The Showboat has a mardi gras feel, complete with beaded necklaces and music. Some of the hotel rooms look a bit old, so request to be put in a newer room. I'm not crazy about the casino itself, they have no non-smoking section which is a problem for me. They also have a bowling alley. The one thing I really love about Showboat is the buffet they have. It is huge. They have seafood, Italian, Chinese, American food, a salad bar, a dessert bar, and a cappucino machine. It is expensive if you don't have a comp or coupon but it is worth it. The lines can be very long, so go early or late.