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Oct 4, 2019

Best of Laughlin - 2019 Winners


For Immediate Release

LAUGHLIN, NV –  September 17, 2019



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The Winners of the 5th Annual Best of Laughlin Awards

Laughlin Buzz is proud to announce the 5th Annual Winners of the 2019 Best of Laughlin Awards. Every year the voting is very close in many categories.  To honor more of the wonderful businesses, people and places we have expanded the awards this year to include the top three vote-getters in each category.  Gold is the Overall Winner, Silver is 2nd Place, and Bronze is the 3rd place.   



Best Casino Resort & Hotel Awards

Best Casino Resort  
Gold       Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver      Aquarius Casino Resort 
Bronze   Riverside Resort

Best Hotel   
Gold      Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver     Harrah’s Laughlin 
Bronze  Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Best Gaming   
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Aquarius Casino Resort 
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Slot Machines 
Gold    Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver    Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Video Poker   
Gold   Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver   Riverside Resort
Bronze  Aquarius Casino Resort

Best Video Keno   
Gold    Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Riverside Resort
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Table Games   
Gold    Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Riverside Resort 
Bronze  Aquarius Casino Resort

Best Live Poker   
Gold    Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver   Riverside Resort
Bronze Colorado Belle (now closed) 

Best Live Keno   
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver    Riverside Resort
Bronze  Golden Nugget Laughlin 
  
Best Players Club   
Gold     Caesar’s Rewards, Harrah’s  
 Silver   King of Clubs, Riverside Resort 
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Sports Book   
Gold     Aquarius Casino Resort   
Silver    Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze  Riverside Resort 

Best Bingo   
Gold     Riverside Resort 
Silver     Laughlin River Lodge
Bronze  Tropicana Laughlin 

Best Local/Small Casino or Bar
Gold     Regency Casino
Silver    Hideout Laughlin  
Bronze  Jackpot Joanies

Best Customer Service  
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Casino Bar   
Gold     Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino 
Silver    Chances Bar, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Bronze  Bourbon Street Bar, Laughlin River Lodge




Best Restaurant & Cuisine Awards

Best Restaurant  
Gold     Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin  
Bronze  Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge

Best Fine Dining  
Gold     The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver    The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort 
Bronze  The Vineyard, Aquarius Casino Resort

Best Special Occasion  
Gold    The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin
Dining  Silver  Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Bronze  The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort

Best Breakfast  
Gold     Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer Casino  
Silver    Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge      
Bronze  Beach Café, Harrah’s Laughlin  

Best Café/Diner  
Gold     Beach Café, Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge
Bronze  Claim Jumper, Golden Nugget Laughlin  

Best Late-Night Eats 
Gold     Riverview Restaurant, Riverside Resort
Silver    Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge
Bronze  Bourbon Street, Laughlin River Lodge

Best Cheap Eats  
Gold    The Chuckwagon, Regency Casino 
Silver    Dotty’s, Laughlin River Lodge 
Bronze  Sidewalk Café, Riverside Resort

Best Buffet   
Gold    Fresh Market Buffet, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver   Windows on the River, Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Riverside Buffet, Riverside Resort

Best Buffet Crab Legs 
Gold     Fresh Market Buffet, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver    Windows on the River, Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Native Harvest Buffet, Avi Resort & Casino

Best Steak   
Gold     Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin   
Bronze  The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort

Best Prime Rib  
Gold     Prime Rib Room, Riverside Resort 
Silver    Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin 
Bronze  Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge 

Best Burger    
Gold  The Chuckwagon, Regency Casino
Silver  Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge
Bronze  Pint’s, Colorado Belle 

Best Pizza   
Gold  Pint’s, Colorado Belle
Silver  Pin Up Pizza, Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze  Passaggio Italian Gardens, Tropicana Laughlin 

Best Mexican Food 
Gold  El Burro Borracho, Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver  Casa Serrano, Riverside Resort
Bronze  La Villita, Laughlin River Lodge 

Best Italian Food  
Gold    The Vineyard, Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver    Passaggio Italian Gardens, Tropicana Laughlin 
Bronze  The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort

Best Sub/Sandwich 
Gold     Capriotti’s, Edgewater
Silver    The Deli, Golden Nugget Laughlin Casino
Bronze  Bruce’s Taste of Chicago, Bayshore Inn 

Best Shrimp Cocktail 
Gold     Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver     Sidewalk Café, Riverside Resort 
Bronze   The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin 

Best Seafood  
Gold     Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort
Bronze  The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin 

Best Barbecue Food 
Gold     Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    Hickory Pit, Edgewater
Bronze  Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge

Best Ribs   
Gold     Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    Hickory Pit, Edgewater
Bronze  Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer Casino  

Best Coffee Shop  
Gold    Wild West Coffee, Laughlin Outlet Center
Silver    Starbucks, Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze  Duet Coffee and Wine, Aquarius Casino Resort 

Best Bloody Mary   
Gold     Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver    Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer Casino     
Bronze  The Hideout Laughlin   

Best Ice Cream   
Gold    Dryer’s Ice Cream, Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Dryer’s Ice Cream, Riverside Resort
Bronze  Thrifty Ice Cream, Avi Resort & Casino

Best Desserts/Sweets  
Gold     Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 
Silver    Cinnabon, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Bronze  Duet Coffee & Wine, Aquarius Casino Resort 



Best Places, People & Services

Best Happy Hour   
Gold    Big Horn Café Lounge, Laughlin River Lodge    
Silver    The Gourmet Room Lounge, Riverside Resort
Bronze  Saltgrass Steakhouse Bar, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Casino Drink Service 
Gold    Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Riverside Resort 

Best Place to Watch Sports
Gold    Bourbon Street, Laughlin River Lodge
Silver    Aquarius Casino Resort Sportsbook
Bronze  Riverside Resort Sportsbook

Best Pool   
Gold     Riverside Resort South Pool
Silver    Harrah’s Laughlin Adult Pool 
Bronze  Aquarius Casino Resort 

Best Beach   
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver    Avi Resort & Casino 
Bronze  Laughlin River Lodge

Best Casino Gift Shop
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    General Store, Laughlin River Lodge
Bronze  Golden Nugget Laughlin   

Best River Cruise   
Gold    Celebration River Cruise, Aquarius Casino Resort  
Silver    U.S.S. Riverside Cruise, Riverside Resort
Bronze  London Bridge Jet Boat Tours
  
Best Spa Services   
Gold   Jean Jeffrey The Salon & Day Spa, Riverside    
Silver  Salon and Day Spa, Harrah’s Laughlin 
  
Best Wedding Venue  
Gold      Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver     Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze  Celebration River Cruise, at Aquarius Casino Resort  

Best Catering   
Gold     Aquarius Casino Resort     
Silver    Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze  Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Best Security   
Gold     Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver    Aquarius Resort Casino
Bronze  Golden Nugget Laughlin  

Best Valet    
Gold     Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    Riverside Resort
Bronze  Harrah’s Laughlin 

Best Casino Sign   
Gold     Aquarius Casino Resort
Silver    Tropicana Laughlin
Bronze  Riverside Resort 

Best Casino Exterior  
Gold    Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver    Tropicana Laughlin
Bronze  Aquarius Casino Resort 

Best Lounge for Live Music   
Gold    Tango’s Lounge, Tropicana Laughlin
Silver    Splash Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze  Losers Lounge, Riverside Resort

Best Lounge for Dancing 
Gold     Gold Diggers, Golden Nugget Laughlin
Silver     Losers Lounge, Riverside Resort
Bronze   Tango’s Lounge, Tropicana Laughlin  

Best Place to Shop 
Gold      Burkes Outlet, Laughlin Outlet Center 
Silver     Bath and Body Works, Laughlin Outlet Center
Bronze   Boot Barn, Laughlin Outlet Center

Best Movie Theater 
Gold     Riverside Resort
Silver    Brenden Theaters, Avi Resort & Casino
Bronze  Phoenix Theaters, Laughlin Outlet Center

Best Riverwalk Area
Gold     The New Pioneer Casino
Silver     Aquarius Casino Resort
Bronze   Laughlin River Lodge  

Best Chef 
Gold      Ron Williams, Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver     Richard Ross, Riverside Resort
Bronze   Mike Bartels, Aquarius Casino Resort 

Best Casino Host
Gold      Jennie Dye, Harrah’s Laughlin 
Silver     Thomas Pratt, Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze   Leslie Lough, Harrah’s Laughlin 

Best Restaurant Server 
Gold     Jorge Mendoza, Harrah’s Laughlin
Silver     John Cortez, Riverside Resort
Bronze  Tina Reano, Aquarius Casino Resort

Best Coffee Barista 
Gold    “The Cowboy”, Wild West Coffee
Silver     Tiffany R., Duet Coffee & Wine, Aquarius 
Bronze   Samantha, Starbucks, Harrah’s Laughlin 

Best Bartender 
Gold     Starling Sawyer, Hideout Laughlin
Silver    Paul Hallmark, Old Town Saloon
Bronze  Scott Rector, Gilligan's

Best Casino Cocktail Server 
Gold      Luck Hooper, Aquarius Casino Resort 
Silver     Rosie Demello, Harrah’s Laughlin
Bronze   Krishna Olden, Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Best Community Support  
Gold      Laughlin Buzz, Scott & Lisa Johnson
Silver     Aquarius Casino Resort, Sean Hammond
Bronze   Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, Jackie Mazzeo

Business Locally Owned Small Business
Gold        Wild West Coffee, Laughlin Outlet Mall
Silver        Bruce’s Taste of Chicago, Bayshore Inn
Bronze      Hideout Laughlin    

Best Manager 
Gold    Sean Hammond, Aquarius, Edgewater, Colorado Belle
Silver    Brendan Talley, Regency Casino
Bronze  Ashlyn Bilbray-Sainz, RB Properties Inc.



Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!




 
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