This is the time of year that awards are given out. The Casino industry is no different. Its “best awards” are handed out nationally – for example, Casino Player gives awards for every area of the country, including tribal casinos.
Casino regions in the country also give out awards. One of the best ratings for anyone who frequents Las Vegas is a website and podcast by VegasTripping, an unbelievably honest and insightful group who includes a popular vote and the editors’ choices. Their VT awards include the best AND the worst, something most don’t include. Their staggering amount of categories (hotels, dining, entertainment, gambling) represents what’s happening with the on-Strip, off-Strip, and Downtown casinos. The “Trippies” also cover Technology, podcasts, pet peeves, news of the year….well, you get it. If there’s something to cover in and about Las Vegas, VegasTripping does it, and has done it well for years.
So, I figured, why not the best in New England? In a few years, we may double the number of casinos with the likes of Wynn and MGM, so why no start the
New England Casino Awards
And who better to start the first New England Casino Awards than the only website for comprehensive coverage of New England’s Casinos than your very own
The format will be smaller, of course. Our first go at it last year was a big surprise with the number people who voted. We will follow a similar format of Popular Vote & Editors Choices, following VT’s inspiration. The seven casinos and their nominated locations in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut & Rhode Island will be considered in the following categories:
Best Night Club / Lounge
Best Dining Options
Best Dining Value
Best Small Venue for Entertainment
Best Large Venue for Entertainment
Best Casino Slots / Video Poker
Best Casino Table Games
Best Casino Players Club
Best Casino You Feel the Luckiest In
Honorable Mention – a chance to write in a favorite:
Write in Favorite Slot
Write in Favorite Restaurant / Place to Eat
Write in Favorite Bar / Place for a Drink
So, get ready to vote next week, starting Tuesday and ending Friday. Please vote only once – we have ways to know if you don’t!