Who doesn’t wish a bit of lady luck would shine down on them? If you’re looking for a gambling getaway and want to try something besides the typical Las Vegas or Atlantic City trips, why not plan an escape to a riverboat casino. You won’t find yourself stuck on a boat sluggishly traveling down the Mississippi because in the last twenty years riverboat casinos have gotten a complete facelift and are resort destinations all on their own. William Bailey Travel takes a closer look at a few of the newest and best riverboats on the river today.
Ameristar Council Bluffs in Iowa is a paddlewheel style riverboat, but don’t expect this monstrosity to meander down the river. This riverboat has 38,000 square feet of casino space. With over 1,600 slot machines and 31 gaming tables you will find no shortage of ways to let lady luck shine down on you. Besides the plethora of games to play, this riverboat features a 160 room hotel with eight luxury suites with amazing river views. For the nightlife the resort has scrumptious restaurants on the grounds as well as a sports bar and two cabaret bars. You get everything you want in a gambling destination in one single solitary spot with beautiful views.
If you are staying in Chicago you don’t have to far too go if the gambling bug bites you. Just a mere 31 miles from the city center is the Grand Victoria. It is docked on the Fox River in Elgin. From the outside you get exactly what you think when you picture a paddlewheel casino. However, it is when you step on board that you find out what this amazing riverboat truly offers. The Grand Victoria has a lavish interior as the name would suggest, with the extravagance in design you would expect from a Vegas casino. With over 30,000 square feet of gaming space the Grand Victoria is often ranked as one of the favorite places to gamble in the Chicago area due to the comps and rules on the gaming tables.
A fun and unique way to enjoy a trip to the casino and so much more, riverboats are once again, growing in popularity on rivers across the country. Find out for yourself what makes this type of vacation, one you one want to miss.