del Lago LogoWins six industry awards from Casino Player magazine

Waterloo, N.Y. – del Lago Resort & Casino is excited to announce that their 205-room hotel has received a AAA Four Diamond Designation for the second year in a row. In addition, the casino’s food and beverage program was recognized with six first place wins in the Best Of Dining & Nightlife Awards (BODN) from Casino Player magazine.

del Lago Resort & Casino is one of only a few properties in the Finger Lakes region to receive the distinguished AAA Four Diamond Designation, which it has been awarded in 2020 and now in 2021. Diamond-designated properties offer a clean, comfortable experience consistent with the latest industry standards and AAA member expectations. To be recognized as a AAA Diamond property, hotels must pass an unscheduled, in-person rigorous inspection process. Ratings represent the quality of the property, range of facilities and level of hospitality offered to guests, with Four Diamonds reflecting “upscale style and amenities with the right touch of service.”

“We are thrilled to receive a AAA Four Diamond Designation for the second year in a row,” said Lance Young, Executive Vice President and General Manager of del Lago Resort & Casino. “We work very hard to create a comfortable and relaxing experience for our hotel guests and are proud to see the safe and healthy environment we’ve created live up to the high standards of AAA.”

The resort is not the only aspect receiving national recognition. del Lago came in first place across six categories in the 2021 Best Of Dining & Nightlife Awards (BODN) hosted by Casino Player magazine. Voted on by the readers, del Lago was awarded:

  • Best Overall Service
  • Best Seafood: Portico by Fabio Viviano
  • Best Burger Joint: Smashburger
  • Best Pizza: Ciccino’s Pizzeria & Paninoteca
  • Best Bar: The Sociale Café & Bar
  • Best Bartenders: DraftKings @ The Vine

“It means so much to have our restaurants and bar recognized by the readers,” said Young. “We’ve always known that our food, drinks and service were topnotch – whether you’re looking for a quick burger or a sit-down seafood dinner – and this shows that our guests agree.”

del Lago recently announced the opening of its Farmers Market Express, featuring a redesigned process to its buffet concept with customer’s health and safety in mind. The updated dining option now features Farmer’s Market food stations served by del Lago’s culinary team. In addition, the award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani recently resumed its dinner service Friday through Sunday.

del Lago Resort & Casino’s gaming floor is open seven days a week, Sun. through Thurs. from 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. and Fri. and Sat. from 8 a.m. - 4 a.m. For more information, visit

About del Lago Resort & Casino

Located in the Finger Lakes region, del Lago Resort & Casino is a $440 million casino and 205-room hotel in Waterloo, New York. The gaming floor features slot machines, gaming tables and DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago, a 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sportsbook lounge complete with a restaurant and bar. Dining options include the award-winning Portico by Fabio Viviani, a 4,200-square-foot food court and The Sociale Café & Bar. del Lago Resort & Casino has been named the No. 1 casino hotel in New York State and among the top five in the country in the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. It also home to The Vine, a 2,400-person entertainment center, voted 2019 Showroom of the Year by the Global Gaming Casino Entertainment Awards. For more information, visit 

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About Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E)

Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) owns and operates del Lago Resort & Casino along with other premium gaming venues that focus on outstanding service and exceptional quality. We are committed to improving life in the areas where we live and do business. With thousands of team members nationwide, we believe it is our responsibility to be good citizens and add value to the many communities in which we operate.

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