Four Best New Resort Casinos Northeast US

What are the Four Best New and Renewed Resort Casinos Northeast US? And what exactly are resort casinos anyway?

The number of Casino Resorts in the Northeast US has been exploding of late at a pace not seen since  Las Vegas mushroomed up from the desert of Nevada.

For sure there are zealous gamers out there, eager to find the next best gambling hall. But the following Resort Casinos in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts can also oblige those who are just not that into the whole betting scene. Hence, the label, “resort.”

With Spas, Golf Courses, Movie Theaters, and other amenities, the following four new and renewed Resort Casinos in four Northeast US States are welcoming more and more non-gamblers.

Mount Airy Casino Resort: Mount Pocono PA

Floral and Butterfly Bouquet Arrangements in lobby of Mount Airy Casino
Hotel Lobby Mount Airy Casino Resort PA

The “Beautiful Mount Airy Lodge” was demolished 12 years ago. In its place stands a six-story structure that draws a more refined clientele, one that would certainly fit nicely in New York’s Adirondacks. In fact, Mount Airy happens to be Pennsylvania’s first AAA rated 4-Diamond Casino.

Yes, Mount Airy has a casino element, but non-gambling guests will find lots to do here, as well.

You can frolic in a fetching indoor/outdoor pool. Enjoy a massage or other spa treatment. Hike woodland trails. Ski Camelback Ski Resort (10 minute drive). And/or play rounds of golf on Mt. Airy’s unique 18-hole course. Each hole replicates those from legendary American Championship golf courses.

Resorts World Catskills: Monticello NY 

Guest Room Resorts World Catskills

What ever happened to that “Borscht Belt” icon, The Concord? It’s now Resorts World Catskills – a gleaming glass tower of a casino resort in NYC’s backyard.

With two hotel types, bars and restaurants, a great Spa, two indoor pools, a TopGolf Swing Suite, and affiliation with the Monticello Motor Club, Resorts World Catskills plans to draw even non-gamblers to the mountains once again. Plus, plans are afoot to rebuild and revive the Concord’s famous Monster Golf Course.

Mohegan Sun Casino Resort: Uncasville CT 

Sky Tower Hotel Lobby Mohegan Sun Resort CT

More waterfalls. What is it about grand casinos and waterfalls in the USA?

The main areas of Mohegan Sun are resplendent with Native American bead and bark designs, roaring waterfalls, and a 25 ft. tall Chihuly glass centerpiece. Two hotel casino towers, “Earth” and “Sky,” provide top notch hospitality.

Mohegan Sun is arguably the most dazzling gaming resort in the country.

And yes, its interior design celebrates the local Native American heritage in the most exquisite and spellbinding ways. You can walk clear around the resort and not even step into one of three Casino Areas (Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky, Casino of the Wind) that together measure 300,000 sq ft.

Those who hate gambling will find joy just lingering by the central mosaic pool in the hotel lobby, or strolling around the interconnecting sections of the resort.

MGM Springfield: Springfield MA

MGM Springfield MA Sign

Although its ostensibly a gambling hall, MGM Springfield, the first MGM in an already developed urban center, has brought life back to what had become a down in the dumps city.

Some even claim that the resort, opened in August 2018, is setting off a renaissance in this Western MA city. Repurposing vacant buildings, creating an eye-catching Plaza, drawing headliners to the Mass Mutual Center, opening fun restaurants and bars, offering the only full-service movie-theater in the area, and utilizing wit and nods to local legends in the construction of a very cool boutique hotel, MGM Springfield delivers a phenomenal “Staycation” beyond expectations. Even for people who are averse to gaming.


  • Malerie Yolen-Cohen

    Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of the cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to Newsday, with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine,, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler, New England Boating, Huffington Post, and dozens of other publications. Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern US, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.