Let it ride at Las Vegas' 10 best casinos

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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Las Vegas may be famous for its luxurious casinos, but not all of them were created equal. Offering bettors an array of atmospheres to gamble in and amenities to enjoy, the city's many casinos are as different from each other as the people inside them.

While one may assume that every casino in Las Vegas has their favorite game, that's not always the case. Some games, like bingo, can only be found at certain casinos, like Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa.

Others may assume that the city's best casinos are only found on the Strip. That statement couldn't be further from the truth, as there are several casinos in town worth...  Read more »

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    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    With its floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning interior design, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reinvigorates the traditional casino experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has its own players club card, so be sure to sign up before hitting the tables or slots."

  • 2

    The D Las Vegas

    The D offers one of the coolest gaming experiences in town, complete with a vintage casino on its second floor.

    Local Expert Tip: "Given that the D is one of the only casinos in Las Vegas to have a Sigma Derby machine, expect a bit of a wait before you can play."

  • 3

    Encore Las Vegas

    Gamblers find Encore's refined casino worthy of a standing ovation.

    Local Expert Tip: "Want to go big before you go home? There are five exclusive gaming salons in Encore's Sky Casino--two with private dining rooms--and each one is configurable to guests' specifications."

  • 4

    The Venetian

    Combined with its sister property, The Palazzo, The Venetian offers gamblers not one, but two luxurious gaming environments to play in.

    Local Expert Tip: "There's arguably no better place on the Strip to watch and wager on a game than Lagasse's Stadium."

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    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

    Boasting more than 170,000 square feet of gaming space, the casino at MGM Grand is one of the Strip's largest.

    Local Expert Tip: "The casino at MGM Grand features one of the city's only remaining Sigma Derby machines."

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    Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

    The beautiful Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is one of the few casinos in Las Vegas that both locals and tourists frequent.

    Local Expert Tip: "Red Rock Resort's bingo room is open daily, with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m."

  • 7

    M Resort Spa Casino

    • Type: Casinos
    • Neighborhood: South Las Vegas

    The eye-catching casino at M Resort Spa Casino was the first casino in the U.S. to offer In-Running Betting.

    Local Expert Tip: "Although mobile sports wagering can be done anywhere on property, M Resort Spa Casino's eDeck device can only be used at the race and sports book, 32° Draft and M Bar."

  • 8

    Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

    With its industrial chic interior, the casino at Downtown Grand offers one of Las Vegas' most unique atmospheres to gamble in.

    Local Expert Tip: "For sports bettors on the go, the sports book at Downtown Grand has a walk-up window so passersby don't even have to step inside the casino to place their bets."

  • 9

    Aria Resort & Casino

    One of the Strip's newest casinos to gamble in, ARIA Resort & Casino offers bettors one of Las Vegas' most luxurious wagering environments.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Race & Sports Book at ARIA has 24 IPT Betting Stations--the most on the Strip--allowing horse and dog racing fans to place their bets without leaving their seats."

  • 10

    Tropicana Las Vegas

    Bettors will feel like they're gambling in South Beach thanks to the Tropicana's stunning $200 million transformation.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't forget to join the Trop Plus Players Club, named the top recommended players club program in Las Vegas."



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