Laughlin Buzz

Sep 29, 2022

Upcoming concerts at the Laughlin Event Center

 Laughlin, NV

Laughlin Event Center

Kid Rock, with Special Guest Trey Lewis

on Oct. 8 at the Laughlin Event Center

Hall & Oates on Oct. 22 at the Laughlin Event Center

Chris Young on Nov. 12 at the Laughlin Event Center


Brooks & Dunn on April 29 at the Laughlin Event Center.

Ticket information for all the above shows:

Thank you to Best of Laughlin Sponsors



 Read or Download/Pint the Winners Booklet


Sep 27, 2022

Best of Laughlin - 2022 Award Winners!

 Laughlin, Nevada


Best of Laughlin Award Winners for 2022 



Best Casino Resort & Hotel Awards


Best Overall Casino Resort        

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Hotel       

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           Harrah's Laughlin


Best Gaming Overall                                 

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin


Best Slot Machines                      

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin


Best Video Poker                         

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin


Best Video Keno                          

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                         

Bronze           The New Pioneer


Best Table Games                         

Gold                Riverside Resort                                                            

Silver               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                            

Bronze            Golden Nugget Laughlin


Best Live Poker     Riverside Resort         


Best Live Keno      Golden Nugget Laughlin


Best Bingo             Riverside Resort    

Best Players Club                        

Gold                 King of Clubs, Riverside Resort 

Silver                True Rewards, Aquarius & Edgewater

Bronze              Caesars Rewards, Harrah's and Tropicana 


Best Sports Book                        

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort                                                              

Silver              Riverside Resort                                                            

Bronze           Edgewater Casino Resort   


Best Local/Small Casino                              

Gold             Old Town Saloon                                        

Silver            Regency Casino                                                              

Bronze          Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill


Best Customer Service               

Gold                Aquarius Casino Resort        

Silver               Riverside Resort                                                              

Bronze            Golden Nugget Laughlin  


Best Casino Bar                           

Gold                Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort       

Silver               River Ricks, The New Pioneer                                                        

Bronze             Regency Casino Bar



Best Restaurant & Cuisine Awards


Best Restaurant                           

Gold                Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin  

Silver               Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort 

Bronze             Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer


Best Fine Dining                         

Gold                Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort 

Silver               The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin

Bronze             Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin 


Best Special Occasion Dining               

Gold               Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Silver              The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort

Bronze            Celebration Dinner Cruise, Laughlin River Tours

                        at Aquarius Casino Resort      

Best Breakfast                             

Gold               The Chuckwagon, Regency Casino                     

Silver               Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer        

Bronze             Riverview Restaurant, Riverside Resort  


Best Café/Diner                            

Gold                Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino   

Silver               Claim Jumper, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Bronze             Cafe Aquarius, Aquarius Casino Resort


Best Late Night Eats                    

Gold               Riverview Restaurant, Riverside Resort 

Silver              Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge 

Bronze            Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer


Best Cheap Eats                          

Gold               Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill          

Silver              Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino  

Bronze            Bruce’s Taste of Chicago, Bayshore Inn


Best Steak                                         

Gold                Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Silver               The Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort 

Bronze             The Range, Harrah’s Laughlin           


Best Prime Rib                             

Gold               Prime Rib Room, Riverside Resort 

Silver              Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill  

Bronze           Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino


Best Burger                                   

Gold                Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino 

Silver               Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill 

Bronze             Big Horn Café, Laughlin River Lodge


Best Pizza                                    

Gold               River Rock Pizza & Pasta, Aquarius Casino Resort     

Silver              Red Brick Pizza, Riverside Resort

Bronze            Pin Up Pizza, Harrah's Laughlin


Best Mexican Food                      

Gold               Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill 

Silver              Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino

Bronze            El Burro Borracho, Harrah’s Laughlin


Best Tacos

Gold              Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino         

Silver             Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill 

Bronze           Casa Serrano, Riverside Resort


Best Italian Food                          

Gold             River Rock Pizza & Pasta, Aquarius Casino  

Silver            Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort

Bronze         Chuckwagon Restaurant, Regency Casino  


Best Shrimp Cocktail

Gold              Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort 

Silver            Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Bronze          Sidewalk Cafe, Riverside Resort 


Best Seafood

Gold              Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Golden Nugget Laughlin

Silver             Minato's

Bronze          Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort


Best Deli/Sub/Sandwich

Gold             Capriotti's, Edgewater Casino Resort

Bronze          Bruce’s Taste of Chicago, Bayshore Inn

Silver            The Deli, Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Best Barbecue Food                    

Gold              Saltgrass Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Laughlin

Silver              Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer  

Bronze           Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill 


Best Coffee Shop                         

Gold              Duet Coffee and Wine, Aquarius Casino

Silver            Dunkin Donuts, Edgewater Resort Casino    

Bronze           Colorado River Coffee & Ice Cream, The New Pioneer  

Best Ice Cream                            

Gold              Thrifty Ice Cream, Avi Resort & Casino

Silver              Colorado River Coffee & Ice Cream, The New Pioneer 

Bronze           Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Laughlin Outlet Center 


Best Desserts/Sweets                 

Gold               Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Laughlin Outlet Center  

Silver              Duet Coffee & Wine, Aquarius Casino Resort

Bronze            Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer               



Best Places, People & Services


Best Happy Hour                         

Gold              Saltgrass Steakhouse Bar, Golden Nugget Laughlin     

Silver             Old Town Saloon                                           

Bronze           The Hideout


Best Martini

Gold              Gourmet Room, Riverside Resort          

Silver             Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort

Bronze           Range Steakhouse, Harrah's Laughlin


Best Margarita                              

Gold              El Burro Borracho, Harrah’s Laughlin

Silver             Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort     

Bronze           Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Golden Nugget Laughlin

