The popularity of casino gambling has skyrocketed in recent years, with hundreds of casinos in destinations around the nation. According to the Committee for Economic Development, 17 of the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States have at least one casino within an hour's drive.
With so many choices for where to place your bets, 10Best needs your help picking the best casinos and casino amenities in the country. Vote for your favorites once per day until voting closes on Monday, September 17 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Las Vegas Casino
Las Vegas is home to the country's largest concentration of casinos — Photo courtesy of iStock / Paul Spicer
With more than 100 casinos to choose from, it's no wonder Las Vegas has become synonymous with gambling. Sin City is home to some of the country's top gaming establishments, each offering variety, atmosphere and big payouts.
Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas
There's plenty of quality gaming action outside Sin City — Photo courtesy of iStock / DarrenMower
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.
Best Casino Hotel
Book a room in one of these casino hotels — Photo courtesy of iStock / ozgurdonmaz
Whether you're gambling in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or somewhere in between, you not only have a choice of where to place your bets, but also where to lay your head. These 20 casino hotels offer the best of both – top-notch gaming and excellent amenities.
Best Casino Restaurant
There's nothing like a hot streak to work up an appetite — Photo courtesy of iStock / KazanovskyAndrey
Gone are the days when eating at a casino meant braving a suspicious buffet. Gaming hot spots across the nation are attracting top culinary talent to a new generation of casino restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining.
Best Players Club
Players club members earn points at slot machines and table games — Photo courtesy of iStock / shotsstudio
Loyalty has its perks, and the world of gambling is no exception. While players clubs started out as a way to reward gamblers playing slot machines, they’ve evolved into loyalty programs where players earn rewards for both gambling and spending on hotels, meals and spa treatments as well.
Remember you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, September 28.