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Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas: Barona Resort & Casino wins reader vote

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San Diego casino offers 2,500 slots, 120 table games

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. 

  • Barona Resort & Casino
    Lakeside, Calif.

    Barona Resort & Casino, known as one of San Diego’s best casinos, boasts 2,500 loose slots, 120 table games, a collection of acclaimed restaurants and casual eateries plus game side dining, a hotel, Spa Barona and the award-winning, 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club.
    Photo courtesy of Barona 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

  • 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

  • Grand Sierra Resort
    Reno

    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

  • 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

  • Encore Boston Harbor Resort
    Everett, Mass.

    The casino at Encore Boston Harbor brings more than 3,100 slot machines, 144 table games and 88 poker tables to the Mystic riverfront. The two-floor casino space features 40-foot ceilings and Red Rubino glass chandeliers for an open and airy atmosphere.
    Photo courtesy of Encore Boston Harbor Resort

  • Resorts World Catskills
    Monticello, N.Y.

    The 100,000-square-foot casino floor at Resorts World Catskills offers players their choice of 150 table games, 1,600 slots, a 20-table nonsmoking poker room with USB charging ports at every seat and high limit salon privets.
    Photo courtesy of Resorts World Catskills

  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
    Reno

    Gamblers at the tropical themed Atlantis Casino in Reno 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 outfitted with a self-service bar and flat screen TVs.
    Photo courtesy of Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

  • Turning Stone Resort Casino
    Verona, N.Y.

    This Upstate New York casino comprises some 120,000 square feet of gaming space, with 85 table games, 1,175 slot machines in denominations ranging from one cent to 25 dollars, a 24-seat Keno lounge, 32-table poker room with phone chargers an wifi, and one of the nation’s best bingo halls.
    Photo courtesy of Turning Stone Resort Casino

  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
    Biloxi, Miss.

    Reopened in 2006 after undergoing a major renovation, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi rises 32 stories above the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 3.2 million square-foot hotel, the largest in the Southeast to receive the AAA Four Diamond award, boasts an 85,000-square-foot casino with 83 table games, 1,945 slot machines and a 16-table poker room. High rollers will find a high-limit slot room as well as a luxury salon with 11 high-limits blackjack tables.
    Photo courtesy of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

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

  1. Barona Resort & Casino - Lakeside, Calif.
  2. Foxwoods Resort Casino - Mashantucket, Conn.
  3. Pechanga Resort Casino - Temecula, Calif.
  4. Grand Sierra Resort - Reno
  5. Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Conn.
  6. Encore Boston Harbor Resort - Everett, Mass.
  7. Resorts World Catskills - Monticello, N.Y.
  8. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno
  9. Turning Stone Resort Casino - Verona, N.Y.
  10. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Biloxi, Miss.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning casinos!

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