In a surprising turn of events for the casino industry, Mount Airy Casino Resort, Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort, secured the fifth position on USA TODAY’s Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Casino Hotel in the United States, surpassing renowned properties in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, including the Borgata and Bellagio. Notably, Mount Airy Casino Resort is the sole Pennsylvania casino resort to earn a coveted spot on this prestigious list.
The USA TODAY Best Casino Hotels compilation comprises leading establishments that seamlessly blend exceptional gaming experiences with luxurious amenities. Mount Airy Casino Resort’s achievement in this realm can be attributed to its award-winning dining options, opulent rooms and suites, world-class spa, championship golf course, an array of gaming choices, and top-tier entertainment offerings.
The 2023 Top 10 Best Casino Hotels named by USA Today are as follows:
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Biloxi
Caesars Palace, Atlantic City
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Bellagio Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lisa DeNaples, owner and managing trustee of Mount Airy, expressed her delight at the resort’s remarkable achievement, stating, “To be named one of the top ten casino hotels in the country is an incredible achievement. We are honored and humbled to be listed among the industry’s elite and are grateful to our employees and valued guests for their support.”
This recent accolade joins a lengthy list of honors Mount Airy has garnered throughout the year. These include 26 Best of Gaming awards from Casino Player Magazine and an impressive Four Diamond rating by AAA for the 13th consecutive year.
Mount Airy, led by Ben Koff, the General Manager and COO, takes pride in delivering an unparalleled casino resort experience. With over 1,500 casinos in the United States, these accolades reflect the resort’s dedication to offering extensive amenities, lavish accommodations, and unmatched service.
In addition to its nearly 300 guestrooms and luxury suites, Mount Airy Casino Resort boasts a variety of signature dining options, including Guy Fieri’s Mt. Pocono Kitchen and the award-winning Bistecca by Il Mulino. From casual eateries to upscale dining, there is something to cater to every palate.
For guests seeking the ultimate retreat, the Spa at Mount Airy offers a perfect respite after a day or night filled with excitement. The resort also houses a 20,000 square-foot convention center and ballroom, making it an ideal venue for weddings and conferences. Furthermore, the four-season pool complex features private cabanas, a poolside bar and lounge, and an outdoor deck area with table-side fire pits, providing breathtaking views of the resort’s award-winning, lakefront golf course.
At the heart of Mount Airy lies its impressive casino floor, offering nearly 1,700 slot machines, including classic and modern favorites, alongside a wide selection of table games such as blackjack, craps, and roulette. The casino also features a dedicated poker room and a multi-media sports betting lounge.
Renowned for its entertainment offerings, Mount Airy recently unveiled a diverse fall/winter lineup that includes British rocker John Waite, country sensations Lonestar, pop sensation Debbie Gibson, and Australia’s hottest export, Thunder from Down Under.