Gaming resorts offer meeting attendees the best of both worlds — the excitement of the casino action combined with the relaxation and recreational options afforded by resort hotels. And an attendee can choose to experience either, depending on his wishes and desires.
They also offer meeting planners a variety of options that are hard to find in other destinations. For example, gaming resorts provide planners with a host of built-in dining and entertainment options. If the planner chooses, his or her group will never have to leave the resort.
And they’re springing up all over the country, giving the planner multiple options, whether it’s a drive-in venue such as Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, or a fly-in destination such as Las Vegas. And the fact they’ve become so ubiquitous means any stigma attached to holding events at a casino resort is fading, making it easier for association planners to convince their boards that gaming resorts make for good meeting destinations.