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The Largest US Casinos Outside of Las Vegas


(September 9, 2020)--Not all states have reopened casinos yet. For example, California hasn’t. Sure, you can always opt for online casinos for players from the US or go to Las Vegas. But, if you want something a little more Oriental but no less impressive than you have to try The Thabet in Vietnam. Although everyone knows a good casino is not about size, there is something about the enormous, crystal-decorated halls of America’s largest and fanciest casinos that more modest establishments can’t recreate. So, here’s a list of the largest casinos in the United States that are not in Vegas.


WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma is hardly the state one thinks of when planning a quick gambling getaway, and unfairly so. Oklahoma is home to America’s largest casino, WinStar World Casino. Even world-renowned gambling paradises in Las Vegas cannot compare. WinStar World Casino has roughly 400,000 square feet of gambling space, over 8,000 gambling machines, and some 100 table games. It’s impressive by anyone’s standards. Also, WinStar World Casino is the only gambling spot of such size and quality in the area, so it’s always lively. The casino hosts various events, including long-drive competitions and MMA fights. You’re guaranteed to be anything but bored.

Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut

Uncasville is another place you’re unlikely to find yourself in unless when searching for an outstanding casino. If you google this town (more like a village), you’ll find out that Mohegan Sun is actually the main picture on Uncaville’s Wikipedia page. Mohegan Sun is only a little smaller than WinStar, with over 300,000 square feet and gaming excitement and over 100,000 square feet of a shopping area. What’s more, the casino has three large entertainment venues, two hotel towers with more than 1,500 rooms, and a breath-taking 55-foot waterfall indoors. The latter is definitely something you don’t want to miss.

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut

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Yes, for a number of reasons (tribal territories being only one of them), Connecticut is home to several of America’s largest casinos. If you believe Foxwoods’ official website, it is “the largest resort casino in North America.” The statement is technically true, for Foxwoods is indeed an unparalleled resort complex. While its gambling space is smaller compared to WinStar World Casino and Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods’ non-gambling area is massive. In addition to gambling, Foxwoods is worth a visit for its golf fields, spas, and theaters that host all types of entertainment programs. Whatever your piece of cake is when it comes to quality rest time, Foxwoods will deliver for sure.

Now, if you care to go somewhere else besides Oklahoma and Connecticut, check out this spot as well.

Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland

Live! The casino is nowhere as large as the previous three discussed, but it is still a jam. Aside from almost 200,00 square feet of gambling space, Live! Includes a seventeen-story hotel and about 20,000 square feet of meeting space, with some of the halls available for renting as impressive as their famous counterparts in Vegas’ fine establishments. What’s more, now it is a great moment to visit Live! Casino. It has recently opened after the quarantine and is reportedly doing better now than a year ago, despite the limited capacity.


Now, if you don’t want to go far away from your home state, just check out local gambling regulations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and opt for a near-by casino if you can. But what if everything is closed again? Wouldn’t you like to have a nice weekend trip to, say, Mohegan Sun before this happens? You’ll have something to think of during the next lockdown.