Who said that gambling and traveling are incompatible? Surely, they can be easily combined. Ask those who have traveled to different destinations around the world to gamble, and they would tell you: yes, gambling trips are rather popular, and they offer you a combined or even a truly synergetic experience you might remember forever!
Gambling trips may open a new world for gambling fans who usually tend to stay too focused on their cards and dice. Casino vacation can finally make them notice and enjoy the locale, the scenery, the cuisine, and the whole range of other attributes and attractions of the place they have arrived at. Moreover, gambling trips are good for those who just like the thrill and the excitement the casino activities can provide. Gamblers will certainly enjoy the buzz and the atmosphere of risk, stakes, and adventures. To make your good gambling trip really unforgettable, be ready to study our list of top US gambling destinations out there.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Well-known as Jersey shore resort, Atlantic City has changed a lot with many new developments at the seaside. Reconsidered “functional workload’ turned it into a real mecca for gambling enthusiasts. With the idea to keep the upper hand in business, all eleven Atlantic City casinos have been renovated with a vast expansion of related services offered there. These services feature first-class restaurants, spas, nightclubs, retail and entertainment complexes.
Among other attractions, there is a historic concert hall where you can enjoy the world-class stars performing their shows. All this astounding, modern, world-class stuff is ashore. However, do not forget that this place is situated near the Atlantic ocean, the waves of which are slowly and tenderly lapping the shore, so do not miss the opportunity to have a nice evening there.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Whatever successful the developments in Atlantic City might be, it will always be called ‘Las Vegas by the ocean.’ However, Las Vegas would hardly be ever called ‘Atlantic City in Nevada,’ and there is no need to explain why. We don’t know whether the world’s capital of gambling with its fine dining, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife exists. But if it does, it is Vegas. Gaming industry made this city one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, and perhaps – a No 1 destination for gambling trips.
Las Vegas casinos are legendary and cinematic. Each of them deserves a separate ‘long-read’ article. Actually, this is where mega-casino-hotel complexes with many gambling and recreational activities were first introduced, gained high visibility, and won worldwide recognition. You don’t need to be a gambler to appreciate Las Vegas – you are going to love this place anyway. However, if you can say something like “I have played poker in Vegas,” it would sound rather posh.
The Sunshine State is a perfect destination for tourists. Nevertheless, beaches and other summertime attractions are not the only reasons why people come here. Florida casinos are numerous, there are about 150 of them; these locations represent full-profile service packages to enjoy. In Florida, there are many racinos – race tracks combined with a casino.
Also, there are Native American casinos in Florida – they are very nice modern venues offering a broad variety of games and gambling-related services. Another feature of Florida gambling venues is the opportunity to play your favorite games on board: Florida Cruise Ships With Casinos are at your disposal. In fact, every such ship is a floating casino taking gamblers miles away into the ocean to play freely the whole range of casino games.
Wisconsin is well-known in the US and internationally for its wonderful natural landscapes. This state situated on two Great Lakes is a very popular destination for locals and international tourists. Moreover, there are 22 casinos in Wisconsin, 12 of them with hotels. All the casinos are located on the territories of Native American Reservations and are run by Native Americans, which only adds a touch of adventures to your experience, so the impressions you are about to take home (along with some nice gambling wins, of course) are going to be unforgettable.
This landlocked state is also well-known for its tourist attractions, especially for natural sightseeing and hiking. On top of that, there are 143 Indian casinos and gaming centers in Oklahoma operated by 33 native tribes. The gambling profile of Oklahoma casinos includes slot machines, a variety of card games, roulette, bingo, and off-track betting. Here is another advantage of gambling trips: you travel to a nice recreational and natural sightseeing destination and gamble as much as the size of your bankroll allows.
Since June 1993 when Indiana legalized riverboat casinos, this kind of gambling became quite popular as it provides quite a unique experience. Staying aboard, you can play blackjack, craps, slots, video keno, video poker, roulette, poker, and Caribbean stud poker. Some other casinos offer even wider range of games to play, including baccarat, Mississippi stud, Spanish 21 etc. If you want to play something specific, just check it out online – you can find anything you want to play in Indiana.
However, there are not only riverboat casinos in Indiana. At the horse tracks situated not far away from Indianapolis, parimutuel betting is a common practice. And yes, there is one Native American casino in Indiana opened in 2018.
With a population below 50,000, Biloxi is not a big city located at the seaside opened to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Nevertheless, it is another point of growth in the gambling industry. Supported with a long and successful history of offering high-quality seashore recreation services and attractions, Biloxi was doomed to become a new gambling mecca, turning into a leading casino hub in the southern USA.
Biloxi casinos represent modern resorts, where the influx of tourists is rather considerable. People are attracted not only by 24-hour gambling but also by gorgeous shows and sophisticated seafood restaurants.
After casino gambling had come to Tunica in the early 1990s, this small town, previously impoverished, turned into another point of economic growth, attracting many visitors from the southeastern United States. The town is a good example of how big the influence of the so-called ‘casino economy’ might be. Nowadays Tunica casinos have turned this town into a booming resort place; its development is driven by eight world-class casino complexes offering many different games, nice hotel accommodations, restaurants, live shows, and other tourist attractions.
Shreveport stretched along the west bank of the Red River is another vivid example of ‘casino economy.’ Riverboat casinos have contributed to the development of the town, having revitalized previously declined riverfront areas and making the town second biggest tourist attraction in Louisiana after New Orleans. Many movies have been shot here. The place offers a nice combination of tourist attractions and gambling experience.
Three Shreveport casinos offer their visitors 2,600 slots and gaming machines, 79 different table games, and 8 live tables for playing poker with practically every kind of poker games.
The Cotton State is one of the most popular destinations in the US – over 20 million tourists visit the state annually, 5% of them coming from other countries. This place is good for sightseeing: the state capital Montgomery, the Rocket City of Huntsville, and the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are among the most interesting places to visit. Furthermore, the very spirit and the culture of the American South attract visitors whose aim is to immerse themselves into this magnetic atmosphere. Although gambling and casinos are allowed only in a few locations, you should also add these facilities to the list of good reasons to visit this southern state.
Holding a hardline anti-gambling approach, the state authorities finally agreed to allow casino businesses that are run by the Native Americans. It is noteworthy that table games are still banned, that is why casinos in Alabama are quite different from casinos found anywhere else in the USA – which is another good reason to check them out.
This beautiful state in the Pacific Northwest of the West Coast of the US is doomed to be one of the major tourist attractions of the country for its rich natural recreational resources: sunny ocean beaches, picturesque mountains, waterfalls, forests, rivers, and lakes. The development of the gambling industry increased the attractiveness of the state even more. There are many exotic resort hotels and amazing huge casinos in Oregon beckoning risk-takers from the US and from abroad.
Annually, tourists spend about $20 billion on the territory of this state located by the Great Lakes. Of course, lakes, beaches, and forests are the main attractions of this state. Eventually, the gambling industry has become the primary reason for the tourist boom in Michigan. Detroit is one of the largest American cities where casino resorts are available: there are three state-licensed casinos in this metropolitan area. Also, there are 26 Indian Reservation casinos in Michigan; all of them are situated across 21 counties. The casinos are operated by 12 federally recognized Native American tribes. Like many other popular gambling destinations, Michigan offers a high level of industry standards for players and provides many non-gambling attractions and activities to make your stay really unforgettable.