A Guide to Casino Games in New York For Tourists


Those who are visiting New York may be looking for opportunities to gamble. There are several casinos in and around the New York City area that are worth a visit. Some would say the best ones are run by Indian tribes. This is the case with the Mohegan Sun in nearby Connecticut.

Among the largest U.S. casinos, the Mohegan Sun is frequented by residents of both Connecticut and New York City. Its gambling selections include Poker, slot machines, and table games. There is also a racebook where horse betting takes place all day and all night.

Another Connecticut based casino popular among locals and others is the Foxwoods Casino Resort. It has a lot more to offer than the Mohegan Sun does, as the resort consists of six casinos. Each casino offers hundreds of choices in slots, as well as poker, table games and sports betting. The local MGM Grand is located in this resort and is a nod to one of Las Vegas’s biggest hotel-casinos of the same name.

Moving into New York itself, city and upstate residents both have easy access to a casino. In New York City it is Resorts World, located just outside of LaGuardia Airport. Its known for its 4,400 slot machines as well as its Big Six Wheel. The casino also offers a decent selection of craps, blackjack, three card poker, baccarat, and roulette.

Upstate New York is the home of the Empire City Casino. Located in Yonkers, it attracts gamblers under the age of 21. New York State laws allow for 18-year olds to legally gamble on slot machines at the casino. This is prohibited in NYC, causing young gamblers to make the two-hour trip.

Other casinos New York tourists can and do travel to are in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Casinos in Pennsylvania include the Sands Casino and Mount Airy Resorts. Both casinos have a vast selection of table games and slot machines. Neither is more than a two-hour drive for tourists in New York City.

Nearby Atlantic City, New Jersey is a gambler’s paradise. There are several casinos located along the famous Boardwalk with three more a short ride away. Atlantic City is a 24-hour city with much more to offer than just gambling.

Of course, there are always online casinos as an alternative for those who don’t want to travel. They feature just as many, if not more, online slots as each of the casinos mentioned above do. However, those using an IP address that originates from NYC may be limited in the online slots they can access. This is because not all online casinos accept players in New York. The land-based casinos provide a great alternative.