Upstate New York casino has one of America’s top gaming hotels Don Cazentre, NYUpstate · September 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm A ranking of the top casino hotels in the United States finds four of the top five in the Northeast and one — del Lago Resort Casino hotel near Waterloo — in Upstate New York. The ranking comes from 10Best.com, affiliated with USA Today. Finalists were compiled by a panel of casino experts, and the final tally came from an online poll of USA Today readers. Del Lago, located off Exit 41 of the New York state Thruway, came in at No. 4. That’s better than notable Top 10 finishers like Harrah’s in New Orleans, Beau Rivage on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Wynn Resorts and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.