It’s the entertainment capital of the world and often one day can run straight into the other, but there is something magical about the city of Las Vegas. Located in the Nevada desert, ‘Vegas’ as it is more commonly known is a city with a reputation for a vibrant nightlife, fine dining, designer shops and of course, casinos, casinos, casinos. When you think of Las Vegas you instantly think of slot machines, poker rooms, blackjack tables and roulette wheels. Simply put, ‘Vegas’ is the mecca for those seeking a gambling holiday. If this is you, then here are 5 casinos you will want to check out when you visit ‘Sin City’.
5 Top Las Vegas Casinos
1. The Bellagio
Think Bellagio and you instantly think of the wonderful fountains that line the front of this majestic hotel. Like most of the hotels in Las Vegas, the Bellagio has more than enough to keep guests occupied with a spa, restaurants, shops, botanical gardens and a gallery of fine art among the list of attractions to keep you occupied. You can’t visit Vegas without stopping in at the casino in Bellagio. With perhaps the most impressive slots room on the Vegas strip and a poker room that is home to the World Poker Tour and previously the World Series of Poker, the Bellagio is stepped in Vegas casino history.
2. The Wynn
Considered one of the finest hotels in the world (with the awards to show), The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas is named after Steve Wynn, the developer behind the casino. It is the flagship property of the Wynn Resorts and is home to the Wynn Casino. The poker room at the Wynn Casino holds daily tournaments with $25,000 guaranteed every Saturday. You can also enjoy the slots machine at the Wynn in surroundings that include a marble floor. The resort is also home to the Wynn Golf and Country Club, allowing you to enjoy 18 holes as you take a break from the poker tables. This also happens to be the only golf course on the Las Vegas Strip.
3. Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace was a popular hangout for the Rat Pack back in the 1960′s, and it still has a certain aura about it to this very day. The impressive colosseum is a major attraction of Caesars Palace and is a regular for some of the biggest stars in the world as the entertain guests and visitors to the hotel. Shania Twain is currently headlining at the Palace, and if she isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, you can always head to the casino. Poker rooms and tournaments, slot machines, table games and a race and sports book will keep you entertained for hours.
4. The Mirage
The Mirage is another resort that was built by Steve Wynn and is connected by tram to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino allowing you to get two for the price of one. The Mirage has many popular shows held on a daily basis, with restaurants, spas and shops also plentiful to help keep you occupied. The casino at The Mirage is one of the most popular and breathtaking casinos on the strip, with a glass atrium letting the sun get in during the day, while the sound of water from the waterfall can be heard as you enter the main casino – only in Vegas!
5. The Venetian
Last on our list and by no means least is the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, a hotel that brings a slice of Venice, Italy straight into the Nevada desert. The Sands Expo Convention Centre and Palazzo Hotel and Resort are adjacent to the Venetian and these 3 resorts combine to form the largest 5 diamond hotel resort in the world. The indoor pools at the Venetian are simply a must see as you can enjoy your very own gondola trip through the hotel. The Venetian is also home to one of Vegas’ largest casinos measuring 120,000 square foot. With slot tables aplenty, poker rooms, daily tournaments and a first of its kind stadium gaming, the Venetian is another casino you must get along to in Vegas.
Las Vegas is a pretty special and unique place that needs to be experienced by every keen traveller at least once in your lifetime. It’s one of those places where your trip will disappear quicker than you can say higher or lower! If you are planning a trip to Las Vegas, do remember to gamble safely. From past experience, the enjoyment and experience of the casinos is just as important as trying to get that big win.