When it comes to beating the odds in the casino, sometimes the best strategy is to make your casino getaway less about the gambling, and more about pampering yourself and enjoying the amenities offered. While the casino’s may not like to hear us say that, they wouldn’t build these luxurious spas, indoor pools, concert venues and more if they didn’t feel their guests would utilize them. In our opinion, it is the amenities like these that sway visitation, and encourage us visit time and time again, and for G&D to continue to write about them in our articles.

We are excited to feature a few of the premium casinos around the region that are sure bets for not only great gambling, but also awesome indoor amenities.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, Mississippi) – BeauRivage.com228-386-7111

From world-class dining, shopping, entertainment, spa services, casino gaming and luxurious accommodations, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino brings a Las Vegas-style full-service destination resort to Coastal Mississippi. By offering so many world-class amenities all under one roof, guests can arrive, check-in and never the leave the premises. Whether coming for action or simply to relax, Beau Rivage offers guests a host of indoor amenities to entertain anyone!

The professional staff at The Spa at Beau Rivage understands that getaways are more than a trip… they’re a state of mind. From the moment you arrive at The Spa, you will immerse yourself in the ultimate relaxation, entertainment and recreational experience. This is where Southern hospitality meets total spa sophistication and provides a world-class, indulgent experience unique to the Gulf Coast. From the state-of-the-art equipment to the exceptionally tranquil spa sanctuary, our spa will leave you feeling rejuvenated and revived with intimate treatment rooms and attractively designed shared spaces. Spa facilities include a comprehensive coed fitness area with cardiovascular, circuit training and weight machines, as well as men’s and women’s saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools and lockers and showers.

Also new at Beau Rivage is the state-of-the-art TAP Book, Bar & Bistreaux, your best bet to catch all your favorite sporting events. You can’t go wrong with more than 100 screens scattered throughout the area, including a massive 24-foot wide by 14-foot tall video wall, 15 beers on tap, more than 45 handcrafted bottled beer selections, and an all-star menu featuring the award-winning Landmass Burger, voted “Best of the Fest” at the 2019 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

For golfers looking to stay fresh over the winter, be sure to check out the new Topgolf Swing Suite and Black Clover Lounge for a one-of-a kind virtual golf. The swing suite is the first of its kind on the Gulf Coast and the Black Clover Lounge is a nice added benefit of the area.

When the sun goes down at The Beau, entertainments lights up at the 1,550-seat Beau Rivage Theatre. Considered to be one of the best-equipped theaters in the country, you will find headlining bands and seasonal production shows just about every weekend. The upcoming concert and performance calendar includes Christmas in the Air (Dec. 14-27), Alice Cooper (Nov. 9), Kenny G (Nov 15), Family Feud Celebrity Edition (Nov. 16 & 17), Terry Fator: A Very Terry Christmas (Nov. 23), Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas (Nov. 29), Michael Carbonaro Live! (Nov. 30), The Nutcracker (Dec. 8) and A Christmas with Aaron Neville (Dec. 13).

Gold Strike Casino Resort

Gold Strike Casino Resort (Tunica, Mississippi) – GoldStrike.com662-357-1111 

The newest all-star in the Gold Strike lineup is Moneyline Book, Bar & Grill where guests can enjoy the ultimate sports watching and wagering experience. Greeted by two 16-foot wide by 9-foot tall video displays and other televisions scattered throughout the area, you won’t miss a play all day! When you’re ready to lay down some action, your only a few steps away from the Race & Sports Book where you can wager, and then watch, your key games in one of several tiered dining and seating areas, each offering prime sports viewing angles throughout the

6,000-square-foot space. Two elevated VIP areas create a viewing experience unrivaled in the Mid-South and feature their own service “at-the-touch-of-a-button,” allowing guests to order another beer without leaving their seat. Like its sister property, Beau Rivage, guests can also enjoy a state-of-the-art Topgolf Swing Suite offering a one-of-a-kind virtual golf experience that will add another level of excitement to your night.

Gold Strike also boast an indoor pool and hot tub with rock features and a waterfall that offer a grotto-like design and is adjacent to a fitness area. Kick back and relax and enjoy the sounds of water and rejuvenation.

When you’re ready for some music, the concert calendar is always full at the Millennium Theatre, Gold Strike’s 800-seat concert venue that hosts a wide array of production shows and headline acts. The acoustics are great and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Some of the upcoming acts include Trace Adkins (Nov. 2), Travis Tritt (Nov. 15) and a Terry Fator: A Very Terry Christmas (Nov. 23).

IP Casino Resort & Spa

IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, Mississippi) – IPBiloxi.com – 228-436-3000

You can’t miss the 32-story towering presence of IP Casino from just about anywhere in Biloxi. Known for great gambling, excellent entertainment and delectable dining, guests will find satisfaction around every corner, including a luxurious spa and state-of-the-art concert venue. Senses Spa and Salon takes you on a journey far beyond your expectations with treatments inspired by nature and brought to you in a simple and elegant surrounding. From the Signature Aqua Treatments to the natural and effective skin care services; everything is centered around your enjoyment. Senses also offers a variety of couple’s treatments to indulge your senses with your someone special. The property also has one of the best concert venues in the region with Studio A where some of the biggest acts in the industry perform in the two-story auditorium.



Hollywood Casino Tunica

Hollywood Casino & Hotel Tunica (Robinsonville, Mississippi) – HollywoodCasinoTunica.com

Hollywood Casino in Tunica offers just that, a flare of Hollywood mixed with some great gambling, dining and of course, relaxing. Be sure to check out the Spa Around the Corner and come ready to relax and renew you. Enhance your gaming experience with one of the many indulgent services offered, including a variety of massage options, body treatments, facials, and the new Himalayan Halo Therapy. Here, you’ll see that there’s more to Hollywood than gaming and dining – and you’ll be glad you came. Also check out their all new indoor pool area!



Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels

Lumiere Place Casino & Hotels (St. Louis, Missouri) – LumierePlace.com

Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis in the shadow of the famous Gateway Arch, Hotel Lumiere and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis both set the standard for luxury and service. Offering a modern and contemporary oasis in a charming and historic city. The Spa at Four Seasons offers guests 12,000-square-feet of luxury with tranquil treatment rooms, steam rooms, whirlpools, a couple’s suite, a full-service salon and a 25,000 square-foot roof top Sky Terrace with a heated pool when in season and amazing views of the Arch. Hotel Lumiere offers a heated indoor pool for off-season months.

The spa is open seven days a week and the outdoor pool is heated year-round – there is always something to do and ways to relax at the Lumiere Entertainment complex, be sure to check it out!



Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (Cherokee, North Carolina) – 828-497-7777 

Located in the heart of the Smokey Mountains, Harrah’s Cherokee offers an array of outdoor and indoor activities. The stunning 21-story hotel is home to 1,108 rooms offering breathtaking views and home to Mandara Spa and a 3,000-seat entertainment center. The name Mandara comes from a Sanskrit legend about the gods’ quest to find the secret to eternal youth and beauty. At Mandara Spa, guests will feel young and beautiful and let their thoughts drift away while indulging in luxurious services including facials, massages, body therapy and more.

These time-honored therapies, combined with European methods and natural elements, meld together to provide the most unique and indulgent spa treatment.


FireKeepers Casino Hotel

FireKeepers Casino Hotel (Battle Creek, Michigan) – FireKeepersCasino.com877-352-8777 

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is the place to be if you are ready to gamble, dine, relax and enjoy top entertainment. The property is home to a great casino with the latest slots and table games as well as a 26-table poker room, but that’s not all! The property also offers guests an event center with top entertainment, a luxurious indoor pool area and a sensational spa. The 2,100 seat event center hosts concerts ranging from classic rock to country, comedy to contemporary and more in a comfortable and intimate setting. Also be sure to find time for yourself and indulge in some R&R at the luxurious pool and spa area that provides something for everyone including a sauna, whirlpool and steam room. FireKeepers is the premier entertainment destination in the Midwest with great Vegas-style gaming, multiple award-winning restaurants and rockin’ event center, FireKeepers is a do-it-all destination. Be sure to make a visit soon


Island Resort & Casino

Island Resort and Casino (Harris, Michigan) – IslandResortandCasino.com

Island Resort and Casino is your total resort destination. From the moment you step onto the property you will quickly realize there is no reason to leave. Guests can enjoy the full-service spa, two championship golf courses, six delicious dining options and a full Vegas-style gaming floor, including a Bingo Hall and Poker Room, literally there is something for everyone on your trip. The pool is one of the only saltwater pools in the area and in conjunction with the steam room, sauna and shower rooms, the area offers resort and spa guests a perfect oasis. Speaking of the spa, you can’t go wrong with the tranquil Drift Spa. As soon as you step off the elevator into the spa area, your body will transform into a newly found sense of calm and tranquility. The nature-based treatments and skilled therapists will help you relax, refresh and restore mind- body-synergy. For an even more enhanced experience, spa guests are invited to relax in the tranquility rooms, co-ed sauna and separate steam rooms. Embracing the healing traditions of Native American healers, the Drift Spa is dedicated to mind, body and spirit renewal. Lastly, when it comes time for world-class entertainment, Island Resort has you covered there too. The state-of-the-art Island Showroom features headline acts in a 1,315-seat theatre-style showroom providing an up close and personal performance. Be sure to check out their website for upcoming entertainment and get the latest on promotions and other special events. See you soon on the Island!


Rhythm City Casino Resort (Davenport, Iowa) – RhythmCityCasino.com844-852-4386 

Rhythm City Casino Resort is one of the gaming gems of Iowa, and their indoor amenities prove that. The Spa is the place for pampering and offers spa treatments that are not only luxuries but essential elements of your well-being and balanced living. Relax stressed muscles, nourish overworked skin, renew tired hands and feet and refresh your look with one of their many spa services. The high-end bathroom and vanity area, spa services corridor and the lavish lounge are all designed with your peace in mind. Take your time and relax prior to or after your scheduled spa treatment and all the areas in the spa are spacious so your journey can be one of your own, if you choose, or shared with friends.

When it comes to entertainment, Rhythm City has you covered there too. The Event Center is a 2,200-seat venue that has hosted headliners such as Air Supply, Clint Black, Wayne Newton, Cheech & Chong and more. When it comes to an all-around getaway, Rhythm City is a sure bet.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Treasure Island Resort & Casino (Welch, Michigan) – TICasino.com800-222-7077 

When the weather turns cold, Treasure island heats up. Featuring almost 800 rooms and suites, a spa, entertainment venue, indoor water park and great dining, Treasure Island will cure any winter blues you might have. Indulge your senses with a pampering treatment from Wave Spa with a variety of staple spa services including facials, massages, haircuts, colors and pedicures.

To make things even better, you can enjoy a cocktail while you get your nails done with their Manicures & Martinis special. Guest can also Splish and splash away at The Lagoon, the properties indoor water park! The Lagoon has two water slides, a zero-depth entry pool, a lazy river that loops around the park and an activity pool with basketball hoops and a family friendly warm tub.

Adults can enjoy a separate section with hot tubs and the Barefoot Bar, where they can swim up to their favorite refreshment without ever leaving the water.


We hope you enjoyed our run down of some great gaming getaways and their indoor amenities. Be sure to call ahead, reserve your spot in the spa, and let the good times roll! Enjoy!






Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort