Casinos in Pennsylvania and Atlantic City Nominated For USA Today Awards

Written By Corey Sharp on August 9, 2022
Best Casinos PA

Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition?  USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards are raising the stakes and giving readers the chance to pick the best casino outside of Las Vegas. Editors and casino industry experts narrowed it down to the top twenty. Pennsylvania casinos and Atlantic City casinos are represented in the following categories:

  • Casino outside of Las Vegas
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

Voting ends on August 29 at noon EST and the winners will be announced on Friday, September 9.

Best casino outside of Las Vegas

Las Vegas casinos understandably need their own category. The 10Best panel broke up this category as “Best casino outside of Las Vegas.”

There are 20 casinos nominated and four from Pennsylvania and Atlantic City made the list:

  • Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia
  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
  • Ocean Casino Resort

Vote for the best casino outside of Las Vegas here.

Best casino hotel in PA and Atlantic City

Best casino hotels in the country may have stiffer competition as Las Vegas casinos are included. However, the East Coast can still compete.

Atlantic City casinos are getting plenty of recognition. Here are the casinos nominated out of 20:

  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Ocean Casino Resort

Vote for the best casino and hotel here.

Best casino in PA and Atlantic City

Casinos that offer good food can be a game-changer for gamblers. Atlantic City gamblers are treated to top-notch food. Atlantic City casino restaurants account for more than 25% of the nominee list of 20:

  • The Prime Rib – Live! Casino Philadelphia
  • Amada – Ocean Casino Resort
  • American Cut – Ocean Casino Resort
  • Capriccio – Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Dolce Mare – Ocean Casino Resort
  • Il Mulino – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Izakaya – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Kuro – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Vote for the best casino restaurant here.

Live! Casino Philadelphia amenities and awards

The $700 million Live! Casino Philadelphia opened in Feb. 2021 at 900 Packer Avenue in the South Philadelphia sports complex. The 510,00 sq. ft casino and resort has:

  • A 12-story, 208 room hotel
  • Over 2,100 slots and electronic table games
  • 150 table games
  • A 29-table poker room and a FanDuel-branded sportsbook
  • Dining options including Luk Fu and The Prime Rib

Live! Casino Philadelphia claimed ten first-place awards from Casino Player Magazine’s Best of Dining and Nightlife Awards. They were:

  • The Prime Rib won Best Steakhouse, Best Seafood, and Best Place to Celebrate.
  • Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint earned praise for Best Mexican (Food) and Best Late-Night Dining.

Other Live! Casino Philadelphia winners:

  • Luk Fu (Best Sushi)
  • Morty’s Deli (Best Deli)
  • Termini Brothers Bakery (Best Dessert)
  • Sports & Social Philadelphia (Best After-Hours Spot)

Lead image c/o Live! Casino Philadelphia

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Corey Sharp is the Lead Writer at PlayPennsylvania bringing you comprehensive coverage of sports betting and gambling in Pennsylvania. Corey is a 4-for-4 Philly sports fan and previously worked as a writer and editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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