The mere mention of the words ‘gambling’ and ‘casinos’ should invoke the name ‘Las Vegas’ in the mind of anyone who knows where the best place to find some of the finest casinos in the world and have fun in the US is. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas Casinos, some of the best, largest and successful casinos in the world are all located in Las Vegas.
However, if you want to have fun gambling and are looking for the best casinos outside Las Vegas within the US, you will not be disappointed.
Here is a list of the top 10 casinos that are not in Las Vegas but they are just as good (some even better) than casinos operating in Las Vegas.
1. Foxwoods Resort Casino
The Foxwoods Resort Casino is located in Ledyard, Connecticut and is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. It takes the mantle as the largest casino in the US with a floor space of 340,000 Square feet. It boasts of over 7,000 gaming machines, 29 restaurants and bars, 400 table and poker games and has 824 hotel rooms – enough for those who want to gamble and retire upstairs.
2. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
Borgata is one of the many world class casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With a floor space of 161,000 feet, over 4,100 gaming machines, 285 table and poker games and 17 restaurants and bars and over 2,000 hotel rooms, The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is the one of the top places to consider going to have fun and possibly win some money. The casino with a combination of modernism and Tuscany themes is popularly known as ‘little village’ as that’s what its name stands for in Italian.
3. Mohegan Sun
With a floor space of 364,000 square feet, Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut is the second largest casino in the United States after WinStar World Casino. It features a seating capacity of 12,000 in theatres, meeting rooms, ballrooms and retail shopping malls. The casino offers 6,500 slot machines and 377 table and poker games including blackjack, craps, Caribbean stud poker, roulette, baccarat and keno. If you are an outdoors person, you can also enjoy live greyhound and horse racing from around the world in this casino.
4. Caesars Atlantic City
Harrah Entertainment acquired Caesars entertainment in 2005 and transformed the little known Caesars hotel into what it is today – the company’ East Coast flagship. This luxury hotel, spa and casino in Atlantic City has an ancient Roman theme, just like the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and has over 3,400 slot machines on its 124,720 square feet floor. The casino and hotel boasts of 1,140 hotel rooms, 163 table and poker games and 11 bars and restaurants.
5. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the owners and managers of Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is different from most casinos in this list because it also serves as an entertainment venue and is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city to a serene countryside just outside Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The casino offers a wide selection of games including roulette, blackjack, 3 card poker, Let It Ride and craps with betting limits between $5 and $1000. It also boasts of a 24 hour 18 table poker room and has a minimum gambling age of 18 years.
6. Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
The Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey has 100,000 feet floor space. On this space is 2,500 gaming machines, 95 table and poker games, 8 bars and restaurants and 942 hotel rooms for staying guests. This hotel and casino was first opened in 1978 and is designed with a Roaring twenties theme, a theme it has retained since it was set up.
7. Tropicana Casino & Resort
Tropicana is owned by Tropicana Entertainment but operated by Aztar Gaming and is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is a luxury hotel, spa and casino resort boasts of over 2,000 hotel rooms, over 3,000 slot machines and 135 table and poker games which include Blackjack, Roulette and Craps on its 148,000 sq. ft. floor space. The casino hosts daily Poker Tournaments and has a Diamond Club with VIP, Member and Trillions levels.
8. Harrah’s Casino Tunica
Formerly Grand Casino, the Harrah’s Casino Tunica is a casino and resort in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi owned by Caesars Entertainment. The casino has 140,000 square feet of floor space with 1,356 hotel rooms, an RV park, a Spa & Salon, a convention center and entertainment venue with a 2,500 seating capacity renamed Harrah’s Event Center.
9. WinStar World Casino
The WinStar World Casino was previously known as WinStar Casino. It is situated on the Oklahoma-Texas state line and is popular because it is the largest in the US, with 519,000 square feet floor space. Despite the large space, the casino has only 76 table games and 46 table poker room. Other features include off-track betting games, over 7,200 electronic games, Bingo and High Limit Room. If you are planning a weekend getaway, you will be pleased to know that the hotel has 395 rooms for guests.