Everything You Need to Know About WinStar World Casino: The World’s BIGGEST Casino

Everything You Need to Know About WinStar World Casino: The World’s BIGGEST Casino

Oklahoma’s WinStar World Casino and Resort is not only the biggest casino in the US, but the biggest casino in the world!

Below you’ll find out everything you need to know about the sprawling casino-hotel-entertainment complex, which put a small town in Oklahoma on the map over 20 years ago.

Want to know how many table games you can play? Whether you can bring the kids? Which mega band are performing next? Or where you’ll be able to grab a bite to eat? We’ve got you covered…

WinStar World Casino & Resort Quick Facts

Owners: The Chickasaw Nation

Open since: 2003

Size: Roughly 600,000 sq. ft. of dedicated gambling space, including eight different plazas offering table games, slot machines, a poker room, bingo hall and betting parlor.

Where: 777 Casino Avenue, Thackerville, Oklahoma. Around an hour’s drive from both Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Fun fact: Located in Love County, only five miles away from the Texas border, Thackerville was last estimated to have a population of just over 400 people. So, the largest casino in the US is situated in one of the country’s very small towns…

Rooms: 1,495 with roughly 1,395 of those rooms at the main complex, and the remainder off-site.

WinStar World Casino and Resort
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WinStar World Bars and Restaurants

At last review, pre or post-casino snacks included staples such as pizza, fries, pies and burgers, with guests able to tuck into everything from fancy steak, through to Mongolian dishes and buffets.

WinStar has plenty of options to help you keep your hunger at bay. From fine dining to casual eats, restaurants and bars include:

  • Vino’s Italian Kitchen
  • Chips N’ Ales
  • NYC Burgers & Dogs
  • Matadors Pizzeria
  • El Fenix
  • Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
  • Capisce Ristorante Italiano
  • Le Paris Bakery & Cafe
  • Legends Bar & Grill
  • IHOP Express
  • Panda Express
  • Gran Via Buffet
  • The Rotunda Bar
  • Dairy Queen
  • Kirby’s Steakhouse
  • Khan’s Fire Mongolian Grill
  • Palladium Sports Lounge
  • Terrace Cafe
  • Red River Grill
  • Cafes & Quick Bites
  • Mist Nightclub
  • Skyline Lounge

Winstar Age Limit: Is WinStar Family-Friendly?

To visit the gaming area or play any of the casino games, guests must be at least 18 years old. However, kids can still eat at the resort’s restaurants and attend shows in the events center if accompanied by an adult — but they must not be left alone.

New York Gaming Plaza at WinStar Casino
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What Can You Do At WinStar World Casino & Resort?

Get a glimpse backstage at the Global Event Center:

  • The casino area offers more than 10,000 electronic games, 100 table games including crowd-pleasers and traditional favorites like blackjack and roulette, and a 55-table poker room. The bingo hall seats around 360 people.
  • Away from the casino, WinStar boasts a 6,500-seat event venue, making it a big draw for live music. WinStar World Casino & Resort has previously hosted Pitbull, KISS, Bob Dylan, and many other huge names.
  • For those that like to pair the fun of the gaming floor with pampering and wellness, there’s a championship golf course and academy, a spa, gym, hot tubs, and a swimming pool with cabanas, bungalows and day beds.
  • There are plenty of places where visitors can carry on the party into the early hours, including Mickey Mantle’s and Palladium Sports Lounge.

The Good:

  • Since its grand unveiling, the resort has hosted performances from famous faces such as Kelly Clarkson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Taylor and Maroon 5.
  • The hotel offers a real holiday resort experience across its four different accommodation areas and showcases 24-hour room service, fitness facilities and a luxury pool.
  • The casino’s nine gaming areas are named after world-famous cities such as Cairo, Paris, Rio and London, with a theme to match.
  • The poker room and Rio gaming plaza are both non-smoking, so everyone can enjoy their time on the floor.
WinStar World Casino pool area
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Wonder what the gaming plazas look like? Take a tour through WinStar’s Rio section:

The Bad:

  • No dogs allowed. If you’re staying at the casino’s hotel you’ll have to leave your furry friend elsewhere. Only service animals are allowed on the casino’s premises. It might be the biggest casino in the US, but there’s no room for your pooch.

What People Are saying:

  • One TripAdvisor reviewer said, “I come at least once a month for a two day sabbatical of fun, relaxation and gambling”.
  • “Awesome slot machines, many of which are interactive,” said one recent visitor, “We like how the casino is divided into different regions of the world and the shuttle service that will take you from one end to the other. Food choices are great and tasty”.
  • One guest, writing on TripAdvisor described it as a “Fun place to visit and play” and the food as “excellent”.
  • Another TripAdvisor review said that the “hotel accommodations were superior”, “gaming was enjoyable” and the “overall stay was a pleasure”.
  • “Huge casino with all the sensory experience you could ever want. It was fun,” stated a customer on the casino’s Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

You can find a list of regularly updated events on their site, but notable entertainment in 2024 includes:

  • Stevie Nicks: May 10th 2024
  • Duran Duran: May 19th 2024
  • Kevin Hart: June 22nd 2024
Lucas Oil Live at Winstar Casino
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