Poker players, like racehorses, Olympic athletes, and toy drinking birds, require a gourmet, calorie-rich diet in order to sustain their active lifestyles. Fill up fuel cells by cashing in with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining, and for customers who sign up as a new Queens Club member, $10 of Royal Free Play slot machine credit at Casino Queen (up to a $60 value), located in East St. Louis.
Casino Queen's opulent premises offer fine dining and nonstop entertainment in one convenient location. The menu at Casino Queen's Prime Steakhouse emits worldly elegance with items such as chicken Milan ($13.95), pan-fried in butter and sporting a sultry parmesan coat, and the english-cut prime rib ($15.95), 16 ounces of flavorful meat sliced paper thin. Lighter extravagance is at the tip of your fingers with choices including the sea bass, garlic-encrusted and pan-roasted with spinach in a swoon-worthy butter sauce ($19.95).
After enjoying a taste of the Robin Leach lifestyle, high rollers can try their luck at the casino, where the more than 1,100 slot machines have been named the loosest slots in the country for five years in a row—in 2010, almost 95% of wagers were returned to luck-lassoers. Other games include $2 blackjack, $0.25 roulette, and caribbean stud, with an ever-ascending progressive jackpot. No night of wanton lavishness is complete without a silver-tongue rock anthem to inspire you to bedazzle evening wear with gaming chips, so check out the entertainment schedule, which features live music every Friday and Saturday.
East Saint Louis
200 S Front St.
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201Get Directions