- The two highest-rated casinos in the United States, according to TripAdvisor reviews, are both in Las Vegas and owned by the same company.
- The lowest score in the top 50, Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, still gets five-star reviews nearly half of the time.
- The ranking of the 50 best casinos in the US was based on the proportion of five-star reviews each casino got on TripAdvisor.
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Casinos want gamblers to have a five-star good time.
An abundance of slot machines, free drinks, luxury suites, clubs, pools, concerts, and golf courses aim to keep people betting, and to keep them coming back. If the space feels like a refuge, people feel a stronger desire to gamble, casino design experts told the New Y orker.
Some casinos are better at it than others. Wynn Casino and Encore at Wynn, the two highest-rated casinos in the United States, are in Las Vegas and are owned by the same company.
Based on data from 360,781 TripAdvisor reviews, here are the top 50 casinos in the United States, ranked by their proportion of five-star reviews.
50. Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, Iowa: 49.26% five-star reviews
Harrah’s got 1,224 five-star reviews out of 2,485.
The casino first opened in 1996, and has 580 gaming machines and 18 table games. In 2013, it moved its casino from a gaming boat called “The Kanesville Queen” onto land, taking over space that used to be for its convention room.
49. Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey: 49.32% five-star reviews
Caesars got 7,841 five-star reviews out of 15,898.
It was the second casino to open in Atlantic City in 1979. It has 135 table games, more than 3,000 slot machines, and 1,100 rooms.
48. Agua Caliente Casino and Hotel in Rancho Mirage, California: 49.53% five-star reviews
Agua Caliente got 368 five-star reviews out of 743.
The casino, which opened in 2001, has 39 table games and 1,400 gaming machines. In 2019, the owners, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, announced plans to build a 10,000-seat arena for ice hockey and concerts. It’s expected to be completed in 2021.
47. Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi: 50.91% five-star reviews
Horseshoe Casino, part of the Caesars brand, got 1,733 five-star reviews out of 3,404.
The casino opened in 1995, and has 1,271 gaming machines and 70 table games. It’s facing less local competition after three casinos in Tunica closed since 2014, due to a lack of revenue. Six casinos are still operating in the county. The closures are reportedly due to an expanding industry in neighbouring Arkansas.
46. IP Casino Resort & Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi: 51.38% five-star reviews
IP Casino got 1,007 five-star reviews out of 1,960.
45. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida: 51.61% five-star reviews
Seminole got 803 five-star reviews out of 1,556.
The casino, which opened in 2004, has 179 table games and 4,100 gaming machines. In May 2019, it’s looking to hire 1,200 new employees due to nearly finishing a $US700 million expansion. The expansion includes a new 15-story hotel tower and 1,000 more slot machines.
44. Prescott Resort & Conference Center in Prescott, Arizona: 51.75% five-star reviews
Prescott got 399 five-star reviews out of 771.
43. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida: 52.34% five-star reviews
Seminole got 1,519 five-star reviews out of 2,902.
The casino, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, might soon be climbing the list. In October 2019, it plans to open a $US1.5 billion expansion, including a 36-story “guitar hotel”, which it claims is a world first.
42. Soaring Eagle Casino & Restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Michigan: 53.4% five-star reviews
Soaring Eagle Casino got 660 five-star reviews out of 1,236.
The casino, which is run by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, has 60 table games and 3,330 gaming machines. The casino made the news in January 2019 when a deer smashed through a window and knocked down an old woman. The last record of the deer was that it was confined, while “staff was waiting for someone to come in and shoot it.”
41. The Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey: 53.95% five-star reviews
The Borgata got 1,270 five-star reviews out of 2,354.
The casino opened in 2003, and offers 186 table games and 3,000 gaming machines. It is one of Atlantic City’s largest hotels and its top grossing casino, with sports betting making up a big chunk of its revenue.
40. Aliante Casino, Hotel and Spa in North Las Vegas, Nevada: 54.6% five-star reviews
Aliante Casino got 784 five-star reviews out of 1,436.
39. Eldorado Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada: 54.89% five-star reviews
Eldorado got 6,033 five-star reviews out of 10,991.
