St. Louis Casinos |

I share a lot of family related activities for the St. Louis area but sometimes the adults want to have a little fun without the kids. This week I’m sharing the casinos in the St. Louis area. While Las Vegas is still a fun place to go, there is no need to take that long trip out west if you want to gamble.

Along with slot machines, table games, and other gambling the casinos offer an array of restaurants, hotels, entertainment, and special events. You can get a lot of fun in one night or weekend in just one location. Be sure to check out the websites for any casino you want to visit to see these special offerings.

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Click on the map to open my custom Casinos in St. Louis Area Bing Map for directions and detailed information on each location.

  • Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
    St. Charles, MO
    This is the closest casino to me being only about 10 minutes from my house so it is the one I have visited most often. The hotel is 397 rooms with many overlooking the Missouri river. The ara spa is newer feature to Ameristar which offers massages, facials, nail services, and more. My family eats here quite often (kids are welcome in the restaurants). There is a buffet, steak house, seafood restaurant, and a number of other restaurants on the property. If you love music there is always some great bands and special theme nights happening. One of my favorite things about this casino is the dancing water fountain in the lobby – it’s mesmerizing!
  • Argosy’s Alton Belle Casino
    Alton, IL
    This was the first casino opened in our area. It is smaller than some of the others and not as many amenities but still lots of gambling fun. There is the obligatory casino buffet along with a deli and full service restaurant. This location does not have a hotel.
  • Casino Queen
    East St. Louis, IL
    This was the first casino I ever visited. If you are a slot machine player this casino is voted the “loosest slots” in the country. Dining options include a buffet, steakhouse, deli and sports lounge. Along with the hotel they also offer an RV park.
  • Hollywood Casino
    Maryland Heights, MO
    Another big casino in our area with over 500 hotel rooms and dogs are allowed in the hotel. There are plenty of dining choices including a buffet, BBQ, steakhouse, coffeehouse, Asian fusion at Phat Tai and they even have a St. Louis Italian favorite, Charlie Gitto’s in the casino. Right by the casino is the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre which hosts major concerts and you can get combo packages to save some money. Boogie Nights is a nightclub on the property with plenty of theme nights.
  • Lumiere Place Casino
    St. Louis, MO
    Located in downtown St. Louis, this property has two hotels. The Hotel Lumiere, a bit older and not fancy, and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, a luxury hotel and spa. Restaurants include a buffet, diner, sports bar, and a few other options. Entertainment includes Lumiere Live theater and Aqua Lounge. I visited Lumiere Place a few years ago with some friends, check out my post on Lumiere Place.
  • River City Casino
    St. Louis, MO
    This is the newest casino in the area and is on the south side of the city. I love the styling of this location. The hotel has over 200 rooms. Casino play has plenty of slots, table games, a special luxury Poker Room, and a High Limit Room. The 1904 Steak House is gorgeous and delicious, although pricey. I was invited there with a group a few years ago for my first visit and was blown away. The buffet at River City also does a nice job. Also included is a cafe, beerhouse, and burger joint. The Event Center has a variety of concerts, comedians and other shows and there is a throwback ‘20s lounge, Judy’s Velvet Lounge which was awarded Best Lounge in 2015 by Casino Player Magazine.

Have you visited any of these casinos? Which is your favorite? If you are not in the St. Louis area, do you have local casinos you visit?



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