ALTON – In honor of Veterans Day, Argosy Casino Alton is offering all former and active-duty military members a free meal in the Captain’s Table Buffet on Wednesday, Nov 11.
The buffet will offer free lunch or dinner during its normal hours of operation, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. To receive the free meal, guests are asked to provide proof of current or past military service and a Marquee Rewards card at Guest Services. Marquee Rewards cards are free and can be acquired at Guest Services.
The buffet will offer guest favorites such as BBQ beef brisket, sliced ham, fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and more. The buffet includes a fresh build-your-own salad bar and homemade desserts like no-bake cheesecake and everyone’s favorite warm chocolate chip cookies.
“Argosy Casino Alton is truly grateful for the veterans in our community,” said Joelle Shearin, vice president and general manager of Argosy Casino Alton. Because of their sacrifices we are able to enjoy the freedoms we have today. We hope our veterans allow us the honor to extend a small token of our appreciation for all their service to this country.”
In November, Argosy changed its sign to green to show support for veterans with the #greenlightavet campaign. The campaign is a way for business and individuals to show support for veterans.
Argosy Casino Alton, longest-operating casino in Illinois, has a strong history of community involvement. It regularly is recognized for outstanding work with local and national charitable organizations. Argosy has recently been awarded the Captain of the Riverbend Award for Economic Enhancement and Community Involvement.
For information go to www.ArgosyAlton.com.
Casino Queen to provide free meal at Market Street Buffet
Casino Queen is offering all retired and active-duty military members a free meal at the Market Street Buffet on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
The restaurant will be open during its normal operating hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To receive the free meal, guests must provide a valid military ID.
The restaurant's dishes include Southern fried chicken, sweet and sour chicken and oven-fired pizzas. Guests can find these dishes and complimentary sides by visiting the American, Italian, Asian and fresh salad buffet stations. To finish the meal, a dessert bar offers many options.
There are more than 22 million veterans in the United States, of these, 45 percent are 65 or older. Given the presence of Scott Air Force Base, the St. Louis region is home to many military retirees and thousands of additional active-duty and reservists.
“These men and women have sacrificed so much for our country and community,” said Jeff Watson, president and general manager of the Casino Queen. “A simple meal cannot express the depth of our appreciation for their service; however, we hope they will accept this gesture as a token of our gratitude, and we will be honored to have the opportunity to serve them as our guests here at the Casino Queen on Veterans Day.”