While travel RVing around the country, many RVers plan their trips to include a couple of nights of casino action while on the road to their destinations. RV casino-hopping isn’t just about throwing the dice or playing the slots–not by a long shot. Casinos everywhere are recognized for good food, great entertainment, and a myriad of non-gambling attractions.
Mention free overnight parking and the RVer’s ears perk up. Wal-Mart parking lots and truck stops are fairly well-known for free overnight parking–not always great options–but they are free. Casino parking greatly expands the list of free parking possibilities for the RVer. Most states allow Casino operations in one form or another. And to further enhance casino camping appeal –most casinos are very RV friendly.
RVers can sign up for a player’s club card at the casino player’s club desk, or, in most cases, ahead of time online at the casino’s website. Discounts on camping, spa packages, golf privileges, gaming match play and even free buffets are sometimes offered to new players.
Some folks have no interest in gambling (or gaming, as it is called these days). This shouldn’t hinder an RV traveler from utilizing the casino’s parking facilities or having a great meal in one of their restaurants.
Some casinos allow unlimited free overnight parking; some limit parking to one night or three nights. There are a few that allow no overnight parking because they want you to stay at their adjoining RV park and pay their standard fee. Although scarce, some casinos have free RV dump stations and even a few have RV hook-ups at the site. Many of the large casinos have a shuttle service that runs between the RV park and the casino. As the casinos have recognized that gaming destinations have become a favorite among RVers, full service RV parks are being added every year to various casino resorts.
Just be sure to call the casino ahead of time to find out what their RV parking rules entail. Every one of them is a little different regarding lengths of stay, amenities, etc.