significant renovation to its exterior and casino floor while also adding slot machines.