A Sure Bet: The Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Casinos

Before Las Vegas was known for its celebrity chefs and extravagant productions, it was famous for one thing: gambling. While that may be overshadowed these days by everything else the city has to offer, it's still an important part of Las Vegas, and there's arguably no better place in the world to risk it all on black than the Las Vegas Strip.

Home to some of the world's most luxurious casinos, gamblers can place their wagers in a variety of fun environments. You'll feel like a high roller, even if you're just playing the penny slots, on the elegant casino floor of the Wynn. You'll feel like a stud as some of the city's sexiest blackjack dealers deal your cards at the Stratosphere's Double Down Party Pit. One step into some casinos and you'll even feel like you've been transported to an exotic locale, like Venice (The Venetian) or Egypt (Luxor).

For those looking for a wide variety of gaming options, massive casinos like the MGM Grand are sure to have just what you're searching for. Prefer a more intimate gaming experience? Then check out Encore, which has gaming tables designed to bring the dealers closer to the guests.

With so many casinos within walking distance of one another, it's easy to find one that speaks to you. If you don't have the time to explore them all for yourself, though, check out our list of the Strip's 10 best casinos. They're all sure bets for a great time.

Treasure Island
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Set sail to Treasure Island's 90,000-square-foot casino, mateys, for some gaming excitement. Featuring 1,500 slots and 62 table games, there's sure to be something for treasure-seekers of all types at this popular Strip casino, including...  Read More

Luxor Las Vegas
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You don't have to travel to Egypt to gamble in a pyramid--in fact, you may not even be able to. But you can in Las Vegas, courtesy of this iconic resort. Known for its striking architecture, the Luxor boasts more than 120,000 square feet of...  Read More

Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower
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Bet on having the time of your life at this recently renovated casino, boasting 100,000 square feet of gaming action. Known for constantly updating its casino floor with the latest and greatest in video slot technology--not to mention being home...  Read More

Tropicana Las Vegas
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Tropicana Las Vegas has survived the era of implosions, when many older Strip hotels went down in spectacular piles of debris. Instead of getting blown up, the Tropicana received a face lift in 2010 in order to keep up appearances. Having...  Read More



The sleek and sophisticated casino at ARIA features more than 150,000 square feet of gaming space, including 1,940 slot machines and 145 table games. Gamblers can test their luck at blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, Let it Ride, Pai Gow and...  Read More

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
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A gambler's mecca, MGM Grand boasts more than 170,000 square feet of gaming space. Gaming enthusiasts will find everything they're looking for under one (massive) roof, including more than 2,500 slot and video poker machines. Table games run the...  Read More

The Venetian
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The Venetian instantly transports guests to Venice with its stunning architecture, providing bettors with one of the more memorable gambling environments on the Vegas Strip. Combined with its sister property, The Palazzo, The Venetian offers 237...  Read More

Wynn Las Vegas
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You don't have to be a high roller to feel like one at this elegant casino, featuring 111,000 square feet of gaming space. Alongside popular table games like baccarat, blackjack, Big 6, Caribbean Stud, European roulette, Let It Ride,...  Read More

Encore Las Vegas
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Although a bit smaller than the casino at its sister property, Wynn Las Vegas, Encore's 72,000-square-foot casino is equally elegant, with gaming tables designed to bring the dealers closer to the guests, thereby creating a more intimate...  Read More



Although fairly new to the Strip, The Cosmopolitan's modern facilities, friendly dealers and swanky atmosphere have already made it a popular spot among gamblers. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer incredible views of the Strip, creating a...  Read More


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