Las Vegas Casinos – A Past Time
When you hear ” Las Vegas”, the first thing that pops in your mind is probably a casino. The money made in casinos is Las Vegas’ bread and butter. Anyone who spends their vacation in Sin City most likely spends time playing poker, a slot machine and a few rounds of black jack.
Tourists are not the only people who gamble in the casinos of Nevada, even locals play games but they usually do it off the Strip. These off Strip casinos may be stand-alone and are not part of hotels or they may be attached to a hotel. Some popular local casinos are Sam’s Town, Palace Station, Gold Coast, Fiesta, Wild Wild West, Santa Fe Station, The Orleans, Sunset Station and Rio. With all these gambling locations, it’s no doubt that Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the USA.
The Palms Casino Las Vegas
The Palms Casino Resort is a hotel casino and is located north of the Strip on Tropicana. According to Wikipedia, there are 702 suites and rooms in the main tower. Besides the casino, the hotel also has a theater and several restaurants. It has hosted movie festivals, reality shows and housed many celebrities. It is also home to popular nightclubs like Playboy (closing in June), Moon, Ghostbar and Rain.
The Pearl Concert Theater located within the resort has is a great venue for concerts and shows of famous artists like Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, KISS, Gwen Stefani, Fergie and more. With the Palms Casino’s amenities, this location is one of the most popular off the strip properties.
A Look at the Cannery Casino Las Vegas
The Cannery Casino is located in North Las Vegas and has a sister property on the east side called….. what else? The Eastside Cannery. The Cannery in North Las Vegas is priced right if you’re looking for economy and is favorably reviewed by guests. The casino boasts almost 2000 slot machines and video poker, has a popular poker room, bingo room and 20 table games, attracting beginning gamblers, and veterans alike. There’s a Sports Book for wagering on almost any sporting event.
Reviewing Red Rock Casino Las Vegas
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is a AAA four Diamond award-winning local hotel casino. It is part of the Station Casinos Group, a company that specializes in local casinos throughout the Las Vegas valley and nearby Henderson. Red Rock has an excellent gaming area, including a top-notch Sports Book and is a favorite location among locals. It has outstanding hotel rooms, a movie theater, bingo parlour, bowling alley, fabulous spa and many dining options from food court to fine dining steakhouse, Mexican cuisine to Japanese fare. The Red Rock Hotel is also located near some excellent golf courses and sightseeing destinations. The rates aren’t cheap, but they are worth the price. If you take the time to do some research (check our articles on hotels and ways to save) you can score a great deal.
Experience the Difference in Casino Royale Las Vegas
If you are vacationing within a budget but still want to enjoy Vegas, then staying at Casino Royale may be an excellent choice for you. It is centrally located on the Strip, so walking from one hotel to the other is relatively simple. They have a small number of rooms compared to the mega casinos so it’s best to make your reservations as far in advance as possible. Casino Royale is a fun place to gamble and you can still get dollar beers and dollar margaritas so it helps stretch your vacation budget. The food options are limited to Outback Steakhouse and fast foods such as Subway, but just a short walk away and you’ll find plenty of fine dining. Experience the old yet exciting Las Vegas by going to Casino Royale.
Texas Station Casino Las Vegas
Texas Station is located on Rancho Drive in North Las Vegas. This is a large facility that can accommodate tourists and locals alike. They offer affordable hotel rooms away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip but close to Downtown Las Vegas. Like most Station Casinos they offer a Bingo Room, bowling alley, movie theaters, food court, restaurants, buffet and Kids Quest.
Other Las Vegas Hotel Casinos
Las Vegas is really living up to its moniker, “Sin City”. If action is what you crave, Las Vegas is the place to be. It’s the entertainment capital of the world. There are loads of shows, clubs, lounges and endless dining options from food courts and buffets to world class award winning restaurants. This town never sleeps and there is always something to do 24/7. You can gamble at slot machines, poker machines, live Black Jack, Keno, Bingo, Craps and Roulette, or sit down and try your hand at Texas Hold’em. Try your luck at sports wagering in one of the Sports Books in Las Vegas. Here is the list of some casinos in the city.
Aliante Station Casino & Hotel
Rio All Suites Casino Hotel
ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter
Ballys Las Vegas Casino Hotel
Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
Bill’s Hotel and Casino
Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino at Terrible’s Primm Valley Casino Resorts
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
California Hotel & Casino
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Santa Fe Station
Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino
The D Hotel & Casino (formerly Fitzgeralds)
Flamingo Hotel & Casino
Four Queens Resort & Casino
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Best Western Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino
LVH The Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton)
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Hooter’s Casino Hotel Encore Hotel & Casino
Binion’s Horseshoe Casino
Silverton Casino Lodge
The M Resort Spa Casino
Mirage Hotel and Casino
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
Plaza Hotel and Casino
South Point Hotel Casino and Spa
Riviera Hotel & Casino
Gold Spike Hotel and Casino
Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel & Casino
Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Tuscany Hotel & Casino
Wynn Hotel & Casino
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Luxor Hotel and Casino
Palms Casino and Hotel
Some famous hotels from the past, which are now closed are Boardwalk, Aladdin, Lady Luck, Frontier, Stardust, and although Binion’s Horseshoe hotel is closed the casino is very much alive and kickin.
A trip to Las Vegas can be very expensive or it can be one of the cheapest vacations you’ve ever had. The cost greatly depends on three major factors; when you visit, how much you gamble and where you dine. For the best deal on a room, check the website of a potential hotel that you’d like to stay at and compare the cost of various dates BEFORE you decide when you’ll take a vacation. If you pick a date first, you might be visiting during a big convention in Las Vegas and that always drives the rates up at EVERY hotel. Weekdays, or from Sunday through Thursday are always less expensive rates compared to weekends. Holiday weekends like Memorial Day weekend also raises rates at hotels. To save money on gambling we recommend trying your luck at some Downtown Las Vegas casinos, where the minimum bets on table games are a lot lower. A roulette game at a Strip casino may have a $5 minimum and $1 chips, whereas a Downtown casino will have $2 minimums and 25cent chips. Make wise choices when it comes to dining. Las Vegas has many world-class restaurants with celebrity chefs, but you’re going to pay a premium price. Read our restaurant reviews for some good advice.