It's no secret that people often travel to Oklahoma or New Mexico to visit casinos. Whether it's a short trip to Clinton, Oklahoma, or a weekend in Santa Fe you're looking for, here are the casinos you can find near Amarillo.
First, Understand That "Near" Means You Can Get There In A Day
Since we are geographically isolated from pretty much everything, you have to understand that getting to a casino is an investment of time on your part. The closest ones are still around 2 hours away at the least.
If you want to soak up those casino vibes, you'll need to do a little planning.
Lucky Star Casino
Lucky Star Casino has a few locations in Oklahoma for you to choose from. There's one in Clinton, Concho, and Hammon that you can get to in a day.
The time it takes to get to each is:
- Clinton - 2 hours 38 minutes
- Hammon - 2 hours 28 minutes
- Concho - 3 hours 29 minutes
Kiowa Casino has a location in Carnegie, Oklahoma, and has another opening sometime soon in Hobart. Their hotel and casino are in Devol, Oklahoma north of Wichita Falls.
The Carnegie location is primarily slots. In Devol, they have table games and slot machines.
Time to travel is:
- Devol - 3 hours 31 minutes
- Carnegie - 3 hours 8 minutes
- Hobart (when it finally opens) - 2 hours 45 minutes
Sugar Creek Casino
Sugar Creek Casino and I go way back. I remember when they first opened while I was living in Oklahoma. Since then, they've grown quite a bit.
While the games are primarily slots and blackjack, they offer a lot when it comes to entertainment. They're constantly hosting concerts with well-known artists. Sugar Creek is located in Hinton, Oklahoma.
The time to travel for Sugar Creek is:
- 3 hours 4 minutes
Casino Oklahoma is located across the street (pretty much) from Sugar Creek in Hinton. If slots are your thing, they have you covered here.
Time to travel:
- 3 hours 4 minutes
Golden Mesa Casino
We can't forget our friends in the Oklahoma panhandle. Golden Mesa is in Guymon and features several table games and slot machines.
Time to travel to Golden Mesa:
- 1 hour 53 minutes
More Than Just Oklahoma. You Can Head West, Too.
New Mexico has several options available as well. You can just head to Santa Fe or Albuquerque and find plenty of casinos. That, however, is a discussion for another time.