The resort has 815 hotel rooms, nine restaurants, and 1,100 slot machines. In 2018, James Bryant, a 52-year-old assistant manager at Eldorado, was killed when he tried to stop a disgruntled gambler who was leaving with chips he had just lost. The gambler punched him in the face and he collapsed and later died.
38. Deadwood Gulch Resort in Deadwood, South Dakota: 55.24% five-star reviews
Gulch got 511 five-star reviews out of 925.
The casino, which opened in 1990, has 95 gaming machines. Casinos helped save the small town, made famous by the HBO television show “Deadwood.” After struggling for years, the town decided to legalise gambling in 1989. It was the third venue in the US to permit legal wagering. As soon as it was legalised, the town experienced a boom, with 80 casinos opening in the first year. The town even reenacted a western and fired guns to celebrate the beginning of its gambling main street.
37. Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi: 56.4% five-star reviews
Harrah’s got 3,150 five-star reviews out of 5,585.
The casino replaced Grand Casino Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 13 casinos along US highway 90. In 2015, Harrah’s owner, Caesars entertainment, filed for bankruptcy, but the Gulf Coast location remained open.
36. FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan: 56.78% five-star reviews
FireKeepers got 268 five-star reviews out of 472.
The casino opened in 2009 and has 2,900 slot machines and 70 table games. Firekeepers pays 2% of its annual revenue from electronic games to the government. Since it opened, it has paid $US49 million to the local government and $US143.8 million to the state.
35. Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut: 57.52% five-star reviews
Mohegan Sun got 2,001 five-star reviews out of 3,479.
The casino opened in 1996 and has 1,563 hotel rooms, 45 restaurants and bars, and a 300,000-square-foot space for gaming. In 2018, it was reported that MGM Springfield, a new casino, was hurting its profits. The Mohegan brought in $US275 million in the quarter ending in September 2018, $US9 million less than in the same period in 2017, Boston.com reported.
34. Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona: 57.92% five-star reviews
Twin Arrows got 625 five-star reviews out of 1,079.
The casino, which opened in 2013, has 12 table games and 1,100 gaming machines. In 2018, it was the first casino in the state to start using a robot in its security team to patrol the facility. The robot can read licence plates, record and send footage, serve as an intercom, play messages, and detect human movement, ABC 15 reported.
33. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware: 57.95% five-star reviews
Dover Downs got 725 five-star reviews out of 1,251.
As well as 500 hotel rooms, 41 table games, and 2,300 slot machines, the casino has a .625-mile harness horse racing track, and is beside an international speedway that holds Nascar racing. In 2019, it moved its poker tables to the casino floor, meaning it no longer has a poker room.
32. L’Auberge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 58.69% five-star reviews
L’Auberge got 314 five-star reviews out of 535.
The casino opened in 2005, and has 70 table games and 1,600 gaming machines. The hotel faces out onto the Mississippi River, with a rooftop pool and 995 rooms. Players can even smoke and game right on the river.
31. Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada: 58.84% five star reviews
The Bellagio got 11,670 five stars out of 19,834.
The casino opened in 1998 and was inspired by Bellagio, a town on Lake Como in Italy. At the time, for $US1.6 billion, it was the most expensive hotel ever built. It has 136 table games and 2,300 gaming machines.
30. Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan: 58.88% five-star reviews
Four Winds got 348 five-star reviews out of 591.
The casino opened in 2007, and has 415 luxury rooms, 66 table games, and 3,000 slot machines. It’s run by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The casino made the news in 2017 when a “Dr. Phil” guest was charged with destroying some of its property, including breaking a television and punching holes in the walls.
29. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada: 59.48% five-star reviews
Hyatt Regency got 1,813 five-star reviews out of 3,048.
Along with a view of Lake Tahoe, the casino has 260 slot machines and 16 table games. In 2017, its casino got a $US5 million upgrade, including scenic murals, new gaming machines, carpets, and lighting.
28. Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack in Wheeling, West Virginia: 60.07% five-star reviews
Wheeling Island Casino got 1,104 five-star reviews out of 1,838.
The casino offers greyhound racing, 1,100 slot machines, and 151 hotel rooms. In April 2019, the owners of the casino filed a lawsuit against the company that provided them with a sports betting app, after it went offline for at least 2 months. They’re alleging fraud and misrepresentation.
