Only 'kind of sketchy," not "completely sketchy."
First of all, the staff, and every employee I interacted with was considerate, efficient, and friendly. The pool was very pleasant and well run.
The room was kind of nasty. The lights flickered and buzzed, and the bathroom wasn't totally clean.
I paid extra for a "strip view" room. What they gave me was a room that faced towards the strip, but I couldn't see anything other than the Harrah's sign, and the roof of the casino with all of the steaming vents and air conditioning units. The view from the "strip view" room was horrible.