If I had to pick one good thing that came out of the Coronavirus pandemic, it would be that it gave us a greater appreciation for the little things in life. Last year, simple pleasures like inviting friends and family over for cookouts were replaced by get-togethers on Zoom, which is certainly not the same! Those of us who love gaming also saw our favorite casinos shuttered or scaled back. 

But this year, things are looking up! New vaccines are becoming more widely available, and casinos are coming back to life! If you are longing to get to the tables and slots but don’t want to miss out on that special family time, you’ll be happy to know that there is a way for you to do both! Several casinos and resorts offer RV and camping options for their guests – a perfect way to combine quality time with family and friends with an exciting trip to the casino!  In the spirit of “online meetings,” we have put together a virtual RV/Casino Road Trip for you.  So, grab the kids, grab the dogs, and join us on a cross-country road trip online!  

Courtesy of Pechanga Resort Casino, YouTube

Our first stop is in sunny Southern California – at the Pechanga RV Resort and Casino.  Located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Pechanga is the perfect spot for both a family vacation and some exciting gaming action. Nestled against a rolling hillside, the resort offers campers a wide variety of options – from delux back-in and pull-through sites to the Chairman elite site with its large grassy area, built-in BBQ, fire pit, picnic table, and gazebo. The sites are all spacious and come with WiFi and a fenced-in pet area for your furry friends. There are on-site restrooms and showers, two heated pools, and a clubhouse where you can socialize with other campers. For those who want to enjoy gaming, a 24/7 shuttle stands ready to take you down to the casino. 

The Pechanga Casino is open to the public – with Covid restrictions in place to ensure the safety of its visitors. You will have to go through temperature screenings, wear masks, and observe social distancing protocols. Smoking is also restricted for the time being. Nonetheless, Pechanga has hundreds of slot machines for you to try your luck on, along with over 150 of your favorite table games, and even a high stakes VIP area. You can reserve your RV a prime spot at https://www.pechanga.com/rvresort

Courtesy of Little Creek Casino Resort, YouTube

Our next stop is up the Interstate 5 (known as I-5), at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. Shelton is just northwest of the state capital of Olympia and about an hour south of Seattle. Located right next door to the Little Creek Casino is the Little Creek RV Park, which offers first-class amenities to help you get the most out of your family gaming trip. ! The RV park has40 spots (so make sure to book ahead!) with WiFi access, restrooms, coin-op laundry, and a pet area.  What’s more, guests at the RV park get access to the Salish Cliffs Golf Course, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, a gym, a number of restaurants, and the Seven Inlets Spa.  

Inside the casino, the fun never ends! With more than 550 machines to choose from, e, your only problem will be deciding which game to try out first! Voted South Sound’s Best Casino, Little Creek truly has something for everyone! Fans of table games will be delighted by the variety of games available to them, including PaiGow and High Card Flush. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of players per table has to be limited.  Book your RV space now at https://www.little-creek.com/.

Courtesy of Paragon Casino Resort, YouTube

For the next portion of our virtual tour, we are heading southeast to the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana! Located about an hour and a half from Baton Rouge and less than 3 hours from New Orleans, the Paragon Casino Resort RV Park is the perfect place for a family trip.  With its RV spots and cute rustic cabins, the RV park at Paragon offers Southern charm and hospitality with a swimming pool, playground, grill area, free WiFi, and a fully equipped recreation center, which includes billiards and foosball tables. There is also a 24/7 shuttle available for transportation between the resort and the state-of-the-art casino!

The Paragon Casino Resort is a gamer’s paradise! With over 1000 slots and tables, there is endless fun to be had while trying your luck at all of the games! And when you get hungry, you can dine out at one of the many restaurants at the resort, including the crawfish buffet offered on Monday nights! Reserve your spot today at https://www.paragoncasinoresort.com/rv-park/book-a-stay 

2020 was a challenging year for all of us. But we are hardy, resilient people, who only get stronger when times get tough. 2020 taught us that quality time with family and friends is precious. With that in mind then, let’s load up the RV, ride across this beautiful country, and take advantage of these amazing RV resorts with their incredible gaming opportunities! ! Here’s to big adventures and bigger wins in 2021!



When Stace is not in the casino trying to finally get her first hand pay, you will find her at work as a Housing Counselor or in class, pursing her doctorate in strategic leadership. She is a music trivia ringer, having spent 30 years as a morning radio personality, and mom to 17 and glam-ma to 28 and counting (yes, really!). Her favorite ports (so far) are St Maarten and Ketchikan.

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