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Argosy Casino

1 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Alton
Type: Casinos
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went to the casino on a weeknight right after having Fast Eddie's for dinner. It is a small casino, but it is a boat, so that is to be expected. It was moderately busy considering it was a weeknight. They have 3 floors of gaming, with the table games on the second floor. They had all of the standards:... More

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Maryville, Illinois
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124 reviews 124 reviews
36 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The casino is a small and dark, with very limited service. There were very few people at the casino, so most table games were not open. The video poker had lower pay tables then the casinos across the river in Missouri. The Captains restaurant was a nice surprise, excellent supper.

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