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The best casinos to visit when in LA

5th January 2018 Print

While Las Vegas may well be the spiritual home of gambling, it is not the only location in the U.S. that boasts a number of superb casinos.

Believe it or not, Los Angeles (or LA to you and me) also has a large number of casino resorts for guests and locals alike, each of which offers a fun and lavish experience to anyone who steps through their doors.

So, without further ado, here’s a selection of the best casinos that you should definitely visit when in LA.

Bicycle Hotel and Casino

This Bell Gardens card room first opened its doors in 1984, and 21 years later is expanded into a stunning, seven-story resort with 70 rooms.

As part of this expansion, developers built a series of VIP rooms, which were modelled on iconic Vegas casinos and offered access to some genuinely high-rolling games. The colossal card rooms are particularly impressive, with more than 200 tables sat astride a banquet-style hall.

You can buy into poker games for a paltry $10 too, so it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Hollywood Park Casino

Once the home of an historic horseracing track, Hollywood Park is in line for a significant overhaul in the next few years.

This will involve the development and evolution of a diverse entertainment complex, and one that will expand the locations casino facilities. This will make up to 125 card and gaming tables available to visitors, while there’s also expected to be a significant increase in high-limit gameplay.

This is sure to attract high-rollers and casual players alike, while we’d definitely recommend checking in if you’re in the area in the near-term.

Carnival Dream Casino

The Carnival Dream Casino has a name that may be hard to live up to, but it’s an outstanding game platform that has earned a genuine, cult following of fans. 

It’s certainly a diverse and fun location, packed with numerous blackjack, roulette, slot and poker iterations (including the iconic Texas Hold ‘em). Its slots are especially welcoming; with a progressive jackpot system which includes numerous machines and regularly delivers prizes in excess of $1 million.

In total, there are 19 table games available to players, along with a total of 229 gaming machines. These are well-spread out across 2,000 square feet of space, while the minimum bet of $0.01 should ensure that there is something for alternative types of player.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino

The Hawaiian Garden Casino has a unique history, primarily because it used to be housed inside of a tent. There are not many casinos in the U.S. who can say the same, nor can many claim to have experienced the same evolution over time.

Thanks to a 2016 renovation, the Gardens have been turned into a high-end card club and casino location, while it also hosts a superb restaurant, a bar and a VIP lounge. In total, there are 225 card tables accessible to players, so of which offer high limits and should appeal to high-rollers.

This is definitely emerging as a top LA casino, and one that has exceptional potential in the future.

If you don’t get the opportunity to visit these casinos, have no fear. After all, in the digital age there are opportunities to gamble online, while it’s arguable that virtual casinos offer access to higher promotions and more free spins.