Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas (2018)


The United States is home to more than 1,500 casinos–more than any other country on the planet. From coast to coast, gamblers have a huge range of options for where to place their bets, and not just in Las Vegas.

  • Foxwoods Resort Casino

    Foxwoods Resort Casino
    Mashantucket, Conn.

    One of two premier gaming resorts in Connecticut, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers 4,500 slot machines–ranging from penny games to $100 minimums–as well as 300 table games, high stakes Bingo at one of the world's largest Bingo halls, a race book with 50-foot digital projection screens and the largest poker room on the East Coast. Four unique hotel properties and over 30 restaurants make it easy to stay and play.
    Photo courtesy of Foxwoods Resort Casino

  • Mohegan Sun

    Mohegan Sun
    Uncasville, Conn.

    One of two gambling destination resorts in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun features three casinos: Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Wind and Casino of the Sky. The three gaming floors between them boast a whopping 5,000 slot machines, 275 table games, 42 poker tables, a race book, two smoke-free areas and Sunrise Square, an area fashioned after an Asian market that offers traditional Asian table games like Sic Bo, Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat.
    Photo courtesy of Mohegan Sun

  • Grand Sierra Resort

    Grand Sierra Resort

    Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort features an 80,000-square-foot casino brimming with slot machines, table games, Keno, a live poker room, high limit area and a 14,200-square-foot William Hill sports book with 130 TV screens. Frequent slot, blackjack, bingo and poker tournaments add to the appeal.
    Photo courtesy of Grand Sierra Resort

  • Pechanga Resort & Casino

    Pechanga Resort & Casino
    Temecula, Calif.

    The newly expanded Pechanga Resort & Casino houses California's largest casino floor, measuring 188,000 square feet. Gamblers will find more than 4,000 slots, 154 table games, a 700-seat Bingo hall and a non-smoking poker room.
    Photo courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino

  • L'Auberge Casino Resort

    L'Auberge Casino Resort
    Lake Charles, La.

    L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana sits only two hours from the Houston metro area, making it a convenient place to enjoy 70,000-square-feet of gaming space equipped with 70 table games and some 1,600 slots. The casino's High Limits Salon offers even more tables and slots with denominations up to $100, while its 2,100-square-foot, 24/7 poker room has six tables plus one semi-private high stakes table.
    Photo courtesy of L'Auberge Casino Resort

  • Harrah's Resort Southern California

    Harrah's Resort Southern California
    Valley Center, Calif.

    Bringing the Vegas experience to SoCal, the casino at Harrah's Resort Southern California features 60 table games and 1,700 slot machines, including a wide variety of video poker and Blazing 7s games. Non-smokers enjoy their own area outfitted with 100 popular machines, while a high-stakes slot room sees games with denominations up to $100.
    Photo courtesy of Harrah's Resort Southern California

  • Cactus Petes

    Cactus Petes
    Jackpot, Nev.

    Cactus Petes, a northeastern Nevada players’ playground, features a 26,000-square-foot casino outfitted with more than 600 slot machines and video poker games, two gaming pits with 20 table games, a live poker room and a William Hill sports book.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / welcomia

  • Coushatta Casino Resort

    Coushatta Casino Resort
    Kinder, La.

    The gaming floor at Louisiana’s Coushatta Casino Resort measures 100,000 square feet, making it one of the largest in the state. Players can choose from more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines, 70 table games, a 20-table poker room and a 12,000-square-foot live bingo hall.
    Photo courtesy of J.R.Ramos / Flickr

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

    Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
    Rancho Mirage, Calif.

    The Agua Caliente casino comprises 71,000 square feet of gaming space in the Coachella Valley, where players will find more than 1,400 slots (including 900 penny slots), 39 table games and a private high limit room for serious players.
    Photo courtesy of Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

  • Peppermill Resort Hotel

    Peppermill Resort Hotel

    Reno players will find one of the city's top casinos at the Peppermill Resort, where more than 1,500 slot and video poker machines and 48 table games await. The casino also features a Keno lounge, luxurious poker room and a sports theater with 61 big-screen HDTVs.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

The top 10 winners in the Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas category are as follows:

  1. Foxwoods Resort Casino - Mashantucket, Conn.
  2. Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Conn.
  3. Grand Sierra Resort - Reno
  4. Pechanga Resort & Casino - Temecula, Calif.
  5. L'Auberge Casino Resort - Lake Charles, La.
  6. Harrah's Resort Southern California - Valley Center, Calif.
  7. Cactus Petes - Jackpot, Nev.
  8. Coushatta Casino Resort - Kinder, La.
  9. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  10. Peppermill Resort Hotel - Reno

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Steve Bourie (American Casino Guide), Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic ( and Michael Shackleford ( were chosen for their knowledge of the casino industry.

Congratulations to all these winning casinos.

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