Toll Free: 877-624-6889

Intl: (407) 917-8432

Places Other Than Las Vegas for a Casino Vacation

Blog Image

Posted on April 28, 2022

Las Vegas has long been the world leader when it comes to casino gambling, with incredible resorts sprouting up in the Vegas desert to accommodate vacationers looking to try their luck. But have you wondered where some of the places are in the U.S. with timeshares other than Las Vegas where you can enjoy a casino vacation?

With the explosion of online gambling, you may think that trips to the casino have waned over the years. But there are an estimated 1,500 casinos in America so casinos are very much in play for the major timeshare destinations that rely on them to help bring in the visitors.

blackjack player

Are Visitors Coming Back?

Notwithstanding the last two, COVID-impacted years which significantly skewed travel plans, over 42.5 million visitors traveled to Las Vegas in 2019 which was up 1% over the previous year. That’s slightly lower than the record 42.9 million people who enjoyed the Vegas neon in 2016, but still a substantial number of people.

Even with the fits and starts last year as tourism chugged its way out of the pandemic, over 32 million visitors went to Vegas in 2021 – a number that would blow away most destinations.

What About Other Casino Spots?

Atlantic City New Jersey

The other most well-known spot for casinos, and one with attractions that Vegas doesn’t have, is Atlantic City. The beach and boardwalk have been in Atlantic City long before the casinos, but there are several timeshare resorts in town that let you combine the sand, surf and arcades with casinos.

As you would probably expect, the Casino Association of New Jersey measures its statistics in terms of revenue rather than visitor numbers, reporting a small decline for Atlantic City of five percent in 2021 compared to 2019.

Considering revenue numbers are back to 95 percent of 2019 numbers, that’s still impressive and put nearly $422 million in total state tax revenue from gaming operations into state coffers in 2021.

Other places on the rebound such as Reno, New Orleans, Biloxi, Temecula and even the Tampa area with the Seminole Hard Rock Casino offer up great places to visit, with casinos located near excellent timeshare resorts.

Eldorado casino Reno

And for those who would rather take a quick trip outside the U.S. for your gaming needs, Paradise Island in the Bahamas is an obvious choice with over four million visitors going to Nassau/Paradise Island by land or sea in 2019. Timeshares at Harborside Resort at Atlantis are the preferred choice.

Popular Timeshare Resorts Near Casinos

Leaving Las Vegas out of the equation for this list, we’ve had a look at our popular timeshare resorts in places known for casinos, based on buyer offers and inquiries, and some places that you may not even realize have casinos. The list below will give you a few ideas.

Wyndham Skyline Tower (Atlantic City, NJ)

As we mentioned above, Atlantic City is known for its beach and boardwalk as well as casinos, and unlike the first two, the casinos keep people coming back throughout the year. The beach is about a quarter mile from the resort, the Boardwalk a little further away, but the closest casino is the Hard Rock about a block away.

Boardwalk One  (Ocean City, MD)

Ocean City has been a popular getaway destination for the Washington D.C. metro area for decades and Boardwalk One is a great Capital Vacations’ vacation option. Right on the boardwalk overlooking the beach and just down from the Jolly Roger, you’re only a 10 minute ride back across the bridge to the area’s top casino, Ocean Downs Casino.

Bluegreen at TradeWinds (St. Pete Beach, FL)

St Pete Beach

St Pete Beach and the Gulf Coast beaches of the Tampa-St Petersburg area are consistently rated as some of the best beaches in America. But the area is also home to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino with nearly 5,000 slot machines, 179 table games and a Poker Room with 46 tables among 245,000 square-feet of gaming space. So great fishing isn’t the only game of chance in the area.

Ocean View Vacation Villas (Biloxi, MS)

On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Biloxi is well known for its casinos dating back nearly 30 years with names such as Harrah’s, Palace, Golden Nugget and Hard Rock just to name a few. Ocean View Vacation Villas is Capital Vacations’ entry for Biloxi timeshare visitors, close to the beach and just a couple blocks over from Treasure Bay Casino.

Wyndham La Belle Maison (New Orleans, LA)