When walking from one resort to the next, the mass of casinos in Las Vegas seem jumbled in a never-ending stretch of smoky blackjack tables and shimmer slot machines. Because it can be hard to distinguish one casino from the next, many people believe them all to be the same.
That’s just not the case.
Some casinos pay out bigger in cash while some casinos pay out bigger in buffets. Some are for those who just want some good entertainment. In this article, we’re going to be counting down our top five favorite Las Vegas casinos so that you can find the best place to glam it up in the City of Sin.
No Alan, this isn’t the real Caesar’s Palace, though it does have some of the most god-like amenities that scream Vegas kitsch. With a marble-laden interior, massive columns, and an in-character wait staff beckoning your every call on the gaming floor, you truly feel like you’ve transported back to Julias Caesar’s Rome.
There are just about a hundred designer shops if you feel like spending a hefty dollar, a wide variety of places to dine, and a massive concert venue that is constantly graced by acts such as Elton John and Celine Dion. Sports betters will also love the massive 15,000-square foot game corner with real-time sports betting and larger-than-life LEDs for watching.
If you’re familiar with the grandiose architecture of Monaco, or a European fanatic in general, you’ll likely love the Bellagio Resort and Casino. With a luxurious interior, an array of upscale dining options, a wonderful spa, and the striking, must-see fountain show, the Bellagio is all class and no sass.
Though there are many poker rooms throughout Vegas, the Bellagio poker room still seems to be one of the most popular for new and old pokers players alike. You can even pop into Bobby’s Room if you feel like slipping into some higher stakes games.
For those who have done Vegas too many times to count, or just want to be a bit outside the hustle and bustle of the Strip, a great place to stay and gamble is the Aliante Casino and Hotel. Drive about 20 some-odd minutes off the north end of the Strip and find yourself situated at this tasteful, low-key spot. One of the best parts about Aliante is that the buy-ins are incredibly low compared to those on the trip, perfect for those who want to ball on a budget. When you’re sick of blowing through your savings account, you can go kick back by the pool and watch the gorgeous desert sunset.
4. MGM Grand
The MGM Grand is known for being the big boy on the strip. With over 5,000 rooms, a load of restaurants, and some serious entertainment venues such as the Hakkasan Nightclub, which hosts some of the largest DJs on Earth.
From betting at the craps tables to partying the night away at the LEVEL UP arcade bar, the MGM truly has something for every Vegas lover.
5. Aria Resort
Aria Resort and Casino is all about providing a high-class, modern experience. Every room in this place is fitted with massive, flat-screen televisions and touch-screen controls for temperature and lighting. If you’re the kind of gambler that likes to leave things to luck, you’ll be happy to know that Aria has the largest slot-machine floor on the entire Vegas Strip with over 2,000 different machines.
There are also a wide variety of dining spots and lounges, perfect for the trendy groups.
Luck Be A Lady
We hope that our list of casinos has sparked your interest in visiting somewhere new. We recommend trying a little bit of each to soak in all the gambling flavors! Any casinos that you absolutely love that we didn’t mention on our list? Let us know in the comments!