The best stops for end of summer casino hopping
As summer’s end quickly approaches, there are still plenty of must-see casino properties on the list. There are numerous promotions, fun in the sun activities, much needed relaxation options and, of course, gaming to be had before we have to break out the cold weather gear. Put these hot spots on the “Honey Do” list be- fore summer comes to the end.
COUSHATTA CASINO RESORT, Kinder, LA
Experience the thrills and excitement of the largest gaming floor in the region, featuring the games you like, the jackpots you love, and the personal service you deserve! Step into Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana. From slots to table games to championship golf, this property has something for every- one—including some of the loosest slots in the region, as certified by Strictly Slots magazine.
A premier casino destination, this property is owned by the Coushatta Tribe and features 100,000 square feet of casino space with 2,000 slots and 65 table games. Table game offerings include blackjack, roulette, craps (with 20x odds), pai gow poker, three-card poker, and more. The 20-table poker room offers plenty of action including numerous games, stakes, promotions and tournaments.
Coushatta also offers the best in dining and lodging options. For a flavorful steak, visit the Big Sky Steakhouse. Or for some great sports bar classics and Cajun favorites, like boudin balls, gator eggs and gumbo and oysters on the half shell, Gumbeaux’s fits the bill perfectly. With five more restaurants and bars, there is something for every appetite.
For an overnight or weekend stay, Coushatta has many options. Coushatta’s flagship luxury hotel, The Grand Hotel has been completely renovated into an adult-exclusive property reserved for guests ages 21 and up, offering a relaxing and refreshing escape.
Other options include the fashionable and comfortable suites at Seven Clans Hotel or the deluxe lakefront RV and chalet resort at Red Shoes Park. For the golf enthusiast, the Koasati Pines golf course is located in the area’s natural wetlands surrounded by magnificent pines and huge live oaks and offers a brilliant 18-hole, par-72 layout.
For more fun in the sun this summer the Dream Pool & Lazy River are a must! Coushatta is home to the best pool in the region and offers two 40-foot-tall slides, a 184-foot triple-loop slide and a 112-foot speed slide that intertwine and send you splashing into the sparkling 5,000-square-foot pool below. Or you can relax with your friends and enjoy your favorite cock- tails at the full-service bar with plenty of swim-up seating, as well as a shaded section with tables in the cabana bar.
The Lazy River has 500 linear feet of river with underwater jets so you can float in your complimentary inner tube and enjoy the cool, relaxing ride. And the little ones will love the Splash Pad featuring two mushroom waterfalls and water spouts that spray out from the ground.
From the certified loose slot machines to the tables to the eateries, Coushatta makes for a great getaway. Load up the golf clubs or just bring some positivity to the casino floor for fun times. Experience the best in upscale Southern hospitality and book your summer getaway. For more information, visit www.CoushattaCasinoResort.com.
LIVE! CASINO & HOTEL PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, PA
Summer is heating up, so why not cool down at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia? From exciting promotions and tournaments to a stellar lineup of entertainment and dining specials, Live! Philly is the place to be.
Roam through rows of approximately 2,200 slot machines and discover some of the hottest games around with bigger jackpots, state-of- the-art graphics, and hi-tech displays. Be sure to give these a spin! Plus 134 live-action table games give you more ways to play and more ways to win. A wide variety of table limits offer pulse-pounding excitement at every level. And with 24/7/365 gaming, any day could be your lucky day.
Not just a lucky day, a lucky month. Live! Rewards members have the chance to participate in slot tournaments and promotions all month long:
55 Live! Slot Tournaments: Live! Rewards members 55+ have the chance to win their share of $5,000 in cash and prizes every Tuesday in August. Registration opens at 10 a.m. each Tuesday, with the tournament beginning at 11 a.m.
August Slot Tournament: Live! Rewards members have a chance to win their share of more than $20,000 in cash and prizes. The top 100 players will win free slot play, and the top two winners receive cash. This event is on Sunday, Aug. 28, with registration at 10 a.m. and the tournament beginning at 11 a.m.
