First approved by the U.S. in the late 20th century, riverboat casinos have since offered a special type of gaming experience for people everywhere, now even expanding their reach to South America and Europe. Most popular with states that appear alongside the Mississippi river, such as Illinois, Louisiana, Indiana, and of course, Mississippi, these special watercrafts provide a unique opportunity for people who are searching for a little something different.
If you’re not a fan of open seas and would rather stay on land, online gaming platforms now offer some of the best casino bonuses and offers when you start playing in the digital realm. But if the thought of sailing out onto uncharted waters still excites you, check out below some of the best riverboat casino opportunities in the U.S.
The Amelia Bell
Head on down to Louisiana, home of Mardi Gras and the best Cajun cuisine on the map, to climb aboard the one and only Amelia Bell. Owned and operated by Boyd Gaming, its four stories house more than 800 slot machines and 11 table games, and the trip is sure to bring you the best in LA food and entertainment.
Casino Queen Marquette
Situated in Marquette, Iowa, the Casino Queen Marquette offers all visitors the chance to be “high rollin’ on the river” and, with a multitude of gaming options and events, that promise is not in vain. The boat’s 17, 514 square feet contains over 566 slot machines and various table games, including classics like blackjack and Texas Hold’em, but also region-specific games like Mississippi Stud, perfect to play as you float along the Mississippi River.
The Hollywood Casino
Another gem located in Louisiana, the Hollywood Casino at Baton Rouge is full of the best slot machines and classic table games and is definitely true to its name, with glamour and style big priorities on board. It’s impossible to get bore with the variety of options offered on board. If you’re traveling with a partner, couples can have a romantic date at one of the boat’s many restaurants.
The Treasure Chest Casino
Located in the Louisiana’s entertainment and festival capital, New Orleans, the Treasure Chest Casino goes above and beyond to offer its visitors the best in games and events along Lake Pontchartrain. Its 24,000 square feet of floor space features traditional table games and classic Louisiana food like Po’boys, crawfish, and tourists can dine on gumbo, which is a must when traveling through the southeastern state.