Vegas Casinos posted by on June 14, 2013

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Close to the Strip 
Downtown  Other  
Caesars Palace
Casino Royale
Circus Circus
Mandalay Bay
MGM Grand
Monte CarloNew York New York
Planet Hollywood
The Quad
Sahara (closed 5/16/11)
Treasure Island
Wynn*Slots-A-Fun is the only one that’s a casino only (no hotel)
East of the Strip
Ellis Island
Hard Rock Hotel
LVH (formerly LV Hilton)
WestinWest of the Strip
Palace Station
The Palms
At the Fremont St. Experience
The D (formerly Fitzgeralds)
Four Queens
Golden Gate
Golden Nugget
Vegas ClubOther downtown casinos
El Cortez
Main Street Station
Arizona Charlie’s East
Boulder Station
Eastside Cannery
Longhorn Casino
Sam’s TownWest
Arizona Charlie’s
Gold Coast
Red Rock
Wild Wild WestNorth
Aliante Station
Bighorn Casino
Cannery Casino
Fiesta Rancho
Jerry’s Nugget
Poker Palace
Santa Fe Station
Silver Nugget
Speedway Casino
Texas Station
South PointWe don’t count the M Resort, which is technically in Henderson, NV.
The Strip
Huge casinos, high ceilings
Small casinos, low ceilings
Worse gambling odds
Better gambling odds
Less smoky
More smoky



The Vegas Strip casinos, from North to South

<<west side of the street
“LVB” is Las Vegas Blvd. South — the Strip.
east side of the street>>
2000 LVB (Las Vegas Blvd.)
This is the big tower, which provides the best view of Vegas. There are three super-scary thrill rides at the very top. Best value on the Strip (rooms as low as $35), but in the Hall of Shame at Sweat the Money and listed on Problem Websites.
CLOSED 5/16/11!  Opened in 1952, Beatles stayed here in 1964, a thriving Rat Pack casino back in the day, added the Speed roller coaster in 1999.  R.I.P.

 Sahara 2535 LVB

Circus Circus
2880 LVB
Has an actual circus and a carnival midway with games and rides. Also features a 5-acre theme park (the Adventure Dome) withroller coasters, laser tag, and an IMAX theatre.
Slots-a-Fun  2890 LVB Casino only; no hotel. Rub the butts of the bronze Crazy Girls statues outside for good luck

 Riviera  2901 LVB

The sister of the Wynn, and right next to it.

Encore 3121 LVB

The most expensive joint on the Strip.

Wynn 3131 LVB

Treasure Island  3300 LVB Very popular (and free) pirate battle shows. Little sister of the Venetian.

Palazzo  3325 LVB

“With two historians on retainer, The Venetian takes very seriously the integrity of the resort’s architectural authenticity. Look for singing gondoliers, mask makers, glass-blowers, and other artisans in St. Mark’s Square.”(from the now-defunct Access Las Vegas)

The Venetian
3355 LVB

3400 LVB
Popular exploding volcano (free). Tropical rainforest in 100-foot dome. More about the tiger attack on Roy Horn in 2003. A small low-roller joint.  Crowded and low ceilings.

 Casino Royale  3411 LVB

 Harrah’s  3475 LVB

Chinese theme, sort of. Most of the hotel rooms have balconies — rare in Vegas. One of the best values on the Strip, along with Stratosphere, Sahara, and Circus Circus.

The Quad
3535 LVB

Caesars Palace 3570 LVB Roman theme. Moving statue show at the end of the Forum Shops. One of the oldest hotels on the strip.

The Flamingo  3555 LVB

Bellagio 3600 LVB One of the most luxurious casinos in Vegas, along with The Venetian and the Wynn. The outside water fountain show is a free, must-see attraction.

 Bally’s  3645 LVB

One-third scale Eiffel Tower (50-stories), offers great view of the Strip, though it’s not free. Oddly enough, they don’t offer French roulette (single-zero) on the main floor, though they sometimes have it in the high limit room.

 Paris  3655 LVB

Cosmpolitan 3708 LVB As of 12/10, the newest casino in Vegas. Four-story ceiling (highest in Vegas).

Planet Hollywood 3667 LVB

Aria  3730 LVB In CityCenter. As of 12/09, the 2nd newest casino in Vegas.
Monte Carlo 3770 LVB Monaco theme; lots of marble, chandeliered domes, ornate fountains. Single-zero Roulette
New York-NY3790 LVB NY theme, done to the hilt. Outside you see skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty. Inside, their roller coaster cars look like yellow taxicabs. Movie theme.

 MGM Grand  3799 LVB

Excalibur  3850 LVB Medieval theme; Fantasy Faire midway Probably the oldest Strip property.

 Tropicana 3801 LVB

Luxor  3900 LVB This is the Big Black Pyramid That Shoots the White Laser Into the Sky. There’s also a huge sphinx out front. But inside, the Luxor has done away with the Egyptian theme.
Mandalay Bay  3950 LVB Beheaded Lenin statue; imprisoned sharks. Free monorail runs to Luxor and Excalibur.



 Downtown casinos (from West to East)

Plaza 1 Main St.
Main Street Station 200 Main St. These two cater to Asian players.
California 12 Ogden St.
Golden Gate 1 Fremont (at Main) Oldest hotel in Vegas. Live pianist.
Las Vegas Club 18 E. Fremont Best ventilation downtown (good for non-smokers).
Binion’s Horseshoe 128 E. Fremont Went under in early 2004. Harrah’s bought it and re-opened it a few months later.  Have you picture taken with $1 million in cash.
Golden Nugget 129 E. Fremont Famous from the reality TV show “The Casino”.
Fremont 200E. Fremont
Four Queens 202 Fremont Free video poker play every day to win $10,000. Free deck of cards.
Fitzgerald’s 301 Fremont
El Cortez 600 Fremont $23 rooms every day, but read review at CheapoVegas.