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Argosy Casino

Address: 1 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002
Phone Number: 1-800-711-GAME
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Alton
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 am

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a great casino in my opinion. I don't feel like I'm being kept "artificially awake" with lots of lights like a lot of other casinos. So yes, it is a bit on the "dark side." But that's part of the charm. It's a Mississippi riverboat--this isn't Vegas! I like the down-to-earth feel of the place. Dealers are friendly.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This use to be an actual boat that left the dock, so it is one of the smaller casino in the St. Louis area. It is now a smoke free casino which is real nice. It is 2 levels and in some places it does feel a little cramped. It really could use a fresh coat of paint and updating.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Argosy Casino is different from the other 5 casinos in the greater St. Louis (MO) area. It is smaller, non-flashy, comfortable, and friendly. It is a smoke-free establishment, with designated outdoor smoking areas. There is ample parking, and shuttle or valet service, but no garage. Sections of the casino are closed on weekdays. There is a restaurant, a buffet, and... More 

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Astoria, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Last weekend on the way to a Cardinal game we stopped by the Argosy to do a little gambling. We had a very nice time loosing our allotted money. Very easy to get to and easy access parking.Staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. Lots of pros and only one con. We LOST our allotted money.( which was expected) lol All... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Casino was ok but I did not like the sounds from the motors under my feet as well as the vibrations. My husband wanted to go but the ramp into boat is very steep depending on water level.

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Springfield, Missouri
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125 reviews 125 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Argosy was a nice suprise. It looks somewhat run-down on the outside, as it used to be the Alton Belle, a traveling boat. The inside was nicely renovated and was smoke-free - very appreciated! They provide free soda/coffee/hot chocolate, which is a great bonus as many casinos in our area have removed these items. The casino is on one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I am not a big gambler. I usually gamble $20 so they never make much money from me. I like to play the slots once in a while and this is the only smoke free place. Missouri allows smoking and I cannot stand the smoke.

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Farmer City, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not bad. Clean, and smoke free. Did not try the food. Seems to be laid out well. We only stayed in there for an hour or so. Played the slots..and lost as usual. The drink hostess was very eager to bring drinks and thats a good thing.

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Springfield, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We visited the casino on a recent trip to the area. It had a ton of slot machines and one or two of each card game. We were there on a week day night and found it to be NOT crowded which was nice, but there were really no people there to socialize with either. We played slots for about... More 

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37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The crab leg buffet is more than worth the wait in line. However if you are looking for a vegas style casino... I would consider going to one of the other casinos located locally. There are only a few tables and the rest is three floors of slot machines. One plus is it in Illinois so little if any smoking...

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