Island Resort and Casino wins Best of Gaming Awards

HARRIS — The Island Resort & Casino has once again garnered a multitude of rankings among the best in the Native Midwest by Casino Player magazine, this time in 23 categories that

encompass the areas of gaming, hotel and resort amenities. The 2021 rankings have just been released and added to the win list this year was the Island’s TwinSpires Sportsbook – placing first in Best Prop Bets; second in Best Overall Sportsbook, Best Sportsbook Promotions, Best Betting Options and Friendliest Sportsbook.

“The Island Sportsbook in partnership with TwinSpires has been an overall success,” said Tony Mancilla, general manager of the Island Resort & Casino. “The kiosks are popular with our guests because they are in T.McC’s Sports Bar and easy to use. The first year has exceeded all our projections for customer play and we continue to see it grow.”

Other first place honors awarded to the Island included the Drift Spa, Golf Course, Promotions, Dealers and Video Poker. Other second place wins were for Hotel Staff, Live Poker and Bingo.

Third place wins recognized the Island as a Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation at with nods to the Overall Gaming Resort, Hotel, Rooms, Casino, Players Club and more. The Island’s 30-million expansion, now in progress, will only add to the excitement for guests, according to Mancilla.

“The new addition to our hotel will bring our room total to 454, one of the largest hotels north of Milwaukee,” said Mancilla. “In addition, we have added a 200-seat restaurant on the 12th floor of the expansion. This will add to the capacity of fine dining that our customers expect when they visit. A new pool area with water park features has also been added for those families with kids. The expansion is set to open in December of 2021.”

Casino Player Magazine’s 2021 Best of Gaming Awards for the Native Midwest Island Resort Casino


1. Best Spa

2. Best Golf Course

3. Best Promotions

4. Best Dealers

5. Best Video Poker

6. Best Prop Bets


1. Best Hotel Staff

2. Best Live Poker

3. Best Bingo

4. Best Overall Sportsbook

5. Best Betting Options

6. Best Sportsbook Promotions

7. Friendliest Sportsbook


1. Best Overall Gaming Resort

2. Best Hotel

3. Best Rooms

4. Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At

5. Best Casino

6. Best Players Club

7. Best Roulette

8. Casino Where You Feel The Luckiest

9. Best Hotel Lobby

10. Best Casino Cocktail Service



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