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del Lago named North America’s Best Casino

del Lago Resort & Casino is the recipient of several industry accolades, earning recognition from the World Casino Awards, Casino Player magazine and the Auburn Citizen. The AAA Four Diamond resort was awarded in several “Best of” categories for its casino, hotel, and food and beverage service.

del Lago received three major wins in the 2021 World Casino Awards – the sister event to the World Travel Awards – including North America’s Best Casino, New York’s Best Casino and New York’s Best Casino Hotel. del Lago was one of four casino destinations awarded for the North America category, named alongside the City of Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Caesars Palace Las Vegas.


“We are honored to be acknowledged as the best casino in North America and our home state of New York,” said Lance Young, Executive Vice President and General Manager of del Lago Resort & Casino. “Receiving these coveted awards and being recognized as a leader among our peers in the industry is a wonderful testament to all that we’ve accomplished since opening in 2017.”

del Lago’s food and beverage offerings took six first-place awards in the 2022 Best of Dining & Nightlife Awards (BODN), hosted by Casino Player magazine. Voted on by readers, awards include:


  • Best Overall Service
  • Best Seafood: Portico by Fabio Viviani
  • Best Pizza: Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca
  • Best Place to People Watch: Centrifico
  • Best Bar: Centrifico
  • Best Casino Cocktail Service

The Auburn Citizen’s 2022 Best of the Region awards round out del Lago’s latest achievements and includes recognition of its Vine Showroom, where the likes of Blake Shelton, Stone Temple Pilots, Ludacris, Bill Engvall and Billy Ray Cyrus have taken the stage, and performances by Jay Leno, Ginuwine, Clint Black, Cedric the Entertainer and more are part of the venue’s upcoming lineup. del Lago placed third in Best Hotel and first in the following categories:

  • Best Attraction
  • Best Entertainment Venue
  • Best Local Casino

“We strive to create an inviting and memorable atmosphere in every aspect of our hospitality, and this recognition by our community and industry professionals tells us that we are achieving that goal,” said Young. “These designations cement del Lago as a premier destination in the state and the country, and they are direct outcomes of the hard work and dedication our team continues to put in.”

del Lago Resort & Casino’s gaming floor is open seven days a week, Mon. through Thurs. from 8 a.m. – 3 a.m., and Fri. from 8 a.m. through Mon. at 3 a.m. For more information, visit online.



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