Five Great Casinos in Missouri

The state of Missouri first approved casino gambling in 1992. What was initially just riverboat gambling in the 1990s has expanded in the years since. Most riverboats now stay docked on a barge, giving them the impression of being on land. Here are five of the best options if you're looking to check out some casinos in Missouri.

Harrah's North Kansas City

Harrah's North is located at One Riverboat Drive in N. Kansas City. Its phone number is 816-472-7777. The casino offers rooms on site, and there are always promotions going on to get the rooms at a discount. The casino is over 63,000 square feet. Slots, video poker, and other machine games are offered. The most popular games however are the table games. Blackjack, craps, roulette and more are on hand here.

Isle of Capri Casino- Kansas City

This casino is located at 1800 E. Front Street in Kansas City. The phone number is 816-855-7777. Valet parking is free, which is a nice perk not offered at most other Missouri casinos. The buffet here is popular even among people who do not gamble. All of the usual casino games are offered, but there are some special options. Games like Pai Gow Poker, Mini-Bacarrat, and Mississippi Stud have a big following here.

River City Casino

This casino is located at 777 River City Casino Boulevard in St. Louis. The phone number is 888-578-7289. The casino is open 24 hours on the weekends. Popular games here include Let it Ride and Four-Card Poker. You can find the usual games like slots and blackjack as well though. A buffet is also offered and on Sundays, there is a special brunch. This casino boasts four restaurants in house in addition to the buffet.

Ameristar Casino St. Charles

The Ameristar Casino is St. Charles is located at 1 Ameristar Boulevard. The phone number is 314-949-4300. This casino offers rooms on site like Harrah's. There are more than 400 rooms available. Seven restaurants serve hotel guests in addition to casino guests. The lunch buffet is quite popular among locals. The casino is 130,000 square feet, making it one of the largest in Missouri. Popular games include Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold Em' and Blackjack.

Terrible's Mark Twain Casino

This casino named after the famous author is located at 104 Pierce St. It's located in La Grange, Missouri. The phone number is 573-655-4770. It is a smaller casino at 18,000 feet but is still quite popular with locals. It offers all standard casino games plus three and four-card poker. There are sometimes tournaments for Ultimate Texas Hold Em' as well. There is a space to park your RV and stay overnight for a small fee. Only one restaurant is located here, but it is popular with guests.

Gambling has exploded in Missouri since the early 1990s. More and more casinos in Missouri have opened up over the years. If you're looking for one of the biggest casinos in the state, the Ameristar Casino St. Charles is over 130,000 square feet. If you want a more laid back experience, check out Terrible's Mark Twain Casino in La Grange.