Southern & Midwest Top Slot Floors

Mon 3 Jan 2011 (nwbGoldStrike3017.jpg) Photo by Nathan W Berry. Gold Strike Casino Resort.

With slot play at an all-time high, casinos are raising the bar when it comes to insuring their guests are comfortable and feeling lucky. If you ask a slot player what makes a great slot floor, they will likely suggest features such as wide aisles between machines, upbeat background music, high ceilings and good ventilation so they don’t have to play in a smoke filled box. They also like great cocktail service and convenient restaurants located near the floor.

This year’s Top Slot Floors consists of properties that portray many of these features and should be on every slot players list to visit.

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North Star Mohican Casino Resort Welcoming Two New Acts

Rock and roll icon Eddie Money is set to perform on Friday, March 23rd. Come see this legendary rocker belt out all of your favorite hits including “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Baby Hold On.”

On Friday, May 11th, multi-Grammy nominated Country artist, Trace Adkins, will perform on the Event Center stage at the North Star Mohican Casino Resort.

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Two Great Acts Coming to North Star Mohican Casino Resort

BETHEL, NY – AUGUST 02: Peter Cetera Performs With The Hudson Valley Philharmonic In Concert at Bethel Woods Art Center on August 2, 2015 in Bethel, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)

Known as the “Midwest’s Friendliest Casino,” North Star Mohican Casino Resort presents legendary musical icon Peter Cetera and comedian Charlie Berens. Mark your calendars for back-to-back weekends of performances you won’t want to miss.

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Treasure Island Resort and Casino: Onward and Upward

Treasure Island Resort and Casino is one of the Midwest’s premier gaming destinations. With the recent addition of more than 300 rooms, the venue is now the second-largest hotel in Minnesota with 788 rooms, and the property is ready to host gaming enthusiasts and cater to their every desire.

What started as a bingo parlor out in 1984 has evolved into a true family resort featuring a 40,000-square-foot Lagoon water park, indoor and outdoor national entertainment, award-winning dining and more.

We caught up with Treasure Island’s General Manager, Michael Heavner, to talk about the history of the property, the brand new expansion and what the team does to insure customer satisfaction at every level.

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Getting to Know North Star Mohican Casino Resort

(Bowler, WI) You have likely heard North Star Mohican Casino Resort talked about as the “Friendliest Casino” or seen the advertisements on your television set, letting you know “there’s more of what you’re looking for” at North Star Mohican Casino Resort. Maybe you have stopped in to see a show in the Event Center, enjoyed one of our buffets in The Longhouse or seen one of the comedy shows in the Joker’s Corner Comedy Club, but perhaps you have not noticed all of the enhancements to the facility. There really is more of what you’re looking for at North Star Mohican Casino Resort and North Star has been hard at work on a number of new initiatives, making each and every guest’s visits more enjoyable, more convenient and yes, even more green!

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Great Getaways for Gamblers

Gamblers love glamorous vacation spots where they can try to win their fortunes while enjoying other luxuries such as great entertainment, delicious food, lavish accommodations, spas, golfing, and even beaches. Gamblers can go to any bar with a slot machine in their hometown anytime, but the real fun and excitement comes from getting to go on an amazing vacation and traveling the world to visit some of the best gambling resorts and casinos.

We are excited to unveil a few of our favorites for you to consider this year.

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Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal with Mr. Las Vegas

When it comes to Las Vegas, no one knows the city better than Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. Known as an American icon, Newton has performed with the biggest names in show business including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. Making his Las Vegas debut in the 1950’s, he has played over 20,000 shows and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Gaming and Destinations recently caught up with the star himself and talked about everything from his early years as a performer to one day attending the Kentucky Derby. He is certainly one of a kind and we highly recommend making it a point to check out his show on your next Vegas visit.

Enjoy the interview!

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Video Poker Versus Table Poker: Similar Name, Different Game

Not too long ago I was heading for my favorite bank of video poker (VP) machines when my friend asked why I didn’t play “real poker” in the card room. This, of course, wasn’t the first time a nose was subtly turned up regarding the felt game’s “superiority” to step-daughter, video poker. I honestly feel no need to get defensive about VP, but must say they are very different games and neither one is entitled to #special bragging rights.

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