It’s a Jeep Thing Giveaway: From now through Aug. 27, Live! Rewards members playing table games earn one entry for every 50 tier credits earned. Members playing slots earn two entries for every 50 tier credits. On Saturday, Aug. 20 and 27 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m., 10 winners will be drawn every hour to win free slot play. At 10 p.m., on each drawing day, one person wins a 2022 Jeep Wrangler.
Rising Riches: All casino guests are eligible to earn free slot play each Tuesday based on their tier segment. Simply stop at the promotional kiosk, insert your card and play!
The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is HOT this summer with An Evening with the Housewives. On August 26 enjoy an intimate, fun-filled evening with some of your favorite Celebrity Housewives when Teresa Giudice (NJ), Dorinda Medley (NY) and Dolores Catania (NJ) visit the Event Center. Tickets start at $45 and are available for purchase now at AXS.com.
Other upcoming acts include Candlebox on Sept. 4, Craig Ferguson on Sept. 9, Billy Ocean on Oct. 6 and Jay Mohr on Oct. 8.
But that’s not all! Guests can enjoy nightly, free live entertainment at Center Bar, where local favorite bands and DJs take the stage every day.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to one of the three restaurants—Sports & Social, Luk Fu or The Prime Rib—for happy hour specials and more!
Taco Tuesdays at Sports & Social: Every Tuesday, enjoy a variety of taco and drink specials, including $3 Chicken and Pork Tacos, $4 Tempura Mahi Tacos, $4 Taco of the Day, $8 Chicken Nachos, $5 Margaritas, $8 Milagro Margaritas, $4 Estrella Spanish Lager and $12 Milagro Margarita Flights.
Wok N’ Roll Wednesdays at Luk Fu: Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. enjoy signature specials including $5 sushi rolls and sweet and savory sake flights.
Bubbles and Pearls at The Prime Rib: Every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. enjoy $2 oysters and $10 champagne flights with new pairings every week. (Bar and lounge only.)
Lucky 8 at The Prime Rib: Every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. enjoy $8 dishes and cocktails including Paloma Spritz, Prime Rib Sliders, Hand Cut Truffle Fries, Scallops and more. (Bar & lounge only.) Live music starts at 5 p.m.
Visit www.Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com for more information.
OCEAN CASINO RESORT, Atlantic City, NJ
Ocean Casino Resort is more than a destination. Ocean embodies that feeling—the one that gets your heart racing when you score the win, the one that ignites your imagination when you bite into something delicious, the one that sets your soul ablaze when you see your favorite artist perform live, and the one that makes you catch your breath when you wake up to a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.
When you first step into your guest room or suite at Ocean, pre- pare to have your field of vision expanded with floor-to-ceiling windows giving way to breathtaking, panoramic sea and cityscapes. With contemporary furnishings, sumptuous amenities, spa-like bathrooms and plush bedding await you when you stay at Ocean Casino Resort.
With thousands of slots and table games to choose from, plush lounges for the high rollers, a larger-than-life sports betting gallery and a robust loyalty program, everyone is a winner at Ocean.
Ocean Resort offers a wide variety of slot machines, from reel- spinning and video reel to video poker machines. Enjoy over 1,500 state-of-the-art slot machines at any level of play. Or try your luck with classic Vegas-style table games like mini-baccarat, craps, roulette, black- jack and Let it Ride to name just a few. Whatever your preference or level of play, Ocean Casino Resort offers players a wide variety of casino gaming in an upscale, sophisticated setting.
When you’re at the property, you can’t help being swept up in the moment and leaving your worries behind. From tranquil days in the spa to electric nights on the casino floor, you score big with Ocean. Unwind and relax with the family at Ocean’s Eclipse In- door/Outdoor Pool. Spend a day basking in the sunshine, then swim to the inside pool via connected passthrough for a reprieve from the elements. Open year-round, Eclipse boasts scenic views, lounge chairs, umbrellas and an 86-degree pool temperature all year long! And what could be more luxurious than an indulgent massage in your private cabana? The experts at Exhale Spa & Bathhouse now offer massage services at The Cabanas at Ocean.
Don’t miss out on great promotions and events including, Tesla Sweepstakes every Friday in August from 2 p.m.–11 p.m. for a chance to win $500 Free Play or a Tesla Model 3! Free Play Drawings from 2 p.m.–10:30 p.m.—three winners every 30 minutes will win $500 Free Play. Grand Prize Drawing at 11 p.m.—one winner will be called to win a Tesla Model 3 every Friday in August!
