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September 23rd, 2019 at 11:06:24 AM permalink
Top 10 largest US casinos by gaming space. http://bit.ly/2mC3aiv
When thinking about massive casino and gambling venues, many may think of Las Vegas. However, not one Las Vegas casino made it into the top 10 of this category.

When thinking about massive casino and gambling venues, many may think of Las Vegas. However, not one Las Vegas casino made it into the top 10 of this category.
Here we cover the top 10 biggest U.S. casinos by gaming space square footage. http://bit.ly/2mC3aiv


10. Chumash Casino Resort

9. Viejas Casino & Resort

8. Foxwoods Resort Casino

7. The Meadows

6. Mohegan Sun

5. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

4. Island Resort & Casino

3. Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel

2. San Manuel Casino

1. WinStar World Casino and Resort
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September 23rd, 2019 at 5:56:49 PM permalink
LOL at the thought that Rivers Pittsburgh has more gaming space than Foxwoods or Mohegan. This list is laughably wrong.
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September 24th, 2019 at 7:03:32 AM permalink
Yeah don’t know how they’re calculating that, clearly not using same method each place. Jackpot junction can’t be in the top 300 much less top three, actually fairly small. There’s not a town of over 15,000 people within 60 miles of there, probably only one over 50,000 within a hundred miles and there are other casinos near the states metro area so not like they’re drawing from there. lived in the general area as a child.
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September 24th, 2019 at 7:08:39 AM permalink
#4 is impossibly wrong.
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September 24th, 2019 at 8:13:54 AM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Yeah don’t know how they’re calculating that, clearly not using same method each place. Jackpot junction can’t be in the top 300 much less top three, actually fairly small. There’s not a town of over 15,000 people within 60 miles of there, probably only one over 50,000 within a hundred miles and there are other casinos near the states metro area so not like they’re drawing from there. lived in the general area as a child.



Yeah, I'm not sure where some of these measurements come from. Jackpot's website lists the 440k sqft number that casino city used for their list. But that's gotta be total indoor size (including the hotel) or a misprint from 40k or 44k. Mystic Lake is much larger and correctly lists itself as a 130k sqft gaming floor.
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September 24th, 2019 at 8:19:48 AM permalink
Winstar shouldn't be on the list at all because Oklahoma casinos aren't "real" casinos.
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September 24th, 2019 at 9:27:34 AM permalink
I am surprised that MGM Grand isn't on the list. I would have thought Winstar, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun would have been the biggest.
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September 24th, 2019 at 9:43:45 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I am surprised that MGM Grand isn't on the list.

Likewise with the Tampa Hard Rock. Wikipedia says it is the 6th largest casino in the world with 190k sf of gaming space.
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September 24th, 2019 at 9:49:41 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I am surprised that MGM Grand isn't on the list. I would have thought Winstar, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun would have been the biggest.



MGM is 171,500 sq/ft of gaming according to Wikipedia.

To everyone saying some of these are wrong, I think they're including the bingo halls in the size of these, which I think is BS.
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September 24th, 2019 at 9:59:04 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

MGM is 171,500 sq/ft of gaming according to Wikipedia.

To everyone saying some of these are wrong, I think they're including the bingo halls in the size of these, which I think is BS.



Bingo, poker, sports, tracks all have to be in. With exaggeration and further errors as well.
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September 24th, 2019 at 10:19:06 AM permalink
Someone needs to make a REAL list that just includes slots and table games. Bingo and racetracks shouldn't count because that's mostly empty space and seats.

Does anybody really care about how big the gaming floor is anyway, other than executives? If a casino has the games I like to play, I'll play there, period. I don't care if it's 10,000 sq/feet or 500,000 sq/ft. That is not a selling point to me by any stretch of the imagination.
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September 24th, 2019 at 10:27:56 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Someone needs to make a REAL list that just includes slots and table games. Bingo and racetracks shouldn't count because that's mostly empty space and seats.

Does anybody really care about how big the gaming floor is anyway, other than executives? If a casino has the games I like to play, I'll play there, period. I don't care if it's 10,000 sq/feet or 500,000 sq/ft. That is not a selling point to me by any stretch of the imagination.



Maybe this list factors in things like restaurants square footage , parking lot size, theatres ?

