Arguably, Las Vegas is what it is today thanks to the beautiful hotels and their thriving casinos, because the hotel industry and especially casinos in this city are very good business. People from all over the world visit this section of Nevada to have an exciting and unforgettable time, although they also do some things in Las Vegas that they would not normally do in their hometown, hence the saying "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
When you drive along the Las Vegas strip or anywhere else in Las Vegas, you will come across numerous casinos that all look spectacular. However, do not be tempted to think that all the casinos will provide you with the same experiences, games, or even chances of winning - because all of them are different. It is possible to find some casinos not offering your favourite game, and others having slightly different ways of playing some games, so you need to know which casino will suit your preferences.
Also, most people think that all the big and amazing casinos are only located along the Las Vegas strip, which is not necessarily the case, as there are some amazing casinos even miles from the strip. Some of the most famous and most profitable casinos started operating many decades back, though some new casinos are also giving them a run for their money.
Here is a list of some of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas, both in size and magnificence. Which casino do you think deserves to be on this list and is conspicuously missing?
10 Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa
The Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is one of the most amazing casinos in Las Vegas, despite being 11 miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Both locals and tourists enjoy going to this Casino not only because it is one of the best places to make some money gambling, but because it is just two miles from the spectacular beauty of the Red Rock Mountains.
The Casino has thousands of slot and video poker machines, dozens of blackjack tables, craps, baccarat, roulette, poker, a giant size bingo hall, and a private high-limit room for the high rollers among numerous other attractions. When guests here are not gambling, they spend time in the amazing hotel rooms, in the many restaurants, at the spa, in the swimming pools, at the bowling alley, or at the fitness center.
9 The D Las Vegas
The D Las Vegas is amazingly two levels of casino and it will give you - and anyone else who loves to win - the experience of a lifetime. People who love classic themed casinos will love the D Las Vegas since this casino is the recently rebranded Downtown Casino giving it a modern and a classic feel.
The first floor is made for people who love table games, slot machines, Dancing Dealers, and blackjacks, whereas the second floor is for people who love the vintage casino feel, which offers the Sigma Derby machine and numerous coin-operated slot machines. In addition to a wonderful casino experience, guests here enjoy the wonderful hotel and restaurant facilities with additional perks.
8 Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
The elegance and the intimate environment of the Encore Las Vegas are what make this casino such a wonderful place to splash the cash. With 72,000 sq. feet of space to have fun and to gamble, players at this casino can take part in exciting games of blackjack and roulette, or bet on their favourite horse or team and watch the sports live on any of the twenty-three 56-inch HD TVs.
At the Encore Las Vegas, dealers and guests at any of the 95 tables sit closer to each other, making the environment even more intimate and personal. Games that you will always have a shot at making some winnings on include blackjack, Big 6, European roulette, baccarat, three card poker, and many other exciting games.
7 Caesars Palace Casino
Although Caesars Palace may be famous for a wide variety of things, the casino is definitely one of the main attractions. Located on the western side of the Las Vegas strip, this classic Roman themed casino has long been one of the main attractions for tourists and casino lovers from all over the world.
Visitors here get to enjoy their favourite slot games, they play a wide variety of table games including poker and blackjack, and they get to bet on races, or on a variety of other sports. Caesars Palace is one of the biggest, best and most ideal places for people looking to win big and have a great casino experience.
6 Gold Coast Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
The Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was built in 1986, although in 2002 it underwent a major upgrade to make it the modern casino it is today. This incredible 86,000 sq. foot casino with over 1900 slot and video poker machines is one of the main attractions in Las Vegas, despite being one mile west of the famous Las Vegas strip.
This amazing casino is the ideal place to play blackjack, craps, midi and mini-baccarat, Super Fun 21, Pai Gow poker, and roulette thanks to the over 49 tables available for these and more games. The spacious race and sports book area, as well as the biggest bingo room in all of Nevada seating 720 people, are also a great place to win some money and spend a wonderful time.
5 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of the newest hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, but it is fast becoming the most popular casino owing partly to the floor-to-ceiling glass structure and, of course, the amazing gaming experience. This 100,000 sq. foot casino makes the games that people love so much, even better through the use of the latest technology.
The numerous slot machines and video poker machines give players an exhilarating and thrilling experience, together with a hope for even more winnings. The 83 different gaming tables ensure that players have enough room to play blackjack, mini-baccarat, craps, Spanish 21, Pai Gow poker, war, and many other games on demand, including the high limit games. The race and sports book is another wonderful attraction where good bets earn players a tidy sum.
4 Aria Resort & Casino
Anything that you would love in a casino, you will find in Aria Resort & Casino. Can you imagine a casino with gaming space that is not less than 150,000 sq. feet, one that has 145 table games, a magnificent 24-table poker room, and over 1900 slot machines? Your imagination just came true in the form of Aria Resort & Casino.
Make some quick cash playing blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, and numerous other games, or even try your luck by participating in the tournaments held here twice every day. The race and sports books here have the capacity to show 200 different live events at the same time, thanks to the two 220-inch HD TVs.
3 The Venetian
When you set foot into The Venetian along the Las Vegas strip, you will immediately feel as if you have set foot in Venice, thanks to its amazing architecture, size, and beauty. This casino is one of the best casinos in Las Vegas, and it provides gamblers with numerous options to make money as well as have some fun.
Visitors here get to enjoy the adrenaline rush of playing on any of the 237 table games, located in six inviting, exciting, and elegant gaming areas. This 120,000 sq. foot casino has the widest range of slots as well as video poker machines in Vegas - over 2400 slot machines on two elegant floors. Other games here include poker, the new Imperial Baccarat, as well as the Venetian race and sports book.
2 The Bellagio
The Bellagio has become one of the best places to gamble in Las Vegas in the recent past, especially owing to the 155,000 sq. feet of exciting and most dynamic slots and games that people can find here.
The Bellagio has at least 2,449 gaming machines on the slot floor, where jackpots, as well as progressives, grow to the tune of millions of dollars. With over 200 table games, you have a chance at winning in any of the card flips or dice rolls. The 40 poker tables are a great place to find the most exhilarating action while the race and sports book are the ideal place to make winning bets and lots of entertainment.
1 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is without a doubt one of the biggest and most famous casinos, not only in Las Vegas, but in the whole world. These 170,000 sq. feet of gamblers paradise has literally everything a gambler needs under one roof, including 2500 slot machines and poker machines and the MGM Grand Poker Room, which most people refer to as the Las Vegas strip's hotspot.
People from far and wide come to the MGM to experience the casino's exciting atmosphere and to play the table games, 23 of which are in a non-smoking room. The 60 HD TVs are the main attraction for people who know how to bet on races and sports because these TVs stream sports action from all major races, sports and events.