The Best Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada

The choice of casinos can be overwhelming when you're in Sin City
The choice of casinos can be overwhelming when you're in Sin City | © Gavin Hellier / Alamy Stock Photo
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4 November 2020

Las Vegas is known as America’s Playground, and each year visitors come in their droves to dance at the clubs, tan by the pools and relax at the spas. But it’s best known for its casinos. There are games in hotels, at grocery stores, gas stations and airports. Read our list to discover the best casinos in town. Good luck!

Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

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Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa
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Red Rock Casino was voted the Best Neighborhood Casino in 2013 by Las Vegas Weekly’s readers. The casino offers year-round deals and specials, a rewards program and numerous games, including slots, video poker, table games and bingo.

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El Cortez Hotel and Casino

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Located in Downtown Las Vegas, El Cortez is known to be fairly generous to players. Play slots, table games, sports books and more, plus, the casino offers keno and free online play for those that want practice before playing the real thing. The Club Cortez is free to join, and offers promotions such as free play and free slot play, gift shop discounts and exclusive access to VIP events.
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The Cosmopolitan

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The Cosmopolitan hotel casino interior in Las Vegas
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The Cosmopolitan’s 100,000sq ft (9,290sq m) casino houses a surplus of games, perfect to keep visitors occupied and entertained for hours. It offers 10 different table games, slot machines from only a penny to play and even a mobile casino.
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Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino

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Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and the Romans certainly knew how to have a good time! At Caesar’s, play poker, slots and table games, and watch the races and boxing matches while enjoying a cocktail at the bar. The casino offers a marvellous ancient Roman experience and is open 24/7.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Boutique Hotel, Casino Hotel
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Interior view of the famous MGM Grand
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This classic hotel offers a larger than life experience – play table games, including blackjack, roulette and craps. There are also slot machines and poker games , plus M Life, the tiered rewards program, which is ideal if you’re planning to become a regular.

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Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino

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Interior of the Golden Nugget Casino, Fremont Street, downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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The Golden Nugget is one of the oldest hotels in Downtown Las Vegas. The hotel’s casino offers classic games, like poker, blackjack and countless slot machines, and also houses a fun arcade perfect for the whole family. It also offers special deals and can connect guests with at least three local golf courses.

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Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
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Mandalay Bay is a classy casino on the Strip which offers traditional gaming options, including table games, slots and poker. It also offers VIP services and High Limit play, which is a personalized experience for each player. The Lotus Room is where East meets West, and guests can play American games with an Eastern influence inside.
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The Bellagio

Resort, Casino Hotel, Hotel
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The interior of Bellagio hotel and casino
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The Bellagio is an exquisite hotel, and the casino is just the same. It offers plenty number of games and has both a regular poker room and Bobby’s Room, a more exclusive high-stakes poker room. In addition, Club Privé is a stylish lounge that offers guests impeccable service while they enjoy game play.
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These recommendations were updated on November 4, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.