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Players Choice Awards 2024

Celebrating the best places to play slots from coast to coast


For more than two decades, Strictly Slots magazine has invited its readers to participate in the annual Best of Slots Awards by casting their votes for preferred casinos across various categories, spanning from Best Overall Casino to diverse slot gaming experiences. After calculating the victories in each region, we proudly announce the casinos that garnered the highest number of reader votes—the recipients of the Players Choice Award. The following list showcases the crème de la crème of slot-playing destinations, handpicked by our devoted and savvy readers!


Atlantic City – Ocean Casino Resort (23)

Chicagoland – Bally’s Quad Cities Casino & Hotel (15)

Colorado – Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk (22)

Detroit MotorCity Casino Hotel (23)

Florida – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (20)

Gulf Coast – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (20)

Iowa – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City (19)

Lake Tahoe – Bally’s Lake Tahoe (22)

Las Vegas Downtown Golden Nugget Las Vegas (16)

Las Vegas Locals South Point Hotel Casino & Spa (19)

Las Vegas Strip Bellagio (11)

Laughlin – Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort (22)

Louisiana Bally’s Shreveport Casino & Hotel (21)

Maryland – Live! Casino Hotel Maryland (24)

Missouri – Bally’s Kansas City (20)

Native Midwest – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (26)

Native Northwest – Seven Feathers Casino Resort (23)

Native South – Coushatta Casino Resort (25)

Native Southwest – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel (18)

New England – Foxwoods Resort Casino (24)

New York – Turning Stone Resort Casino (23)

Ohio – Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati (21)

Oklahoma – Choctaw Casino Resort Durant (23)

Pennsylvania – Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia (18)

Racino – Miami Valley Gaming (17)

Reno – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (25)

Southern Indiana – Bally’s Evansville Casino & Hotel (18)

Tunica Gold Strike Casino Resort (21)

Vicksburg – Bally’s Vicksburg (18)



Native Midwest Region


Mt. Pleasant, MI

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is the proud owner of one of the premier casino/resort complexes in the world — the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is home to the most action-packed gaming floor in Michigan. Located in beautiful Mount Pleasant, Soaring Eagle is an idyllic Midwest destination of pure gaming excitement and a place where you can also immerse yourself in luxury and escape the everyday.

You can feel your pulse quicken the moment you walk in the casino, and the thrill of winning is just a push of the button away! With thousands of state-of-the-art slots in this players’ paradise, including progressives, you’re sure to find your favorite games. Take a spin on the new and exciting slots always being introduced on the main gaming floor and at the Slot Palace.

Table game enthusiasts will experience the widest variety of electrifying table game action, including roulette, craps, blackjack, 3-Card Poker and more. Your favorite is always close at hand. Visit the poker room and check out the latest promotions.

Soaring Eagle Bingo is the largest in Michigan and THE spot for the best bingo action in the Midwest. So, bring your good luck charms and get in the game. Bingo runs every Wednesday through Sunday with schedules in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special Bingo events run throughout the year and offer great games and cash prizes.

But the lucky streak doesn’t stop on the game floor. Whether you crave fine dining, casual comfort food, quick bites or something to satisfy that sweet tooth, Soaring Eagle does it right. Prepare to indulge from the moment you are seated.

Siniikaung Bistro is a full-service restaurant that combines the American Bistro experience with an innovative cocktail menu and modern interpretations on classic dishes made from scratch using only the freshest international ingredients. Siniikaung Bistro has approachable food with approachable prices. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, where your last bite is just as good as the first, has perfected its broiling methods and seasoning techniques to ensure each cut of USDA Prime beef served arrives cooked to perfection and sizzling on a 500° plate—just the way Ruth liked it.

Ascend Sports Book & Lounge is the place to watch, wager and win on all things sports as well as many televised sporting events. With many large-screen TVs and plenty of seating, there’s no better place to keep the live sports action in full view. Enjoy great food, specialty drinks, craft beer and an unparalleled dining experience.

