Las Vegas … The lights, the excitement, the entertainment, and the dreams that only come true for those chock-full of true American grit!!! Do you have what it takes to master mathematics necessary for a profitable player edge? Do you have the patience to hold back when it is necessary to wait for favorable conditions? And do you have the guts to lay it all on the line when your gut tells you, “IT’S TIME!!!”? If you’re ready to conquer the Las Vegas scene then here is a list of the top 10 casinos in the Entertainment Capital of the World!!!
#10 – Caesar’s Palace
Located on the beloved and renown Las Vegas Strip, Caesar’s Palace is an iconic casino of the City of Lights known for its high-class atmosphere. The casino houses a 16 table poker room with tournaments held daily. It also has skill-based games and games designed for groups of people. The casino even offers private booths so you can watch sporting events in private after placing bets with the bookie.
#9 – The Stratosphere
Feel like an adrenaline rush? That’s right! You can bungee jump from the Guinness controlled jump record-holding 855 ft. The casino also has the SkyPods at the peak of the tower, a lofty 1,149 ft. They offer unlimited rides for just under $40!!! The Stratosphere is located north of the Las Vegas strip on Las Vegas Boulevard.
#8 – El Cortez
If you looking for more of a casual feel, El Cortez is the place for you! Located in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street, El Cortez has been around for decades and is one of the main places to go if you want an Old Vegas experience. Low-limit tables, interesting clientele, and oh yeah, single and double deck blackjack make it a must for blackjack enthusiasts!!!
#7 – Binion’s
Another casino located in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street with the Old Vegas vibe was the first casino to offer comps and to be carpeted, Binion’s. One of the main attractions of Binion’s is its display floor with $1,000,000 showcased around the clock; a must-see for any casino goer! Not only that, Binion’s is the casino where the World Series of Poker was birthed.
#6 – South Point
With 2,400 or more video poker and slot machines, South Point is a literal heaven for persons of the fast-action slots and video card game persuasion! Not officially part of The Strip, South Point is located way down south on Las Vegas Boulevard. The casino also retains an exquisite selection of entertaining table games, a bingo room and daily poker tournaments with nice $60 buy-in!
#5 – Red Rock
Red Rock, baby!!! Located in Summerlin, a.k.a. West Vegas, Red Rock Casino & Resort has a lot to offer. It boasts some very nice non-smoker amenities including a smoke-free poker room. It also boasts a huge 610 seat bingo room with a non-smoker section.
With a big sports bookie and nearly 100 ft. video wall for the avid sports fan along with a bowling alley and a movie theater Red Rock is tough to beat!!!
#4 – Mandalay Bay
Standing tall on the main Strip, MGM Grand’s Mandalay Bay is definitely a must-visit for any avid gamer and sports fan. Mandalay Bay portrays an elegant, sophisticated south-east Asian theme over 12,500 square meters. It houses the fifth largest conference center in the United States along with numerous bars, lounges and restaurants, an aquarium and of course the famous Mandalay Palace and Mandalay Beach. And don’t forget Mandalay Bay is great friends with the Ultimate Fighting Championship!!!
#3 – Hard Rock Casino
Being a music fan myself, the Hard Rock Cafe is a personal favorite. Though I may be being biased, the Hard Rock Cafe has worldwide musical talent almost every night of the week along with the Breathe Pool Lounge for open format music. All that and there’s still the Reliquary Spa, Goose Island Pub, MB Steakhouse, and Oyster Bar make Hard Rock Casino a SOLID bet!!! … Did I mention the swim-up table games?!?
#2 – Bellagio
On the Las Vegas strip are the famous Fountains of Bellagio. Yet another of MGM’s casino & resort marvels, the Bellagio has some truly luxurious lodging. The Fountain View rooms exude an ambiance of elegance. The ultra-high table limits attract some of the top poker players from around the globe. It also houses beautiful botanical gardens and a fine art gallery.
#1 – The Palms
The final casino to make the list includes a Michelin recognized restaurant, a concert theatre, a recording studio, a spa, and a salon. That’s right, The Palms. Near the Vegas strip on Flamingo Road, The Palms feature some of the most elegant and luxurious dinings in the Entertainment Capital of the World. All that along with its nearly 9,000 square meter casino makes The Palms one of the best vacation experiences in America.