When it comes to offering guests a great experience, Missouri’s casinos aren’t playing games. From great food options and live music to luxury hotel rooms and spa treatments, you don’t need Lady Luck’s help to enjoy Missouri’s gaming destinations.
Lumiere Place Casino, four blocks from the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis, offers 75,000 square feet of gaming action, with 1,800 slot machines and 55 table games. The adjoining Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis – a AAA Five-Diamond property – was No. 4 on Travel+Leisure's list of large city hotels in 2013. At the hotel, treat yourself at the spa; have a relaxing dinner and cocktail at Cielo Restaurant & Bar; and marvel at views of downtown St. Louis (including a spectacular look at the Arch) from the outdoor patio, which includes a swimming pool. While you’re at Cielo, ask your server about Mary’s Candy Bar; a semi-secret amenity, totally worth a little extra expense on your tab.
Across the state, in Kansas City (technically, Riverside), Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa features more than 1,000 slot machines, plus table favorites such as craps, roulette and blackjack. There are several options for dining and drinks on-site, including Crazy Olives, which features selections from Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing in a sports-friendly atmosphere with menu choices ranging from wings and burgers to pizza to sandwiches. Just an FYI: Crazy Olives is famous for martinis. Journey Steakhouse offers a more upscale dining experience, with steaks and seafood among their specialties. Check out the Alaskan halibut and the 22-ounce porterhouse steak; you can’t go wrong with either – or any for the other topnotch options on their menu.
Between Kansas City and St. Louis, the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville (three miles north of I-70) has a host of gaming options and dining choices, such as Farmers Pick Buffet, which works to incorporate locally grown/made foods into its daily selections. The hotel’s 140 rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. One of the things Isle of Capri in Boonville is noted for is its live entertainment schedule that includes, among many other performers in 2014, the Charlie Daniels Band on Aug. 15 and Dennis DeYoung (from the band Styx) on Oct. 17.
In southeast Missouri, gaming action awaits at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, where hundreds of slot machines and nearly two dozen table games and seven poker tables are accompanied by great views of the Mississippi River. Hungry? Dine at one – or all – of Isle Casino’s five on-site restaurants (we won’t judge). Keller’s offers choices such as spicy tuna tacos and wagyu beef sliders, cocktails and wine, all from a rooftop location that provides a commanding view of the river. Live music is always part of the fun at Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau; main-line headliners are often on the schedule.
These are just four of the 13 gaming properties (sometimes called casinos) found in the Show-Me State. To explore the rest on VisitMO.com, Click Here.