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Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort

 

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort was established in 1966 and was Laughlin's first casino.  The resort started with twelve slot machines and two live gaming tables and eight motel rooms.  In 1983, the 14-story north tower was built adding 253 rooms and in 1986, a second 14-story tower added 307 more rooms, along with Don Laughlin's auto museum.  In 1992, the 30-story south tower was built which increased accomodations by 792 rooms.

 

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The Riverside offers over 1400 rooms and a six-screen movie theater.  The Riverside poker room is smoke free and features a large window with a view of the Colorado River.  There is a full-service RV park that can accomodate 740 motorhomes and travel trailers.  The USS Riverside is the hotel's yacht which can be chartered.

 
 

During the Summer of 2010, the Riverside appeared to have a new lighting scheme for both the north and south towers.  Now they are blue ....

 
 

... and now they are red (and different hues in-between as the colors change slowly).  Photos taken August 12, 2010. 

 
 

Sunset in Laughlin with the silhoulette of the Riverside and the temperature only 105 degrees.  At 558 feet elevation, it does get hot in Laughlin! 

 
 

Don Laughlin's car collection--located on the 3rd floor and free of charge. 

 

An antique slot machine exhibit on the 1st floor of the casino.  Some (if not all) of the machines are for sale. 

 

Gaming tables at the Riverside. 

 

The second floor hallway in the north tower--near the movie theater.   

 

Robyn placing her order at the movie theater concession stand.  What is special about this concession stand is that you can order a mixed-drink or a beer with your popcorn!   

 

The Riverside Resort as viewed from the Arizona bank of the Colorado River.   The Riverside has several excellent restaurants:  The Gourmet Room & Lounge will provide table-side French cooking (moderately priced); the Prime Rib Room is located on the second floor; the 24-hr Riverview Restaurant is located off the casino and features great food at a good price; the Riverview Buffet is located next to the Riverview Restaurant; Casa Serrano and El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina provides authentic and unique Mexican cuisine and cocktails; the 24-hr Sidwalk Cafe is located on the casino floor; the Riverside also features a food court; and one can also find a Fat Burger.  

 

The south tower turning different colors along the Colorado River.  Among other things to do and see at the Riverside: take in a show at the Amphtheater or Don's Celebrity Theater, the antique slot machine exhibit (each machine is for sale); the free auto museum, the bowling alley on the 2nd floor; and the movie theater.  Don't forget the free water taxi that ferries visitors from the resort to the parking lot on the Arizona side of the river!

 

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