G&D’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Revealed!

The results are in…and Gaming and Destinations is excited to announce this year’s Top Casinos for everything from rooms and suites to entertainment and eats! 

This year, our Readers’ Choice Awards had over 40,000 votes from gaming enthusiasts throughout the region letting us know their favorite casinos to stay and play.

We hope you enjoy reading through this year’s awards, and perhaps visit a few on you next gambling adventure!

Congratulations to all of the winning properties on a job well done! These awards show that your hard work to satisfy your customers is unprecedented and noticed by all!

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2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – Michigan Winners

Midwest Gaming’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Michigan Award Winners

Best Overall Property
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
2. MGM Grand Detroit
3. Island Resort & Casino

Best Suites
1. MGM Grand Detroit
2. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
3. Firekeepers Casino Hotel

Best Rooms
1. Firekeepers Casino Hotel
2. MGM Grand Detroit
3. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo

Best Casino Floor
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Spa
2. Gun Lake Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Poker Room
1. Firekeepers Casino Hotel
2. MGM Grand Detroit
3. Island Resort & Casino

Best Restaurant
1. Island Resort & Casino
2. Gun Lake Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Buffet
1. MGM Grand Detroit
2. Gun Lake Casino
3. Firekeepers Casino Hotel

Best Spa
1. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
2. Firekeepers Casino Hotel
3. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Best Pool
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
2. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
3. Island Resort & Casino

Best Golf Course
1. Island Resort & Casino
2. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
3. Bay Mills Resort & Casino

Best Entertainment
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
2. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
3. Firekeepers Casino Hotel

Best Entertainment Venue
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
2. Firekeepers Casino Hotel
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Nightlife
1. MGM Grand Detroit
2. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
3. Gun Lake Casino

Best Theme
1. Island Resort & Casino
2. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
3. Gun Lake Casino

Best Casino Personnel
1. Island Resort & Casino
2. Gun Lake Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Customer Service
1. Four Winds Casino New Buffalo
2. Island Resort & Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Advertising
1. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
2. Island Resort & Casino
3. MGM Grand Detroit

Best Players Club
1. MGM Grand Detroit
2. Island Resort & Casino
3. Firekeepers Casino Hotel

2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – Mid-South Winners

Southern Gaming’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Mid-South (Includes central & Southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama)

Best Overall Property
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. Pearl River Resort
3. Wind Creek Casino Atmore

Best Suites
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. L’Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
3. Wind Creek Casino Atmore

Best Rooms
1. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
2. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
3. Cypress Bayou

Best Casino Floor
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Best Poker Room
1. Pearl River Resort
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Horseshoe Casino Bossier City

Best Restaurant
1. Wind Creek Casino Atmore
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino

Best Buffet
1. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
2. Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
3. Pearl River Resort

Best Spa
1. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
2. Wind Creek Casino Atmore
3. Pearl River Resort

PIC Best Pool
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Best Golf Course
1. Pearl River Resort
2. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
3. Paragon Casino Resort

Best Entertainment
1. Pearl River Resort
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Paragon Casino Resort

Best Entertainment Venue
1. Pearl River Resort
2. Paragon Casino Resort
3. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles

Best Nightlife
1. Golden Nugget Lake Charles
2. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
3. Harrah’s New Orleans

Best Theme
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. Harrah’s New Orleans
3. Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport

Best Casino Personnel (Dealers, Slot attendants, etc…)
1. Wind Creek Casino Atmore
2. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
3. Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg

Best Customer Service
1. Wind Creek Casino Atmore
2. Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg
3. Harrah’s New Orleans

Best Advertising
1. Margaritaville Hotel & Casino
2. Wind Creek Casino Atmore
3. Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Best Players Club
1. Harrah’s New Orleans
2. L’ Auberge Casino Resort – Lake Charles
3. Wind Creek Casino Atmore

 

2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – Tunica Winners

Southern Gaming’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Tunica Award Winners

Best Overall Property
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Sam’s Town Casino

Best Suites
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica

Best Rooms
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Horseshoe Casino

Best Casino Floor
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Horseshoe Casino

Best Poker Room
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Sam’s Town Casino

Best Restaurant
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Horseshoe Casino

Best Buffet
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Sam’s Town Casino

