Gambling in Las Vegas
A few more caveats: Wynn and Encore are separate hotels as are Venetian and Palazzo. The casinos within these two pairs are often each considered to be one casino, but since they are in different buildings and connected by long walkways, we've separated them here.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The casino at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is spacious and airy. Table games are spread out around the center of the casino with slot machines surrounding the gaming area. The Race & Sports Book is among the largest on the strip and features convenient fast food for game-day watching. Affordable food can be found at Mandalay Place and during the day at the food court near the convention space.
Size: 160,334 square feet
Table games: Baccarat (also mini and midi), craps, blackjack, and roulette
Slot machines: It has more than 1,700 slot machines from high limits to progressive, ranging from penny slots to $100. Video poker machines feature more than 300 variations of video poker from a nickel to $25 buy-in. Slot tournaments are held regularly.
Sports book: The Race and Sports Book at Mandalay Bay features horse racing, greyhound dog racing, football, basketball, baseball, auto racing, UFC & MMA, golf, Boxing, NHL among others. There are 17 big screen TVs and plenty of individual seats available throughout the Sports Book. VIP seating is available for small groups.
Poker room: It hosts three daily poker tournaments and holds free lessons daily at 2 pm. Buy-in is from $50 to $500.
Limits: Medium to high with weekends slightly higher
The casino at Bellagio Resort and Casino features elegant décor and an upscale feel. Traffic on the casino floor is high in the main corridors, so the energy is on the high side. Outlying areas of the casino offer a more quaint experience. Limits can be high, attracting upscale clientele. There are no convenient food options for a quick snack while playing in the casino, but some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas surround the casino floor.
Size: 156,000 square feet
Table games: More than 200 table games featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Pai Gow
Slot machines: More than 2,300 machines on the casino floor with including video reel and video poker. Slot tournaments are held regularly with payouts as high as $500,000.
Sports book: Deep plush seats, large screens, and a VIP ambiance make this a good spot for an afternoon of sports betting and game-day action.
Poker room: High limits and very good players can be found in this elegant room that makes you feel so good you don’t mind losing your money.
MGM Grand Las Vegas
Right alongside the MGM Grand casino floor is Level Up, where interactive gaming has taken the next step up. This bar/lounge/casino offers skill-based gaming as well as typical Las Vegas casino action in a fun environment different from the usual casino experience. Casual eats are located nearby, and a food court offers a quick snack that will not take up too much of your gambling time.
Size: 153,000 square feet
Table games: More than 175 tables. Baccarat, Let It Ride poker, craps, Pai Gow tiles, three-card poker, crazy “4” poker and Texas Hold’em, Casino War, blackjack, and Pai Gow Poker.
Slot machines: More than 2,000 slot machines featuring progressive machines and high limit options with jackpots reaching $500,000. Denominations include penny to $100.
Sports book: The space is large with more than 60 televisions showing every type of sport on the board. It is great for placing bets but not as good for being social while watching sports. Mobile Sports Betting is allowed with the playMGM app so you can bet on games while you eat at a restaurant at the MGM Grand.
Poker room: This poker room is not exceptionally large but it does offer a good entry level location for those players wanting to try their hand at Texas Hold’em. Low limit games are in abundance at MGM Grand.
Limits: Low to medium, with a high-limit area available.
Aria Resort and Casino
The casino at Aria Las Vegas is surrounded by lounges, restaurants, and convenient bars that make playing here easy and comfortable. It feels upscale and luxurious but not at all pretentious or exclusive.
Size: 150,000 square feet
Table games: Table games are in abundance at Aria Las Vegas with featured games including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, European roulette, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, three-card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Crazy 4 Poker, free-bet blackjack, Casino War, blackjack switch, Big 6. There is a high-limit lounge that is as VIP as it gets in Las Vegas.
Slot machines: This exceptional assortment of slot and video poker games are close to being the largest collection in Las Vegas. Limits go up to $5,000. Slot tournaments are held regularly, and the casino technology employed at Aria Las Vegas removes smoke from the air beneath the machines, creating a very comfortable atmosphere.
Sports book: This one's got comfortable chairs, large televisions, and good food options nearby. This is a no smoking room.
Poker room: The poker room is a big deal at Aria Las Vegas with a large spread of games. Daily poker tournaments as well as high limit games.
Limits: Medium to high
The Venetian Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort casino is spacious and elegant with a significant amount of bars and restaurants surrounding the gaming area. Also, Palazzo Casino Resort is attached and is a sister property that also has a large casino as well as a large number of food and beverage options within proximity of the casino floor.
Size: 138,684 square feet
Table games: Blackjack, Triple 7 Blazing Blackjack, Buster Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino War, Craps, Crazy 4 Poker, Flushes Gone Wild, Fortune Progressive Pai Gow Poker, Imperial Baccarat, King’s Bounty Blackjack, Let It Ride Stud Poker, Linked Progressive Jackpot, Lucky 6 Baccarat, and more.
Slot club: The Grazie casino rewards program works at both Venetian and Palazzo resort and allows players to earn points on slot and video gaming. Points can be redeemed and utilized for benefits throughout both resorts and apply to food and beverage as well as entertainment and accommodations.
