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CINCINNATI - Downtown's newest and most anticipated development, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, has released new details regarding its parking guidelines and opening date.

Officials with Horseshoe Cincinnati announced Monday in a release that the $400 million project will be ready to open its doors on March 4 at 8:30 p.m. following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

As part of the Grand Opening, special parking arrangements will be provided to guests. Free parking at The Banks parking garage will be available along with a free shuttle service that will transport guests to and from the casino from March 4 at 6 p.m. through March 5 at 6 a.m.

Starting March 5, the casino will house a 2,500-space parking structure available that will be free to all guests on week nights and weekends.

"We are pleased to offer our guests free parking on nights and weekends in our convenient and accessible new parking structure," said Mike Warren, Horseshoe Casino's vice president of marketing, in a release. "We will also provide several ways for property guests to validate parking during the week."

Officials say hourly parking rates will range from $1 for the first hour up to a maximum of $14. These rates will be in effect Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Parking will be free during the week from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and on the weekends.

Members of the Caesars' Total Rewards program will receive free parking by playing 30 minutes of slots or table games, by playing one hour in the poker room, or by spending $25 in a casino restaurant or gift shop, according to a release.

Below are details regarding parking during the Grand Opening:

  • Guests can park for free at The Banks garage from 6 p.m. on March 4 through 6 a.m. on March 5.
  • Public parking will NOT be available in the casino's garage during the Grand Opening. It will be reserved for invited guests only.
  • Shuttles between Horseshoe Cincinnati and its hotel partners will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Mon., March 4 and will run until 6 a.m. on Tues., March 5. 
  • Daily hotel shuttle service to the casino begins at 8 a.m. on March 5.
  • General public queuing will begin at 6 p.m. on the casino's urban plaza and will extend east along Court Street. The queuing entry point will be on Court Street near Eggleston Ave. General public queuing prior to 6 p.m. is prohibited.

Parking guidelines beginning March 5:

  • Valet and self-parking will be available 24-7 inside the casino's parking garage
  • The primary access to casino self-parking is available from Gilbert Ave. (north of Court St.), with a second entrance located on Reading Rd. (at E. 12th Street).
  • Free parking on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and free on weekends.
  • Weekday parking will also be free for casino guests who play slots or table games for 30 minutes (and earn 15 Tier Credits), or poker (rated for one hour). 
  • Hourly parking rates, ranging from $1 for the first hour up to a daily maximum of $14, will be in effect Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Property guests will also receive free parking validation for on-site restaurant or gift shop purchases over $25.
  • Seven Stars and Diamond Total Rewards members are extended complimentary valet or self-parking on each visit.
  • Daily casino-hotel shuttle service will operate Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m.to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

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