The COVID-19 pandemic nearly brought casino businesses to their knees. But amid the economy reopening and relaxed travel restrictions, things are getting better. In fact, you can tour many casinos throughout the US albeit by following safety restrictions.
In 2021, more casinos in the US and globally will reopen, allowing you to visit more casinos throughout North America. Which casinos should you add to your travel list for next year?
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City
Popularly known as the Las Vegas of the East Coast, Atlantic City is home to a wealth of world-class casinos. Borgata Hotel is arguably the most famous casino in New Jersey and it’s easy to see why.
For starters, it has 4000 slot machines and 200 table games. So, if you plan to gamble as many games as possible, Borgata provides more options than you can play in a night. If you get tired of gaming, you can take a shower at one of the hotel’s marble shower rooms, or book for a spa session.
When it comes to room service, you can book accommodation from $97 per night for early bookings or $300 on busy weekends. Of course, not all rooms cost the same. Executive suites and the penthouse cost $1000 or more.
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Want to play slots and view the Niagara Falls on the same day? Book a trip to the Niagara Fallsview Casino. It exudes luxury in every way, from its grand hallways and chandeliers to numerous amenities and spacious gaming floors.
To expound more, the Niagara Fallsview casino hosts 150 table games and 3000 slot machines. And that’s just the beginning. The 35-story building also comes with a shopping centre, restaurants, spas and concert halls.
Then there’s a professional golf course, swimming pool and close proximity to the Niagara Falls. All the 374 rooms at the casino come with unfettered views for the Niagara Falls. And get this, they cost as little as $125.
If you have some change to spare, you can also buy tickets to watch live performances by John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and dozens of rock bands every month.
Unfortunately, the Niagara Fallsview casinos shut down temporarily earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that’s alright. Security must come first. That said, Canadians who fancy casino games have a wealth of casino options online. For a list of top Canadian casino sites, visit slots.info/best-casinos/Canada/. Hint: Many of these operators are respected brand names. They offer hundreds of slots and table games. They are mobile-friendly, top-rated and welcome you with bonuses worth up to $1500.
WinStar World Casino & Resort
Nestled in the small town of Thackerville, Oklahoma is North America’s largest casino: WinStar World Casino & Resort. It measures 519,000 square feet in size, ranking only second to Venetian Macau, which is several thousand square feet bigger.
The casino features 98 table games that offer Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, baccarat, roulette and craps. It also provides bingo, keno and horse race betting. What’s more, it holds a poker event every year.
On the flip side, it has 7400 slot machines, placing it far ahead of many American cities when it comes to slots variety. Surprisingly, WinStar is cheap, costing $88 per night at one of its 1500 rooms.
Of course, you also get access to a gym, spa, restaurants and all other amenities you can expect from a top-level resort. Another unique feature is slots that also stream live sports so that you can watch football or baseball while also betting. Then there’s a 360-3D audio room that combines lighting with sounds to provide an immersive gaming experience.
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
Like many casinos in the US, Harrah’s New Orleans closed for a while early last March. It has since reopened and is welcoming guests to its 450 guest rooms. Prices start at $170 and come with access to hotel amenities like a spa room, gym, bar, restaurants and a swimming pool.
If you like to party, check out the top-ranking Masquerade Nightclub voted one of the top 30 night clubs in the US by Nightclub & Bar Magazine in 2016. If you’re more of a gambler, Harrah’s New Orleans has no shortage of games to play.
Its gaming floor measures 115,000 square feet and comes with 20 poker tables for Omaha, Texas Hold’em, 7-Card Stud and Hi-Lo. You can also play roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps, and thousands of slot machines.
Interestingly, Harrah’s New Orleans pays out an average of $500,000 from its progressive jackpots each week. So, if you believe in luck, you should consider playing its jackpots.
The Golden Nugget Casino
The Golden Nugget Casino has a long and rich history that dates back to mafia-controlled Las Vegas. It’s one of the oldest gaming establishments in Sin City and is still one of the most toured casinos in the area.
So, why skip the Vegas Strip to visit the Golden Nugget? For starters, it’s cheap. Five years ago, the rooms cost as little as $50. They’ve since increased to $60 to $100, but they are much cheaper than the more luxurious resorts in Las Vegas.
Although cheap, the Golden Nugget Casino isn’t cheesy. If anything, it looks more modernized than some newer resorts in the Strip. Let’s start with its shark pool. It lets you swim in a pool next to an aquarium of sharks.
If that’s not scary, consider playing poker with sharks at high-roller tables. Of course, don’t do that unless you’re Daniel Negreanu and can beat virtually anyone in Texas Hold’em. Poker aside, this casino has 1400 slots and 55 more tables for blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps.
Then there’s a sportsbook, video poker machines and more games like keno and bingo. Outside of the Golden Nugget, you can visit Fremont Street, the famous areas in downtown Vegas where street artists showcase their craft every week.