Thirteen isn't often considered a lucky number, but in Missouri, it is.
After all, that's how many casinos call the Show-Me State home, meaning you have excellent opportunities to find gaming action, live music and exceptional meals all in one place.
With extra amenities such as spas and hotels, you also find many of Missouri's casinos have everything you need for an exciting night on the town or a long, relaxing weekend.
So where do you find casinos in the Show-Me State? Well ...
Kansas City area casinos:
Isle of Capri – Just minutes from downtown Kansas City, this riverboat casino offers more than 900 gaming machines, 18 tables and delicious dining at any of their three restaurants.
Ameristar – Whether staying or just playing, Ameristar Kansas City has it all. Featuring one of the largest casino floors in Missouri, you can choose from the bevy of games, enjoy one of their nine restaurants, catch a movie at the on-site theater and even drop the kids off at Kids Quest child care while you enjoy a date night listening to live entertainment.
Harrah's in North Kansas City – The slots are hot at Harrah's. Enjoy more than 1,500 machines, daily poker tournaments, video keno, table games and more. Keep it simple by eating at The Buffet at Harrah's, which features steak and seafood on Fridays, crab legs on Saturdays and prime rib and shrimp on Sundays, or dine upscale at '37 Steak. When you're ready to dance and take in the music, head to VooDoo Lounge.
Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa – Offering 62,000 square feet of gaming, visitors can choose between Argosy's 1,500 slot machines or 37 table games – including Craps and Roulette. Unwind at 99 Hops House, where you can munch on American fare and choose from their 99 beer options.
St. Jo Frontier Casino – Fun comes in several styles at St. Jo Frontier Casino. Featuring over 450 slots, video poker and table games like Texas Shootout, Mississippi Stud, 21+3 and Blackjack, you can pick your preference. Live entertainment and karaoke can be found on select dates in the River's Edge Sports Bar.
St. Louis area casinos:
Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels – Located in downtown St. Louis, Lumiere Place is just blocks away from iconic landmarks like the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. With 75,000 square feet of gaming pace, you'll find more than 1,600 slot machines, 60 table games, a 10-table poker room and more. Escape the pace at The Wok, Lumiere's on-site Asian-fusion restaurant, to enjoy authentic Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. Did someone say sushi?
River City Casino and Hotel – The thrill is far from gone when you have 90,000 square feet of gambling action at your fingertips. Take a seat at the Baccarat table or join the pros in the High Limit Room. Looking for more of a leisure pace? Check out the 2,000 slot machines with interesting names like Elvis Shake Rattle & Roll, The Big Bang Theory and World of Wonka. Cap off your evening with prime cuts from 1904 Steak House and live entertainment in Judy's Velvet Lounge.
Hollywood Casino St. Louis – Come for the gambling, stay for the music. Hollywood Casino's outdoor Amphitheatre offers big-name musicians that run the gamut: Rod Stewart, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, Chris Stapleton and 5 Finger Death Punch (just to name a few). When you're not jamming out to the music, bring your A-game to the casino floor. Classic favorites can be found at the 2,000+ slot machines, 63 table games or…Asian Gaming? That's right! The Phat Tai Room offers EZ Baccarat, Dragon Baccarat, and EZ Pai Gow Poker. Make your way to Charlie Gitto's to sate your hunger with some toasted ravioli.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa – You can't help but feel pampered at Ameristar St. Charles. The Ara Spa and Pool is the perfect place to relax, and the hotel room will make your personal pad look utilitarian – who has a TV in their bathroom?! The 130,000-square-foot casino floor is packed with more than 2,000 slot machines and table games, and there's a poker room for the dedicated player. At the end of the day, make your way to the Bottleneck Blues Bar for cocktails and music.
Casinos outside Missouri's metro areas:
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville – Small town charm meets big city gaming. Isle of Capri Boonville offers nearly 900 slot machines, video poker and 20 table games. Catch a bite to eat at the Farmer's Pick Buffet, which uses locally sourced produce.
Mark Twain Casino – Located in La Grange, Mark Twain Casino offers a break from your travels…or an extended stay at their RV Park. Slots, video poker and table games dot the casino floor. Rather than stuffing your cash in the machine, stuff your stomach on Wednesdays with their All-You-Can-Eat Crab Legs.
Isle Casino Cape Girardeau – River life has never felt so good. Enjoy more than 850 gaming machines, 20 table games, live-action poker tables, 4 restaurants and free live entertainment every Saturday night.
Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville – Follow the lights to Lady Luck Casino in Missouri's bootheel region. This property offers more than 500 gaming machines, 9 tables, two restaurants and a year-round RV park.
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