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Your favorite Laughlin casino and why?

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Your favorite Laughlin casino and why?

What is your favorite Laughlin casino and why. My winner is currently The Riverside. Uncle Don's promotions this year, celebrating his 50th year, are very generous. The remodeling in the buffet area is nice and the food is decent. I like Revolution slots, the various video poker slots and other older slots that have disappeared from most casinos. Check in and out is always efficient. While it is an older property, I don't mind. How about you?

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Would like advice on the best Mexican , and gourmet restaurants in Laughlin, any resturants you would like to comment on.

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Sorry forgot to say I wanted to get notified by e-mail.

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To answer OPs question. Just got back from 3rd Laughlin trip in 6 months last night and have done quite a few others through the years. Being all of them through Harrah's comped junkets I guess I would have to say Harrah's is my fav.

BUT... every time we go we do say we wish the Aquarius would fly us in. We would jump all over that. Really like that casino. Nice and clean with a good selection of machines and food. We almost always take the river taxi to visit or eat while there. (Never been to an Outback, but did this trip as had a gift card, and it was great)! Saw they are building what looks to be a really nice new pool with views of the river. I do think (imho) this is definitely one of the if not the top properties in Laughlin. Also gets a heads up over Harrah's for being walking distance to other properties. Harrah's is just too far from all the rest. The beach area at Harrah's sure is great though. We Have also enjoyed the Riverside as well. Always have a good time there. We have said we are going to stop and check out the new Lodge but have gone past every time since changed. Next time!

Got to add, the new smashburger is a big step up from the McDonalds it replaced at Harrah's. Dug into the smash fries twice this trip mm mm :) We use to make a trip to In and Out. Thinking won't feel a need to now.

I do wish Harrah's would have live entertainment. I guess they feel no need with their 'trapped' audience. While at Aquarius the band was setting up and sounded good. Hmmm go figure, live music on a Thursday night.

Always a good time in Laughlin. A bit hot this last time. (Was 105 Friday) but got home to 39 degrees in mid May. I'll take the heat and Harrah's since the price is perfect. Only needed tip and gambling $. Sweeeet. Came home with close to what I left with. That is considered a win in my world. :)

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I like getting comp rooms, food, and shows. With all else being equal, hotels which hand out the most comps are the ones with the most rooms and concert seating to give away. In my experience, that would be the Edgewater / CO Belle. These are my favorites (same owner) and the short answer. For more, keep reading...

I also like free wi-fi in the lobby /casino. Chalk up a point each for Golden Nugget, River Lodge, Tropicana, (food court area) Aquarius, and Regency.

I like video blackjack, but the multi-player machines are AGONIZINGLY slow. I like casinos with single-player video blackjack that let you split and double-down: Edgewater (River Bar), CO Belle (a handful at the Pints bar - look for the bet denomination in the oval circle, not rectangle) and River Bar, River Lodge (Dotty's).

I like casinos with free nightly entertainment: Tropicana (except for 1 or 2 nights / week), CO Belle & Edgewater on weekends.

I like casinos with a William Hill sports book outlet: Edgewater, Belle, River Lodge, Tropicana, Pioneer.

I like casinos with viewing areas for sports: Pioneer is head and shoulders above the rest as far as channels and comfortable seating, not so much as far as TV size. Golden Nugget. Edgewater honorable mention for TVs, not so much for seating. At the CO Belle Pints bar and Tropicana, I had bad experiences trying to get bartenders to put on a mainstream sporting event and turn off Curling or the Dr. Phil show!

I like casinos with prompt cocktail service for players out on the floor, not just at the bar: Edgewater, CO Belle, River Lodge, Golden Nugget.

I like good food options, but nothing fancy: Pasagios Italian restaurant in the Tropicana is the best - soup and salad and bottomless pasta! If you miss closing time, In-N-Out next door is open 'til the wee hours! Most reasonably priced buffet and never crowded is at the River Lodge, but only Fri dinners thru Sunday brunch. Other weekend buffets want to feed you seafood, fancy steak, and champagne and charge you much more. Riverside has a lot of fast food options.

Now here's what I DON'T like about some of the casinos in Laughlin:

Riverside High minimums on their pit tables during non-peak times, shortage of available seating when there's available (unstaffed) tables, and 6 to 5 Blackjack payoffs. Moldy stuffy smell - the oldest casino on the river is in need of a remodel. No Corona at the bar. It's always crowded here so I think they do a good job bringing people in on junkets. It's at the end of the strip and not easy to walk elsewhere, hence their captive audience.

Aquarius: Buffet and sit-down restaurants some of the highest priced on the river. No video blackjack.

Regency: 5 coin minimum at the bar slots, strictly enforced in spite of having the poorest video poker payoffs on the river - worse than the airport or the corner gas station! No pit games. Old machines, old TVs.

Edgewater and CO Belle: Their fast food restaurants open late (10 am) and close early (10 pm). Otherwise, my favorite!

Pioneer: In spite of having tremendous room capacity and a high vacancy rate I'd gamble here all weekend and never get a comp room. Even the employees admitted they were the worst at marketing and casino promotions for their good customers.

Golden Nugget: No video blackjack. Relatively small number of hotel rooms to offer makes their comp rooms hard to get.

River Lodge: No pit games. Slot play earns you tickets to redeem for prizes. Calculating the value of the tickets per dollar played, this is a very poor compensation compared to other casinos I've played. They do not comp rooms, saying their policy of ticket redemption is compensation enough.

Harrah's: The Laughlin casino that thinks it's in Vegas. Generally high table minimums, scarce seating and high prices. Physically isolated - not an easy walk to the other mainstream casinos.

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25. Re: Your favorite Laughlin casino and why?

John O. Great reviews of the good, bad and sometimes ugly Laughlin Casinos! (Mostly good, right)

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