Bright lights and big money come to mind when casinos are part of the conversation. Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, Blackhawk—there are plenty of locations throughout the USA that offer visitors the chance to try and woo the elusive Lady Luck, and to leave with (hopefully) an even bigger wad of cash than they had when they walked in. From the lights and glamour of the Vegas strip to tiny mountain towns whose 19th century Wild West buildings are full of slot machines and poker tables, the United States has more than its share of casinos, and here are some of the best it has to offer. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Pechanga Resort Casino
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With 188,000 square feet of gaming space, Pechanga Resort Casino has the largest casino floor of any other gaming facility in the state of California. With a bingo facility that hosts up to 700, thousands of slot machines, a non smoking poker room, and plenty of table games, Pechanga is the place to go for people who want not only to play, but also to win. Pechanga Resort Casino boasts that at least twenty people cash in on jackpots of at least $1200 every hour, and that they’ve had a number of people who have one million dollar jackpots.
45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592, Phone: 877-711-2946
2.Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
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Beau Rivage is one of the biggest casinos in Biloxi, a city already known for its casinos. At Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, visitors can find all the most state of the art gaming systems, with almost two thousand slot machines, table games ranging from baccarat to craps, a poker room, and a special lounge for high limit gaming. Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is also a fantastic place to catch a live show or take part in a special events, as it is often host to big headlining country acts, classic names in music that everyone will recognize, and big community parties for holidays like Mardi Gras.
875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530, Phone: 888-567-6667
3.Buffalo Thunder Casino
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Buffalo Thunder Casino, part of the Hilton Santa Fe, is the largest entertainment hotel in the state of New Mexico. With twelve hundred slot machines, a poker room, and plenty of tables for gaming, Buffalo Thunder Casino is housed in a gorgeous building that was inspired by traditional Pueblo-style architecture. The resort is also home to an eighteen hole golf course, a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, and a spa where guests can receive deep tissue massages, nail treatments, and skin treatments as a way to relax after losing money or—hopefully—celebrate after winning big.
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87506, Phone: 505-455-5555
4.Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Caesars Palace is one of the most iconic and well known hotels in Vegas. This famous hotel and casino brings luxury to a different level, and its location right on the Strip makes it perfectly accessible whether you’re staying in one of its gorgeously appointed rooms and suites or somewhere else. At Caesars Palace, opulence and elegance are at every turn, from the decor to the action on the casino floor. With action-packed poker games, interactive gaming tables, and a reputation for being home to more million dollar slots jackpots than anywhere else in the world, Caesars is definitely the place to try your luck.
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 866-227-5938
5.Casino Del Sol
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This Tucson casino has every type of game needed for an excellent day of recreation and luck. With more than 1,300 slot machines on the casino floor, along with card games like poker and blackjack, and even rousing rounds of high or low stakes bingo, Casino Del Sol, under the blue Arizona sky, will feel more like gaming in Monte Carlo than in downtown Tucson. The open air gazebo bar, called Zebo’z, overlooks the casino floor and serves as a great place to grab a cocktail before heading back out to take another chance.
5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757, Phone: 855-765-7829
6.Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant
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With luxurious in ground pools and swim up bars, and rooms and suites fit for royalty, a stay at Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant is much more than a trip to the casino—it’s an indulgence in every way. Choctaw Casino has twelve restaurants as well as indoor dining for guests, incredible entertainment acts on a regular schedule, and a fabulously relaxing spa on the premises. The casino itself has more than four thousand slot machines, ranging from penny slots to more high stakes options, a 26-table poker room where amateurs and professionals alike will find something to occupy them, a Racebook where guests can place bets on horse races all over the country, and plenty of table games.
4216 US-69, Durant, OK 74701, Phone: 580-920-0160
7.del Lago Resort & Casino
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Since its inaugural opening in 2017, del Lago Resort and Casino has been the premier destination for modern and luxury gaming in and around Waterloo, New York. Del Lago Resort and Casino offers sports betting through Draftkings as well as a fabulous array of classic gaming options that range from slots to craps and everywhere in between. The resort also has multiple bars on site and plenty of dining options, from a fine dining steakhouse to a hot dog cart, and a fantastic entertainment venue that hosts plenty of nationally and internationally touring acts.
