The neon-lit casinos on The Strip, the gaming heart of Las Vegas, just keep getting more opulent as they replicate Euro landmarks, add thrill rides and celebrity chef-driven restaurants, and incorporate new Cirque du Soleil shows. Gamblers who prefer vintage Sin City head downtown to Fremont Street.
The action in Atlantic City is on the famous Boardwalk and at the tables of the fabulous array of this good-time city's casinos. Vegas-by-the-Sea is home to the reborn Steel Pier, Ripley's Believe it or Not and a plethora of places to play from Bally's Grand to gaudy Caesars.
In addition to its banks of slot machines and abundant table games, Reno offers a kaleidoscopic array of nightlife options, from oldies revues and country-and-western to rock and comedy. Follow an evening of poker or baccarat with a headline show or nightclubbing in Reno or nearby Sparks.
Numerous first-class casinos line the shores of Biloxi, with most offering championship golf courses, fine dining and buffets, top-name entertainment and an array of other amenities. Beau Rivage, one of Biloxi's largest casinos, boasts over 1,800 of the newest slot games available, as well as a variety of table games with friendly dealers.
Shreveport has been taking a gamble since the 1840s when paddle steamers resounded with the sounds of poker-provoked gun fights. Today the city's five atmospheric riverboat casinos are a far safer bet for those chancing their luck, and horse racing at Harrah's Louisiana Downs ups the stakes even further.
If you're heading to Connecticut with cash to splash, make for Mohegan Sun in Uncasville. The 300-table, 5000-slot towering hotel resort is a sure bet. Meanwhile, Ledyard's Foxwoods Resort, once the world's largest casino, operated by the Pequot tribe, has a staggering 4800 slots and over 250 gaming tables.
High rollers head to the Las Vegas-style gaming that has made Tunica one of the top gambling destinations in the nation. No gaming limits, big name entertainment and genuine Southern hospitality attract all to Tunica's casinos, only a 30-minute drive from Memphis.