Longing to get out of town for a mini vacation? Belterra Casino Resort & Spa is just an hour away from Cincinnati.
It features a riverboat casino, Beleza Spa and Salon, 18-hole golf course, plenty of shopping and a hotel with 600 guestrooms.
The resort received many first-place awards in the
Readers' Choice Awards from Southern Gaming and Destinations Magazine
for Best Entertainment Venue, Best Rooms, Best Suites, and Best
Amenities in 2010.
casino offers a wide array of options when it
comes to gaming, such as 1,600 slot machines and 46 table games
include blackjack, craps, roulette and three card poker. Looking for a
bigger challenge? The casino also offers action in its poker room with
MIX IT UP
There are plenty of alternatives to gambling during
your stay at Belterra. You can treat yourself to a trip to the spa and
salon. Services include Swedish massage, hot stone therapy, body wraps,
facials, hydrotherapy and hair care services.
The golf course was designed by world-renowned
designer Tom Fazio and offers a championship par 71 on 18 holes. Lessons
are available for beginners.
For those who like to shop, Belterra has an array of
specialty shops. Fan Sports, a store that specializes in sports
apparel, offers sweatshirts, jerseys, hats, mugs and other items. Bling
carries high-end jewelry from designers including Gucci, Movado, Gabriel
and Siera. Studs of Belterra specializes in clothing for men with
designs from Tommy Bahama, Cole Haan and others.
There are a number of dining options "” from pub food
to fine dining to ice cream. Restaurants include the casual Out of
Bounds Bar and Grill, the upscale Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, the endless
selections at the huge Ultimate Buffet, and Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop.
"Belterra offers ... everything you need for your
next vacation, in one convenient location," says Blair Bendel,
Belterra's advertising manager.
There are several packages to consider, such as the
spa package with one-night hotel stay, which include two buffets at the
Ultimate Buffet and one service at the spa.
Belterra Casino Resort & Spa
777 Belterra Drive
Florence, Ind. 47020
SO MANY PLACES
Indiana offers a number of casino destinations. They include:
Grand Victoria Casino & Resort
600 Grand Victoria Drive
Rising Sun, Ind. 47040
(800) GRAND-11 or (800) 472-6311
With more than 1,300 different slots and many gaming
tables available, Grand Victoria Casino & Resort offers a variety
of gaming possibilities. Voted Best in Market by Southern Gaming and
Destinations Magazine in the Readers' Choice Awards in 2010 in several
categories, including: Casino Employees, Casino's Player's Club, Casino
Buffet and Casino Restaurants.
777 Hollywood Casino
Hollywood Casino offers gamers many options in its
150,000-square-foot gaming space, such as 3,200 slot machines and
electronic gaming tables, 88 table games and a World Poker Tour room. If
you're in the mood for something other than gaming, check out Boogie
Nights, a club where visitors can dance the night away to 1970's and
80's music on a 500-square-foot lighted dance floor.
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
4500 Dan Patch Circle
Anderson, Ind. 46013
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, about two hours
and 15 minutes from Cincinnati and just north of Indianapolis, offers
2,000 of the newest slot machines, a high-limit gaming area, video poker
and new multi-player electronic blackjack, three-card poker and
roulette. Unlike the more traditional casinos, Hoosier Park features
horse racing on its seven-eighths-mile oval run. Wager on standardbred,
thoroughbred and quarter horse racing.
Dining options include: The Homestretch Steakhouse,
featuring hand-trimmed steaks that are aged for 21 days and charbroiled,
Johnny Rockets, the ever popular Prime Harvest Buffet, the New-York
style Big Deli, and the eclectic and flavorful pan-asian cuisine of
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
11999 Casino Center Drive SE
Elizabeth, Ind. 47117
Horseshoe Southern Indiana, two hours from
Cincinnati just west of Louisville, offers more than 2,000 slots and
features the Paula Deen Buffet, where visitors can indulge in the
celebrity chef's famous southern gourmet food.
Indiana Live! Casino
4300 N. Michigan Road
Shelbyville, Ind. 46176
(877) 386-4463 or (317) 392-7777
Indiana Live! Casino, just east of Indianapolis, is the winner of seven first-place prizes in Southern Gaming and Destinations Magazine's
Choice Awards in 2010. The 233,000-square-foot facility offers 2,000
games, horse racing, and a 24/7 food court. At presstime, owners said
they plan to continue normal operations while reorganizing under Chapter