1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY 13165, Phone: 315-946-1777
8.Encore Boston Harbor Resort
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From relaxing spa treatments to nail biting games of blackjack, Encore Boston Harbor Resort has it all. Wynn Rewards Members can stay in the hotel and resort for discounted rates and count on getting the best possible deals, but everyone will enjoy the five star rooms, which are stylish, comfortable, and peaceful. On site dining options include plenty of menu items that feature locally sourced seafood, as well as a steakhouse and some fabulous cocktails at the bars and lounges. Then of course, there’s the casino, with an open and airy gaming floor that has unique red chandeliers, high ceilings that soar forty feet overhead, and of course, plenty of slot machines and gaming tables just waiting for guests to try their hand and win big.
1 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, Phone: 857-770-7000
9.Foxwoods Resort Casino
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Entertainment is in no short supply at this Connecticut casino, which has a regular lineup of standup comedy acts as well as live stage performances of Broadway shows, DJs, headlining musical acts, and other events. At Foxwoods Resort Casino, the resort is the home of six incredible casinos, which means six opportunities to strike gold and head home with a considerably heftier wallet than when you came. Whether you love poker, slots, horse race betting, bingo, or keno, Foxwoods Resort Casino has more than enough options, and visitors routinely bring home massive jackpots.
350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338, Phone: 860-312-3000
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10.Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino
Harrah’s Casinos have several locations across the country, but one of their best is undoubtedly in New Orleans. Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel and Casino is just steps from the famous French Quarter, and features spectacular views of the city skyline as well as of the Mississippi River. With premium king and double queen rooms to choose from as well as premium king suites, Harrah’s New Orleans offers luxury and comfort, as well as a world of entertainment on the gaming floor, which is well stocked with both smoking and smoke free gaming areas, digital beverage services on the slot machines, more than twenty poker tables, and more.
228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, Phone: 800-427-7247
11.Island Resort & Casino
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Harris, Michigan, is part of the state’s Upper Peninsula region, and there, Island Resort and Casino is one of the best around when it comes to gaming. With a full golf course, a fantastic hotel, and a spa with a full menu of treatments available, Island Resort and Casino is a great spot for a weekend getaway or vacation whether or not the casino factors into the decision, but for those who enjoy gambling, it just makes the resort even better. Island Resort and Casino has gaming options for people of every skill level, whether they’re just learning how to play cards or they’ve been practicing their poker face for years.
W 399 US-2, Harris, MI 49845, Phone: 800-682-6040
12.Island View Casino Resort
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Slot tournaments, double stakes kiosk games, table game hot seat nights, and rounds of polar and beach ball plinko are just a few of the regular events and specials that Island View Casino Resort hosts on their gaming floor. But with over 126,000 square feet of gaming space—more than any other casino in Mississippi, Island View Casino has plenty of room for regular gaming as well, with slot machines, sports books, Pai Gow, blackjack, and more. In the North Casino, visitors will find high limit poker, blackjack, and slots, as well as complimentary appetizers and cocktails.
3300 W Beach Blvd, Gulfport, MS 39501, Phone: 228-314-2100
13.L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
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This Louisiana casino seamlessly blends the line between opulent luxury and homelike comfort in its ambiance. With a hotel that has timeless, elegant, luxury and premium luxury rooms available to guests, as well as gorgeous suites that feature state of the art amenities and stylish design, L’Auberge makes for a great place to stay and play, with a lazy river and a swimming pool on site. The casino, which is located under a big glass dome so everyone can get a good view of the sky, has 1600 slot machines, nearly one hundred table games, and enough action for those seeking high stakes thrills as well as those just looking to dip their toes into the casino world.
