Best Casinos on the East Coast

If you like gaming, sure the East Coast is not as well known as down south, or out west for its casinos. But if you don't feel like dealing with cramped airplanes and five-hour flights, there are a handful of great casinos to visit right in your own backyard. They are good for a quick night's outing, or you can plan to spend an entire weekend. Either way, all the casinos listed below offer a complete and satisfying gaming experience.

Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Location: Verona, NY

Tucked away in upstate NY, just a few miles outside of Syracuse, you'll find Turning Stone Resort and Casino. It's sort of like hitting a mini-Vegas, driving through the interstate with no street lights to suddenly encounter a sea of lights. Inside you'll find 100,000 square feet of gaming space, and 277 hotel rooms for the bargain price of $96-$395. Nine restaurants as well as three golf courses complement the normal fare of slot and table games.


Location: Connecticut

Anyone who lives on the East Coast has heard of this well-known Indian resort. With its ubiquitous advertising campaigns the place has managed to grow to enormous proportions. There are five casinos with over 5,800 slots and 350 tables, giving Atlantic City a run for its money. You'll also find three hotels, 30 restaurants, and a 60-degree Cinedrome Movie Theatre. This place is truly a gambler's paradise.

Trump Marina

Location: Atlantic City

Yes, it's the East Coasts answer to Las Vegas, but Atlantic City does offer some of the finest casinos in the country. The Trump Marina is known for its glitz and glamour, with some of the best headline acts, as well as its lofty table limits. If you're a high roller and like excellent VIP service, then this is the place to go.

Bally's Atlantic City

Location: Park Place and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Sprawling across 8.5 acres on the NJ shore, this casino is New Jersey's largest four-star resort. The casino offers a huge variety of table games, and is sure to please everyone not only with the games, but also the spectacular beachfront view.