Illinois is one of the major states located in the Midwestern United States. With major cities like Chicago offering a variety of things to do and its close proximity to the Great Lakes, Illinois is one of the most popular destinations in the US. Some people also visit Illinois for gambling in many of the state’s top casinos.
Jumer’s Casino, Rock Island
Built in the image of Las Vegas style casinos, the casino offers a variety of slot machine games numbering over a thousand. There is a special room for those who prefer to play high limit slot machine games. Popular table games can also be found here including live poker. Jumer’s is one of the largest casinos in the state.
Par-A-Dice Casino, East Peoria
When it first opened, the Par-A-Dice was exclusively a riverboat casino, cruising the Illinois River about ten times in any given day. However, by the summer of 1999, casino regulations in the state changed and no longer required these casinos to operate away from the dock, so the casino dropped its anchor. It did finally take to cruising the river in 2010 for a few hours as part of new Coast Guard Regulations for boats. The boat offers a spacious casino floor with over 26,000 square feet. Around 30 table games and over 900 slot machines are available. Live poker is a popular draw here in the evenings.
Harrah’s, Joliet Casino
Operated by the well known chain, Harrah’s, this casino is a riverboat casino located just outside of Chicago. The casino has a 31 live table games on its floor as well as over 1000 slot machine games which is enough to rival many online casinos considering this Gaming Club review only mentions 400+ slot machines available. Like Par-A-Dice, the casino became permanently docked following casino legislations changes.
This is not an exclusive list of casinos in Illinois, there are many others around the state for you to visit. Consider taking your next gambling holiday to Illinois rather than Las Vegas. It has a lot to offer to the visitors!