The biggest casinos in North America

The Yucatan Times
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North America is famed for its casinos, with several cities across the continent boasting some of the most iconic gaming establishments on the planet.

Las Vegas undoubtedly stands head and shoulders above the rest, with ‘Sin City’ renowned for its association with the gambling industry.

Although the emergence of online casinos powered by operators such as Betway has placed pressure on land-based venues, operators in that sector have been quick to adjust their business models.

This has allowed brick-and-mortar casinos to remain competitive, with many now reporting that online gaming has spawned a new generation of customers for them.

With that in mind, read on as we provide you with a definitive guide to the best casinos in North America, starting with one which is often called ‘the crown jewel of the Las Vegas strip’.

Bellagio Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

First opened in 1998, the Bellagio Resort & Casino is famed for its stunning lake, where you will find the beautiful fountains lit up at night.

The 116,000 square foot gaming floor is loud and ‘in your face’, with most of the noise generated by the 2,400 slot machines at the venue.

Fans of table games are spoilt for choice, with the Bellagio offering players a vast array of options across roulette, blackjack, baccarat and many more.

Serious gamers should check out Bobby’s Room, where they can cross swords with some of the finest professional poker players on the planet.

Diamond Casino & Resort – Los Santos, Mexico

Located in the heart of Vinewood, the Diamond Casino & Resort offers one of the best gaming experiences you will find anywhere in Mexico.

The casino has no windows, no clocks and no signs clearly indicating the exit – in simple terms, once you are inside the Diamond, they do not want you to leave!

The luxurious venue has around 800 slot machines and more than enough table games to choose from including roulette, blackjack and many more.

Diamond Casino also has a VIP membership scheme where penthouse users can gain access to exclusive games you will not find in any other gaming venue.

Foxwoods Casino & Resort – Mashantucket, Connecticut

If you are a fan of slot games, a trip to Foxwoods Casino & Resort in Mashantucket should be high on the list of things you undertake this year.

Foxwoods boasts almost 3,000 slots on four casino floors, making this one of the most comprehensive game collections in the world.

There are also a plethora of table games on offer including blackjack and roulette, which are intriguingly managed by what the venue calls ‘Dealertainers’.

With regular poker tournaments staged and a ton of other entertainment options on site, Foxwood is an experience which every committed gamer should try at least once.

WinStar World Casino & Resort – Thackerville, Oklahoma

The WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, is quite simply a behemoth, with the venue spanning 600,000 square feet of real estate.

Ranked as ‘the world’s biggest casino’ it boasts around 7,000 and 100 table games set in themes based on New York, Paris, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.

The resort is also renowned for its golf courses and spa, with the extensive selection of restaurants means visitors are never short of food and drink options.

WinStar World Casino & Resort also has a reputation for attracting some of the world’s top music acts and comedians to Lucas Oil Level entertainment venue.

Casino Niagara – Ontario, Canada

Located in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourism area, Casino Niagara is ranked as one of the best gaming venues in Canada.

It boasts around 1,400 slot machines, 40 gaming tables and a poker room, all of which are designed to suit players at every budget level.

Sports fans will be in their element at Casino Niagara, with the venue’s 275-seat restaurant housing more than 50 high-definition plasma screens which broadcast major events.

The food comes highly recommended – a point evidenced by the restaurant receiving the prestigious OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award in 2023.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features a 161,000-square-foot casino floor incorporating around 4,100 slot machines and 200 table games

From penny slots to $500 per spin, Borgata is home to a diverse selection of games – many of which offer eye-watering progressive jackpots.

If you are looking for entertainment, the venue regularly welcomes some of the biggest names in showbusiness to Atlantic City.

Designed in classic Italian style, the casino hotel’s 2,000 rooms include six tiers of luxury accommodation – there really is something to suit every taste.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Biloxi, Mississippi

Although the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is somewhat dwarfed by the options available in other states, it still boasts plenty of noteworthy features.

It is the tallest building in Mississippi, with the hotel covering a monstrous 3.2 million-square-foot space. The casino covers 85,000-square-foot of the capacity.

Beau Rivage has around 110 table games and 1,800 gaming machines, while its extensive poker room is the envy of many other similar sized casinos.

This hugely impressive resort regularly has live entertainment featuring legendary artists, hot newcomers and everything in between.

Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort – Uncasville, Connecticut

Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort has more than 300,000 square feet of gaming including almost 4,000 slot machines to suit every budget level.

There are also more than 300 table games including four-card poker, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, craps, Wheel of Fortune, Let it Ride and more.

The casino also offers multi-link progressive jackpots on several table games, giving you the chance to win truly mind-boggling sums of money.

Mohegan Sun also boasts a spectacular golf course, restaurants, snack bars and more, making it the ideal place to enjoy a short break or a longer vacation.