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Spend the fall drinking, playing, eating at the best New York-area casinos


Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn.;

Sample over 150 beers, microbrews and imports at the 8th annual Sun BrewFest Oct. 4 and 5. Get cozy with eight romance writers at KissCon New England Oct. 26. See Steely Dan Nov. 2 and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons on Nov. 16. Miss America is crowned here on Dec. 19.

Empire City Casino

810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, N.Y.;

Roaming food carts with BBQ brisket, hoagies, pulled pork and hot dogs are the tasty new additions to this Yonkers casino and racetrack 20 miles from NYC. Westchester Wingfest on Sept. 26 and the $1-Million Yonkers International Trot, Oct. 12 are seasonal favorites.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.;

On Sept. 28, Chevy Chase screens his film “Caddyshack,” followed by a live Q & A with the popular comedian. Savor Borgata Weekend returns Nov. 8 with tasty events like a Spago pop-up. Those in need of R&R can learn how to make a facial with foods from the pantry. On Nov. 9, The Ultimate Food Experience welcomes back Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay and other star chefs for exquisite cuisine, music and wine.

Caesars Atlantic City

2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.;

Tantalize your taste buds with a juicy truffle cheeseburger at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Sept. 23 through the end of October. The annual Adult Trick or Treat, hosted by Caesars and Bally’s, makes for a spooktacular night on Oct. 26 from 7 – 11 p.m. “An Evening with John Cleese” tickles the funny bone Nov. 23

Golden Nugget Atlantic City

600 Huron Ave., Atlantic City, NJ;

Enjoy live entertainment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with primo sound, acoustics and lighting effects at Atlantic City’s newest hot spot, The Wave, which opened Sept. 19. The Spinners appear in The Grand Ballroom on Oct. 19 and Michael Bolton rings in the holidays Dec. 7.

Resorts Casino Hotel

1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ;

Gaming 24/7 and a year-round beach bar mean non-stop action here. From Oct. 22 - 24, the 40th Annual Ms. Senior America National Pageant celebrates age and beauty. On Dec. 7 male and female models compete for titles at the WBFF Atlantic City Fitness & Fashion Spectacular.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.;

Back by popular demand this fall, you can learn the trick of making perfect Maki Rolls at Kuro’s Sushi School, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. Catch Journey Sept. 27 - 28, a joint performance from The Temptations and The Four Tops on Oct. 11 and Sting Nov. 15.

Resorts World Casino New York City

110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica, Queens;

This three-level Queens casino welcomes 10 million guests annually. Don’t miss the Rhythm Revue ”Roseland Reunion” 29th Anniversary Dance Party on Oct. 12. From Nov. 22-24 Wintercon, the largest comic and sci-fi convention in the New York area, hosts the cast of “Farscape,” and Dirk Benedict, known for his role on the original run of “Battlestar Galactica."

Ocean Casino Resort

500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J.;

Kick a few back at the recently opened 1927 Lounge & Speakeasy featuring variety shows Saturdays and Sundays. Ovation Hall presents Kenny G Oct. 11, Smokey Robinson Nov. 1 and Anka Sings Sinatra on Nov. 15.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, Conn.;

It’s hard to beat Foxwoods with its shopping mecca, four hotels, 45 eateries and first class shows. Carrie Underwood takes the stage Oct. 9, TOTO plays Oct. 18 and Jay Leno performs Nov. 22. From Nov. 20-23, “The Price Is Right Live!” says “come on down” at the Fox Theater.

Resorts World Catskills

888 Resorts World Dr., Monticello, N.Y.;

Relax in the mountains at New York’s newest casino and resort. Refresh at Bar 360 and savor the Italian inspired flavors of Scott Conant’s Cellaio. See Frances Yip Sept. 29 and Deep Purple Oct. 4. Rick Springfield and Richard Marx perform together Dec.14.