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Old 05-21-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Question Gambling Casinos

Hello,

Are there any gambling casinos in Virginia? I'd like to go on vacation with my husband who enjoys going to the casinos possibly to the Virginia Beach area.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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No, we have no gambling in this state besides the lottery and Colonial Downs racetrack. VA is way behind the times when it comes to gambling.

You're best off going to Atlantic City if you want both the beach and casinos. The rooms, besides weekends, are far cheaper than VA Beach. I recommend staying at Harrahs, Borgata (although they're both off the boardwalk) or on the boardwalk try Showboat, The Taj's Chairmans Tower, or a Caesars luxury or premium room, just not a deluxe room.

You could also try South Florida and go to the Seminole Hardrock in Hollywood. They have some table games as well as slots, VP, etc. it's not on the beach, though it's close to it.

Really VA Beach isn't anything special, either. It's pretty beat up except for hotels like the Hilton. You're best off going some place else then waste your money here.

Good luck wherever you go and come back a winner!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:55 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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Hello,

Are there any gambling casinos in Virginia? I'd like to go on vacation with my husband who enjoys going to the casinos possibly to the Virginia Beach area.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Nope, gotta go to either Charles Town, WV or Dover, DE.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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Wharf Rat side could be a casino???
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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No "casinos" but Portsmouth, VA (about 20-25 mins from the Oceanfront) has several poker lounges where you can play tournaments or cash games. The City of Portsmouth has decided that poker is a game of skill and therefor is not gambling.

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Really VA Beach isn't anything special, either. It's pretty beat up except for hotels like the Hilton.
Are you seriously advocating Atlantic City in the same post as saying VA Beach is a dump? I think you have just voided any respect for your opinion.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Are you seriously advocating Atlantic City in the same post as saying VA Beach is a dump? I think you have just voided any respect for your opinion.
Well, that's a pleasant attitude.

If you'll note, the OP said they wanted casinos, are obviously coming to VA Beach because they like the beach, thus the logical choice would be AC.

I didn't tell them to stay at Trump Plaza or the Hilton and I even mentioned to stay away from Caesar's deluxe rooms.

As I said, the only decent hotel in VA Beach is the Hilton. In AC you at least have a couple of choices if one doesn't suite your needs.
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