777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601, Phone: 337-395-7777
14.Live! Casino & Hotel
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With weekly five thousand dollar blackjack and baccarat tournaments, five restaurants including a noodle joint, a gelato parlor, a delicatessen, a steakhouse, and an all day breakfast eatery, Live! Casino and Hotel offers plenty of opportunity for entertainment in Hanover, Maryland. It’s one of the largest casinos in the country, with thousands of slot machines, almost two hundred tables for games, and a poker room that has gained national recognition among the pros. Live! also has an excellent entertainment and nightlife scene, with pumping music on the dancefloors, and top shelf acts by musicians, DJs, comedians, and more.
7002 Arundel Mills Cir #7777, Hanover, MD 21076, Phone: 443-842-7000
15.Margaritaville Resort Casino
The boardwalk along Red River in Bossier City, Louisiana is home to Margaritaville Resort Casino, where every guest gets one free play every day, and two on Wednesdays. With five on site dining options from asian food to seafood to a world tour buffet, Margaritaville will keep its guests well fed and happy between rounds at the slot machines or hands of poker. The Margarita Millions game places high stakes jackpots on the line, and over fifty gaming tables provide the setting for classic games like craps, roulette, blackjack, and more, with personal casino hosts for guests who want the VIP experience.
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA 71111, Phone: 855-346-2489
16.Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino
In Colorado, only a few small mining towns are legally allowed to host casinos, and Cripple Creek, not far from the city of Colorado Springs, is one of them. At the Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino, guests will get a true feel of the Wild West, set in a Victorian-era building with historic decor and architecture, and hundreds of modern slot machines situated over two floors of gaming space. On the lower level of the casino is The Down Under, a fabulous restaurant with a seafood and prime rib buffet, and on the second level is Dynamite Dick’s, which offers a more casual dining experience.
256 E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813, Phone: 719-689-0303
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The Mohegan Sun Arena seats up to ten thousand people for live performances by big name artists, and the smaller Wolf Den holds up to 350. From these shows to all the action on the gaming floor, Mohegan Sun values recreation and play above all else, and works hard to make sure its guests have every need attended to. In the casino, visitors to Mohegan Sun will find world class gaming options, with almost five thousand slot machines, hundreds of table games, and a poker room with 33 tables, all in a space that encompasses a staggering 300,000 square feet of gaming space.
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-8000
18.Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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Located in southern Pennsylvania near the borders of Maryland and West Virginia, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is an all-encompassing experience, with over two thousand acres or gorgeous woods in the Laurel Highlands. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is home to the Lady Luck Casino, but also has a hotel, spa, huge golf course, wildlife academy, snow sports, art classes, and so much more, making it a unique opportunity for the whole family to take a vacation in which the adults can try their hand at the slot machines while the kids play outdoors and do arts and crafts under a supervised eye.
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382, Phone: 860-862-8000
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19.Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
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The tiny mountain mining town of Black Hawk, Colorado looks like it is a time capsule from the 19th century—that is, until visitors enter the doors of the old saloons and Victorian-style buildings to find flashing lights and the ringing bells of slot machines. Saratoga Casino Black Hawk is a newer facility in a town that looks like it belongs in a bygone era, and the gaming options within its doors are just as modern. Just a short drive from Denver, Saratoga Casino is a one of a kind casino experience that gives its visitors the chance to win big.
101 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422, Phone: 303-582-6100
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20.Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
This incredible casino is the largest in the Western New York region near Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Home to some awesome events in the Seneca Niagara Event Center as well as the resort’s smaller venues, including plenty of recognizable names, Seneca Niagara has dining options ranging from fine dining to a casual bite to eat, comfortable and luxurious hotel accommodations, and of course, an epic casino floor. With a sports lounge, a massive floor full of slot machines, keno, table games, and poker rooms, Seneca Niagara Casino has an incredible amount of gaming opportunities, located just a short drive from Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, Phone: 877-873-6322
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21.Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
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Some of the VIP services at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort include a personal host assigned to each VIP member, whose job it is to make dining arrangements, scheduling and taking care of ticketing or reservations for special events or spa treatments, and making sure that guests have an excellent time with every need met to the fullest. But VIP or no, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort has the facilities and the modern amenities to make every guest feel like a star. Games on the floor include slots, roulette, blackjack, craps, and other table games, as well as a poker room that is open 24/7.
