The casinos of Las Vegas are the most famous in the world, but there are dozens of gambling hubs out there, and some of them have a lot more to offer than glitz and glamour. Many of these gaming meccas are located in the Middle East and attract a very different kind of gambler than Las Vegas. So rather than sharing lists of the best casinos in the world, we figured we’d highlight the 5 gambling hot spots that are of interest to people who aren’t looking to lose their shirt.
Whether you are a hardcore and loyal casino fan or only visit Las Vegas during a random business trip, there’s no denying that the Las Vegas Strip is the go-to place for those looking for a night out on the town. So, here are the 5 gambling hotspots other than Las Vegas.
- Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey, is an oceanfront destination and home to many of the casinos that make Las Vegas so popular. However, it isn’t just a gambling destination, as it has a wide range of attractions for tourists and locals alike. The beach itself is one of central New Jersey’s most popular attractions and is perfect for people looking for a relaxing vacation. Of course, Atlantic City is most famous for being the birthplace of the American gaming industry, and the city is filled with casinos and gaming establishments.
- Chicago, Illinois
The Chicago gambling scene is as diverse as they come when it comes to gambling. Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the United States and has a rich history and culture. A major contributor to the city’s appeal is its architecture, which is known for its numerous skyscrapers, most of which are the city’s tallest buildings. Chicago has over 110 buildings that are over 1,000 feet (300 m) tall, exceeding the number of buildings of that height in New York City by 3 and in London by 5.
- Detroit, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, has a lot to offer those in search of a new place to explore. It’s the birthplace of Motown, the automotive industry, and is home to many a famous American painter. It’s also one of the most prosperous cities in the U.S. today, with a combined population of over 2 million. Detroit is a fascinating city, with a very dark past that is still very much present. While many locations in the United States are known as “ghost cities,” Detroit is one of the few in which a once-bustling city has completely deteriorated. While that is a depressing thought, one must remember that the city is being reborn.
- Shreveport, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana, is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, but it’s not well known as a gambling destination. That’s a shame because there are a lot of good casinos to play at if you know where to look. The city of Shreveport in Louisiana is the capital of the Red River Valley, which extends from the Lake Charles region in Louisiana’s north-western corner to Texas. The city itself is a nexus of the region’s culture, economy, and natural resources.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia has been called “The City of Brotherly Love” since the end of the Revolutionary War, and it’s still a city with a wide-open, friendly spirit. We’ve already explored everything from its historical and colonial past to its underground music scene, and now we’re going to look at the city from a new angle. Philadelphia is one of the most well-known cities in the country and the United States, so we should explore five of the most popular places to gamble in the area, including the sportsbooks at the William Penn Hotel and Flamingo, the poker room at the Tropicana, the blackjack tables at Ocean’s V, and the roulette tables at the Borgata. After a long period away from the gaming capital of the world, we’re back to talk about some of the other places where you can gamble your money away.
Welcome to the first installment of our new series on gambling hotspots other than Las Vegas. As you know, Vegas is the world-famous gambling mecca, but other places offer gambling to different people for different reasons. Some are for locals, some are for tourists, and some are for gamblers that want a more relaxed experience.