Sports book: The sports book feels massive and has independent booths with small monitors for focused sports betting. The large screen is 10 feet wide by 100 feet long and is a magical place to watch a major sporting event. The energy in this room is at a very high level when a pivotal moment in a game occurs.
Poker room: The poker room is located right on the main casino floor and features large tournaments and plenty of high limit games. Games available Limit Hold’em, No Limit Hold’em, Omaha 8 or Better, Pot Limit Omaha.
Limits: Medium to high
The casino at Caesars Palace is a combination of a few different spaces along the ground floor of this iconic resort. It feels very large because you’ll walk quite a distance between gaming areas. High limit sections are available.
Size: 124,181 square feet
Table games: Baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette
Slot club: Total Rewards membership at Caesars Resorts allows players to earn credits and rewards at 14 different Caesars Entertainment Properties. This tiered rewards programs shopping, entertainment, and hotel benefits along with VIP exclusive offers for qualifying members.
Sports book: Located in the center of the casino the Caesars Palace Sports Book, this is a massive and great spot for sports betting in the center strip location. Big screens cover the length of the room, and individual betting stations make for easy individualized gaming. They offer mobile sports wagering as well as fantasy sports contests.
Poker room: The poker room is a spacious 4500 square feet with 16 tables and nonstop poker games being spread. They offer free wifi and charging stations at every table and daily tournaments that draw a healthy clientele.
Limits: Medium to high
The Circus-Circus casino is a maze of gaming fun in a low-budget property. You can expect low-limit tables and the basics when it comes to décor but plenty of loose slots and variations of games. You’ll find single- and double-deck blackjack as well as live and virtual table games. Gaming lessons are held throughout the day in the casino pit.
Size: 123,928 square feet
Table games: Blackjack, mini-baccarat, Let it Ride, virtual and live craps, virtual and live roulette
Sports book: Recently remodeled, the sports book feels upscale in an otherwise budget property. There are plenty of lounge-style seats as well as plenty of televisions for watching games.
Wynn Las Vegas
When combined with the square footage of Encore Las Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas can be considered one of the largest casinos on the Las Vegas strip, but the long walkway between the two properties is enough to classify it as two casinos. Either way, the space is elegant and the energy is upscale. Weekends bring out the nightclub crowd, so it feels younger but still classy.
Size: 116,187 square feet
Table games: Blackjack, craps, roulette, and Pai Gow
Slot club: Red Card. Members enjoy special offers and promotions and earn credits from gaming and hotel stays.
Sports book: The sports book here is 1,600 square feet with a wraparound LED video screen, VIP booths, and an endless array of viewing options.
Poker room: High-limit games and daily tournaments are held in an elegant room.
Limits: Medium to high
Palazzo Las Vegas
The casino at Palazzo Las Vegas feels larger than its sister property, Venetian Las Vegas. The very high ceilings and the spacious walkways create a comfortable and elegant gaming space. Casino bars are in abundance and cheap food options are plentiful.
Size: 105,000 feet
Table games: Blackjack, Triple 7 Blazing Blackjack, Buster Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino War, Craps, Crazy 4 Poker, Flushes Gone Wild, Fortune Progressive Pai Gow Poker, Imperial Baccarat, King’s Bounty Blackjack, Let It Ride Stud Poker, Linked Progressive Jackpot
Slot club: Grazie. The Grazie casino rewards program works at both Venetian and Palazzo resort and allows players to earn points on slot and video gaming. Points can be redeemed and utilized for benefits throughout both resorts and apply to food and beverage as well as entertainment and accommodations.
Sports book: Next door at Venetian
Poker room: Next door at Venetian
Limits: Medium to high
Luxor Las Vegas
The casino inside Luxor Las Vegas wraps around a few bars and lounges and can feel smaller than it actually is, but it is among the largest on the strip. Food options can be found upstairs and in Mandalay Place, as well as in food courts in the attached Excalibur Resort.
Size: 120,000 square feet
Table games: 62 table games including three-card poker, Let It Ride Poker, craps, and blackjack
Sports book: The Sports Book at Luxor Las Vegas is big enough to place bets, but it's not a destination room for this kind of gambling. It is very small by Las Vegas standards.
Poker room: The poker room is closed.
Limits: Low to medium
These casinos on the strip are also huge but just a bit smaller than the top 10 Largest Casinos in Las Vegas:
- Mirage Las Vegas 97,750 square feet
- Excalibur Resort and Casino 96,656 square feet
- Paris Las Vegas 95,263 square feet
- Harrah’s Las Vegas 91,833 square feet
Casinos Off the Strip
- Sunset Station Hotel & Casino – 162,173 square feet
- Sante Fe Station Hotel & Casino – 156,401 square feet
- Green Valley Ranch Station Casino – 143,891 square feet
- South Point Hotel & Casino – 137,232 square feet
- Orleans Hotel & Casino – 137,000 square feet
- Alliante Casino & Hotel – 125,000 square feet
- Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel – 123,045 square feet
- Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall – 120,681 square feet
- Red Rock Casino Resort Spa – 118,309 square feet
- Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino – 117,330 square feet
- Westgate – 111,143 square feet