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Casino Player’s Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards 2023 – That’s Entertainment!

That’s Entertainment!

The show tickets are booked and the bags are packed. For many casino players, some time at the dice tables or slot machines naturally includes a great concert, show, comedy act or some other opportunity to take in some top-notch entertainment. Chill out and check out a local band or sit on the front row of a major-name touring act. There’s something special about cutting loose for some fun at a casino entertainment venue.

Many casino properties offer state-of-the-art venues with high-tech sound and light systems. There’s just something for everyone: music, dancing, comedy and mesmerizing visual effects. These properties have guests tapping their feet, singing along, and reveling in the good times. Check out some of the casino world’s best options for entertainment.


Best Overall Entertainment

Some properties simply go above and beyond on the entire entertainment front. Look for a bit of everything at these casinos, from massive arenas with huge acts and shows to more quaint facilities with rockin’ vibes to small yet cool dives that might be perfect for ordering a drink and checking out a singer-songwriter. Grab a seat and get the fun going at these excellent options.


Atlantic City: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City

Detroit: Caesars Windsor

Florida: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Gulf Coast: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Colorado: Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk

Iowa: Harrah’s Council Bluffs

Lake Tahoe: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Las Vegas Downtown: Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Las Vegas Locals: Red Rock Resort Casino

Las Vegas Strip: Caesars Palace

Laughlin: Harrah’s Laughlin

Louisiana: L’auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

Maryland: MGM National Harbor

Missouri: River City Casino & Hotel

Native Midwest: Soaring Eagle Casino Resort

Native Northwest: ilani

Native South: Wind Creek Atmore

Native Southwest: Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

New England: Mohegan Sun

New York: Turning Stone Resort Casino

Ohio: MGM Northfield Park

Oklahoma: Choctaw Casino Resort Durant

Pennsylvania: Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia

Racino: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Reno: Grand Sierra Resort

Southern Indiana: Hollywood Lawrenceburg

Tunica: Gold Strike Casino Resort



Best Place to See A Concert

The booming bass, the harmonizing vocals, the complete stage show—a great concert brings some great energy. Talented bands and singers can really connect with the audience. Whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock ’n’ roll, casinos offer concerts to fit any taste. From softer sounds and rhythm and blues to heavy metal and rap, casino bookers go out of their way to bring major touring acts to their venues. Grab a ticket for that Vegas residency or head to the local casino for a big night of music. These properties certainly hit the high notes.


Atlantic City: Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

Chicagoland: The Venue, Horseshoe Hammond

Detroit: The Colosseum, Caesars Windsor

Florida: Hard Rock Live, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Gulf Coast: Studio A, IP Casino Resort Spa

Iowa: Event Center, Rhythm City Casino Resort

Las Vegas Downtown: Golden Nugget Las Vegas

Las Vegas Locals: The Orleans Arena, The Orleans

Las Vegas Strip: Dolby Live at Park MGM, Park MGM

Laughlin: Edgewater Casino Resort

Louisiana: Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Maryland: The Hall at Live!, Live! Casino Hotel Maryland

Missouri: Star Pavilion, Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City

Native Midwest: Treasure Island Amphitheater, Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Native Northwest: The Skookum Creek Event Center, Little Creek Casino Resort

Native South: Amphitheater, Wind Creek Atmore

Native Southwest: Yaamava’ Theater, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel Casino

New England: Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan Sun

New York: The Event Center, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Ohio: Hard Rock Event Center, Hard Rock Cincinnati

Oklahoma: The Cove, River Spirit Casino Resort

Pennsylvania: The Event Center at Live!, Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia

Racino: Rollins Center, Bally’s Dover Casino Resort

Reno: Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort

Southern Indiana: The Showroom, Belterra Casino Resort

Tunica: River Palace Entertainment Center, Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall



Best Outdoor Concerts

Let the good times roll in the open air. Bask in the super sounds and cool breezes in a great outdoor venue. Some properties boast perfect amphitheaters with great sounds and good seats all around. Others may simply have a nice outdoor bar complete with a small stage and plenty of great artists. A beach concert may even be possible at some coastal casinos. These casinos are bringing some great outdoor opportunities to rock out and have some fun.


Iowa: Battery Park, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Downtown Las Vegas: Fremont Street Experience

Las Vegas Locals: Sandbar Grille, Red Rock Resort Casino

Las Vegas Strip: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Laughlin: Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater, Harrah’s Laughlin

Missouri: Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Hollywood Casino St. Louis

Native Midwest: Treasure Island Amphitheater, Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Native Northwest: Tulalip Amphitheatre, Tulalip Resort Casino

Native South: Amphitheater, Wind Creek Atmore

Native Southwest: AVA Amphitheater, Casino Del Sol

New England: Party on the Patio Concert Series, Mohegan Sun

Oklahoma: Beats & Bites Stage, Riverwind Casino

Southern Indiana: Hollywood on the Roof, Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg



Best Comedy Club/Venue

A great comedian can really keep the laughs coming. Greats like Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and even Larry the Cable Guy have a way with words and humor that many of us envy. Check out some of these clubs for some top acts or maybe discover some up-and-comers who tickle your funny bone. Order up a round of drinks for your friends and get ready to smile, laugh and keep the fun rolling.


Atlantic City: AC Comedy Clubs, Resorts Atlantic City and Tropicana Atlantic City

Las Vegas Downtown: Delirious Comedy Club, Downtown Grand Hotel Casino

Las Vegas Locals: The Laugh Factory, Tropicana Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip: Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, MGM Grand

Laughlin: Comedy on the Edge, Edgewater Casino Resort

Maryland: Bonkerz Comedy, Rocky Gap Casino Resort Golf

Native Midwest: Club Four One, Island Resort Casino

New England: Roar! Comedy Club, MGM Springfield

Pennsylvania: Wise Crackers Comedy Club, Mohegan Pennsylvania

Reno: Laugh Factory, Silver Legacy

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