During the last year, we have been forced to stay at home a lot. For all the gamblers out there, this has resulted in more online gambling. After this strange year, you might miss the feeling of walking into a real-life casino. Here, we list eight casinos to visit when our lives go back to normal.
- Gambling Laws in the US
- 1. Wynn Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada
- 2. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
- 3. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
- 4. Buffalo Thunder Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 5. Choctaw Casino & Resort, Durant, Oklahoma
- 6. Encore Boston Harbor, Everett, Massachusetts
- 7. L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
- 8. Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada
- Plan Your Upcoming Vacation
Gambling Laws in the US
In the US, laws regarding gambling are very varied for different states. Some of the states allow most kinds of gambling, while some allow no kind. Tennessee is an example of a state where casino gambling is not legal. In these states, you can’t find either online casinos or land-based casinos. Tennessee, however, does offer other kinds of online gambling. If you plan to visit the Volunteer State, it might be a good idea to read the Gambling Times guide for Tennessee play.
1. Wynn Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada
It’s not that surprising this list starts with a casino located in the gambler’s paradise – the Las Vegas Strip. The Wynn is a casino hotel and was in 2019 the casino in the US with the highest rates on Tripadvisor. With 45 floors and an endless amount of slot machines and table games, the “Wynn” is one of the largest casinos in the US.
The casino hotel first opened in 2005, after five years of construction. Although, the Wynn is more than just a casino hotel. For example, the resort has a golf course. In 2017, owner Steve Wynn announced the resort golf course would close to make way for the new $1.6 billion project Paradise Park. However, the plan was changed and the golf course reopened in 2019.
2. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
The Beau Rivage first opened its doors in 1999 and became the largest casino outside of the state of Nevada. The casino has 1,780 hotel rooms, 110 table games, and 1,800 gaming machines for you to choose from.
Biloxi took a big hit from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Beau Rivage was seriously damaged. The casino was rebuilt and could once again open its doors a year later.
3. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Mohegan Sun is a casino hotel with a Native American theme that first opened in 1996. The facility is spectacular. The building consists of three towers in which you can find 6,500 slot machines, 377 table games, and 1,563 hotel rooms.
If you feel like taking a break from gambling, the Mohegan Sun offers other activities. For example, you can enjoy fine dining, shopping or a comedy magic show.
4. Buffalo Thunder Casino, Santa Fe, New Mexico
This casino hotel is surrounded by beautiful green spaces and an astonishing lake. Although as a gambler, you’ll probably find the inside of the building more interesting. With 12 000 slot machines, poker rooms, and table games it will take some time before you get bored.
The Buffalo Thunder Casino is part of the Hilton Sante Fe, also called the largest entertainment hotel in the state of New Mexico. The hotel offers many activities for the one who wants to celebrate a win or take a break from the casino. Aside from the 18 hole golf course and the outdoor swimming pool you can enjoy a relaxing time at the spa.
5. Choctaw Casino & Resort, Durant, Oklahoma
Standing outside of the Choctaw Casino & Resort, you will be impressed. The building is a large one that has an air of luxury. When entering, you won’t be disappointed. The luxury strikes you everywhere you go at this resort. For example, the resort has twelve fine dining restaurants and numerous high-quality entertainment acts. The luxury continues in the casino part. Here you’ll find over four thousand slot machines.
This casino is suitable for both professionals and amateurs. It doesn’t matter if you prefer slot machines or poker tables, there are always two options for you to choose from: to gamble just for fun, or to gamble with high stakes.
6. Encore Boston Harbor, Everett, Massachusetts
Just outside of downtown Boston, you’ll find another luxury casino resort. The Encore Boston Harbor reminds a lot of Wynn Las Vegas (presented earlier in this list), and the reason is it has the same owner, Wynn Resorts.
The Encore Boston Harbor, just as Wynn Las Vegas, houses a big casino with more than many slot machines and table games. Wynn Resorts wanted Encore Boston Harbor to be more than a casino. The resort offers fancy restaurants, cozy bars, and a relaxing spa for their guests to enjoy.
7. L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, Louisiana
This casino resort is a beautiful one. The outside will make you gasp, and the inside will as well. The fancy rooms and the relaxing swimming pool will not make you disappointed.
At the casino, there is something for everyone. Whether you chase the big win or just want to have a good time, this is a place for you. What makes this casino unique is its beautiful view. The big glass ceiling lets you have a good look at the Louisiana sky during your entire casino visit.
8. Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada
This list would not be complete without mentioning one of the most iconic casinos in the US – Caesars Palace. The casino hotel is located on the famous Las Vegas Strip which makes it easily accessible even if you don’t spend the night in one of its 3,960 elegant rooms.
The casino features a large number of table games and slot machines. Although, Caesars Palace is more than just a place where you can gamble. The casino hotel houses a large number of notable restaurants. For example, you can take a seat at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant and enjoy the English pub experience.
Plan Your Upcoming Vacation
As this list shows, there are numerous casinos all over the United States worth a visit. When planning a casino trip, you should think of more than only what the casino part looks like. The casino hotels listed above shows that it is more to a successful casino trip than just gambling. Hopefully, now you know where your next vacation will be.