Four first place awards is nothing to sneeze at, so please keep your tissues to yourselves when it comes to Rancho Mirage’s Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, recently quadruple crowned by the readers of Casino Player, America’s gaming lifestyle monthly magazine.
The categories in which the AAA four diamond AC rated #1 include Best Overall Entertainment (for its 2000-seat, star-magnet performance venue The Show), Best Happy Hour (for its casual but classy dinette Waters Café), Best Nightclub (for sleek and sexy The Lounge), and Best Steakhouse (for The Steakhouse, winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence eight years in a row, and of Open Table’s 2016 Diner’s Choice Award).
“A part of our job at Casino Player is to let the reader know what’s going on in the gambling world, and whenever possible to identify those casinos worthy of special attention,” declared the publication’s editors in a prepared statement. “Our coverage is extensive, but no matter how dedicated our staff, we simply can’t be everywhere at once.” That’s why the monthly depends on its readers to make noise about astounding gaming palaces like Agua, which—as anyone who’s ever dined, stayed, or played there knows—is more akin to a luxury ocean liner than to a run-of-the-mill casino when it comes to the multitude of options it offers its guests.
“It’s a thrill to be named in the Best Dining and Nightlife by Casino Player readers,” said Agua’s assistant general manager Bob Maloney, “as an honor such as this is truly a reflection of the commitment to excellence demonstrated each and every day by our dedicated team members.”
I must admit I dine, stay, and play at Agua as often as I can. So should you! See you round the bend one of these nights!