Majestic Star Casino & Hotel Review

Majestic Star Casino
1 Buffington Harbor Drive
Gary, IN 46406
Lake County
Toll Free 888-2B-LUCKY (225-8259)

Opened: June 1996
Total employees: 737
Total admissions in FY 2006:  1.6 Million
Hotel rooms:  300
Number of table games in 2009:  67
Number of slots in 2009:  2,400+

Majestic Star Casino & Hotel is an extravagant casino with deluxe hotel accommodations all packed into one perfectly entertaining experience. Whether you just want to spend a few hours in the casino, or are looking for a vacation package deal, Majestic Star Casino can easily accommodate.

Majestic Star Casino – Hotel & Amenities
The 300 room hotel is simply gorgeous, with spacious rooms and lots of in-room features and complimentary guest services. The casino is located just down from the hotel, but if you don’t feel like walking, or the weather is less than pleasant, take advantage of the free shuttle service to and fro as well as free valet parking.

The hotel and casino feature various dining opportunities, ranging from fine dining at Don B’s Steakhouse to down home classics at the Passports Buffet. Visit the Lakeshore Lounge for nightly entertainment, Thursday through Saturday. Hit the Jackpot Java coffeehouse for a multitude of coffee flavors and eloquent dessert classics.

Majestic Star Casino Games
The Majestic Star Casino is jam-packed with Vegas-style gaming, offering more than 2,400 slots and video poker machines, plus 67 live table games with real dealers. Slots and video poker prices range from $0.01 up to $100, with up to 100 hands per play on most video poker games. Head to the 3rd deck, Nickel Harbor, where all games are $0.01 to $0.05 per play, including multiple progressives and jackpot slots. Majestic Star Casino was named “one of the best video poker casinos in the area” by Chicago Sun Times.

There are 67 table games, offering the most popular varieties like Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Spanish 21, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, Caribbean Draw Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Fortune Pai Gow, 3 Card Poker, Mini Baccarat and 21+3.. An all new Baccarat Room was recently added, with special amenities and Asian cuisine on site.

There are 21 live poker tables in the poker room. Play Texas Holdem in $3/$6 and $5/$10 Fixed Limit Holdem, pr $1/$2, $2/$5 and $5/$10 No Limit Holdem. $5/$10Limit Omaha Hi/Lo is available, along with $2/$5 Pot Limit Omaha and $5/$10 Limit HOSE.

Majestic Star Casino Tournaments
As of June 2009, Majestic Star Casino is hosting daily NL Texas Holdem Tournaments. The current schedule is shown below. Registration opens 2 hours before start of each tournament.

1pm $40+$10 NL Holdem
7pm $65+$15 NL Holdem Bounty ($10 bounty per player)

1pm $40+$10 NL Holdem
7pm $65+$15 NL Holdem Bounty ($10 bounty per player)
11pm $65+$15 NL Holdem

1pm $40+$10 NL Holdem
7pm $40+$10 NL Holdem

1pm $40+$10 NL Holdem
7pm $65+$15 NL Holdem
11pm $65+$15 NL Holdem

10am $40+$10 NL Holdem
7pm $110+$15 NL Holdem Bounty ($25 bounty per player)
11pm $65+$15 NL Holdem

1pm $65+$15 NL Holdem
7pm $85+$15 NL Holdem Deep Stack (6k starting chips)

11am $40+$10 NL Holdem
3pm $65+$15 NL Holdem
7pm Heartland Poker League, $80+$20 NL Holdem

Majestic Star Casino Loyalty Program
The Majestic Star Casino Players Club is a 3-tier rewards program that benefits players at the casino. It’s free to join and takes only a moment to get your Players Club Card. Insert the card into any electronic gaming machine before you play, or present the card at live tables. You’ll start racking up comp points with every wager. The more comps you earn, the higher your Players Club level becomes.

1st tier members enjoy free valet parking, promotional cash offers, dining coupons through the mail and special birthday gifts. Make your way to the 2nd tier for access to quarterly slots tournaments, bonus entries for promotional prize drawings, free giveaways, exclusive invites and hotel discounts. At the 3rd tier, players get 2 nights free at the hotel every month, automatic suite upgrades, dedicated cashier and club services, VIP access to the Super Star Lounge, free concert tickets and more.