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Got the money? Want to travel and play with your earnings, and perhaps even return richer than when you left? This is our list of cities in the us where we would go gaming and gambling. Which is your pick?
Las Vegas, Nevada
For generations of Americans and gamblers around the world, casino gambling meant Las Vegas — and the name evoked either glamour or tacky glitz, depending on the listener. Since the late 1990s Las Vegas has attempted to shift the tourism it has been having for decades to make it more family friendly, and this has had a serious impact on the city’s earnings. Nevertheless the allure will always be there and it is safe to say that it is the most popular city in the USA where to go gaming and gambling.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
You may not know this but Atlantic City actually struggled economically in the mid-20th century. However, in 1976, when the state passed a referendum legalizing gambling in the city, “America’s Playground” surged to life with ferocity. Atlantic City is by far the gaming and gambling capital of the East Coast, with 13 world-class casinos and thousands of high-end games and machines.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans became the center of American gambling in the early 19th century. The Mississippi River allowed access to more American towns and cities than any other, so it was natural that the city at the mouth of the river would become home to the most gamblers. Today, riverboat casino gambling is the most popular of all, although initially these boats were meant for river tours only.
Reno was initially known as a railroad town, with the city’s main rail line was between Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Besides this Reno was once also the capital of gambling in the United States after the entry into force of the law of gambling in 1931. In fact, during the fifties, Reno has actually become the gambling capital of the central region of the USA.
Foxwoods Casino Resort, Connecticut
Foxwoods Casino Resort is a huge gaming and gambling complex set a few hundred yards off of I-95 in Connecticut. It has become one of the largest gambling resorts in the world and is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Native Americans. The Pequot’s status as a recognized Native American tribe affords them the right to run a gambling establishment where otherwise it would be illegal.
Casinos blanket Biloxi and offer everything from Vegas-type shows to a variety of slot machines. The facilities not only offer gambling experiences but the larger ones incorporate other services like spas, restaurants and hotels.
Palm Springs, California
With seven casinos valley-wide you can definitely find the one that’s right for you, including Morongo, The Spa, Agua Caliente, Fantasy Springs, Spotlight, Augustine, and Red Earth. Many if not all of the local casinos offer a club rewards program, point compensation for hotel stays or dining, spa services, and a lot more.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sure, Fort Lauderdale is perhaps more famous for its sun and surf…or is it? This area in South Florida has had a dramatic increase in visitors willing to be come rich while gaming. Not only can you win money inland but there are casino cruises that will take you to Bahamas or for a day trip, allowing some sun worshiping along the way.
Chicagoland, Illinois and Indiana
Gary, Indiana, on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, is on the eastern edge of the Chicago metropolitan area and is also known as Chicagoland. The region is the third-largest gambling area in the United States, behind Las Vegas and Atlantic City, as measured by casino revenue.
Truth is Detroit only has three casinos, but they are an interesting trio and surprisingly slick. The oldest casino in the city, the Greektown, is Native American-owned and dedicated to helping the economy- from time to time they even offer slot play credit to anyone who has purchased a new American made automobile. Nearby, the MGM Grand Detroit and the Motor City Casino both have more than 400 hotel rooms with all the expected comforts.
Now you know where to head to, but you still have to decide the casino games you will want to play…without spending too much money!
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