Despite the gray clouds that hang overhead the city of Detroit, and all of its poverty, it is home to some surprisingly great casinos. There are 4 in the Motor City, all within a short drive’s distance of each other. The experience within each one is a little different, but they are all operated and maintained with the same professionalism you would expect at your average high-end Vegas casino. The oldest casino, Greektown, is also a tribe-owned casino, who are active participants in the Detroit economy and community. So, as you can see, it is not all doom and gloom for the city that is faced with so much turmoil and strife.
Another great riverboat casino city on our list, Shreveport knows gambling, they’ve been doing it professionally since the 1840s. There are five riverboat casinos and the infamous Harrah’s Louisiana Downs for gamblers to get their fix. You won’t find a more welcoming and down-to-earth people than right in the heart of Louisiana.
You no longer have to travel across state lines to get an authentic Nevada-tiered gambling experience if you live in California. Palm Springs has quickly climbed up the ranks and established itself as one of the premier gambling cities of the country. They are now home to five world-class gambling resorts, offering all the pleasures of tanning, pool parties, and margaritas that you can take in Cali.
The new kid on the block for legalized gambling, Philly residents have finally gotten their real taste of the casino life, with the first building opening in 2007. Now, there are over 11 casinos open for business, with more on the way. The location is perfect and you can find a lot of popular tournaments being held here to attract players from all over the country.
The best kept secret of the Midwest, as some may call it, St. Louis is another city that is bound by state laws that grant access only to riverboat casinos, but they do a great job with what they have there. River city is a giant block party of gambling, with dance clubs, restaurants, and casinos at every turn. They don’t call it the Show-Me State for no reason!