From New York City there are a few noteworthy options, all of which are a few hours away. Travel time is the hardest part. The trip to Atlantic City is usually three-and-a-half-hours long (no matter what Google Maps says!), and a trip to Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun will similarly take about four hours. So to have a good time at your casino getaway, try not to cut corners: that would be pound-foolish and would actually result in more stress.
- Stay over night: preferably on Friday and Saturday nights. They are prime for a reason! The rooms might be pricier, but the atmosphere will be more energetic, the performers more famous. Sometimes you have to do more than Netflix on a Saturday night.
- Stay at the best venues, with all of your preferred entertainment and amenities. Otherwise you will waste time, money, and energy just traveling.
- Get great accommodations: feeling like you have to leave your room to have a good time is also a waste. You will have traveled four hours—you’ll need some R&R.
If you don’t want to travel, there’s always Resorts World Casino in Queens. If you’re just looking for some gambling and drinks, it’s only an A-train to Aqueduct Racetrack away.