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858, Phone: 989-775-5777
22.The Venetian & The Palazzo
The Venetian and the Palazzo are just a few more of those Las Vegas classic names that bring to mind a certain level of opulence and glamour. With gondola rides out in front of the resort that are reminiscent of the real Venice in Italy (only with a lot more Vegas-style flair), and a location right on the Vegas Strip, the Venetian is one of the most famous hotels and casinos in Sin City, and the Palazzo, part of the Venetian resort located in one of its towers, carries that same elegance. With soaring ceilings painted with classical murals and hung with crystal chandeliers, the gaming floor is beautiful and full of opportunities to win big, and the casino is also home to some world class entertainment and performances.
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-607-7777
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23.WinnaVegas Casino Resort
Like the name suggests, WinnaVegas Casino Resort brings all the opportunities of Sin City right to Sloan, Iowa. Everything,—from the food to the accommodations to the entertainment to of course the casino—is imbued with a sense of excitement and fun. Regular promotions and special events, like hot seat drawings, a flea market, and frequent drawings and opportunities to win tropical vacations and other spectacular prizes are offered on top of the high stakes jackpots and other winnings that guests often take home with them. Table games, slots, bingo, and poker might be the reason for going, but the atmosphere will be the reason everyone returns.
1500 330th St, Sloan, IA 51055, Phone: 712-428-9466
24.WinStar World Casino
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In a world that is home to places like Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, it can be hard to believe that the largest casino on the planet is located in a place like Thackerville Oklahoma, but it’s true. WinStar World Casino has over 600,000 square feet of gaming space spread across nine casino plazas that stretch for over a mile. Space aside, WinStar’s collection of electronic slot machines and table gaming is larger than any other casino in the world, and they’ve really got everything from penny slots to high stakes poker. The experience is rounded out by regular promotions, great dining, and world class entertainment acts.
777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459, Phone: 800-622-6317
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25.Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort
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Amazing performances by musicians, dancers, and even swimmers, as well as soaring waterfalls, tropical flowers, indoor greenhouse courtyards, and incredible views of downtown Vegas from the rooms and suites makes Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort a beautiful option for Vegas accommodation and gaming. The casino galleries at Wynn are full of bright and festive flowers, high ceilings dotted with skylights, and an incredible variety of gaming options, including sportsbook, poolside slots and other games, two huge floors full of table games and slots, and a poker room for both tournaments and cash games.
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, Phone: 702-770-7000
25 Best Casinos in the United States
- Pechanga Resort Casino, Photo: Studio Romantic/stock.adobe.com
- Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Photo: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
- Buffalo Thunder Casino, Photo: Buffalo Thunder Casino
- Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Photo: jovannig/stock.adobe.com
- Casino Del Sol, Photo: Nejron Photo/stock.adobe.com
- Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant, Photo: Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant
- del Lago Resort & Casino, Photo: del Lago Resort & Casino
- Encore Boston Harbor Resort, Photo: Proxima Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Photo: Foxwoods Resort Casino
- Harrah's New Orleans Hotel and Casino, Photo: Krakenimages.com/stock.adobe.com
- Island Resort & Casino, Photo: Island Resort & Casino
- Island View Casino Resort, Photo: Island View Casino Resort
- L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, Photo: L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
- Live! Casino & Hotel, Photo: Live! Casino & Hotel
- Margaritaville Resort Casino, Photo: Maridav/stock.adobe.com
- Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino, Photo: Rawpixel.com/stock.adobe.com
- Mohegan Sun, Photo: Mohegan Sun
- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Photo: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
- Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, Photo: Saratoga Casino Black Hawk
- Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Photo: auremar/stock.adobe.com
- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Photo: Studio Romantic/stock.adobe.com
- The Venetian & The Palazzo, Photo: tampatra/stock.adobe.com
- WinnaVegas Casino Resort, Photo: Belish/stock.adobe.com
- WinStar World Casino, Photo: Studio Romantic/stock.adobe.com
- Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, Photo: Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort
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