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BEST OF GAMING 2011 ★ CASINO Best OVERALL GAMING RESORT ccording to our readers, the properties that earned top honors in this category are the best in the industry from an overall stand-point.This means they’ve got it all:great hotel rooms; a first-rate casino with all of your favorite games; terrific customer service; and the amenities we expect from a modern resort destination (spas,a variety of restau-rants, live entertainment,etc.) Many of last year’s “Best Overall” winners proved hard to beat, and extended their winning streaks into 2011.One repeat winner that was entirely expected was Borgata in Atlantic City, which raised the bar for the mar-ket when it opened and hasn’t allowed its competitors to catch up. Another win we saw coming was Beau Rivage in the Gulf Coast market,which features a level of luxury and amenities that no other resort in the region can match. In Las Vegas, meanwhile, Caesars Palace took the No.1 spot from Bellagio, last year’s winner; Red Rock replaced the Rio as the best overall property for locals; and the Golden Nugget continued its reign as the top re-sort in the downtown area. A Atlantic City: Borgata Chicagoland: Blue Chip Atlantic City ❶ Borgata ❷ Harrah’s Atlantic City ❸ Trump Taj Mahal ★ Chicagoland ❶ Blue Chip ❷ Jumers Casino ❸ Horseshoe Hammond ★ Detroit ❶ Caesars Windsor ❷ MGM Grand Detroit ❸ MotorCity ★ Florida ❶ Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ❷ Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood ❸ Isle Pompano Park ★ Gulf Coast ❶ Beau Rivage ❷ IP Biloxi ❸ Island View ★ Iowa ❶ Ameristar Council Bluffs ❷ Horseshoe Council Bluffs ❸ Isle Bettendorf ★ Lake Charles, LA & Vicksburg, MS ❶ Diamond Jacks Vicksburg ❷ Ameristar Vicksburg ❸ L’Auberge Du Lac ★ Lake Tahoe ❶ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe ❷ Harvey’s Lake Tahoe ❸ Montbleu ★ Las Vegas Downtown ❶ Golden Nugget ❷ Four Queens ❸ MainStreetStation ★ Las Vegas Locals ❶ Red Rock ❷ Sam’s Town ❸ M Resort ★ Las Vegas Strip ❶ Caesars Palace ❷ Bellagio ❸ Wynn ★ Laughlin ❶ Harrahs Laughlin ❷ Riverside Laughlin ❸ Tropicana Express ★ Missouri ❶ Ameristar St. Charles ❷ Harrah’s Kansas City ❸ Harrah’s St. Louis ★ Native Midwest ❶ Soaring Eagle ❷ Four Winds ❸ Grand Casino Hinkley ★ Native Northeast ❶ Mohegan Sun ❷ Foxwoods ❸ Seneca Niagara ★ Native South ❶ Harrah’s Cherokee ❷ Paragon ❸ Golden Moon ★ Native West Valley View Native West: Valley View ❷ Barona ❸ Talking Stick ★ New Orleans Harrah’s New Orleans ★ Pennsylvania ❶ Rivers Casino ❷ Mt. Airy Resort Casino ❸ Harrah’s Chester ★ Racinos ❶ Wheeling Island ❷ Meadows Racetrack ❸ Mountaineer ★ Reno ❶ Peppermill ❷ Atlantis Reno ❸ Silver Legacy ★ Shreveport/Bossier City ❶ Horseshoe Bossier City ❷ Diamond Jacks ❸ Eldorado Shreveport ★ Southern Indiana ❶ Belterra ❷ French Lick ❸ Hollywood Lawrenceburg ★ Tunica ❶ Sam’s Town Tunica ❷ Gold Strike ❸ Hollywood Tunica 44 AUGUST 2011 • www .casinocenter .com

Best OVERALL GAMING RESORT


According to our readers, the properties that earned top honors in this category are the best in the industry from an overall standpoint. This means they’ve got it all:great hotel rooms; a first-rate casino with all of your favorite games; terrific customer service; and the amenities we expect from a modern resort destination (spas,a variety of restaurants, live entertainment,etc.)

Many of last year’s “Best Overall” winners proved hard to beat, and extended their winning streaks into 2011.One repeat winner that was entirely expected was Borgata in Atlantic City,which raised the bar for the market when it opened and hasn’t allowed its competitors to catch up. Another win we saw coming was Beau Rivage in the Gulf Coast market,which features a level of luxury and amenities that no other resort in the region can match.

In Las Vegas, meanwhile, Caesars Palace took the No.1 spot from Bellagio, last year’s winner; Red Rock replaced the Rio as the best overall property for locals; and the Golden Nugget continued its reign as the top resort in the downtown area.

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