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Welcome to the Best of Slots Awards 2023

Our annual review of your favorite casinos for slots

That lucky charm is ready and your favorite cocktail awaits. The room is booked and your friends will be meeting you at the casino. Fun at the slots is close at hand. For those considering some new locations to try their luck, this issue of Strictly Slots may be the perfect guide to some great casinos that might just scratch that slot machine itch.

A trip to a casino, however, brings much more than a trip to the gaming floor. Most of today’s top properties work to be a one-stop shop of entertainment. Maybe a nice trip to the spa is in order to soothe those muscles and take away the stress of daily life. Time with friends may be perfect for some frozen margaritas or a craft beer or for trying something completely new. Book reservations for mouth-watering steaks, tasty Italian fare or magnificent Mexican food. Today’s modern slots specialize in magnificent cuisine. Those tickets for a show only add to the fun. And don’t forget to mix in some slot or table game play along the way. Several properties even offer time in the great outdoors for hiking, biking and beach time, or the chance to play on a world-class golf course.

Concepts like great game selection, fantastic dining and eateries, great cocktails and mixology, excellent customer service, or simply some friendliness can all go a long way in making for a great experience at a casino. When heading to a casino, players are seeking excellent slot options with some of the latest and greatest options as well as a few old favorites. The Best of Slots issue allows readers to have a say on which properties are going in the right direction. These results come from real slot players who have gauged the properties they’ve visited and determined what they excel at when it comes to gaming, customer service, cocktails and more.

The year’s edition once again takes a look at numerous regions around the country with categories covering every slot machine angle imaginable—from Best Variety of Slots to Best Quarter Slots to Best Slot Club. The analysis even goes beyond the slot floor. Look for categories like Best Comps and Best Hosts, which address those extra incentives that keep players coming back and a property’s attention to detail.

Other great aspects of a nice casino trip are also highlighted including Best Cocktail Service, Best Customer Service and Friendliest Casino. And when it comes to a shot at winning, some properties just seem to stand out as Casino Where You Feel The Luckiest.

These Best of Slots awards were chosen by slot players around the country who actually dropped some of their own cash in a machine or two or three. These players sipped a cocktail, interacted with casino employees, ordered a meal, sipped a coffee and took advantage of a slot club promotion. These awards not only come from some careful thought among readers, but from first-hand experience.

The casino industry continues to grow with properties around the country expanding and always bringing in new options and features. The Best of Slots recognizes those going above and beyond. Thanks to all the readers who took the time to offer up their opinions. Thumb through this year’s top properties and perhaps a casino vacation is in order. Enjoy!

– Sean Chaffin, senior editor



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