A Tour of Las Vegas Casinos

Dubbed the casino capital of the United States, Las Vegas may also hold the title of casino capital of the world. With casinos everywhere you look it is almost impossible for visitors to step inside every one of them.

bellagioA visit to Las Vegas would not be complete without stopping in at first-class casino hotel Bellagio, with its 3982 suites and room, theaters, lounges and bars including the Fontana Bar, and of course its many casinos catering to every gambling taste. Bellagio is operated by the MGM Mirage and offers some of the finest dining to be had in Las Vegas. Restaurants such as The Picasso, le Cirque, Prime Steakhouse and Sensi are just a few of the varied dining establishments housed within the giant megaresort. Other Bellagio attractions include not one but 6 outdoor pools and of course a spa, but nothing tops the list of entertainment the hotel casino offers than the spectacular fountain shows that regularly play. Before ending your visit to Bellagio check out its Botanical Gardens, Conservatory and the Dale Chihuly glass sculpture.

Buffalo BillsLocated 30 minutes from the Interstate is Primm Valley, home to Buffalo Bill’s casino hotel. Popular destination for wedding parties, the hotel offers 1242 rooms and suites, many boasting a Jacuzzi and wet bar. There is no shortage of dining choices here either, with Frisella’s Roastery, the Baja Bar and Grill, La Salsa Mexican Grille and Miss Ashley’s Buffet sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite. If looking for something a little less substantial the Wagon Master Coffee Shop may have what you want.

The Star of the Desert Arena provides seating for 6000, and is the place to catch live concerts and shows. Other live entertainment can be experienced in their comedy bar, or visitors and guests can enjoy a movie in Buffalo Bill’s very own movie theater. Perhaps one of the most thrilling this unique hotel casino has to offer is the Desperado roller coaster, and if that doesn’t provide enough excitement the Turbo Drop Thrill ride should!

circus casinoMandalay Resort Group’s Circus Circus hotel casino is located in South Las Vegas and is the first themed resort to be built in the city. As the name suggests this 3330 room hotel’s attractions include the Big Top circus show, but Circus Circus has plenty of other entertainment to offer guests. The AdventureDome theme park is located within the walls of the hotel, and of course the wide variety of restaurants provides plenty of food choices for everyone. The Pink Pony, Blue Iguana Las Vegas and Stivali Italian Ristorante are just a few of them.

Also in the South Las Vegas area is another of Mandalay Resort Group’s hotel casinos the 4008 room Excalibur. It too follows a theme, but instead of circus animals you will experience the times of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. As you can imagine the restaurants all carry names associated with King Arthur and Camelot, such as Sir Galahad’s Prime Rib House, The Camelot, Round Table Buffet and The Steakhouse at Camelot. Dinner shows are provided regularly, along with live acts in their comedy bars. The casinos at the Excalibur are Renaissance Faire-themed so expect to see magicians, jugglers and troubadours entertaining the guests.

The lights that beam from the top of the 4408 room Luxor can be seen from almost anywhere within Las Vegas. Luxor is named after a place in Egypt and as one would expect the Pyramid plays a huge part in defining its design. Much like the Excalibur the Luxor has given Egyptian-themed names to their restaurants, such as the Isis, Hamada’s, Sacred Sea Room and Papyrus to name a few.