3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

Gaming in New York State is limited to slot machines but if you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the jackpot or roulette tables, there are plenty of casinos to choose from close to the Big Apple. Atlantic City is probably the first thing that comes to mind but did you know there are some great places to visit Lady Luck NOT located in Atlantic City? For the full casino experience consider checking out one of these popular establishments.

Foxwoods, CT

Consisting of four unique hotel properties Foxwoods is the largest resort casino in North America and a household name to residents of the New York Metro Area. The AAA Four-Diamond rated complex offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, golf, theaters, and exclusive retailers. They also have their own helipad in case you decide to fly in (approx. 60 minutes from Manhattan).


Mount Airy, PA

Pennsylvania’s only casino resort to be awarded the coveted AAA four-diamond rating is conveniently situated in the picturesque Pocono Mountains. So if you’d like to give your wallet a rest, you can fish, hike, horseback ride, ski or play golf in the great outdoors. Mount Airy has gone through extensive renovations to bring you the ultimate customer experience with an 18-hold championship golf course, spa and pool complex (approx. 40 minutes by helicopter from Manhattan).

Mount Airy

Mohegan Sun, CT

Created by the Mohegan tribe of Connecticut, Mohegan Sun features more than 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement within three casinos – Casino of the Earth, Sky and Wind. Everyone is guaranteed to satisfy their cravings in the 40 restaurants, bars and lounges available on-site, indulge in the huge indoor pool or explore the shops. The 10,000-seat arena hosts well-known performers and premier sporting events (approx. 60 minutes by helicopter from Manhattan).

Mohegan Sun

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Comments (1)

  1. Lee Briggs says:

    Two of those three are near where I live: Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. They have a perfect location to make them phenomenally successful — halfway between Boston and New York. Busses are continuously bringing people to these locations from all over New England and New York. Foxwoods is huge and Mohegan Sun runs other casinos in New York and Pennsylvania. Quite a success story for a couple of small Indian tribes in Connecticut.

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