27. French Lick Springs Resort in French Lick, Indiana: 60.23% five-star reviews
French Lick got 904 five-star votes out of 1,501.
26. MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan: 60.34% five-star reviews
MGM Grand got 963 five-star reviews out of 1,596.
25. Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada: 60.76% five-star reviews
Grand Sierra got 4,609 five-star reviews out of 7,585.
The casino has more than 1,900 hotel rooms, and an 80,000-square-foot casino floor, which is northern Nevada’s largest. It also boasts the region’s only celebrity chef restaurant: Charlie Palmer Steak.
24. Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner, California: 60.93%
Harrah’s got 6,995 five-star reviews out of 11,480.
To differentiate the casino from its competition, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians renamed the area “Funner” in 2017, and actor David Hasselhof was inaugurated as mayor. The name change is meant to reflect the casino’s mission, which is to raise visitor’s levels of fun.
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) May 16, 2017
23. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi: 61.98% five-star reviews
Hard Rock got 1,656 five-star reviews out of 2,672.
The casino has 50 table games and 1,300 slot machines. It was nearly ready for its grand opening in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit, but it was so damaged that it didn’t end opening until 2007. A $US1 million jackpot drought was broken on a slot machine here in 2018.
22. Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada: 62.01% five-star reviews
Aria got 18,399 five-star reviews out of 29,669.
The casino, which opened in 2009, has 150 table games and 2,000 gaming machines. It was described as possibly being “the most technologically advanced hotel ever built” due to smart rooms that turn amenities on and off, and the fact that it stores data about guest preferences for later visits. It’s the most reviewed casino in the top 50.
21. Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada: 62.16% five-star reviews
Caesars got 13,209 five-star reviews out of 21,250.
The casino opened in 1966. It was one of the first on the Las Vegas Strip. It has more than 4,000 rooms, suites, and villas. Its theatre housed singers like Liberace, Diana Ross and Tony Bennett, before it was rebuilt as “the colosseum” for Celine Dion to perform, with seating for 4,300. It’s also where “The Hangover” was filmed.
20. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada: 62.62% five-star reviews
The Cosmopolitan got 5,993 five-star reviews out of 9,570.
The casino opened in 2010. It has 3,027 rooms, an 110,000-square-foot casino, and Marquee, the top earning nightclub in the US in 2012. It is not affiliated with Cosmopolitan Magazine, and had to slightly alter its name after Hearst Corp. sued.
19. Harrah’s in Cherokee, North Carolina: 62.98% five-star reviews
Harrah’s got 16,784 five-star reviews out of 26,649 reviews.
It opened in 1997 and was North Carolina’s first casino. It has 1,108 rooms and because of an agreement with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the casino’s gambling requires skill or dexterity in everything, including the slot machines.
18. The Greenbier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: 63.3% five-star reviews
The Greenbier got 1,944 five-star reviews out of 3,071.
The casino opened in 2010, and has 35 table games and 320 gaming machines. The hotel, which the casino is in, was built in 1858 and has since hosted 27 US presidents. There’s also an emergency bunker beneath the hotel, which was built for members of Congress in case of disaster, which visitors can now tour.
17. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, Nevada: 64.49% five-star reviews
Peppermill got 7,578 five-star reviews out of 11,750.
16. The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada: 64.63% five-star reviews
The Venetian got 18,862 five-star reviews out of 29,183.
The casino, which opened in 1999, has 159 table games and 1,247 gaming machines. Along with gambling, it has replica canals and 25-foot marble columns in its lobby that were imported from Italy. It’s the second-most reviewed casino in the top 50.
15. Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana: 64.74% five-star reviews
Margaritaville got 1,849 five-star reviews out of 2,856.
The casino, which opened in 2013, has more than 1,200 slots and 50 table games. It provides an “island-style escape” and is situated on Bossier City’s boardwalk by the Red River. The resort is one of Jimmy Buffett’s many locations based on his song of the same name.
14. The M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nevada: 65.36% five-star reviews
The M got 1,047 five-star reviews out of 1,602.
13. Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona: 65.67% five-star reviews.
Casino Del Sol got 794 five-star reviews out of 1,209.
