When you think of casinos in the United States, what comes to mind? If you’re thinking of Las Vegas, you’re certainly not alone! The Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding area is world-renowned for its high concentration of unbelievably luxurious casinos to suit nearly any gaming preference.
While Sin City has certainly established its presence atop the North American gambling scene, there are plenty of other casinos around the country offering everything you’ll need to get on the way to your first big win. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the top casinos in America outside of Clark County, Nevada.
Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Connecticut
Originally opened in 1996, the Mohegan Sun is one of the country’s largest casinos with over 360,000 square feet of gaming space.
Take your pick from a hearty collection of slot machines and table games before checking out some of this casino’s impressive amenities.
In the mood for a little basketball? Head over to the Mohegan Sun Arena, which is home to the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Want to see a show? The 350-seat Cabaret Theatre is the perfect option to get your art fix.
For dinner, you won’t want to miss Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, which are just a couple of the wide selection of dining options at this gaming utopia.
Trump Taj Mahal – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Despite the recent struggles of the famous boardwalk destination, Atlantic City still has a few tricks up its sleeve to suit the needs of gamblers.
The Trump Taj Mahal originally opened in 1990 after completion of nearly $1 billion in construction activities. This noteworthy casino features a full host of table games, as well as one of the largest poker rooms in all of Atlantic City.
With 167,000 square feet of gaming space, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect game to boost your bankroll. If you get hungry, the Taj Mahal offers a full selection of dining options including the Safari Steakhouse and a Hard Rock Café.
Peppermill Reno – Reno, Nevada
Gambling in Nevada isn’t restricted to Las Vegas. The Peppermill Reno, which opened in 1971, boasts 10 restaurants, 17 themed bars and lounges, a 33,000 square foot spa retreat and over 107,000 square feet of total gaming space.
Following the completion of a $400 million Tuscan-themed expansion in 2011, the property added the largest poker room in Reno to its list of features, demonstrating the near limitless offerings available at one of the country’s best non-Vegas casinos.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort – Lincoln, CA
Since opening in 2003, this casino, which is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, has developed a reputation for its high quality gaming options: people are just thrilled while they spend time at this wonderful casino.
The 275,000 square foot facility offers a full range of gaming options, which of course means including over 3,000 slot machines games, 125 table games and a 160 player poker room (yes, that’s right 160 players in one room) – to go alongside a collection of affordable dining choices.
For gamblers in the United States, Las Vegas is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a road trip, and experience some of these amazing alternative destination for yourself!