There are many places in the United States where people can go to gamble. Because gambling is illegal in so many areas, casinos tend to cluster in areas where it is legal. This leads to resort towns that are big draws for gamblers from all over the country as well as those from abroad. Here is a look at the top five US travel destinations where you can legally gamble.
vegas1. Las Vegas
Although Macau has taken over the top spot as the biggest gambling travel destination in the world, Las Vegas still sits in the top spot in the US. People from all over the world come to Las Vegas to experience the entertainment. As well as the many casinos, there are lots of fun things to do in Las Vegas. Shows, dining, dancing, drinking and general debauchery are what Las Vegas has to offer its visitors. Although Macau may be more popular, no gambling destination is more fun than Las Vegas.
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2. Chickasaw Country
Chickasaw Country, located in Oklahoma, is a hidden gem in American’s Midwest. It is home to one of the world’s third largest casino, the famous WinStar World Casino and Resort. With plenty of entertainment for the adults, Chickasaw Country has much more in terms of entertainment. It is a cultural hub for all interested in learning more about America’s Native American heritage. The Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma is the 13th largest federally recognized tribe in the United States! But it doesn’t stop there, anyone looking for great Oklahoma hotels with nearby shipping, spas, golf and family friendly activities will find themselves at home at Chickasaw Country. This isn’t just a stop where it’s legal to gamble, it’s the whole package!
2. Southern California
Although California does not boast as many casinos as Las Vegas, it does have a lot of things to offer as a travel destination where gambling is legal. There are 58 Indian-owned casinos in southern California, which offer all the same casino games that players will find in Vegas. There are also 90 poker rooms in the state where players can play all the most popular poker games, including Texas hold ‘em. Along with enjoying all of this gambling action, people who visit southern California can see Hollywood, the beach, San Diego and hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline.
puerto3. Puerto Rico
The unofficial 51st state of the Union, Puerto Rico is legally a territory of the US. There are casinos right on the beach on this third-largest Caribbean island. Visitors can enjoy the sun and the sand, and then they can go inside beautiful casinos that exude European charm in their designs. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous weather, friendly people and delicious food help to make Puerto Rico one of the best spots to gamble in the United States.
neworleans4. New Orleans
New Orleans has always been one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. It offers some of the best food in the world as well as the unique delights of Creole culture. Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street are some of the most famous tourist draws in the world. Just a quick walk from the French Quarter, visitors to the city will find the elegant Harrah’s New Orleans casino.
atlantic5. Atlantic City
Although its glory days are gone forever, Atlantic City still has enough charm to make it a worthwhile gambling destination. It has the second-most casinos in one spot in the country behind Las Vegas. It is home to famous casinos like the Trump Taj Mahal and the Borgata. Visitors to Atlantic City will get to enjoy the ocean while they are there, and the saltwater taffy is also a particular draw. The boardwalk where most of the casinos are located is one of the most iconic places in the country.
These are five of the best travel destinations in the country where gambling is legal, but there are many more. More places are legalizing gambling all the time, and it is perhaps only a matter of time before all the travel destinations in the US will offer gambling to satisfy their customers.