USA Today recently released its list of the “10 Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas.” While most of the casinos on the list are 21 and over, #9 offers its services to gamblers 18-years-old and up.
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York only beats out the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi in the rankings, but Turning Stone ranks #1 when it comes to 18+ playing. Another New York casino, Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, made the list but does not admit bettors under 21.
The full list is below:
Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas
- Barona Resort & Casino in Lakeside, California
- Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut
- Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California
- Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada
- Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut
- Encore Boston Harbor Resort in Everett, Massachusetts
- Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York
- Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada
- Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York
- Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi
So what makes Turning Stone so great, especially compared to the vast array of casinos around the United States? One of its biggest draws is sports betting.
Like a few other upstate New York locations, Turning Stone offers gamblers a legal sportsbook in their casino. Named “The Lounge with Caesar Sports,” Turning Stone features a 500 square-foot curved LED screen, luxury seating, and cocktails.
According to their website, “The Lounge is an electrifying, world-class sports book experience for a new generation of fans.” This quote alone shows how dedicated the casino is to attract the younger generation; i.e., 18+ gamblers.
The Verona establishment also delivers traditional casino play to its patrons. Turning Stone has staples like blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and slots, but also features a dedicated poker room, plus bingo and keno. Regardless of age or game, Turning Stone has it all.
Turning Stone also provides its players with the option to play online. With daily login bonuses, 20,000 free chips upon signup, and authentic casino games, Turning Stone online rivals many of the biggest names in offshore online casinos.
Other perks at Turning Stone include their rewards card available to all players over 18-years-old, the opportunity to play in dedicated smoking and non-smoking areas, and multiple restaurants to curb any food hankering.