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Test your luck and your skill at some of the best casinos in the Midwest. All bets are on.
Author: Scott McCullough
Whether you’re a cautious video-poker player or a big wheelin’ roulette king, Missouri has a casino to your liking. Even if you don’t play the games, you will enjoy the shows, restaurants and other events at some of the best casinos in the Midwest.

Most casinos offer a lineup of top-name entertainers; lounges and brewpubs; a schedule of special events; dining choices ranging from hamburgers to slow-smoked Missouri barbecue to fine-dining; plus other amenities and activities.

Get Your Game on at Missouri’s Casinos

Head to Riverside, eight miles north of Kansas City, where you can indulge in gaming, varied cuisine and pampering at Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa. After a night at the blackjack table, choose from five restaurants followed by a customized spa experience at this casino.

In St. Charles, about 20 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, Ara Spa at Ameristar Casino Resort graces the banks of the Missouri River. Place your bets in the high-limit poker room; grab a seat at one of the 2,500 state-of-the-art slot machines; try your luck with the dice at a craps table. After you work up an appetite playing the games, select a table of a different kind inside Bugatti’s Steaks and Pasta, an Italian-inspired restaurant with great options for all tastes.

Casinos in Missouri – Off of the Beaten Path

Located on the Mississippi River in La Grange, 32 miles north of Hannibal, Mark Twain Casino proves why it’s one of the wildest casinos in the Midwest, with some of the loosest slot machines in Missouri and video poker aplenty. Order some buttermilk pancakes for breakfast and prime rib for supper at Bistro 104. Grab a quick snack at Sizzlin’ 7s Grill before heading back to the gaming action.

Traveling the state in your RV? Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville has an amenities-packed RV park with 27 full hook-up spaces. In the casino, more than 600 slot machines and 15 gaming tables stand ready for your pleasure. Enjoy a beer at The Lone Wolf Bar. Dig into a bowl of 'twice-baked mac & cheese' at Otis and Henry’s Bar and Grill.

Feel Lucky at These Casinos in the St. Louis Area


Located 10 miles south of downtown St. Louis, the River City Casino has more than 90,000 square feet of gaming tables, slots, poker rooms and entertainment. Make a weekend of it and book a night in one of 200 hotel rooms.

Hollywood Casino St. Louis is a gambling mecca in Maryland Heights, offering more than 120,000 square feet of gaming space, including 2,100 slot and video poker machines. Their luxury hotel has 455 guestrooms and 47 suites, so you're sure to find a comfortable bed.

Downtown St. Louis is home to one of the most impressive casinos in the Midwest. Lumière Place Casino, less than a mile north of the Gateway Arch, is connected by a pedestrian walkway to the America’s Center Convention Complex. Lumière Place has something for everyone: views of the Mississippi River; wonderful restaurants; nightclubs; 75,000 square feet of gaming; and two world-class hotels.

More of Missouri’s Casinos

The Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville is a first-rate gaming destination in the Midwest. The table-games area is just a small part of the excitement found in the 28,000 square-feet of gaming space. Check their website for a schedule of top name headlining entertainers.

Downtown Cape Girardeau combines the new with the old. Near the historic downtown area resides an oasis – Isle Casino. Gaming is just one of the activities on the menu at this property. Breathtaking views of the Mississippi River are a stunning backdrop for slots, poker tables and live entertainment. And, you must visit the rooftop dining destination at Keller’s, where sunsets dazzle your senses.

In northwest Missouri, gamers find fun and excitement at St. Jo Frontier Casino, where table games and more than 500 slots machines are available. Grab a bite, or several, at River's Edge Cafe, Buffet and Lounge. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets also are available.

Kansas City Casinos are Top Notch

In addition to the 38,000 square feet of gaming space at Isle of Capri Casino – Kansas City, there are three restaurants from which to choose, plus live entertainment in the bar and a full schedule of special events.

Harrah's North Kansas City is home to more than 1,600 of the hottest slots, in several denominations, including all your favorite classic slots. All of their slot machines are coin-less; and all of their games feature Ticket-In Ticket-Out convenience. Plus, they have a superb steak house to satisfy any appetite.

Ameristar Casino features a 140,000-square-foot casino with plenty of video and slot machines, table games and one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest. Choose among six delectable dining options ranging from a brewpub to a Creole and Cajun hot-spot.




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  Isle Casino Cape Girardeau
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  Hollywood Casino St. Louis
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  Isle of Capri Casino — Kansas City
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  Harrah's Casino North Kansas City
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