I say: “gamble”.
You say: “Las Vegas.”
But wait… Not so fast! While it’s true that Las Vegas is home to the most casinos in the nation, there are many other places you can visit for your gambling fix. Currently, 38 states allow casino gambling in some form or fashion thanks to the extra revenues that pour from the casinos, hotels, restaurants, shop and other related businesses.
With almost 900 casinos eager for your money, where, oh where, are the best ones to go to? We’ve done our research to present you with the 10 Best Casinos in the USA – many which you have probably heard of and a few you may have not. You’re welcome.
- Caesar’s Palace (Vegas) Hands down one of the nation’s most popular casinos. Site of the infamous – and failed – attempt by Evel Knievel in 1967 to jump across its fountains on a motorcycle on New Year’s Eve. Today, the World Series of Poker Circuit Events is held there. And only there.
- WinStar World Casino (OK-TX state line) The second largest casino in the world, WinStar offers just about any way to hand your money over: from traditional table games and electronic games to off-track racer’s betting and bingo. A golf course, spa, pools, nightclubs and big-name entertainers such as Keith Urban make this resort a must-do.
- Bellagio (Vegas) If you’ve watched the movie Ocean’s Eleven you will recall the final scene where Danny Ocean and his crew gaze silently at the dancing fountains outside of the Bellagio. Their synchronized fountains have been entertaining passersby every half hour for years. The 3,950 room hotel and casino are one of the most elegant on the Strip and the Conservatory just off the lobby is completely redecorated each season.
- Foxwoods Resort Casino (CT) Located on the Manshantucket Pequot Indian Reservation, Foxwoods is the largest casino in the nation. With multiple restaurants, plus 340,000 square-feet of casino space for Mom and Dad and a two-story arcade for the kiddies, this resort can keep everyone happily entertained.
- The Wynn Las Vegas (Vegas) Considered one of the finest travel destinations in the world, this hotel has garnered five-star ratings from Michelin, Forbes and Mobil, as well as the coveted AAA five diamond rating. Its restaurant, Wing Lei, has earned one Michelin star. No wonder its line of patron cars looks like a parking lot for The Collection.
- Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City) One of the most popular casinos on the East Coast in the 90’s this luxurious India-themed resort takes up a commanding amount of the Atlantic City Boardwalk and offers a spa, theaters and well sought-out restaurants.
- Mount Airy Casino (PA) Nestled high in the famed Pocono Mountains. This AAA four-star resort is a must for the gambler who also enjoys the outdoors. Play on the 18-hole golf course by the lake or take a dip in the 52,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool.
- Harrah’s Lake Tahoe (NV) Harrah’s hotels and casinos can be found in many areas around the country, and the South Shore of Lake Tahoe is no exception. Operating since 1955, Harrah’s is one of the biggest casinos on the lake and its 18-story hotel tower is almost as impressive as the lake itself.
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (FL) Owned and operated by the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida, this group has properties in both Hollywood and Tampa. Both venues offer a hotel, casino and gaming floor plus live entertainment and plenty of shops and restaurants. The 190,000 square-foot Tampa casino earns it the spot of fourth-largest casino in the U.S.
- L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort (LA) Just two hours away from Houston, this sprawling resort covers 242 acres near Lake Charles. Try your luck on the 70,000 square-foot gaming floor or enjoy a round on their 18-hole golf course. Afterwards, cool off in the adults-only pool and swim up bar.