Some of the world’s best casinos are located in the United States. From casinos located right along the waterfront to resort oases in the middle of the desert, gambling destinations in the United States span the gamut. If you want to cash in at one of the best casinos in the country — and have an unforgettable vacation to boot — gamble at one of these top ten gaming hotspots.
1. Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada
Travelers come from all over the world to cast their bets at the gaming heart of the nation. The neon-lit casinos on The Strip are like a beacon for those who appreciate opulence. Visitors will find the best of casinos, dining and entertainment in what’s grown to be called Sin City. And of the best of the best is the Bellagio, an Italian-inspired tower that sits behind an 8-acre manmade lake featuring dancing fountains. Not only is the casino and resort one of the largest and most luxurious Las Vegas has to offer, but it was also featured in the hit 2001 heist movie Ocean’s Eleven.
2. Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey
The Las Vegan equivalent of the East Coast, though not nearly as extravagant, is Atlantic City in New Jersey. The best part about Atlantic City as a gambling destination is that it’s right on the famous Boardwalk, just steps away from the ocean. Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa takes the top spot, with its thriving gambling scene, plush rooms, quality service and relaxing spa.
3. Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino, Reno, Nevada
Reno, Nevada is another fantastic gambling destination, with an abundance of slot machines, table games, entertainment and nightlife options. It’s also a great place to indulge and relax with some of the finest of dining and luxurious spaces. Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino, in addition to providing a myriad of gambling opportunities, also offers award winning dining options and a cushy, full-service spa.
4. Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Expect banks upon banks of slots, a great mix of table games and friendly dealers at Biloxi casinos. The casino’s 85,000-square-foot gaming space offers 1846 machines, as well as 96 table and poker games. Open daily 24 hours, Beau Rivage is an exhilarating waterfront destination located just minutes from the beach, with shopping and sightseeing nearby.
5. Eldorado Resort Casino, Shreveport, Louisiana
If Riverboat casinos aren’t enough to get people excited about Shreveport, Louisiana, as a gambling destination, then perhaps live thoroughbred racing will. In addition to the riverboat casinos that dot the Red River, people can place their bets for the winning horse at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport is the most Las Vegas-like experience visitors can get in this part of the country, with its elegant suites, opulent game room and selection of poker tournaments and events.
6. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Unique casinos are what this area of Connecticut is all about. While the Mohegan Sun is another widely known casino in this part of town, the Foxwoods Resort Casino takes the cake when it comes to individuality. The Foxwoods was once the largest casino in the world, operated by the Pequot tribe. Though the largest no longer, visitors can find one of the largest Native American museums in the world a little ways down the road from the casino. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is sure to impress, and may instill a better understanding of the area and the casino nearby.
7. Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, Mississippi
Tunica is the the southern counterpart to Las Vegas. Tunica’s casinos attract high rollers with their no gaming limits and big name entertainment. The fact the town is just a 30-minute drive from Memphis, the capital of blues, soul and rock ‘n roll also adds to its appeal. Horseshoe Casino Tunica is where serious gamblers go to enjoy the best of the games, food, comfortable rooms and more.
8. Harrah’s Resort, Valley Center, California
The San Diego area is known for its sandy beaches, killer surfing, and laid back atmosphere. What it’s not as known for is the Harrah’s Southern Californian resort, in Valley Center. The casino and hotel offers Vegas-style action just a short distance from Palomar Mountain, Cleveland National Forest and the Pacific Ocean. Harrah’s is a fun, friendly destination ideal for the optimal sun-kissed gaming vacation.
9. L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
L’Auberge Casino Resort has 1,600 slots and 80 table games, not quite as many as some of the other mega casinos in the U.S. But the casino tops charts in terms of ambiance, with its enormous glass dome and grand vaulted ceiling. The Globar is a chic addition to the scene as well. The beautiful setting is only amplified by the hospitable staff, making for an incredibly pleasant experience.
10. Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
As one of the largest casinos in the state of California, Pechanga Resort & Casino rivals the best of those in Las Vegas, and even those from abroad. The 188,000-square-feet space has over 4,000 slot machines, 154 game tables and even an ultra-modern 700-seat bingo facility. Play to win at Pechanga, but also be entertained by some of the best in pop to jazz to stand-up.
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