Legends Diner has all of the classic diner-style favorites. Everything from mouth-watering burgers, dogs and sandwiches to delectable desserts such as malts, floats, sundaes and of course, their famous banana splits.

The Little Eagle Café, located in the Slot Palace, features popular comfort foods like burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, chicken wings and much more. The Little Eagle Café also serves several breakfast favorites.

The Food District, opening January 2024, will boast four amazing restaurants to choose from while at Soaring Eagle Casino: Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria, Guy Fieri Chicken and Ike’s Love and Sandwiches. The Food District will be located where the buffet used to be.

Native Grind features a cafe-style menu with custom roasted whole bean coffee, house-made artisan breads, pastries, cakes, pies, cookies, ice cream and more.  If you can’t start the day, or keep the night rolling, without your java, this is your happy place.

Need a place to get away and relax without having to travel far? Immerse yourself in luxury and escape the everyday inside one of the AAA Four Diamond-rated rooms. Here you can unwind in the comfort of first-class rooms and premium suites that are a retreat all on their own, then bask in tranquility at the full-service spa. Head downstairs to the beautiful 2,400-square-foot pool or relax and be pampered when you book one of their amazing spa packages today. You now can book your spa appointments online by visiting

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has everything companies would need to host meetings and conventions—from training sessions in smaller meeting rooms to hosting 800 of your employees for the holiday season. Trade shows are no exception at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort—the Entertainment Hall has hosted many large trade shows over the years. Soaring Eagle’s Four Diamond AAA rooms offer the comforts of home and the option to set up your traveling office. With more and more people working remotely, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is happy to host you. Food offerings are just another perk of holding your event here, from a hot cup of coffee from Native Grind in the morning to get those meetings started to a lovely sit-down dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, all under one roof. Soaring Eagle offers a business center for guests for those last-minute reports or speeches that need to be given. Finally, their sales team is here to work with you from day one to make sure that you and your team have an experience to remember.

Be sure to download their online Casino & Sportsbook app at Eagle Casino & Sports or on your computer at Now you can play like you are at Soaring Eagle Casino anywhere in Michigan. Soaring Eagle’s online app was Made in Michigan, Made for Michigan!

And don’t miss an upcoming show at Entertainment Hall. Headliner shows include Theresa Caputo, Feb. 3; An Evening with Jeff Foxworthy, Feb. 16; Peter Frampton 2024 Never Say Never Tour, March 16; and Godsmack Vibez Tour, April 27.

Visit Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and experience all that the Native Midwest’s Players Choice Award winner has to offer. With 26 total wins and 13 first-place awards, it’s the place to be. For more information or to book a reservation, visit


First-Place Wins: Best Video Slots, Best Video Poker, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Nickel Slots, Best 50-Cent Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Slot Club, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Hosts, Friendliest Casino, Best Casino Cocktail Service, Best Bingo, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Second-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Progressive Slots, Best Quarter Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge, Best Customer Service, Best VIP Service, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area.

Third-Place Wins: Best Reel Slots, Best Penny Slots, Best Variety of Slots.


Atlantic City Region


Atlantic City, NJ

Situated across 20 beachfront acres on the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk, Ocean Casino Resort stands as Atlantic City’s tallest structure, offering 1,860 guest rooms and suites with unparalleled views. The tower features a lively casino with almost 2,000 state-of-the-art slot machines, 125 dynamic table games, including high-limit tables, and the East Coast’s premier sportsbook.

For an elevated gaming experience, Ocean’s high-limit enclaves beckon patrons. The Cove, spanning over 7,450 square feet, showcases high-limit slot machines and dedicated cocktail service. For those craving privacy, luxury and ocean views, The Loft awaits. This private 2,000-square-foot luxury gaming suite, positioned 44 stories high, provides invited guests with an unparalleled regional experience.

Beyond its exclusive location and stunning views, The Loft offers private butler service, a personal security detail and a tailored bar stocked with top-shelf offerings. Exclusive table game options, including blackjack, roulette and baccarat, ensure a curated gaming experience.

Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City goes beyond tantalizing cuisine and carefully crafted cocktails, offering upscale dining experiences that make any occasion memorable. Enjoy ocean views and Spanish ambiance with authentic Mediterranean details at Amada, savor steakhouse staples in the vibrant atmosphere of Ocean Steak (formerly American Cut), or indulge in the charm of Italian dining culture at Linguini By The Sea (formerly Dolce Mare).

For a more casual dining experience, explore fantastic options such as Distrito by Jose Garces, a vibrant celebration of Mexico City’s culture and cuisine; or Makai, a unique eatery with an island twist. Rocco’s Italian Kitchen & Market serves made-to-order sandwiches, salads, pizzas, hot subs and other Italian specialties.

Don’t miss Villain & Saint, a modern gastropub and rock ’n’ roll music hall featuring draft beers from around the world and live shows from Atlantic City favorites every weekend.

For entertainment, Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort is the premier Atlantic City venue, offering everything from comedy shows to exhilarating live music experiences. Upcoming events include Theresa Caputo, Feb. 10; 311, Feb. 16; Kool & The Gang, Feb. 17; and One Vision of Queen featuring Marc Martel, March 8.

For the best of the best, visit this year’s Players Choice Award Winner for Atlantic City. Ocean Casino has the honors of 10 first-place awards and a total of 23 wins. For more information about Ocean Casino Resort and all they have to offer, visit


First-Place Wins: Best Video Slots, Best Quarter Slots, Best Variety Of Slots, Best Slot Club, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge, Best VIP Service, Friendliest Casino, Best Bingo, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Second-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Penny Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Hosts, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area, Best Casino Cocktail Service.

Third-Place Wins: Best 50-Cent Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Customer Service, Best Keno.


Native South Region


Kinder, LA

Immerse yourself in the exhilaration and excitement of the most expansive gaming floor in the region, offering the games you prefer, the jackpots you adore and the personalized service you’re entitled to! Enter the world of Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, LA. Whether you’re drawn to slots, table games or championship golf, this venue caters to all, boasting some of the region’s loosest slots, as verified by Strictly Slots magazine.

A premier casino destination, this property is owned by the Coushatta Tribe and features 100,000 square feet of casino space with thousands of slots and approximately 65 table games. Opened in 1995, Coushatta caters to both Louisianans and Texans across the border.

Whether you are looking for the hottest new slots from all the best manufacturers or traditional favorites, the selection at Coushatta Casino Resort can’t be beaten. The casino features thousands of slot machines in both video and traditional spinning reel. Coushatta also offers electronic table games like blackjack, craps, roulette and a large selection of video poker.

Table game offerings include blackjack, roulette, craps (with 20x odds), Pai Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker and more. The 20-table poker room offers plenty of action including numerous games, stakes, promotions and tournaments. Visit the poker room in its new location by Lenny B’s Cocktail Bar. Need even more action? Head over to the off-track betting Thursday through Sunday for big fun and a shot at big bucks. Saratoga, Del Mar, Gulf Greyhounds, Louisiana Downs and Evangeline Downs are just some of the tracks you can place your bets on.

Coushatta also offers the best dining and lodging options. For a flavorful steak, visit the Big Sky Steakhouse; or for some great sports bar classics and Cajun favorites, like boudin balls, gator eggs, gumbo and oysters on the half shell, Gumbeaux’s fits the bill perfectly. With five more restaurants and bars, there is something for every appetite.

For an overnight or weekend stay, Coushatta has many options to choose from. Top of the list is the Grand Hotel. Coushatta’s flagship luxury hotel, the Grand Hotel has been completely renovated into an adult-exclusive property reserved for guests ages 21 and up, offering you a relaxing and refreshing escape. You’re also connected to the gaming floor, so you don’t have far to go to get in on the action. Other options include the fashionable and comfortable suites at Seven Clans Hotel or the deluxe lakefront RV and chalet resort at Red Shoes Park. And located just south of the casino, the Inn at Coushatta is a 100% non-smoking property with an affordable option for you to stay and play. It offers great rates, clean, comfortable rooms and convenient shuttle service to and from the casino.

