Hollywood Casino & Sportsbook Review Joliet Illinois

Taking a cue from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet stands out for several reasons. For starters, the picturesque casino lights up the town and speaks volumes of the fun within just from a glance. Additionally, the casino offers such a vast selection of casino games across all categories, not forgetting sports betting, that patrons are often spoilt for choice. Finally, the casino offers virtually everything patrons may need for a wholesome stay – everything!

So, what is behind the neon lights and glass doors at Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet? Here is a comprehensive overview.

The Casino Experience

Hollywood Casino Joliet has one of the largest collections of casino games in towns. This includes thousands of the most popular slot games and dozens of exclusive table games, all wrapped in the casino’s glowing bow of excitement. Here is an overview of the available games:

Slot Games

Hollywood Casino Joliet has more than 1,000 state-of-the-art slot machines, including some of the latest video poker slots. It also offers thousands of slot games, ranging from retro classics to modern video poker games. Some of the most popular games available here include:

Cherry RichesBuffalo GrandJinse Dao Dragon
Dancing FooWonder 4 Tall FortunesJinse Dao Phoenix
Tiger ReignCrazy Money DeluxeDancing Drums
Diamond JewelBuffalo Gold CollectionWow Black Gold
Lunar FestivalLock It LinkMagic Eyes
Prosperity PigFast CashBuffalo Max
Lightning LinkWonder 4 TowerWild Wild Emerald
88 FortunesBuffalo DiamondWild Wild Diamond

In addition to offering a wide range of slot game types and titles, the available slot machines also accept a wide range of denominations. To this end, patrons can wager as little as a penny or as much as $100, depending on how lucky they are feeling.

Table Games

Hollywood Casino Joliet dedicates a significant portion of the gaming floor to table games. There are 18 tables offering a wide range of table games, including:

BlackjackSpanish 21Texas Hold ‘Em
CrapsTriLux Blackjack3 Card Poker
RouletteStreak Blackjack4 Card Poker

All games are served by professional and charming dealers. Players can also enjoy complimentary drinks with their favorite games!


Table game enthusiasts looking for fast-paced, high-stakes action will fall in love with the exclusive poker room. The poker room serves all popular poker variations!

In addition to an exclusive poker room, patrons looking for a higher degree of privacy can try out the casino’s vast collection of video poker games. As mentioned, the casino has state-of-the-art video poker machines, and you get the virtual table all to yourself – it is also worth noting that the prizes are just as lucrative as the deals on the table!

Bonuses & Promotions

Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet believes in giving back to the community, and loyal patrons are on the forefront of these gifts. The casino has a robust promotions program that offers a wide range of gifts to lucky and loyal patrons. The prizes range in nature, and they include:

  • Dining vouchers
  • Accommodation discounts
  • Free spins at select slots
  • Free passes at select tables

It is worth noting that most of these promotions are temporary, and so it is prudent to check in regularly for the latest offers. Additionally, there is one simple rule for qualifying for any available casino or sportsbook promotion: participate as much as you can by playing, dining, and staying at the casino!

Players can also boost their chances of winning by joining the mychoice.com platform, which is essentially a players’ club. Members of this platform get offers to exclusive promotions sent directly to their email! Being a member of this platform also gives you access to free slot games to play online from home or anywhere in the world!

Sports Betting at Your Fingertips

Hollywood Casino Joliet did not waste any time setting up a sportsbook following the legalization of sports betting. The casino did not partner with any third-party sportsbooks. Instead, the sportsbook is completely in-house, and it offers a competitive range of sports betting options.

For starters, the sportsbook lists virtually all sports – as long as there is a potentially profitable game taking place anywhere in the world. Available sports categories include:

BaseballFootballMixed Martial Arts
GolfSoccerAuto Racing

Additionally, the casino accepts both professional and collegiate bets. Common bet types include straight bets, parlays, props, futures, match-ups, live betting, and more! Players can place their wagers at one of 14 kiosks and sports wagering terminals spread out all over the casino, including at the pavilion. Additionally, players can enjoy a cold drink while watching their favorite game live on one of several state-of-the-art HD TVs at the sportsbook at 99 Hops House.

