USA TODAY honors del Lago Resort & Casino with Top Casino Hotel Award

After a four-week campaign against 19 high-profile casinos across the nation, del Lago Resort & Casino has been named New York State’s top U.S. casino hotel in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Del Lago Resort & Casino’s hotel was ranked number two, edging out multiple high-profile casinos across the U.S. such as The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas.

Every year, USA Today readers rank a variety attractions and tours around the country on the 10Best lists. The results, as well as ongoing contests, are available on 10best.com. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which includes a combination of editors from USA Today, editors from 10Best.com, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the top casino hotels in the country by readers of USA Today’s 10Best,” said Mark Juliano, general manager and executive vice president of del Lago Resort & Casino. “We’re happy to see del Lago and our community recognized on a national scale as an entertainment destination. This is a boon for our economy, our progress and our growth.”

10Best’s Best U.S. Casino contest began with a Top 20 list of casinos from around the country, chosen by travel and gaming industry experts. The public was allowed to vote for their preferred property once a day and the Top 10 winners were announced Sept. 28.

Acquired by USA Today in January 2013, 10Best provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content about top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants at top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.

About del Lago Resort & Casino

Del Lago Resort & Casino is a $440 million casino, 205-room hotel and spa in Waterloo, New York. The mission behind del Lago Resort & Casino has been to act as a gateway to the Finger Lakes region, leveraging the natural beauty and unique offerings while enhancing tourism. Del Lago Resort & Casino features 1,956 slot machines and 99 gaming tables, including 14 poker tables; award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, a restaurant serving with a sophisticated take on Old World Italian-inspired foods and spirits; 4,200-square-foot food court; The Vine, a 2,400-person entertainment center, bar and restaurant; Farmers Market Buffet, featuring locally sourced comfort foods and Centrifico, a bar/lounge area in the center of the gaming floor. The hotel wing features The Sociale Café & Bar, serving “gastro spa” cuisine and beverages, Lavazza Italian coffee shop, serving homemade pastries and gelato and the 14,000-square-foot European-style Spa del Lago. For more information, visit delLagoResort.com.

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