For the golf enthusiast, take a shot at the Koasati Pines golf course. Nestled in the natural wetlands of southwest Louisiana, surrounded by stately pines and huge live oaks, Koasati Pines at Coushatta offers an experience unlike any other. Combine the beauty of nature with a dynamic 18-hole, par-72 championship layout, six sets of tees, multiple approaches on three holes, plus a unique “Gambling Hole”––now you’ve got a hint of what Koasati Pines is all about!

Embark on an exceptional getaway at Coushatta, where certified loose slot machines and enticing eateries await. Whether you’re packing your golf clubs or simply bringing a positive vibe to the casino floor, expect a delightful experience. Enjoy the pinnacle of upscale Southern hospitality at the region’s Players Choice Award winner, boasting an impressive total of 25 wins, with 15 of them securing the coveted first-place position! For more information, visit


First-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Progressive Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Penny Slots, Best Quarter Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Variety Of Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Customer Service, Friendliest Casino, Best Bingo, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Second-Place Wins: Best Reel Slots, Best Video Slots, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Nickel Slots, Best 50-Cent Slots, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge, Best Hosts, Best VIP Services, Best Casino Cocktail Service.


 Colorado Region


Black Hawk, CO

Monarch Casino Resort Spa, the leading gaming destination in Colorado, is conveniently situated in Black Hawk and is a mere 45-minute drive west of Denver, traversing Colorado’s stunning Clear Creek Canyon. Guests can enjoy hot, new Exclusive Premiere slots, exciting table games, a sensational nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Crab and USDA Prime Rib buffet and Black Hawk’s friendliest team.

Luxury matched only by the beauty of the Colorado Rockies awaits you in the all-new hotel at Monarch. Experience 23 floors filled with 516 luxuriously appointed guest rooms featuring vaulted ceilings, spacious floor plans and unique designs. Every creature comfort is accounted for including specialty bath and body products to complement luxury furnishings.

Since the expansion in the fall of 2020, Monarch has nearly doubled the amount of gaming floor space to over 60,000 square feet. Whether you’re looking for penny slots, progressive slots or video poker, Monarch has it. Plus, guests get to experience “Exclusive Premiere” games, released first to Monarch. When Monarch says they get Colorado’s newest games, they mean it! Be sure to check out their new and exclusive slots like Fruit Ninja Frenzy, Dragon Rush, Dragon Shen Long and Tiger Shen Long. And as a bonus, the upgraded and dedicated high-limit area and amenities give you the premium experience you expect from Black Hawk’s premier gaming property.

Treat yourself to one of Monarch’s high-limit rooms. First, take a spin on any of the 57 high-limit slots for that added adrenalin rush and celebrate your massive wins at the area’s own dedicated bar and bartender. Then up the ante at the new high-limit table games area that features two baccarat tables, one blackjack table, an outdoor patio, an indoor fireplace and a top-shelf bar. You can be certain to receive swift service, an exclusive food and beverage menu and added amenities to accommodate even the most discriminating high-stakes player.

Table game players can experience heart-pounding table game action at any one of the 40 tables at Monarch. Featured games include blackjack, craps, roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker, DJ Wild, Cajun Stud, WPT Heads-up Hold’em, Tiger Baccarat and Golden Frog Baccarat.

For the best poker action, stop by the all-new Monarch Poker Room and get ready to relax and play. Featuring different types of games, from Texas Hold ’Em to Omaha Hi-Lo, the Poker Room offers all the first-class amenities you’d expect from Monarch Casino Resort: self-serve beverage bar, table-side dining and 12″ flat-screen TVs.

And don’t worry, the ultimate sports fans were not forgotten! BetMonarch Sportsbook & Lounge is a new state-of-the-art sportsbook offering an electric atmosphere for guests to bet and watch their favorite teams. With a massive monitor and hi-tech sound system, guests feel like they are at the game and private booths are available to cheer for your favorite team with your party.

