Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine runs an annual survey of readers to find out which casinos are their favorites in various categories. It’s called the “Reader’s Choice Awards”. Along with asking which casinos have the best video poker, best lounge, friendliest staff, etc. they also ask about the best RV park.
The ratings are separated into two categories; commercial casinos, and Native American casinos. You may find the results of all these surveys to be useful for planning your casino based travels, especially if you haven’t visited the area before. This week I’ll share with you the Readers Choice Awards 2009 for the commercial casinos with the best RV parks:
Casino Queen, East St. Louis, Illinois
One of my readers said: “The RV Park is very nice. All sites are fairly level paved and long providing 20/30/50A electric, water, sewer, cable and Internet (phone) hookups. There are a half-dozen picnic areas along the middle of the park with bbqs. There were also a couple of small playgrounds for the kids. There are trains and transit in the area and there is some noise from these, but not too bad.
The RV park is located just to the east of the river and you can see the Gateway Arch. Travel into Saint Louis is easy… and the park will provide shuttle to the transit if desired.. in addition to the casino. The casino is really not far away and could easily be walked.”
Wild Rose Casino, Emmetsburg, Iowa
One of my readers said: “This is a new ,land based casino built to take the place of the Mississippi Belle II riverboat, which will no longer be a casino. The lot is large and level, plenty of room for RVs.”
Lady Luck Casino, Caruthersville, Missouri
Official word from the casino is: We offer 27 spaces for RV parking with full hook-ups and 24 hour security; $20 per night with discounts available for Good Sams Club members. Laundry and shower area open 24 hours. Open year round; picnic grove and pavilion; casino within walking distance. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 679-4945 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.
RVs are also welcome to park overnight in the casino’s parking lot at no charge.
Happy travels, and good luck in the casinos!