A committee of casino experts collaborated with 10Best editors to select the initial 20 candidates, and a popular vote that took place over 28 days selected the top 10 winners.
In addition, other top casinos and casino amenities across the U.S. were recognised by the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, including Best Las Vegas Casino, Best Casino Hotel and Best Las Vegas Show.
The top ten winners in the Best Casino Outside Las Vegas category are as follows:
- BARONA RESORT & CASINO
Barona Resort & Casino, regarded as one of the finest casinos in San Diego, boasts 2,500 loose slots, 120 table games, a selection of renowned restaurants and casual eateries plus game-side dining, a spa, Barona Spa and the award-winning 18-hole Barona Creek Golf Club Championship.
2. FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
One of Connecticut’s two leading casino facilities, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers 4,500 slot machines, ranging from penny games to a total of $100, as well as 300 table games, high-stakes bingo at one of the world’s largest bingo halls, a 50-foot race book with digital projection screens and the East Coast’s largest poker room. Four unique hotels and more than 30 restaurants make staying and playing convenient.
3. PECHANGA RESORT CASINO
Pechanga Resort & Casino, newly expanded, has the largest casino floor in California, measuring 188,000 square feet. Gamblers can find over 4,500 tables, 154 table games, a Bingo hall for 700 seats, and a poker room for non-smoking.
4. GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort features an 80,000-square-foot casino with slot machines, table games, Keno, a live poker room, a high-limit bar, and a William Hill 14,200-square-foot sports book with 130 TV screens. The draw is improved by weekly table, blackjack, bingo and poker tournaments.
5. MOHEGAN SUN
One of Connecticut’s two gaming destination resorts, Mohegan Sun has three casinos: Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Wind Casino of the Sky The three gaming floors between them include a whopping 5,000 slot machines, 275 table games, 42 poker tables, a race book, two smoke-free zones, and Sunrise Square, an Asian market-fashioned zone that provides traditional Asian table games such as Sic Bo, Pai Gow Poker, and Baccarat.
6. ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR RESORT
The Encore Boston Harbor casino brings to the Mystic riverfront more than 3,100 slot machines, 144 table games and 88 poker tables. For an open and airy atmosphere, the two-floor casino space features 40-foot ceilings and Red Rubino glass chandlers.
7. RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS
At Resorts World Catskills, the 100,000-square-foot casino floor offers players a choice of 150 table games, 1,600 slots, a 20-table, non-smoking poker room with USB charging ports at each seat and high-limit private lounge.
8. ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT SPA
At the tropical Atlantis Casino in Reno, gamblers can enjoy 1,400 state-of – the-art slots and video poker machines, 300 penny slots, table games with friendly dealers, a race and sports book, and a poker room with a self-service bar and flat screen TV.
9. TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO
This Upstate New York casino features about 120,000 square feet of gaming space, with 85 table games, 1,175 denominated slot machines ranging from one cent to 25 million, a 24-seat Keno lounge, 32-table poker room with phone chargers and wifi, and one of the best bingo halls in the country.
10. BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, reopened in 2006 after a major renovation, rises 32 floors above the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 3.2 million square-foot hotel, the first in the Southeast to win the AAA Four Diamond award, features an 85,000 square-foot casino with 83 table games, 1,945 slot machines and a 16-table poker room. A high-limited slot space as well as a premium salon with 11 high-limit blackjack tables are available for high-rollers.