Its a shame that, despite what are overall a nice group of polite and conscientious employees, one of the two main reasons for going to Harrahs North Kansas City hotel and casino is in a word, unsatisfactory. The hotel room was nice enough - clean and spacious - but the casino is, well, lets put it this way...i left early the next day and without entering the casino again. I played a bit the night before but between the awful dense cigarette smoke and more insultingly, having to pay for drinks while playing on the floor, i had no desire to spend any more money there. The employees keep saying "well its not vegas" but what the heck does that have to do with anything? Whether in las vegas or not, gamblers end up paying for those measly drinks one way or other :) so please..lets stop using that line, HNKC!