If you plan to go to Las Vegas we recommend taking a moment to look up from your smartphone or tablet to visit some of the best casinos located on the strip. Open 24 hours a day, there’s a reason Vegas is called the Disneyland for Adults, and with more gaming options than you can possibly dream of you won’t even have time to check your mobile.
We take a look at the best land-based venues Sin City has to offer and detail every venue you will find on the Strip so you can make yourself a Vegas casino bucket list.
Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
This iconic 1966 venue is considered to be one of the most prestigious casinos in the world and can be found on the west side of the strip next to the Bellagio. Featuring a huge 139,200 square feet casino gaming floor, multiple luxury accommodation towers, and a large shopping complex, it’s no wonder it was featured in popular film, The Hangover.
Owned by the Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Caesars Palace has often been considered a high rollers casino, however there are a range of facilities for all limits, including over 240 table games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps, and more as well as over 1300 slots and electronic gaming machines with limits from one cent up to $500. There is also a 4500 square feet poker room, which operates 24 hours a day.
Bellagio – Las Vegas Luxury Resort and Casino
The Bellagio opened in 1998 next to Caesars Palace, and is the casino featured in the blockbuster Ocean’s Eleven. If you are a fan, be sure to check out the stunning lake which is home to the Fountains of Bellagio, which is the large dancing water fountain synchronised to music.
Pop culture references aside, the casino gaming floor at the Bellagio is 100,000 square feet and offers over 1900 gaming machines, and almost 190 table games. Many poker pros also visit the Bellagio thanks to the high stakes, specifically located in Bobby’s Room (poker room named after Bobby Baldwin) with pots exceeding $1 million. It is also the host of several Wold Poker Tour tournaments.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino
Planet Hollywood is considered to be one of the best casinos when it comes to entertainment along with casino gaming, and is located in the centre of the Strip. The popular casino with the younger crowds has played host to Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and many more popular celebrities, and also offers an incredible nightlight vibe and movie themed rooms.
When it comes to the gaming, however, there are around 1200 gaming machines and over 100 table and poker titles across the 64,500 square foot gaming floor.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Opposite to Caesars Palace is the 1946 Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. It is also owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment and features a 77,000-square-foot casino.
Interestingly the 1960’s version of Ocean’s Eleven was filmed at the Flamingo, featuring dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and more classic names making it the original casino for movie buffs. There are 1350 electronic gaming machines and over 149 table and poker games available at the Flamingo.
Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
When the Mirage was opened in 1989, the $630 million casino and hotel complex was considered to be the most expensive in history.
While there are now other more expensive resort/casinos, if you are after a hotel as entertaining as the games on offer you should stay at the Mirage, due to the luxurious landscaping surrounding stunning pools, an incredible volcano built with fire effects, an aquarium and more. The Mirage offers over 1700 gaming machines and more than 130 table and poker titles across 100,220 square feet.
Other popular Vegas casinos
There are a number of popular casinos to check out along the Strip, so if you have the time take your wagers to each side to explore what’s on offer, including table limits, titles, games, and more.
Each one is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so irrespective of the time you can get in on the action and even take your drink in and out of each venue.
- Casino Royale
- Circus Circus
- The Cromwell
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- Monte Carlo
- New York New York
- Planet Hollywood
- The Quad
- Treasure Island