Looking for the best casinos outside of Las Vegas? You’re not alone. With 337 casinos, the Silver State is the top destination for those who love to gamble.1 But not everyone is into the bright lights of Sin City. If Las Vegas isn’t your idea of a good time but you still want to play the slots in a Vegas-style casino, you’re in luck.
Below is a list of some of the best casinos outside of Vegas attracting the most attention.
Best Casinos outside Las Vegas
Located just minutes south of Norwich, Connecticut is Mohegan Sun. Owned and operated by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest casinos in the country with more than 300,000 square feet of gaming spread over three casinos.2
In addition to 5,000 slot machines, more than 300 table games, and 42 live poker tables, and betting, Mohegan Sun also has restaurants, nightclubs, a spa, two theatres, and a 10,000-seat arena that is home to the WNBA Connecticut Suns, and a lacrosse team, the New England Black Wolves. The casino also has an 18-hole golf course and a 30,000-square foot practice facility is due to open in the spring.
After a busy day gambling, you can stay in the 34-storey, 1,200 room hotel tower or spend some money at The Shops at Mohegan Suns, a 130,000-square foot shopping destination.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Next to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Jersey is the top destination for gamers. In the Garden State, the biggest casino is the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Located on Renaissance Point and just 3.5 kilometres from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the casino covers 161,000 square feet with 3,475 slot machines, more than 250 table games, Racebook, and daily tournaments in the Poker Room—the biggest in Atlantic City.3
The Borgata Casino hotel has 2,000 guest rooms and suites, with six levels of comfort, from the 460-square foot Classic Rooms to 5,000-square foot Residences. The Borgata also contains a 54,000-square foot spa, 10 specialty boutiques, 11 restaurants, multiple entertainment venues, and four nightclubs.
French Lick Resort
Nestled in the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana, French Lick Resort is two and a half hours south of Indianapolis and three hours west of Cincinnati. The French Lick Resort has a 51,000-square foot casino with 1,000 slots, video poker, and progressive jackpots; 37 table games; a 9,500-square foot non-smoking room with live table games and 250 slots; and high-limit gaming area with slots taking denominations from $0.25 to $100.4
The French Lick Resort includes two historic hotels, the French Lick Spring and West Baden Springs Hotel. Established in 1845, French Lick Spring is a pet-friendly, 443-room hotel with heated indoor/outdoor pools, a fitness centre, casual and fine dining options, and riding stables. Built in the early 1900s, West Baden Springs Hotel features 243 luxury rooms and an atrium that spans 200 feet.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Owned by the United Auburn Indian Community, Thunder Valley is a popular destination for those visiting Northern California. Located two and a half hours east of San Francisco and half an hour north of Sacramento, the 144,500-square foot casino has over 2,500 reel and video poker machines, table games, a 340-seat live poker room, a 500-seat Bingo hall, and high-limit room where you can bet from $100 to $5,000.5
The property also has a 300-room hotel, spa, fine and casual dining, bars, clubs, and an outdoor amphitheatre.
Have You Had 30% of Your Winnings Withheld by the IRS?
Non-U.S. residents who win a significant amount of money at any casino or gaming facility in the United States (typically over $1,200) could be subject to a 30% withholding tax by the Internal Revenue Service.
For example, if you win $2,000 playing the slots, the casino will pay you $1,400. The IRS keeps the rest. That’s because the IRS considers money won at the casino, on the racetrack or sportsbook, and even game shows to be income. But, if you live in a country like Canada, which has signed a U.S. tax treaty, you may be eligible for a refund.
There are a number of countries that currently do not have a U.S. tax treaty. That said, residents of the following countries could still be eligible for a refund: Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, Mexico, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.A.E.
If you come from any of these countries, you may qualify for a refund. To see if you meet the criteria and are eligible to get some or all of your withholding tax back, contact RMS.
RMS Has Never Been Refused an Eligible Refund!
If you’ve visited the U.S., won money playing poker, the slots, or horse racing and had 30% of your winnings held back by the IRS, Refund Management Services (RMS) can help you reclaim a portion or all of your taxable winnings.
Founded by a Canadian Chartered Accountant in 1998, RMS is Canada’s most reliable and experienced gaming and casino tax refund provider. Over the years, we have helped thousands of people around the world recover taxes on their U.S. gaming wins. Best of all, we’ve never been refused an eligible refund.
Only RMS has the One Simple StepTM process with an easy online form to fill out. After you complete the form, our customer service agents take care of the rest, including processing and submitting it to the IRS. Your refund cheque gets mailed out to you as soon as your refund is approved.
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1.”Nevada Casinos,” World Casino Directory, last accessed March 1, 2016; http://www.worldcasinodirectory.com/nevada.
2.“About Mohegan Sun,” Mohegan Sun web site, last accessed March 1, 2016; http://mohegansun.com/about-mohegan-sun.html.
3.“About Us,” Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa web site, last accessed March 1, 2016;https://www.theborgata.com/about-us.
4.“French Lick Casino,” French Lick Resort web site, last accessed March 1, 2016; http://www.frenchlick.com/gaming.
5.Thunder Valley Casino Resort, thundervalleyresort.com, http://www.thundervalleyresort.com/.