You’re driving along the highway and BAM, there’s a big bottle of catsup! Or an over sized dinosaur. These larger than life roadside attractions stretch from coast to coast and as you zip by at 75 miles per hour, a thought might run through your mind, ‘I wonder what that’s all about?’
Well, we are excited to highlight a few fun Roadside Distractions of the Midwest posing as great spots to stop, gas up and stretch the legs for a bit. Enjoy!read more
It’s time to cast your votes for your favorite casinos throughout the region in our annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We want to hear your top picks fro everything from rooms and restaurants to spas and golf courses.
Plus… you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win the Ultimate Casino Getaway to the casino of your choice.
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Craps is one of the more intense and therefore more fun games in a casino. But itâ??s also among the more difficult to understand. Frank Scoblete is one of the most knowledgeable craps aficionado’s on the planet and here, he explains some of the basics of the most exciting game in the casino.
Get to know Craps!read more
Overall Score: 98.6
Property Overview: Rising Star Casino Resort is located in Southern Indiana near Cincinnati, OH. Featuring a hotel with close to 300 rooms, a pool, award-winning links-style golf course and a fantastic steakhouse (Wellington’s), this is truly a great casino getaway. The property is also located right next to the small town of Rising Sun where you will find quaint shops and diners to fill your relaxing afternoons.read more
When we sit down to play a slot machine, our task is simple: Make a bet, spin the reels and the machine takes care of the rest. Except in rare instances, there are no strategies to learn or skills to master. The flip side is that while we can’t affect the outcome in any predictable way, nor tell from the outside which games are the highest-paying, there are things we do know about slots and the casinos that operate them to get the most out of a day on the machines. Here are 10 things every slot player should know.read more
Overall Score: 100%
Property Overview: Lumiere Place Casino and Hotel is located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri and is considered one of the premier gaming properties in the city. Featuring two hotels, HotelLumiere at the Arch and a partnership with a neighboring Four Seasons Hotel that was recently named a top twenty hotel in North America, you can’t go wrong. The rooms have been recently renovated and the property features five dining option headlined by Cielo Restaurant, meaning ‘sky’ in Italian, offers traditional Italian classics accompanied by breathtaking views of the Arch and the city skyline. Add to the mix 1,700 slots, 60 table games and a 13 table poker room, and you’ve got yourself a road trip!read more
For the fourth straight year, Harrah’s New Orleans was recently named among the best hotels in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Rankings, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information. The property was recognized as one of the Best Hotels in New Orleans in its annual evaluation of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.
“We are honored that Harrah’s New Orleans has once again been recognized with a Silver badge in the U.S. News and World Report Best Hotels rankings,” said Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager. “This award would not be possible without our…read more
Overall Score: 100%
Property Overview: Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi is a resort worth visiting. The 31-story gold colored hotel features over 1,200 rooms and suites, the award-winning Chicago Steakhouse, an 800-seat theater for concerts and the Buffet Americana that will rival any buffet anywhere. The property also features an indoor pool (18 years or older only) and outdoor sun deck as well as a full-service spa.read more
2017 marks the 20-year anniversary for one of Western North Carolina’s largest employers, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. What began as a modest, video games-only casino has transformed into a modern resort complex featuring traditional slots and table games with a wide range of amenities including the largest hotel in the Carolinas.
Since opening, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has distributed over $1.3 billion in wages in addition to competitive benefits packages for its employees.read more
Overall Score: 91.5
Property Overview: Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo is located on the shores of Lake Michigan about an hour and a half east of Chicago and forty five minutes Northwest of South Bend, Indiana. This luxurious properties offers guests a variety of amenities including a hotel with over 400 rooms and suites, a luxurious spa and outdoor pool area, several restaurants headlined by Copper Rock Steakhouse and Hard Rock Café. Check the event calendar for some of the top acts in the nation appearing regularly.read more