The unique concert experience, Magical Mystery Doors, is playing every Sunday through Sept. 4. This tribute act blends and layers the music of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and The Doors to create some- thing new and unique for music fans everywhere. Hear timeless tunes from each of these historic bands, accompanied by a captivating and immersive visual presentation.
On Aug. 27, be sure to check out Sinatra, An Evening of Laugher, Music & Stories. This show combines the talent of Frank Sinatra’s opening act and 50 years in show biz, featuring Tom Dreesen, one of the best interpreters of the Sinatra Songbook; Michael Martocci; and a 22-piece Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra conducted by Dean Schneider. This magical evening includes intriguing stories told by Tom Dreesen, “The Man Who Made Sinatra Laugh,” and Michael Martocci, one of the best Sinatra tribute artists in the business today.
For more information, visit www.theoceanac.com.
YAAMAVA’ RESORT & CASINO SAN MANUEL, Highland, CA
Luxurious accommodations. World-class event venue. Premier gaming. Elevated dining. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has something for everyone. Step into a new dawn, and experience luxury like never before.
Whether a casual gamer or someone looking for higher stakes, Yaamava’ has more to offer than any other location. With over 7,000 slot machines, 150 table games, video poker and five high-limit rooms, everyone can find their favorites on the casino floor.
With the most number of high-limit rooms in the U.S., exclusive experiences await you at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. Whether you are looking for slots or table games, their VIP rooms allow you to indulge in the true meaning of world-class gaming.
The main casino floor allows you to game how you want, where you want. Venture over to Rock & Brews and enjoy your games while jamming out to classic rock hits. Enjoy pop hits and EDM on the main floor or venture into one of the quieter gaming areas.
Over 150 table games allow you to try your hand and take your draw at your next big win. With some of the highest betting limits in the country and progressives that allow you a chance to win big, Yaamava’ has the best to offer in table games.
Unwind at the newest destination for relaxation. The 17-floor resort is host to rooms to fit any occasion, a luxurious spa and an all-new pool oasis. Kick up your feet in rooms designed with you in mind. They’ve curated each one to feel like home with amenities you’ll love to explore over and over again, from cozy double queens to luxurious suites. Each room features beautiful furniture and décor inspired by the native landscape.
Yaamava’ is escapism at its finest. Discover your transformative journey at Serrano Spa. Connect your energy and wellness needs to the healing power of crystals when you curate your own treatment custom tailored to you. Or take a dip and soak in the sun at the all-new pool oasis. Surrounded by the natural elements of the San Bernardino Mountains, the pool is the best place to enjoy the California sunshine.
Discover the endless possibilities this summer. Every Thursday night in August is your chance to win gas cards, free play, up to $100,000 cash or a brand-new Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ EV with a Grand Prize Winner every week! Drawings will be held every hour from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., and a bonus drawing will be held at 10 p.m.
Your friends at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel want to help you fuel up! You can earn a $25 Gas Card just by earning 1,000 points with your Club Serrano card at your favorite slots and table games every Monday in August. Points can be earned anytime between midnight and 11:59 p.m. every Monday in the month of August. Once earned, members must visit any casino kiosk to print their receipt for redemption at the Rockin’ Casino Club Serrano Booth.
At Yaamava’ the party never ends! There’s live music every night of the week and the most popular DJs keep the beats rolling late into the night. Enjoy craft cocktails, video poker and regularly scheduled live entertainment when you step into Tukut Lounge. Right in the heart of the casino, BAR BAR BAR offers your favorite bar classics, video poker, and you can dance the night away with one of the resident DJs. Intimate bar-top games, and a drink menu filled with beer, wine, spirits and cocktails are offered at Aces Bar, and nightly DJs keep the beat late into the night. At Chingon Kitchen you can enjoy flavorful, spiced dishes and wash them down with refreshing craft cocktails and regularly scheduled live entertainment.
So hit the road this summer to Yaamava’, SoCal’s premier casino. Visit www.yaamava.com for more information.