It’s horribly inaccurate
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September 24th, 2019 at 4:38:32 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

It’s horribly inaccurate

I'm sure it is inaccurate but I would follow TigerWu's advice. How many games they have that you want to play. How many tables are staffed, what are the betting limits, etc. No matter how many other tables may exist you can only play at one at a time.
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September 24th, 2019 at 7:31:42 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Winstar shouldn't be on the list at all because Oklahoma casinos aren't "real" casinos.



How so? It's at least 50/50 Class II/Class III and probably moving more in the Class III direction... so how is that not a casino.

By the way, to walk from one end of the casino to the other and back is one mile.
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October 6th, 2019 at 6:45:33 AM permalink
San Manuel is really huge. I spent couple of days there
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October 6th, 2019 at 9:36:24 AM permalink
Haha!!! What an awful list!

For giggles, I decided to come up with ten casinos bigger than Rivers off the top of my head and went 10/10, including The Meadows, which the list says is smaller than Rivers.

Are they giving Rivers credit for the damn parking garage? Maybe. There’s nowhere to park outdoors, really, so they have a several story attached parking garage.
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October 6th, 2019 at 9:38:19 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

MGM is 171,500 sq/ft of gaming according to Wikipedia.

To everyone saying some of these are wrong, I think they're including the bingo halls in the size of these, which I think is BS.



Rivers and Meadows have no bingo hall. However, I do think bingo halls are listed as total gambling space.
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October 6th, 2019 at 9:48:24 AM permalink
Quote: sabre

LOL at the thought that Rivers Pittsburgh has more gaming space than Foxwoods or Mohegan. This list is laughably wrong.



that was my thought too. I was likt WTF.
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October 7th, 2019 at 7:08:31 AM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

How so? It's at least 50/50 Class II/Class III and probably moving more in the Class III direction... so how is that not a casino.

By the way, to walk from one end of the casino to the other and back is one mile.



Those of you that have never been to the big Winstar are missing out. It is a spectacle just to see.
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October 7th, 2019 at 8:04:24 AM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

How so? It's at least 50/50 Class II/Class III and probably moving more in the Class III direction... so how is that not a casino.



I'm mostly kidding. I only said that because they've traditionally had crappy games with crappy rules.

They are slowly starting to get better, though, what with the recent addition of craps and roulette.

Now if we could only get rid of the stupid ante rules...
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October 7th, 2019 at 3:33:15 PM permalink
I think a better measurement would be number of slots and/or table games. The list in the OP looks dubious to me. I've been the Chumash and it didn't seem that big. Certainly the Live in Maryland seemed bigger, but I could be wrong, just going off my memory.
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October 7th, 2019 at 4:46:00 PM permalink
Pechanga in Temecula, CA.
North of San Diego. Biggest casino floor in CA. I think I've seen claims to be bigger than Las Vegas casino floors. They say 4500+ slots and VP. They say 153 table games not including poker. Biggest CA poker room outside of Los Angeles poker rooms. Bingo and off track horse betting.
Hotel and convention center are small by Vegas standards.

It is big.
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October 7th, 2019 at 5:33:25 PM permalink
And yet San Manuel (in Highland off the 210) is #2 on the list. I gotta check that place out. They're certainly spending a small fortune on advertising and it's less than two hours away from me. Maybe over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Meanwhile I'm still in shock that the MGM Grand couldn't crack the top 10.
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October 7th, 2019 at 7:13:07 PM permalink
Pechanga and San Manuel are both enormous, I think rivaling anything in Vegas.
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October 7th, 2019 at 7:23:09 PM permalink
Definitely true for the gambling activities. They aren't destination resorts like Las Vegas so they don't have mega-hotels and celebrity restaurants.. Big name entertainers have their shows in LA or San Diego.

It depends on what you want to do.
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October 7th, 2019 at 11:01:49 PM permalink
Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackpot_Junction_Casino_Hotel
325,000 sq ft (30,200 m2) casino

Jackpot Junction has over 1,000 video slot machines as well as over 20 blackjack tables. There is one poker table located in the old "Skyline" casino area.

There used to be a billboard nearby saying you'll be on your way to a higher tax bracket.

I see no mention of anything but blackjack tables. They used to have $2, $3, $5, and $25 tables back in the mid-'90's. They have to battle the state to get other table games in, and that's probably a no-go.

