An invitation to visit brought me to Jake’s 58, late on a Thursday morning. Jake’s is the only hotel casino on Long Island. ”Long Island residents and locals can have the excitement of casino game play, and also the luxury of a comfortable hotel stay.” (website) One thousand video lottery terminal gaming machines (VLT), include electronic Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, and Three Card Poker, are located on two levels.
I parked in front of the building, but you can drive around to the right of the building and then to the back, and find Valet parking. You can also find handicapped-accessible parking back here.
Both entrances have street-level, automatic doors. The front door leads to the lower casino level, as well as the hotel lobby, restaurant and the C&M Coffee shop. The upper level leads directly to the main casino level.
Leah was gracious to have invited me, and to show me around this exciting venue. First we toured the hotel rooms. The handicapped-accessible rooms have all been renovated. Wow! They look great, with walk-in showers (with seats), no carpet, low shelves, etc. – well done! The remainder of the rooms are still being renovated. The room I saw, although not renovated, was quite nice.
Next came the casino areas, which are located on two levels. Quite a variety of games to choose from! Everything is easily navigable, with tile or flat carpet on the floors and ample space to maneuver. Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped-stalls are strategically located throughout. A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom is located near Jake’s Café on the lobby level. There are many food options, from the lovely Bistro 58, and Jake’s Café, to several “Grab & Go,” stations (open primarily on weekends). There is even complimentary coffee and soda on both levels, as well as waitress service if you don’t want to leave your machine. The Center Bar, as well as the counter in Bistro 58, has a wheelchair accessible area.
Although I am not a gambler, I found Jake’s 58 to be a very inviting destination. I may have to return and check out the various options available. If you do want to take a chance, this is a very appealing place in which to try your hand.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.jakes58.org , when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”