New York’s northernmost gaming place, Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is Class III gaming, so it contains all that New York allows in a casino. It is of course Native American; recently the Mohawk Bingo Palace relocated and is now part of this one. There is a hotel and small RV park. The Casino just held its yearly qualifier tournament for the World Series of Poker, with the prize of a $10,000 seat in the Main Event of the WSOP in Las Vegas. Look for all kinds of other promotions, because this resort is likely to rev up its specials and games to attract gamblers from Canada and adjoining states.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Details:
873 State Route 37, Akwesasne NY 13655
Things to Do:
- Bingo & Electronic Slots: Over 1,600 slots
- Table Games: Blackjack, Craps, 4-Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Spanish 21, Texas Hold Em Bonus, 3-Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, and Blackjack Switch.
- Dining: 4 Restaurants. Family dining for all 3 meals at The Native Harvest Buffet, which offers pizza & Italian favorites, Asian foods, grilled meats, salad & dessert bars, shrimp, crepes. Finer dining at The Maple Room Steakhouse, which is open from 5pm to 9pm and offers seafood, choice wines, steaks and savory dishes. Sticks Sports Bar offers 12 specialty beers & cocktails plus a menu of salads to grilled items to sandwiches. And then there’s the Rapids Food Court, where you can get a fast slice of pizza, a burger, deli sandwich and more in between your gaming or other enjoyments.
- Hotel: Akwesasne has its own hotel with 150 fine rooms & suites. Guests should definitely visit and make use of the Sweetgrass Spa, Exercise Room, Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi, Banquet & Conference Center. Rooms have coffeemakers and mini refrigerators. If you wish there is also a list on their website of nearby hotels and motels too such as the Wolf Clan Hotel, at 1450 State Rte 37 in Hogansburg.
- RV Park: Yes
Things Worth Remembering: Use your Winners Club Card every time you play and you automatically are eligible for a bunch of other prizes. You’ll also get Free Slot Credits, Arrow Points that can be redeemed for hotel, gas, dining, etc.
What’s said about the casino: It’s a popular destination for blackjack players looking for a game with good odds. Many complaints are heard concerning low slots payouts, but the blackjack odds are better than nearby Canadian casinos due to Akwesasne’s Double-Deck Blackjack game, and the shoe games use 6 decks instead of 8.
What’s Nearby Hogansburg: St. Raphael’s Ruins in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. If you are up to running across the border for a look, this is a Great historical site and fascinating ruins of old Scottish church. When you get hungry you can try the highly-rated Truffles Burger Bar at 155 Pitt Street, Cornwall in the same area. There’s also Magiano’s Mediterranean Restaurant at 800 Cumberland street, Cornwall, Ontario, which is rated even higher.
Additional Information: You may be wondering, What is 4 card Poker? It’s a table game offered by Akwesasne which pits you against the dealer, like in blackjack. Each player is dealt 5 cards, and he must make the best 4-card poker hand out of them he can and discards 1 card. The dealer gets 6 cards, 5 dealt face-down and 1 faceup. The dealer discards 2 cards to make his hand.
This is an Ante poker game. You pay an ante to be dealt cards; you also place a bet on the Aces Up spot to begin. Aces in your hand are high except in the case of the hand A-2-3-4. After viewing your hand you must decide to fold or bet; you can bet up to 3 times the Ante. Best hands in 4-card poker are 4 of a Kind; Straight Flush; 3 of a Kind. If your hand is equal to or stronger than the dealer’s you win. If you made a hand, you win a Bonus even if your hand didn’t beat the dealer’s.