There’s no doubt that the United States of America is a beautiful country with many, many tourist hot spots that you have to check out. But for every statue or art gallery to be discovered, there’s also a riverboat casino or racetrack eagerly awaiting you.
That’s why the team at sports analytics and predictions website Dimers.com have provided us with seven of their best live sports & betting experiences: A ‘Seven wonders of the US Gambling World‘. They figure you’d much rather sit in a pool watching sport on a 142-foot screen – with a daiquiri in one hand and betting slip in another – than go on another street art tour.
So here’s the list: 7 unique live sports & betting experiences that you must check out on your next trip to the land of the stars and stripes.
Arlington Park Racetrack – Arlington Heights, Illinois
Horse racing is one of Australia’s favourite pastimes, and while it’s not as big in America, there are still some great racetracks to spend an afternoon betting on the nags.
Built in 1927, Arlington Park is a brief 30 minute drive away from Chicago and boasts a rich history, playing host to the first ever million-dollar thoroughbred race: The Arlington Million.
The track is renowned as one of the most beautiful in the country, and indeed, the world.
Treasure Chest Casino – Kenner, Louisiana
The South is sometimes overlooked by those visiting America, and usually Bourbon St in New Orleans is the popular place to be if they do make it down, but the Treasure Chest Riverboat Casino is definitely one place to check out.
Located just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle (and debauchery) of Bourbon St, the Treasure Chest Casino is an experience all on its own, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tradition of old New Orleans with all the usual casino games and slots in a unique riverboat setting.
Boomtown Casino – Biloxi, Mississippi
The Boomtown Casino, located on the waterfront in Biloxi, Mississippi, is an Old West inspired casino that prioritises the important things in life: gambling and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
There are lots of other casinos in Biloxi, but the unique look of Boomtown makes it a must-see destination if you’re ever in the mood for some old-fashioned southern hospitality.
Borgata Casino – Atlantic City, New Jersey
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If you’re on the East Coast, no trip is complete without a visit to the Vegas of the East: Atlantic City.
One of the best casinos in AC is the Borgata Casino. Operated by MGM Resorts, the casino has been in operation since 2003 and is equipped with almost 3,000 hotel rooms, 4,000 slot machines and 50 poker tables. Sportsbooks also operate in the casino, allowing you to place a bet on any game.
Agua Caliente Casino – Palm Springs, California
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The Californian desert is one of the most breathtaking destinations for travellers. Luckily for those that love a flutter, there is a swarm of Indian Casinos in the area. One of those is the Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs, a few hours out of Los Angeles.
Situated in a sandy patch of desert, the Agua Caliente Casino is big on slots and traditional casino table games while also providing a dedicated spa resort allowing you to unwind after a long day of betting in the Cali heat.
Ameristar Casino – Black Hawk, Colorado
Another unique feature of the American landscape is the rocky mountains, and lucky for us, we can combine the snow and betting at Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk!
Picturesque views await patrons with all the usual table games available in a setting that is truly awe-inspiring. With many different national parks also nearby, the casino, which is located 45 minutes west of Denver, provides plenty of opportunities for some unique sightseeing.
Stadium Swim at Circa, Las Vegas
Naturally Las Vegas is the first port of call for any US tourist with a love of decadence. The combination of the bright lights, hot weather and dollar signs signals opportunity for those wishing to win big.
And for those that also love sports, the newly opened Stadium Swim at Circa Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is the new mecca for sports fans. With a fully operational sportsbook, Stadium Swim boasts a huge 142-foot big screen on its pool deck with a capacity of 4,000 patrons, allowing you to have a punt, swim and a drink all at the same time in a massive party environment. Bliss!
This post was provided by the team at Dimers. Check out Dimers.com for comprehensive coverage of all major American sports leagues with data-driven predictions and betting previews.