Las Vegas Living - Places - Casinos - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Gambling and entertainment complexes; many have amenities such as restaurants, hotels, theaters with shows, conference/convention/meeting centers, architectural attractions, recreation, and special displays like fountains or museums; most of the largest ones are on The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard South, outside the city limits of Las Vegas in Winchester and Paradise); this list is of prominent casinos; for longer lists and sources consulted used for this information, see the links at the end of this casinos list
  • Bally's: Classic Las Vegas theme; opened 1973 (as MGM Grand Hotel); Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Barbary Coast: Victorian theme; opened 1979; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Bellagio: Italian resort theme; AAA Five Diamond Award; Bellagio Fountains; Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art; Via Bellagio shopping; 3 hectare outdoor lake; named after Bellagio resort in Italy; opened in 1998; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Binions: Vintage Las Vegas theme; former site of World Series of Poker; downtown; opened 1951 as Binion's Horseshoe; formerly El Dorado Club and Apache Hotel
  • Caesars Palace: Ancient Rome theme; Forum Shops; opened 1966; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • California: Hawaiian theme; downtown; opened 1975; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Circus Circus: Free circus acts; Adventuredome theme park; RV Park; opened 1968; MGM Mirage-owned
  • CityCenter: in-development mixed-use urban project; 30 hectare site, 365 meters along the Strip; resort-casino estimated for 3,438 rooms and 564 suites; $7 billion project; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Cosmopolitan: on the strip
  • Downtown Grand: industrial chic
  • El Cortez: Historic; downtown; much of the historic main building the same as it was in 1941 when it opened
  • Excalibur: Medieval theme; Merlin vs. Dragon battle; opened in 1990; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Fitzgeralds: Irish theme; downtown; opened 1987; formerly Sundance
  • Flamingo: Caribbean theme; Wildlife habitat; opened 1946 (Bugsy Siegel); Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Fremont: Downtown; opened 1956 as tallest building in the state of Nevada; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Four Queens: New Orleans motif; downtown; Queen's Machine big slot machine; opened 1955
  • Gold Coast: West of strip; 70-lane bowling alley; opened 1986; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Golden Gate: Downtown, 19th century motif; famous shrimp cocktail; opened 1906 as Nevada Hotel and was Sal Sagev Hotel
  • Golden Nugget: Downtown elegance theme; world's largest golden nugget; opened 1946
  • Hard Rock Las Vegas: Music theme; The Joint 1,400-seat showroom; opened 1995
  • Harrah's: Carnival theme; formerly Holiday Casino; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Hilton: hotel-casino; next to LV Convention Center; opened 1969 as International Hotel
  • Hooters: Breast theme; opened 2006; renovation of the Hotel San Remo
  • Imperial Palace: Asian theme; auto collection; opened 1980; formerly Flamingo Capri; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Luxor: Ancient Egypt theme; shaped as 106-meter pyramid in black glass with a 41.5 Tcd beam of light; King Tut's tomb replica; IMAX, RA Nightclub; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Main St Station: Hotel, Casino, and Brewery; reopened 1996; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Mandalay Bay: Island theme; Shark Reef Aquarium;sand beach; 12,000-seat events center; opened 1999; MGM Mirage-owned
  • MGM Grand: Hollywood theme; 1.5 hectare casino; 17,000-seat Grand Garden Arena; over 5,000 rooms; Lion Habitat; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Mirage: South Seas theme; erupting volcano, White Tiger Habitat, Dolphin Habitat, The Secret Garden; opened 1989; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Monte Carlo: Old Europe theme; AAA Four Diamond rating; opened 1996; MGM Mirage-owned
  • New Frontier: Western theme; Gilley's Mechanical Bull; Walk of Stars out front; reopened 1998 as New Frontier; formerly Pair O’Dice, Last Frontier, New Frontier, and Frontier
  • NY-NY: New York City-theme; Manhattan Express rollercoaster; replicas of NYC landmarks including Empire State Building, State of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge; opened 1997; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Orleans: Mardi Gras theme; 9,000-seat arena; bowling; movies; opened 1998; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Palms: West of strip; Rain nightclub; opened 2001
  • Palace Station: Locals casino; off-strip; opened 1984; Station Casinos
  • Paris: French theme; Eiffel Tower half-scale replica; opened 1999; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Planet Hollywood: Hollywood theme; Desert Passage shops; 7,000-seat Alladin Theater; opened 1963 (as Tally-Ho), imploded, reopened 2000; formerly Aladdin
  • Plaza: Vintage Las Vegas; downtown; opened 1971 as "Union Plaza;" formerly Jackie Gaughan's Plaza, Union Plaza, Union Hotel; former site of Amtrak's Las Vegas station for the Desert Wind (Amtrak no longer serves Las Vegas); present site of Greyhound bus
  • Railroad Pass: Railroad motif; established 1931; Henderson; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Rio: Brazilian Carnival / Mardi Gras theme; opened 1990; Harrah's Entertainment-owned
  • Riviera: Nostalgic Las Vegas; Convention Center; opened 1955
  • Sahara: Moroccan theme; NASCAR Cafe; Speed rollercoaster; opened 1952; formerly Club Bingo
  • Sam's Town: Locals casino/Boulder Highway; RV park, bowling; opened 1979; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • South Coast: Mediterranean style; southern part of Las Vegas; Equestrian Center; opened 2005
  • Station: Casinos throughout metro area; Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino, Fiesta Rancho, Wildfire Casino, Wild Wild West
  • Stratosphere: 350-meter tower; rollercoaster on top of it; reopened 1996; formerly Vegas World
  • Suncoast: West Las Vegas; 81 holes of golf; opened 2000; Boyd Gaming-owned
  • Treasure Island: Caribbean theme; AAA Four-Diamond Award; Bucaneers Bay Sirens show; opened 1993; MGM Mirage-owned
  • Tropicana: Tropical theme; 2 hectare waterpark; Comedy Stop at the Trop; opened 1957
  • Venetian: Venice theme; Guggenheim Hermitage Museum; Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, Campanile Tower replicas; Madame Tussaud's; opened 1999; formerly Sands Hotel
  • Wynn: Euro-modern theme; luxury sports cars; art collection; 3.7 megaliter water-oriented theater; opened 2005; formerly Desert Inn
  • -LVRJ list-: The Las Vegas Review-Journal List; shows establishment, type (hotel or casino or both) and location; link on name takes you to summary of features
  • -UNLV list-: UNLV Architecture Studies Library list; shows facility name, prior names, location, and architect and owner, cost, and number of rooms and floors; useful for seeing the history of the properties--the name changes, sales, and additions
  • -VegasCI list-: Las Vegas Casino Info; directory of casinos put together by Rob LoBue, a self-avowed "Vegas fanatic"
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