A casino is usually a facility for gambling. Casinos are generally built close to or mixed in with hotels, restaurants, resorts, shopping malls, cruise ships, and any other tourist attractions. Some casinos also occasionally host live music, including concerts, stand-up comedy, and outdoor live entertainment. In addition to gambling, some casino facilities offer video games, card shops, and restrooms. The majority of Illinois casino sites are open twenty-four hours, seven days a week.
Illinois, like many Midwestern states, has its own share of licensed gambling establishments. In the Chicago area alone, there are seven gambling facilities. Five of these are operated by the Illinois Department of Financial Services. The Chicago Illinois area is one of the most populous areas in the country. Millions of people pass through the Chicago area on a daily basis. This makes it one of the more popular gambling destinations in the country.
Many Illinois gambling establishments are located along state route or in the nearby cities of Oak Lawn, Joliet, Wheaton, Des Plaines, Joliet, North Chicago, and Hoffman Estates. Most of the Illinois casinos are owned and operated by the Illinois Department of Financial Services. The U.S. government owns all land and buildings managed by the Illinois Department of Financial Service. Illinois is part of the United States government. All U.S. government casinos and Illinois government casinos are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Illinois government owned and operated casinos are grouped together according to proximity to various other Illinois gambling sites. In the northern part of Illinois, including the cities of Chicago, Oak Lawn, Joliet, and Hoffman Estates, are the main article locations for the three main Illinois gambling locations: the Foxwoods, the Lincoln Park, and the Macau. In southern Illinois, including the cities of Elkhart, Glendale, and Joliet, are the main article locations for the other two Illinois gambling locations: the Riverwoods and the Norridge. All three of these cities also have small local full time dealers.
There are three main airports in the state of Illinois, and all of the major airports are within an hour’s drive of most of the major article locations in Illinois. The two major airports are the Midway International Airport, which is about thirty-five miles from the nearest article location in Chicago, and the O’hare International Airport, which is about forty-five miles from the second article location in Chicago. If you fly out of either of those airports, you can take a one way flight to Vegas. A hotel room or other lodging option close to either of the airports will be ideal. The Las Vegas Strip is about a three-hour drive away from many of the article locations in Illinois, including the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, the Venetian Hotel in Chicago, and the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
When it comes to gambling, there are eleven known casino hotels in Las Vegas, the two inside the Bellagio and the other five inside the now renamed Venetian Resort and Casino. Of those, only two (The Bellagio and The Venetian) are full time year-round casino operations. The other four hotels are seasonal operations, mostly located outside the main casino area, but within easy traveling distance.
Most of these Las Vegas Sands Casinos offer all gaming options, including Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, Slots, slot machines, and video gaming equipment. Two of them, The Bellagio and The Venetian, offer special gambling events with celebrity guest stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Demi Moore, Roseanne Barr, Pam Anderson, Donald Trump, etc. The Bellagio has a very large casino floor and each of their tables have about one thousand seats, making them one of the biggest Las Vegas Sands Casinos. On the other hand, the Venetian Resort and Casino are basically a refurbished hotel that has been equipped for optimal in-house gambling capability. The Venetian Resort and Casino are one of the oldest continuously operating casinos in Las Vegas.
At the Venetian Resort and Casino, you will find everything that you need for an enjoyable gambling experience right at your hotel room. There are many great attractions inside the Venetian Resort and Casino, including the Venetian Pool, The Venetian Secret Garden, The Venetian Secret Club, the Bellagio Fountains, and even the “High Wire” video gaming stage, where you can watch your favorite movies while you play some wonderful casino games. One of the nice things about the Venetian Resort and Casino is that they also have a nice restaurant on their property. Here, you will find excellent cuisine prepared by some of the world’s best chefs. Although The Bellagio has some amazing gambling action, if you want to have a relaxing gambling experience at a casino in las Vegas, it is highly recommended that you visit the Venetian Resort and Casino instead.