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Casinos are often an excellent choice for recreation amidst the American population. With over 400 casinos across the nation it may be surprising to some that there are many overnight options at a given resort. Even more surprising is that “free nights stay” is not out of the question if you are willing sacrifice a few amenities. Finally there are many more luxurious options for those who want all the comforts of home. So if you’re an avid RV’er or a snowbird fleeing for the winter season one of these casino camping options may be just right for you.
It varies from state to state, and casino-to-casino, but free overnight parking is often offered as long as you play by a few simple rules. First, contact the casino you choose as your destination and figure out if they offer any overnight parking (or check the Casino Camping Directory) . Some actually offer eight to ten sites (many times in a section of their parking lot) that you can stay at for free. The next rule is to notify security or the front desk upon arrival that you are planning on staying and how long. Finally, the last rule is whether or not you’re willing to make the sacrifice to dry camp if it means you stay for free.
If you still want to save money and dry camping is your choice, you are making a personal sacrifice of some luxuries (water & electric primarily), but it is an excellent way to save some money. If not in their RV Park, many casinos offer free overnight parking for “dry campers” as long as you contact them and game with them. Some limit your stay to one night, and others ask that you limit your stay from three or four nights.
This choice is yours but if you’re the type that enjoys long, hot, showers and your own fresh brewed coffee you may want to choose one of the next types of casino’s that have an RV Park facility on-site.
If amenities, being amidst other RV’s, and full hook-ups are in mind then staying at a casino with an RV facility is the next choice. Take Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada for example. This facility offers a 740 space, multi-level, RV Park. Every space of the park contains water, sewer, cable TV, and electric hook-ups.
Jack Cutright, the resorts manager states that, “The big draw to casino camping is primarily the gaming. Some also stay for local area watersports, but most of our business is snowbirds looking for a place to beat the cold, and enjoy a show, gaming, or a nice dinner.” Some casino goers feel that gambling at the casino is a way to “Earn their keep “ for choosing a particular destination.
Casino camping is a fun an exciting way to travel the country, and enjoy a good time while being very economical. Whether you’re a snowbird beating the cold, or an avid RV enthusiast traveling the country in search of treasure, there are many casinos out there with a variety of options for you to stay, play, and enjoy yourself at.
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