Best Las Vegas Casino (2018)


With more than 100 casinos to choose from, it's no wonder Las Vegas has become synonymous with gambling. Sin City is home to some of the country's top gaming establishments, each offering variety, atmosphere and big payouts.

  • The D Las Vegas

    The D Las Vegas

    On the first floor of The D Las Vegas, players will find the latest table games and slot machines. The second floor casino is a step back in time to Old Vegas with vintage slots and even Sigma Derby horse racing. There’s also a keno lounge, William Hill sports book and The D’s famous Dancing Dealers.
    Photo courtesy of BeingFrozen / Flickr

  • M Resort Spa Casino

    M Resort Spa Casino

    The 390-room M Resort on Las Vegas Boulevard offers players some 92,000 square feet of casino space, including a high limit area, CG Technology race and sports book and even poolside gaming for those who want some Vitamin D while they play.
    Photo courtesy of kennejima / Flickr

  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

    Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

    More than 135,000 square feet of gaming space make the casino at Mandalay Bay Resort one of the largest on the Strip. An 11-acre pool area, 1.6-million-gallon Shark Reef Aquarium and Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE add to the excitement at this Las Vegas destination resort. Twice weekly free poker lessons make it especially appealing for newbies.
    Photo courtesy of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

  • Plaza Hotel & Casino

    Plaza Hotel & Casino

    The Plaza Hotel Casino packs a ton of options into its 80,000 square feet of gaming space. Players can play bingo in a 400-seat bingo hall–the only one in Downtown Las Vegas, place bets at 21 table games or try their luck at more than 700 slot machines. Keno games run regularly throughout the day.
    Photo courtesy of joepyrek / Flickr

  • The Venetian & The Palazzo

    The Venetian & The Palazzo

    The sister casinos at the Venetian and Palazzo offer players a combined 2,270 slot and video poker machines and hundreds of table games, with free gaming lessons on weekends. Imperial Baccarat at The Palazzo puts a new twist on a classic game.
    Photo courtesy of The Venetian Las Vegas

  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

    Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

    The Golden Nugget has been around since the 1940s, and like a lot of Downtown hotels, it's kept an Old Vegas ambiance. Options include more than 1,000 slot and video poker machines, table games (with free craps, poker, blackjack and roulette lessons) and one of the most famous poker rooms in Las Vegas.
    Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Mirage Resorts

  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

    Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

    A classic Las Vegas casino, Caesars Palace brings the gaming experience to an ancient Roman setting. Encompassing 85 acres on The Strip, Caesars pairs its unique atmosphere and comprehensive casino offerings with some of the best retail, dining and entertainment in the city.
    Photo courtesy of Caesars Palace

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    A relatively new addition to the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has already earned a spot among the ranks of elite Sin City casinos, thanks to its friendly dealers, swanky setting and modern amenities. The gambling menu includes classic table games as well as 1,300 slots and video poker machines with a wide range of denominations–everything from $0.01 to $500.
    Photo courtesy of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

  • Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

    Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

    Frequented by both locals and tourists, the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa sits on 70 acres of land near the beautiful Red Rock Mountains in Summerlin, about 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. The resort casino includes 3,000 slot and video poker machines, 60 table games, a race and sports book with a 96-foot video wall, a 20-table smoke-free poker room, 600-seat Bingo hall, a 20-seat Keno lounge and two private rooms for high-stakes gamers.
    Photo courtesy of Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

  • ARIA Las Vegas

    ARIA Las Vegas

    The crowning jewel of Vegas's CityCenter is Aria Resort & Casino, a 4,004-room resort with 150,000-square-feet of gambling features, including 145 table games, 1,940 slots, a 24-table poker room and a race and sports book. Between stints at the table, visitors have Cirque du Soleil's O as well as some two dozen restaurants to choose from.
    Photo courtesy of ARIA Las Vegas

The top 10 winners in the Best Las Vegas Casino category are as follows:

  1. The D Las Vegas
  2. M Resort Spa Casino
  3. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  4. Plaza Hotel & Casino
  5. The Venetian & The Palazzo
  6. Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
  7. Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  8. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  9. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
  10. ARIA Las Vegas

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Steve Bourie (American Casino Guide), Lisa Robertson-Dziedzic ( and Michael Shackleford ( were chosen for their knowledge of the casino industry.

Congratulations to all these winning casinos.

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