No trip is complete without trying the local cuisine. Tasty adventures await with newly created restaurants inside Monarch Casino Resort Spa. There is something delicious to satisfy every palate. Give one of these restaurants a try for a meal to remember.

  • Monarch Chophouse – chef-driven menu featuring the finest steaks, seafood and craft cocktails in four-star luxury.
  • Twenty-Four 7 – always open, serving fresh, inspired American standards, classy appetizers and delicious Asian fare.
  • The Buffet – light up your senses with exquisite flavors and cuisine from all corners of the globe.
  • Bistro Mariposa – a delightful twist on fresh southwestern Mexican Latin dishes paired with high-end tequilas.
  • Java etc. – a great place for a quick bite featuring Starbucks Coffee, Teavana teas, sandwiches, pastries, gelato and more.


Discover the all-new spa, rooftop pool and jaw-dropping views, just a short elevator ride to the 23rd floor. A refuge from everyday cares, Spa Monarch replaces worldly concerns with a world of relaxation. Slip into total serenity as you rejuvenate your body and mind. Through innovative treatments and products, the Spa Monarch experience reinvents the future, offering totally new, unprecedented systems in wellness and spa treatments.

When planning your trip, look no further than Monarch Casino Resort Spa. With a total of 22 Best of Slots Award wins, 14 being first, luxury accommodations, exciting and exclusive gaming and unbelievably delicious food, why go anywhere else? For more information on all that Monarch Casino Resort Spa has to offer, visit:


First-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Video Slots, Best Progressive Slots, Best Penny Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Variety Of Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club, Best Comps, Best Players Club Lounge, Best VIP Service, Friendliest Casino, Best Casino Cocktail Service, Best Keno.

Second-Place Wins: Best Video Poker, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Customer Service.

Third-Place Wins: Best Reel Slots, Best Quarter Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best Hosts, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area.


Oklahoma Region


Durant, OK

The mission of Choctaw Casinos is to bring excitement, energy, entertainment and unmatched hospitality to guests. And it’s apparent that they have accomplished this at Choctaw Casino Durant, with 23 total Best Of Slots Awards including first place for Best Overall Casino!

Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK, is a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination and has become a regional tourist destination. At the Sky Tower, guests will enjoy opulence that literally reaches to the sky. At 21 stories and 1,000 guest rooms, the Sky Tower at Choctaw Casino Resort – Durant offers every convenience you could ever want. It’s not merely expanded, it’s elevated.

The Grand Tower at Choctaw Durant features modern décor with chic and stylish rooms to relax after a big night of fun. Grand Tower has been given a little extra grandeur. Guests will enjoy the resort amenities as well as the beautifully designed accommodations. Rooms feature wireless high-speed Internet access, 55-inch flat-screen TVs, executive work areas, in-room coffee, fitness Center, Business Center and seasonal pool access.

Durant also features the Spa Tower, which is relaxing, contemporary and close to the action. The Spa Tower Hotel comprises 286 luxuriously appointed rooms and all the cushy amenities you could want. After a day of playing hard, it’s the perfect place to rest up before starting all over again. For guests on the go, the RV Park offers a clean, comfortable, leisurely experience. Each site offers a 12′ x 80′ concrete pad with a covered table and grill, full hook-ups, a laundry and shower facility and complimentary WiFi.

           At Choctaw Durant, the possibilities are endless. Leave your usual night out behind and dive into 7,400 slot machines, over 100 table games and a state-of-the-art poker room. If slots are your game, you’re in the right place. Choose between the latest and greatest, plus all your favorite classic, progressive and high-stakes machines. And if you don’t smoke, you’re in luck. Choctaw has over 3,200 slots and table games in their nonsmoking area, the Sky Casino.

If you’re searching for action-packed tables, look no further. There are over 100 nonsmoking tables offering craps, roulette, baccarat, Pai Gow, and the ever-popular blackjack. And whether you’re a serious poker player or a novice looking for a friendly game, the Poker Room in the Sky Casino has a seat waiting for you. The Poker Room features over 25 tables, more elbow room and its own dedicated staff and guest services to ensure you have a time you won’t soon forget. So, take a seat!

