At Silver Nugget Casino, players pan for fun and winnings with an array of money-machines and sociable games. If you opt for bowling, blast pins away with a rolling bullet on a Friday or Saturday night, when cosmic bowling lights lanes with an unearthly hue and makes everything glow like swarms of hungry fireflies. The 24-lane bowling center is equipped with a slick scoring system, snack bar, and arcade area, so no one need tire or fossilize between bouts of pin-toppling. All three bowling games need to be used in one visit, but games may be shared among multiple people (only one shoe rental is included).
Terrible's Town Casino & Bowling Center provides first-rate 10-pin recreation for expert lanesmen and gutter-ball masters alike. Outfitted with specialized scuff-minimizing bowling shoes, duos get three games each to demonstrate their ball-rolling prowess, time enough to peacefully settle long-festering feuds before pistols come out at dawn. Those whose bowling powers are only activated by food can take advantage of the snack bar, packing empty bellies with filling fare and amassing the necessary calories to disrupt adjacent games with gloating victory laps.
According to Boyd Gaming, bowling centers make the perfect complement to casinos. Each different facility boasts automatic scoring, bumpers for kids, and full-service pro shops so bowlers can upgrade to the more modern, self-aware bowling balls. Here's a closer look at their four bowling centers:
The Orleans Bowling Center
The Orleans Bowling Center, ensconced inside the Orleans Hotel & Casino, tests ball-heaving stamina with 24 hours of daily bowl time across 70 lanes. The Orleans Bowling Center also features a cocktail lounge and a video arcade to keep entertainment at a high between frames.
Sams Town Bowling Center
The 56 lanes at Sams Town Bowling Center never shut down. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week this bowling mecca sings with a chorus of strikes and spares. While younger bowlers head to the snack bar, adults can sip drinks inside the cocktail lounge. Special event: The Xtreme Bowling Experience, which takes place Friday and Saturday evenings and incorporates disco-style lights.
Gold Coast Center
Gold Coast Center boasts some impressive numbers, including 70 lanes and 1,000 lockers for frequent bowlers. Other areas include an arcade, a bar, and a lounge.
Video slots and cocktails fill Suncoast Bowling's second-floor lounge, which overlooks 64 lanes through glass windows. For additional entertainment, large drop-down screens show music videos, and visitors can spend time in the video arcade and game room.
"Don't play games" might be classic dating advice, but Wildfire Gaming upends this adage, with gaming complexes ideal for a date night?or any type of night out, really. Couples can wink at each other across the blackjack table, or bet on their favorite team and cheer wildly at the Sportsbook TVs. For a friendly slots contest, there's more than 1,200 machines to try out, ranging from penny slots to high limit games. At one location, there's even a bowling center with a full bar, ideal for showing off excellent form or learning why people don't play kickball with bowling balls.
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