Harrah's Metropolis

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Harrah's Metropolis
Harrah's logo.svg
Address 100 East Front St.
Metropolis, Illinois 62960
Opening date1994; 25 years ago (1994)
No. of rooms252
Total gaming space36,000 sq. ft.
Notable restaurantsThe Range Steakhouse
Casino typeRiverboat
OwnerVici Properties
Operating license holderCaesars Entertainment
Previous namesPlayers Island
CoordinatesCoordinates: 37°08′49″N 88°44′06″W / 37.146906°N 88.735112°W / 37.146906; -88.735112

Harrah's Metropolis is a riverboat casino located on the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. It opened in 1994 as Players Island, a joint venture between Players International and show business impresario Merv Griffin as one of the state's first casinos. The property became part of Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment) with its 2000 acquisition of Players International.[1] [2] In October 2017, ownership was transferred to Vici Properties as part of a corporate spin-off, and the property was leased back to Caesars.[3][4]

Harrah's Metropolis includes a casino with more than 1,200 slot machines and 25 table games, a hotel with 258 rooms, a showroom, and five restaurants.[5]

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  1. ^ Univ. of Nevada-Las Vegas Gaming Abstract: Harrah's Entertainment
  2. ^ Harrahs.com: Corporate history Archived 2008-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Vici Properties Inc., completes spin-off from Caesars Entertainment Operating Company" (Press release). Vici Properties. October 6, 2017 – via NewsBank.
  4. ^ Form 424B4: Prospectus (Report). Vici Properties. February 2, 2018. pp. F-54 – via EDGAR.
  5. ^ Wiesenberg, Michael (1 October 2005). The Ultimate Casino Guide: 1000 Great Casinos from America, Canada and Around the World. Sourcebooks. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-4022-0380-0.

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