Best Bloody Mary                         

Gold              Bumbleberry Flats, The New Pioneer Casino   

Silver             The Cove Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort

Bronze           Old Town Saloon


Best Casino Drink Service          

Gold              Riverside Resort 

Silver              Aquarius Casino Resort 

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin  


Best Place to Watch Sports                  

Gold             Aquarius Casino Resort Sportsbook 

Silver            Rush Lounge, Golden Nugget Laughlin 

Bronze          Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill


Best Pool                                      

Gold              Riverside Resort South Pool 

Silver             Aquarius Casino Resort Pool 

Bronze          Harrah’s Laughlin Adult Pool


Best Beach 

Gold               Avi Resort & Casino Beach

Silver             Harrah's Laughlin Beach      

Bronze           Big Bend State Park Beach


Best Casino Gift Shop                          

Gold              General Store, Laughlin River Lodge

Silver             Riverside Resort Gift Shop 

Bronze           Harrah's Laughlin Gift Shop   


Best River Cruise                

Gold              Celebration River Cruise, Laughlin River Tours

Silver             U.S.S. Riverside Cruise, Riverside Resort

Bronze           London Bridge Jet Boat, Laughlin River Tours 


Best Jet Ski Rental                      

Gold              Rocky River Jet Ski, at Aquarius Casino    

Silver             Watercraft Adventure, Riverside Resort 

Bronze           Watercraft Adventure, at Harrah’s Laughlin Beach


Best Spa Services                       

Gold              Jean Jeffrey Salon & Day Spa, Riverside        


Best Wedding Venue               

Gold             Celebration River Cruise, Laughlin River Tours 

Silver             Harrah's Laughlin

Bronze           Aquarius Casino Resort


Best Catering

Gold              Aquarius Casino Resort                                                           Silver             Harrah’s Laughlin 

Bronze          Riverside Resort               

Best Security                                

Gold               Riverside Resort

Silver             Harrah's Laughlin  

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin  


Best Valet                                      

Gold               Aquarius Casino Resort 

Silver             Riverside Resort 

Bronze           Golden Nugget Laughlin 


Best Casino Marquee Sign                         

Gold              Aquarius Casino Resort 

Silver             Riverside Resort 

Bronze          Colorado Belle (closed)


Best Casino Exterior Look                   

Gold                Golden Nugget Laughlin

Silver               Riverside Resort 

Bronze             Colorado Belle (closed)


Best Lounge for Live Music                           

Gold              Splash Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort                                     

Silver             Tango’s Lounge, Tropicana Laughlin                                                    

Bronze           Loser's Lounge, Riverside Resort  


Best Lounge for Dancing                           

Gold              Loser's Lounge, Riverside Resort                                         

Silver             Rush Lounge, Golden Nugget Laughlin   

Bronze           Splash Lounge, Aquarius Casino Resort


Best Local Musician or Group                    

Gold                Catbone

Silver               Matt Ferris

Bronze            Dry Heat


Best Place to Shop                      

Gold             The Market Laughlin                                          

Silver             Burkes Outlet, Laughlin Outlet Center     

Bronze           Bath and Body Works, Laughlin Outlet Center


Best Movie Theatre                     

Gold              Riverside Resort                                                            

Silver             Brenden Theatres, Avi Resort & Casino

Bronze           Laughlin 9 Phoenix Theatres, Laughlin Outlet Center


Best Chef                                     

Gold               Mike Bartels, Aquarius Casino Resort

Silver              Jeremy Medendorp, The New Pioneer Casino

Bronze           Jerry Whitaker, Celebration Dinner Cruise, Laughlin River Tours    


Best Casino Host                         

Gold              Patti Osterhout, Aquarius Casino Resort             

Silver             Gloria Deal, Golden Nugget Laughlin             

Bronze           Dawn Rice, Aquarius Casino Resort


Best Restaurant Server/Staff

Gold             Juanita Harvey, Celebration Dinner Cruise, Laughlin River Tours 

Silver            Tina Reano, Stockman's, Edgewater Resort Casino 

Bronze          Karen Harris, Riverside Resort    

Best Bartender             

Gold             Rochelle Wagoner, The Hideout        

Silver            Jon Chafen, Laughlin River Lodge              

Bronze          Chad Nance, Aquarius Casino Resort   


Best Casino Cocktail Server       

Gold              Luck Hooper, Aquarius Casino Resort         

Silver             Britini Ferreri, Riverside Resort              

Bronze           Betty Swick, Aquarius Casino Resort


Best Coffee Baristas                    

Gold              Duet Coffee and Wine, Aquarius 

Silver             Starbucks, Harrah’s Laughlin                                                          

Bronze           Dunkin Donuts, Edgewater             


Best Business Locally Owned Small Business                             

Gold              Laughlin River Tours                                  

Silver             RB Properties            

Bronze           Bikini Bay Sports Bar & Grill    


Best Community Support & Service 

Gold              Laughlin Food Bank                                 

Silver             Laughlin Chamber of Commerce VIP's    

Bronze          Sean Hammond   


Best Manager                              

Gold              Brian Anthony, Hideout Laughlin            

Silver             Sean Hammond  

Bronze          Jeff Gibson, Old Town Saloon, Gnat’s Landing 



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

Thank you to Best of Laughlin Sponsors



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