The casino, which is run by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, opened in 2011. It has 22 table games and 1,300 gaming machines. In 2018, work began on a new six-story hotel, with an additional 151 rooms planned.
12. Horseshoe in Bossier City, Louisiana: 66.75% five-star reviews
Horseshoe got 5,395 five-star reviews out of 8,082.
The casino, which opened in 1994, has 68 table games and 1,500 gaming machines. It was the first Horseshoe casino to be built outside of Las Vegas.
11. The Cromwell in Las Vegas, Nevada: 66.76% five-star reviews
The Cromwell got 3,611 five-star reviews out of 5,409.
The casino, which opened in 2014, has 66 table games and 440 gaming machines. Drai’s nightclub, on the roof of the casino, is a big draw card.
10. Seven Feathers Hotel in Canyonville, Oregon: 67.25% five-star reviews
Seven Feathers got 3,438 five-star reviews out of 5,112.
The casino has 26 table games and 900 gaming machines. It is run by the Cow Creek Bank of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. In 2015, it laid off about 10% of its workforce due to the recession and dealing with new types of gamblers.
9. Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington: 67.8% five-star reviews
Northern Quest got 339 five-star reviews out of 500.
8. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada: 69.65% five-star reviews
Atlantis Casino got 4,059 five star reviews out of 5,828.
The casino, which opened in 1993, has 40 table games and 1,463 gaming machines. The spa is 30,000 square feet. In June 2019, the casino made the local news when a man barricaded himself in a bathroom with wire cutters, and the police were required to get him out.
7. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania: 69.84% five-star reviews
The Lady Luck Casino at the Nemacolin Woodlands got 2,126 five-star reviews out of 3,044.
Pennsylvania’s only casino in the top 50, it opened in 2013, and has 28 table games and 600 gaming machines. It is now free to enter the casino, but up until June 2019, guests were charged $US10 on entry.
6. The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada: 70.08% five-star reviews
The Palazzo got 12,378 five-star reviews out of 17,663.
The casino, which opened in 2007, has 159 table games and 2,700 gaming machines. It’s one of 10 Las Vegas casinos on this list. The Palazzo also has an 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York, along with other shops.
5. Harrah’s in New Orleans, Louisiana: 70.42% five-star reviews
Harrah’s got 5,653 five-star reviews out of 8,028.
The casino, which opened in 1999, has 105 table games and 1,500 gaming machines. In May 2019, Harrah’s won a 30-year extension for its licence. It has plans to invest $US325 million to build a hotel with 340 rooms, and to give the casino an upgrade.
4. WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma: 72.03% five-star reviews
Winstar got 5,481 five-star reviews out of 7,609.
The casino, which opened in 2004, has 400,000 square feet of gaming space, making it the largest in the US. In 2018, the casino made headlines when scaffolding collapsed at its entrance before a Backstreet Boys’ concert due to bad weather. A dozen people were injured.
3. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi: 73.37% five-star reviews
Beau Rivage got 7,967 five-star reviews out of 10,858.
The casino, which opened in 1999, has 110 table games and 1,800 gaming machines. It’s the tallest building in Mississippi, and has 1,780 rooms with 95 luxury suites. Its name means “beautiful shore,” and was reportedly planned for the Bellagio in Las Vegas, but the developer decided the Biloxi waterfront was more fitting.
2. Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada: 74.41% five-star reviews
Encore got 12,997 five-star reviews out of 17,466.
The resort has 2,034 suites and a 60,000-square-foot beach club.The casino has 850 slot machines and 110 tables games. In April 2019, the casino removed its head of security after he admitted to spying on employees.
TripAdvisor reviews mention “beautiful rooms” with “floor to ceiling windows” and “attentive staff.”
1. The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada: 75% five-star reviews
The Wynn got 18,874 five-star reviews out of 25,166.
The highest-rated casino in the US has 110,000 square feet filled with slot machines and more than 165 table games. It also has 2,716 rooms. Together with Encore at Wynn, which came in at No. 2, it boasts more Forbes Travel Guide five-star awards than any independent hotel company in the world.
A lot of TripAdvisor reviews mentioned the “gracious” staff, rooms with “amazing views”, and an ambiance of “pure luxury.”
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