I mostly went there for the free buffets, Bingo (~75 players in a large room that could probably hold a few hundred) , and quarter blackjack machines (playing over 500 hands an hour for a couple hours). I'd play $2 or $3 tables sometimes after I'd win $50 in bingo. They had a match play Ace in the fun book, so I'd bet $5, the match would make it $10 then I get a blackjack so I'd be up $15 on that. They'd give out $20 of quarters with the bus fun book. There'd be bus bingo where I'd win $5 a pop. They started introducing dollar denom video roulette for many players, and dollar denom video blackjack for many players; but I could rarely get 3 units ahead on those games, it should be easier and it wasn't. They brought in some modern slots that you might even see today, but they tightened those down within a month or two to make them unplayable. They were just coming out with these computerized bingo cards, for people who play like 10 games at once and don't want to use up all the ink in their daubers. There was a stage in the huge buffet/slots area where bands could play, but I only ever heard the occasional sound check in the afternoon. Their Facebook page shows signs of remodeling, so I'm not sure what I'd recognize anymore.

I usually had $40 on me plus the fun book on my trips there. I'd play nickel slots & single coin nickel VP.

Looks like they got permission for a few table games: Three Card Poker & Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, along with some side bets in BJ. https://www.jackpotjunction.com/casino/table-games
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January 5th, 2020 at 1:07:31 PM permalink
I finally made it to San Manuel and yeah, it's big. It's two stories and is essentially a Las Vegas size casino stacked on top of another Las Vegas size casino. Being the (sort of) last weekend of the holiday season it was also crazy busy. Walking anywhere was a challenge and I was twice almost kneecapped by old people in motorized wheelchairs. For me, the biggest surprise was that the "Pair Plus" wager for 3CP paid the full 40-30-6-4-1. You don't see that in Vegas anymore.
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January 5th, 2020 at 2:30:21 PM permalink
That list sounds ridiculous. Just for laughs I google that very question and got different responses from different websites.. Foxwoods was always there but after that it was a mix. The whole list must be tainted by bingo. If listed by "action" or gamblers as a metric then none of them would make a list. If I want to play craps then I walk up to the table and start playing. If I want to play bingo I have to stand on a line, look though the cigarette smoke, and wait for someone to die.
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January 5th, 2020 at 2:46:17 PM permalink
The list is certainly debatable. I can say that San Manuel removed its bingo room and filled it with slot machines and blackjack tables, including this bar/blackjack table...

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January 14th, 2021 at 10:31:30 PM permalink
Well thanks to this list the OP has I have some casinos to check out
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January 15th, 2021 at 6:38:47 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Likewise with the Tampa Hard Rock. Wikipedia says it is the 6th largest casino in the world with 190k sf of gaming space.


I've walked around that casino
It's easily the largest casino I ever walked through.
Maybe OP has old info
It wasn't that huge when it was 1st built
But
It has gone through several expansions making the place massive.
There is no competition for hundreds of miles so it does a huge amount of business
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October 15th, 2021 at 9:13:47 AM permalink


Well, I see it's now official. With the opening of its new luxury hotel tower, San Manuel Casino (now the 7th largest in the US) has become the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel. Yaamava’ is a native Serrano word which means spring, a time for growth and rebirth.

Why the name change? According to press releases...

Quote: San Manuel Gaming

The significance of these physical changes gave the Tribe the opportunity to determine if it was the right time to rethink the casino’s identity.

It’s not usually a clear-cut decision to sunset one brand and introduce another, especially when the original has a strong reputation and so much heritage. But it was so important to the Tribe to be able to honor their ancestral lands and culture.


Heh, heh. Cute huh? Look, I like the San Man--er--Yaamava' casino and would recommend it to SoCal players, but spare me the honored heritage prattle. I might have bought such corporate yarning 30 years ago, but now I merely wonder how much "nobel culture" the tribes are using as they strongarm Sacramento into granting them exclusive rights to the state's legalized sports betting. Only in California eh?

Anyways, speculation is that they want to slap the "San Manuel Casino" name onto the Palms casino in Vegas once their purchase is complete at the end of the year. We'll see what happens in Sin City in 2022. At the very least, competition that isn't one of the usual Vegas corporate entities should be a good thing.
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