Gambling Towns Outside Of Vegas Worth Putting Your Money On
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Gambling Towns Outside Of Vegas Worth Putting Your Money On

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Maggie J.
Maggie J. Jul 18, 2022

Gambling towns outside of Vegas worth putting your money on are located in states like Washington, Colorado, Louisiana and Connecticut. While sin city is always a great time, there are other places for gambling while on vacation that may be closer to home.

Playing outside of Vegas generally brings more fun and relaxation to the table games. Dealers are more laid back, but don’t get it twisted, the rules are still the same. Yet, they are more conversational, thus more willing to teach a newbie.

Gambling Towns Outside Of Vegas Worth Putting Your Money On

The odds may be different than that of Vegas too. So, be sure to check them before you go all in. Gambling towns outside of Vegas are plentiful. These offer something more than just a few slot machines in a rundown casino off the beaten road.

1. Detroit, Michigan

When Detroit decided it would only allow three casinos within its jurisdiction, it probably didn’t realize how big of a deal they would be. Currently, the three casinos are Motor City, MGM Grand Detroit, and the city’s oldest casino, Greektown.

With incentives like, “New Customer’s First Day: Play It Again Up to $1,000” where gamblers, “get up to $1000 back if you’re down after your first day” it’s hard to pass up a visit to Motor City.

2. Palm Springs, California


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Palm Springs is better known for its golf courses, beaches, luxurious resorts and hot springs. It’s also becoming more of a gambler’s town.

The antonym of Vegas weatherwise, Palm Springs offers guests opportunities to play in the waves between hands of poker.

The Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the place to stay and play. A nice casino floor, great food, entertainment and beautiful accommodations keep this place at the top of the list when gambling in Palm Springs.

3. Biloxi, Mississippi


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Spend a weeknight in Biloxi, Mississippi for endless casino games outside of Las Vegas. An easy road trip for TN readers from the south. Spend more time rolling the dice and less time flying when visiting Biloxi over Vegas.

When it’s time to turn down on the turn up, the Hard Rock Hotel Biloxi is t-h-e place to stay. The Sky Suite in the Platinum Tower has floor- to-ceiling windows offering a full view of the Gulf of Mexico from the balcony, living room and the custom marble bathtub. Check out the pools and spa here too, the vacation won’t be complete without it.

4. Reno, Nevada


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Reno, Nevada is closer than Vegas for our NorCal gamblers. Known as the, “biggest little city in the world” gamblers gather here year around to partake in gambling as well as entertainment.

Stroll the river walk. Take a 20-minute commute to Lake Tahoe and gamble there too. Try your luck at the slot machine at Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Or, take in a show at Circus Circus Reno. This alternative to sin city should be called the biggest little Vegas in the World.

5. Black Hawk, Colorado

Up in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is a small town called Black Hawk. After driving the curvy, mountain roads, it is a surprise to see the tall casinos, come out of seemingly no where.

As though a hole was carved out of the mountain just for this town, hotel rooms as high as the 5th floor may have complete views of the interestingly carved out, red rock. Central City is just a mile or so away and is another tiny, quirky town that will take guests back to the cowboy days.

Black Hawk has a population of only about 127, but that doesn’t stop it from running some of the state’s most successful casinos. It has all of the same features as well. Poker rooms, slots, sports betting and, “high-limit table games with popular side bets, elevated service, and VIP treatment” are ready to play day and night at Ameristar Black Hawk, just like they are in Vegas.

6. New Orleans

One might not have guessed it, but yep, New Orleans is a gambling town. With everything else this fun and wild city has going on, it’s easy to miss the casinos.

Hit that roulette table at Harrah’s New Orleans, pop in at their famous steakhouse, then grab the presidential suite and get ready for New Orleans style blowout. Mix in the 24-hour Vegas-style ragers with the in-suite bar, then sleep it off in the laid out master bedroom. Art, sculptures and ambiance gives this suite the perfect, Southern finish.

7. Shreveport, Louisiana

On the west coast of Louisiana, situated right in the midst of Red River sits the gambling town of Shreveport. Casinos are on both sides of the river and include Sam’s Town and Bally’s Shreveport.

As a bonus to this alternative to Vegas, Shreveport also has breweries, an aquarium, and Gator Country, home to over 200 alligators. A lively and vibrant city, it offers guests more than just gambling vacations.

8. Foxwoods, Connecticut


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Being one of the largest gambling locations, Foxwoods Resort Casino spans over 345,000 square feet. The three hotels, live entertainment, dining options, shopping, comedy shows, golf, arcade, club, world-renowned spas and, obviously the 9 casinos are ready for guests looking to travel and gamble outside of Vegas.

Retreat to the Grand Pequot Tower and live it up after spending the night at the casino. Soak in the views from the jetted tub in the hotel’s bathroom in their 1,400 square foot Corner Suite before heading back down to the casino for another round of Blackjack.

9. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

The giant, guitar-shaped building that is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, can be seen by passengers peering out of their windows of the planes landing in Ft. Lauderdale.

The options don’t end with the big name casinos. Visitors can gamble from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas on a day cruise. Or, visit Gulf Stream Park, a race track dedicated to live horse racing.

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