Best Spa
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica

Best Pool
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Gold Strike Casino Resort

Best Golf Course
1. Tunica National Golf & Tennis
2. River Bend Golf Links

Best Entertainment
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Sam’s Town Casino
3. Horseshoe Casino

Best Entertainment Venue
1. Horseshoe Casino
2. Gold Strike Casino Resort
3. Sam’s Town Casino

Best Nightlife
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Gold Strike Casino Resort

Best Theme
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Sam’s Town Casino
3. Horseshoe Casino

Best Casino Personnel (Dealers, Slot attendants, etc…)
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Fitz Casino & Hotel

Best Customer Service
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Hollywood Casino Tunica
3. Fitz Casino & Hotel

Best Advertising
1. Hollywood Casino Tunica
2. Horseshoe Casino
3. Gold Strike Casino Resort

Best Players Club
1. Gold Strike Casino Resort
2. Sam’s Town Casino
3. Hollywood Casino Tunica

2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – Minnesota Winners

Midwest Gaming’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Minnesota Award Winners

Best Overall
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Grand Casino Hinckley
3. Black Bear Casino Resort

Best Suites
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Grand Casino Hinckley
3. Black Bear Casino Resort

Best Rooms
1. Black Bear Casino Resort
2. Grand Casino Mille Lacs
3. Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Casino Floor
1. Grand Casino Hinckley
2. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
3. Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Best Poker Room
1. Black Bear Casino Resort
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Grand Casino Hinckley

Best Restaurant
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Black Bear Casino Resort
3. Grand Casino Hinckley

Best Buffet
1. Grand Casino Hinckley
2. Black Bear Casino Resort
3. Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Spa
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Grand Casino Hinckley

Best Pool
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Grand Casino Hinckley

Best Golf Course
1. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
2. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
3. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Best Entertainment
1. Grand Casino Hinckley
2. Grand Casino Mille Lacs
3. Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Entertainment Venue
1. Grand Casino Hinckley
2. Grand Casino Mille Lacs
3. Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Nightlife
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Grand Casino Hinckley

Best Theme
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort
3. Black Bear Casino Resort

Best Casino Personnel
1. Grand Casino Hinckley
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Best Customer Service
1. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
2. Black Bear Casino Resort
3. Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort

Best Advertising
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Fortune Bay Resort Casino
3. Black Bear Casino Resort

Best Players Club
1. Treasure Island Resort & Casino
2. Grand Casino Hinckley
3. Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

2018 Readers’ Choice Awards – Indiana Winners

Gaming and Destinations 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Indiana Award Winners

Best Overall Property
1. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Rising Star Casino Resort

Best Suites
1. French Lick Resort
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Best Rooms
1. Belterra Casino Resort
2. French Lick Resort
3. Tropicana Evansville

Best Casino Floor
1. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
2. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
3. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Best Poker Room
1. Horseshoe Southern Indiana
2. Horseshoe Casino Hammond
3. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Best Restaurant
1. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Rising Star Casino Resort

Best Buffet
1. Rising Star Casino Resort
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Best Spa
1. Belterra Casino Resort
2. French Lick Resort
3. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Best Pool
1. French Lick Resort
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Rising Star Casino Resort

Best Golf Course
1. Pete Dye Course @ French Lick Resort
2. Rising Star Casino Resort
3. Belterra Casino Resort

Best Entertainment
1. Four Winds South Bend
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Best Entertainment Venue
1. Belterra Casino Resort
2. Four Winds South Bend
3. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Best Nightlife
1. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
2. Rising Star Casino Resort
3. Belterra Casino Resort

Best Theme
1. Rising Star Casino Resort
2. French Lick Resort
3. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

Best Casino Personnel (Dealers, Slot attendants, etc…)
1. Rising Star Casino Resort
2. Tropicana Evansville
3. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Best Customer Service
1. Rising Star Casino Resort
2. Belterra Casino Resort
3. Four Winds New Buffalo

Best Advertising
1. Rising Star Casino Resort
2. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
3. Indiana Grand Racing Casino

Best Players Club
1. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
2. Rising Star Casino Resort
3. Belterra Casino Resort

Best Racetrack/Racino
1. Indiana Grand Racing Casino
2. Hoosier Park Racing Casino