Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino, Cherokee, New York
This is because near to Atlantic City as you’ll enter the Southeast. Three hrs north of Atlanta, Harrah’s Cherokee is while a $633 million expansion and renovation (to become performed by 2012) which includes a third hotel tower, an 18,000-square-feet luxury health spa, a Robert Trent Johnson II-designed course, a brand new entertainment lounge, along with a just-opened up 3,000-seat event center where Hank Johnson Junior. has performed. Paula Deen’s new eponymous restaurant will open shortly, too. The development makes Harrah’s, that also has got the most slots and video-gambling games (no cards yet) inside a 200-mile radius, the biggest hotel and resort-a thing it’s beginning to utilise-within the Carolinas. Outdoors, you will find trout to become fished and trails to become hiked within the Great Smoky Mountain tops, should you’ll need a break from pixelated poker. From $59/night, harrahscherokee.com
Pros Casino revenues are invested in to the sovereign nation from the Eastern Gang of Cherokee Indians. “Without funding from casino profits,” states an agent, “the Cherokee language may likely not survived.Inches Also, by this past year, there’s finally alcohol around the premises.
Disadvantage Acrylic trees, nonwater “water” features, smoke-thick air. The attempt for naturalism, as evinced by casino areas with names for example Woodland Moon, doesn’t quite succeed.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Only five miles in the Fort Lauderdale airport terminal, hard Rock has a 140,000-square-feet gaming floor where one can play $10 blackjack 24/7. The twelve-story Mediterranean-style tower hosts unlimited shopping and dining. From $199/night, seminolehardrockhollywood.com
Pros Splashy promotions like a money booth filled with flying cash. There’s additionally a 19,000-square-feet pool-having a theme-park-style waterslide-wrapping around a bar disguised like a “towering rock mountain.”
Disadvantage It’s a twenty-minute drive towards the beach.
Palace Casino Resort, Biloxi, Mississippi
With this spring, the biggest casino expansion around the Mississippi Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina is going to be complete. The ballyhooed 64,000 square ft of additions includes 1,000 slots and twenty-six table games, in addition to a 300-seat buffet and, at lengthy last, improved quality of air. From $59/night, palacecasinoresort.com
Pro Used By Club course created by U.S. Open champion Jerry Pate is encircled with a nature preserve.
Disadvantage It’s a not-particularly-beautiful six-hour drive from Atlanta.
Photograph thanks to Seminole Hard Rock-Hollywood