Additional Amenities

As mentioned, Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet offers virtually everything visitors need to feel at home. All your needs are covered by the wide range of additional amenities, which include:


Players looking to linger around longer have two accommodation options: a world-class hotel, or a scenic RV Park surrounding the casino.

The 100-room hotel is characterized by luxury, elegance, and comfort. The rooms are spacious and sport the finest in furniture, upholstery, and more. Each room also has a standard range of amenities to make you feel at home. There is a 36-inch plasma TV, premium TV channels, pay films, and iPod docking stations for entertainment. There is also free Wi-Fi and free newspaper to keep you connected to the world. Other amenities include:

FridgeComputer Station
 Roll-In Shower
CoffeemakerSmoking Areas
Ironing BoardGarden
In-Room SafeATM
Hair DryerPicnic Area
Free ToiletriesDry Cleaning
Business CenterMeeting Room

The RV Park, on the other hand, features 80 spacious RV sites. The sites are spacious and surrounded by lush greenery and lots of fresh air. The sites also have access to a standard range of amenities, including restrooms and washrooms.


Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a full course foreign cuisine, any one of the following on-site restaurants have you covered:

· 99 Hops House

99 Hops House doubles up as a bar and sportsbook. You are guaranteed to find your favorite drink here, as there are more than 70 beer selections and a wide range of specialty cocktails. Patrons can also get a quick bite, including appetizers, fresh salads, and pub grub.

· VIP Lounge

The VIP lounge is exclusive to VIPs, and the menu is exclusive, too. The menu includes delicious entrees and cuisines sourced from all over the world. The menu is also dynamic, and so curious patrons are urged to check with the restaurant.

· Take Two Deli

You only need two minutes to get to the Take Two Deli and back. This eatery is all about convenience. It is located conveniently close to the casino so that you never have to be away from the fun for too long. It also serves a wide range of foods, including fast foods for a quick bite!

· Final Cut Steakhouse

Final Cut Steakhouse specializes in steak and its meaty cousins, but it also serves a wide range of foods and drinks. The menu includes salads, appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. It also serves exotic wines, both by the glass and the bottle, to go with the delicious foods.

· Epic Buffet

Epic Buffet is the place to go for it all: pizzas, fried chicken, salads, seafood, pasta, and specialty cuisines from all over the world. Friday nights also feature special themes and specialty foods to match.


Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet is popular all around as a destination for the best local and international artistes. The casino, through the 99 Hops House club, plays host to local artistes regularly and the occasional music concert from international artistes.

Meetings & Events

Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet, as mentioned, is characterized by elegance and luxury. To this end, it makes for the ideal venue for any type of meeting or event.

There are three venues where patrons can host their events, and each has something special to offer. The Hotel Conference Room is the smallest with a capacity of up to 15 guests. Epic Buffett’s private dining room hosts up to 120 guests, while Backstage comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests.


Does Hollywood Casino Joliet offer free online games?

Yes, patrons at the casino can enjoy a wide range of free slot games online via the mychoice.com platform. Sports bettors can also explore possible betting options online via the Bet Builder online platform!

Can I bet on sports online away from the casino?

No, the casino doesn’t have an online sportsbook, unfortunately. However, players can explore available sports betting options online using the Bet Builder feature and then proceed to place their wagers physically at one of 14 betting kiosks and terminals.

How can I arrange to host an event at the hotel?

Call beforehand to book space for your event. Get in touch via 815-927-2551 or email hcj.info@pngaming.com.

Final Thoughts

Hollywood Casino & Hotel Joliet lives up to its name. The casino is brilliant and the air filled with fun and excitement. The hotel is more than a home away from home, and there is everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay!