Countless Midwest casino resorts have been enhancing their properties for the sole purpose of attracting multi-sized groups. Thousands of square feet of meeting, ballroom and breakout space have been unveiled and are accompanied by hi-speed internet service and data ports. Since behind-the-scenes is where the magic happens, many casinos have also been smart in staffing on-site Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) and full-time event and catering specialists to guarantee polished events.
As for any preconceived notions that casinos are gaming-only establishments, those can be put to rest. Hosting at an event-friendly casino guarantees work space by day and fun by night and not just gambling and nightlife. While you can still count on traditional casino entertainment of comedians, magicians and headliner bands, on-site spas and salons have become hot commodities as have indoor and outdoor pools, water parks, arcades and bowling alleys which can be used for teambuilding activities or simply free time enjoyment. Some Midwest casino resorts and their riverboat counterparts are located in scenic areas which are perfect for outside activities like hiking, biking and horseback riding. Not only are attendees pleased with the diverse options of today’s casino resorts, but if a spouse tags along there is plenty to keep him or her busy during business hours. As Midwest casinos continue to evolve and thrill event attendees, meeting planners will feel like the lucky ones.