Riverboat Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
In the initial ears after its grand opening in 1991, the riverboat of the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino could be seen cruising the Illinois River as often as 10 times a day. In 1999, however, changes to Illinois gaming legislation meant that riverboat casinos no longer had to leave their docks.
Then, in June 2010, the US Coast Guard introduced a requirement for riverboats to leave their docks for a few hours once a year. And so, after 11 years ashore, the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino took to the waters, if only briefly, once more.
For the most part, the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is a docked riverboat casino, providing the vintage riverboat experience without actually setting out. It features a 202-room land-based hotel, six restaurants, full casino with slots and table games, gift shop, rock bar, fitness centre, and conferencing facilities.
On-Shore Guest Accommodation
As mentioned, there are 202 luxury rooms and suites in the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino. The hotel is located on the banks of the river, within walking distance of the casino, and the venue provides a free shuttle between the hotel and casino for guests.
The accommodations on offer at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino are classified as either deluxe rooms or deluxe suites. The Deluxe rooms are spacious and feature 37” HD TVs, king-sized Sealy Dynasty beds with 300-threadcount linen, and other such amenities. The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino Hotel deluxe suites offer the same amenities but on a larger scale for a suite of rooms instead of just one.
A Classic Casino
With vaulted ceilings, plush carpeting, and chandeliers hanging overhead, the casino floor of the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is the picture of the opulence traditionally associated with riverboat casinos. It is also very well stocked, with over 1000 slot machines and 24 table games.
The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino is located just off Illinois Route 116/ US Route 150 and it is in East Peoria – the heart of the Peoria Metropolitan’s commercial district. This makes it an ideal venue for business guest as well as those on vacation.
In response to this, the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino offers more than 20 000 ft2 of conferencing and banqueting space to accommodate up to 1000 people.
Included in Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino function packages are catering, complimentary parking and shuttle service, audio-visual equipment and wireless internet, event planning services, a premium boardroom, expansive pre-function areas, and classical ballroom with dance floor.
Fitness Centre and Gift Shop
Guests at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino can stay in shape at the venue’s state-of-the-art fitness centre, which includes a stationary bike, treadmills, and an elliptical exercise machine.
The Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino gift shop, meanwhile, deals in a broad array of clothing, keepsakes and curios, gift vouchers, and other miscellaneous items. It is located in the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino pavilion and is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays.
Fine Dining, Casual Cuisine and Entertainment
There are six restaurants to choose from at the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino and these include everything from a steakhouse to a buffet, so as to satisfy just about all tastes.
One of these venues, Rocks, is both a rock bar and a restaurant and features live entertainment as well as karaoke and quiz nights.