Choctaw Casino Resort also provides a diverse mix of dining options, including the 1832 Steakhouse—a specialty dining steakhouse that delivers a superior fine-dining experience; Butterfields Buffet—an all-you can eat, Vegas-style buffet; and Gilley’s—a honky-tonk offering Texas-sized meals and live entertainment. The resort also includes a delicious one-of-a-kind taco concept at Velvet Taco, classic diner fare at Grand Café and other grab-and-go dining options.

Indulge in delicious dining at any of the 20 restaurants and take in the biggest names in entertainment at the Grand Theater and Gilley’s. Or play at The District, which features bowling, an arcade and six movie theaters. No matter the occasion, at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, they’re raising the bar for what a world-class resort can be.

Catch a show while visiting Choctaw Durant. Upcoming performances include Old Dominion, Jan. 26 & 27; Clint Black 35th Anniversary Killin’ Time, Feb. 23; and Shane Smith & The Saints, March 8.

Choctaw Casinos provide the very best entertainment experience in Southeastern Oklahoma with exciting gaming action, a variety of superb dining options, unparalleled live entertainment and warm hospitality. There are eight primary Choctaw Casino locations in Durant, Grant, Pocola, Stringtown, McAlester, Stigler, Idabel and Broken Bow, OK. For a more intimate casino experience, guests can also visit one of 11 Casino Too locations.

To learn more on all that Choctaw Casinos offer or to make reservations at this year’s Players Choice Award winner for Oklahoma, Choctaw Durant, visit


First-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Video Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Quarter Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Players Club Lounge,            Best Hosts, Best VIP Service, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area.

Second-Place Wins: Best Progressive Slots, Best Penny Slots, Best 50-Cent Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best Variety Of Slots, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Third-Place Wins: Best Reel Slots, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Comps, Best Casino Cocktail Service, Best Bingo.


Tunica Region


Tunica, MS

A short drive south of Memphis in the heart of the Mississippi Delta lies the ideal casino getaway. Tunica Resorts’ 31-story Gold Strike towers over the Mississippi River and offers more than 1,100 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated experience that appeals to all gaming enthusiasts.

Gold Strike’s newest addition is a $4 million High Limit gaming area that includes 111 high-limit slot machines and nine table games, including two baccarat tables, exclusive cage and credit services, dedicated cocktail service and a VIP lounge.

The new gaming area offers five distinct zones of slot machines and gaming pits, each offering its own design feature, and the stylish new bar has multiple UHD displays, lighted bottle risers and USB charging ports for convenience.

Gold Strike is also home to Mississippi’s first “Buffalo Zone,” a gaming area dedicated exclusively to Aristocrat’s exciting Buffalo-themed games. Located on the resort’s second level, this room features 70 of the highly popular slot machines titles, so that players can enjoy all their favorite Buffalo games in one convenient location.

In addition to the 50,000-square-foot casino, sports fans can celebrate their favorite team’s wins at BetMGM Book Bar & Grill. The $7 million full-service sports entertainment venue features more than 60 HD screens including a giant video wall, 50-foot-long bar, video poker, a VIP lounge and the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite, an immersive experience for up to eight guests that includes virtual games for golfers and non-golfers alike.

Aside from the gaming offerings, Gold Strike offers regularly scheduled headline entertainment and live music seven nights a week at the STAGE2 bar. No matter which night of the week you visit, the South’s best musicians and bands can be found performing at Gold Strike. Upcoming headliners include Chase Matthew, Jan. 27; Colbie Caillat, Feb. 18; and Great White and Slaughter, Feb. 23.

Gold Strike also boasts several best-in-class amenities. From fine dining to spa treatments and more, guests enjoy a luxurious Vegas-like experience when they stay and play at Gold Strike. Gold Strike’s award-winning Chicago Steakhouse is open seven nights a week and offers the best steaks and freshest seafood in the region. Buffet Americana is essential to the Gold Strike experience. Enjoy your choice of a diverse range of familiar fare in the comfort of a booth or purchase a to-go container and select from the entire buffet. Enjoy Southern comfort food, pub classics, and a wide variety of draft, wine and cocktails at BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, Mississippi’s premier location for sports entertainment & sports betting.

