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When you think of New York, shopping and Broadway shows might come to mind, but you may not be aware that the Big Apple and its surrounding area also has some great casinos.

If you’re visiting New York and want something different for a night out, hitting the casinos is a fun way to spend your time, you can go high steaks with a poker game or just chill and play roulette. From Queens to Buffalo and NYC, these are five of New York’s best casinos that visitors to the area have to check out.

Resorts World Casinos at Aqueduct

Situated in Queens, the Resorts World Casinos at Aqueduct is the only casino within the New York City boundaries. Once a ‘racino’ at the Aqueduct horse racing track, the casino has over 4,000 slots, three-card poker, roulette tables, a Big Six Wheel and much more. With gaming open to visitors from 10am until 4am, gambling fanatics will be in paradise with everything this casino has to offer.

Empire City Casino

The Empire City also started life as a racino, like Aqueduct, with video slot machines. The casino is located about 30 minutes from Queens. While other casinos in this part of the state have a minimum age limit of 21, Empire City allows 18-year olds to play the slot machines. From video poker to a wide variety of game themes, as well as electronic table games, there’s plenty to get involved with here and all just 20 miles from Times Square.

Jake’s 58

Jake’s 58 is located on Long Island and is part of a 227-room hotel complex – the ideal setting for a spot of gambling if you don’t want to travel too far. Jake’s 58 welcomes visitors to take a chance on one of their 1,000 electronic machines, including Craps, Baccarat and Blackjack, while enjoying the music and entertainment that’s regularly offered. Linked up to a multi-level jackpot system, the video lottery terminals can award prizes of up to $100,000, so it’s great for gamblers looking to win big.

Royal Flush Casino on Carnival Splendor

For something a little different, head to the Royal Flush Casino on the Carnival Splendor – an 8,000 square foot portion of a cruise ship that departs from New York, travelling three miles out to sea. From blackjack and bingo to live action poker, the Royal Flush also has access to a host of amenities as part of the ship, from fine dining and live entertainment. If you want the thrill of a brick-and-mortar casino but with a twist, this is a great option and a truly memorable experience.

Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino

A vast complex spanning over 67,000 square feet of adrenalin-inducing gaming space, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino can be found in Buffalo, New York and attracts around three million visitors every year. From poker games and keno to the much-loved slot machines and table games, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has all the excitement and thrill you could want, and is a great way to wind up a day exploring the region’s attractions.