And when it’s time to unwind, Gold Strike Spa specializes in relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal. Located on the 17th floor of the 1,100-room hotel tower, the facility features five treatment rooms including a couples’ massage room offering dual massages for couples or friends. Gold Strike Spa’s professional massage therapists employ the latest techniques and guests may choose from the spa menu or develop a customized massage tailored to their needs.

Voted Tunica’s Best Overall Casino, and the winner of a total of 21 Best Of Slots Awards in 2023 by the readers of Strictly Slots magazine, Gold Strike provides an elevated resort experience that is the place to stay and play in the Mid-South. For reservations or more information, call 888.245.7529 or visit


First-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Progressive Slots, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Quarter Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best Slot Club, Best Comps, Best Customer Service.

Second-Place Wins: Best Video Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Penny Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Variety of Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Players Club Lounge, Best VIP Service, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area, Best Casino Cocktail Service.

Third-Place Wins: Best Hosts.


 Reno Region

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

Reno, NV

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) has done it again. Reno’s premier resort-casino destination has picked up 25 wins in Strictly Slots magazine’s 2023 Best of Slots awards, including 13 first-place prizes! Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, GSR is an all-encompassing casino-resort with nearly 2,000 renovated guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 1,200 slot machines, 47 table games, a poker room featuring seven tables and the Infinity High Limit Room.

And to top things off, Infinity Rewards is now available resort-wide with expanded opportunities for benefits. Infinity Rewards members can earn reward points with cash or credit card purchases across the property directly to their Infinity Rewards card. Earn points and comps to use at Grand Sierra Resort and SAHARA Las Vegas!

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is the largest gaming floor in Reno and across northern Nevada. The wide range of slots includes a variety of denominations, player favorites and progressives. Slot machines range from classic progressives like Wheel of Fortune to the always fun Buffalo and Buffalo Gold series of slots.

As the largest casino in Reno, GSR offers a variety of table games for players at all levels. Table games offer a fun, social and adrenaline-pumping gaming experience. Whether you are an avid player, a novice just trying your luck, or an observer who loves the thrill of the casino atmosphere, for true casino excitement, table games are where it’s at.

At Grand Sierra Resort, a wide selection of eateries can be found on Restaurant Row to satisfy any craving. Popular stops include Charlie Palmer Steak Reno, Rim Asian Bistro, Uno Más Street Tacos + Spirits, The Grand Buffet, Grand Café and Chickie’s & Pete’s.

Grand Sierra offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500+ capacity Grand Theatre, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, more than a dozen delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a spa, branded retail shopping, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, adrenaline-pumping rides, an aqua golf driving range, plus five mind-teasing Puzzle Rooms, each with its own unique themes. Puzzle rooms include The Grand Breakthrough Hotel, The Centurion Heist, The U-Boat: Sinking, Skull and Scepter and The Sorcerer and the Fountain of Hope.

Experience the area’s grandest entertainment at the Grand Theatre while visiting. Upcoming shows to catch are Hannah Berner, Jan. 27; G3 Reunion Tour 2024: Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Feb. 2; Bad Friends with Andrew Santino & Bobby Lee, Feb. 3; Chris Distefano: Right Intention, Wrong Move, Feb. 9; Dropkick Murphys: St. Patrick’s Day Tour, Feb. 15; Bert Kreischer: Tops Off the World Tour, Feb. 16; Juanes, Feb. 17; Brincos Dieras: Irreverente Tour, Feb. 18; Colter Wall, Feb. 24; and Lukas Nelson + POTR, Feb. 25, to name just a few.

Voted Best Overall Casino in Reno and with 25 total wins for the Best Of Slots Awards, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is the best place for excitement and relaxation! For more information about GSR, visit


First-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Best Video Slots, Best Progressive Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Penny Slots, Best Nickel Slots, Best Comps, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Players Club Lounge, Best Customer Service, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area, Best Bingo, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Second-Place Wins: Best Reel Slots, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Quarter Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club, Best VIP Service, Friendliest Casino, Best Casino Cocktail Service.

Third-Place Wins: Best Variety of Slots, Best Keno.


 Native Northwest Region


Canyonville, OR

Tucked away in a serene river valley of the Pacific Northwest lies Seven Feathers Casino Resort, a destination that seamlessly combines gaming excitement, luxurious accommodations, exquisite dining and top-flight amenities for gamers and vacationers. Boasting a 300-room hotel, a sprawling Class III gaming floor featuring over 900 slots and popular table games, six diverse dining outlets, a full-service spa and an array of amenities characteristic of top-tier casino resorts, Seven Feathers stands tall as a premier entertainment hub.

The heart of Seven Feathers beats within its expansive gaming floor. Adrenaline and excitement fill the air as patrons dive into a gaming paradise boasting an enjoyable mix of popular slot titles and classic favorites. From themed video slots to progressive jackpots, there’s something to suit every gaming preference. Seven Feathers also offers a brand-new tournament system that is popular with guests. Even regulars will find new ways to play, as this property works hard to ensure that it keeps its slot titles fresh and updated, month after month.

For those inclined toward table games, the resort offers an array of popular options including blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold’em, baccarat and more, but these aren’t all your average tables. Seven Feathers prides itself on gaming innovations, and one place it is easy to see is in its light-up craps and light-up roulette tables. The light-up features are unique among casinos outside of Las Vegas and offer fun insights into the game, including winning bets and popular bonus bets, like the fire bet on the craps table. There are so many ways to enjoy the gaming floor at this destination casino.

Beyond gaming, Seven Feathers spoils guests with a robust culinary experience. With six dining outlets, the resort caters to every appetite. Indulge in elevated dining at K-Bar Steak House, offering prime cuts and exquisite dishes prepared with precision, care and style. For a more casual dining experience, Cow Creek Restaurant presents a diverse menu featuring comfort food favorites in a more traditional diner atmosphere. Stix Bar & Grill will keep you engaged with TVs on every sightline and menu options that will leave you wishing for more room. On weekends, guests should treat themselves to the Seven Feathers Roll at Steelhead Lounge. This unique sushi roll offers a true taste of Oregon that will transport you in a way that must be experienced to be believed.

Elevating the allure of the resort is its full-service spa. River Rock Spa is a sanctuary of tranquility and rejuvenation. Guests can unwind and pamper themselves with a variety of treatments, massages and relaxation therapies. The serene ambiance and skilled therapists ensure a blissful escape from the lively atmosphere of the property. The spa also includes hair stylists and nail techs to help visitors prepare for concerts, events or just a romantic evening dining out. You won’t be left wanting for anything after your visit to this oasis of pampering and leisure.

The resort’s ideal location in the Pacific Northwest can also serve as a gateway to the region’s prominent attractions. Visitors can explore the stunning Oregon coast, witness the natural wonder of Crater Lake, or indulge in the scenic beauty of Oregon wine country—all accessible from the resort. Seven Feathers Casino Resort epitomizes the qualities of a complete casino resort experience. From its expansive gaming floor to its luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, rejuvenating spa, strategic location and 23 Best of Slots Award wins, Seven Feathers offers a perfect blend of entertainment, relaxation and exploration, a gem nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.


First-Place Wins: Best Video Poker, Best Penny Slots, Best Dollar Slots, Best Slot Club, Best Comps, Best Customer Service, Friendliest Casino, Best Casino Cocktail Service, Best Bingo, Best Bingo Tournaments.

Second-Place Wins: Best Overall Casino, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Non-Smoking Casino/Area, Best Keno.

Third-Place Wins: Best Video Slots, Best Quarter Slots, Best 50-Cent Slots, Best $5+ Slots, Best Variety Of Slots, Best High-End Slot Area, Best Slot Club Promotions, Best Players Club Lounge, Best VIP Services.


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