Las Vegas Casinos

Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2014

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" title="the las vegas strip" alt="the las vegas strip" /></p> <p>There are a myriad of casinos in <a href="/contikipedia/articles/las-vegas">Las Vegas</a>, not only along the Strip but on the side streets as well. Here is a sample of some of the more famous, fun and spectacular &#8216;palaces&#8217; in Sin City. Every casino in the city is host to their own bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours. It is totally legal to drink in the street, often casino waitresses will bring free drinks (don&#8217;t forget to tip your waitress) to people playing the tables.</p> <h2>The Bellagio</h2> <p>The Bellagio oozes style, class and sophistication. The interior is opulent although one of the must see event for any visitor to Vegas is the fountains that go off in time to music every fifteen minutes. The combination of the huge fountains and lights going off in perfect sync with the music is truly spectacular. Although one of the most visited, it is also one of the most romantic places in Vegas and has been immortalized in movies like Oceans Eleven. Pure magic.</p> <h2>Caesars Palace</h2> <p>Home to it&#8217;s very own Colloseum, Caesars is a celebration. The &#8216;Shadow&#8217; cocktail bar offers some amazing flair bar tending while Cleopatra’s bar gives you the feel of a boat on the Nile including toga-clad waiters.</p> <h2>The Luxor</h2> <p>The Wonders of the entire world can all come together only in Vegas. The Luxor&#8217;s Egyptian pyramid is an icon of the city and the light it shoots straight into the sky at night can be seen from space. One of the original &#8216;themed&#8217; casinos it even has it&#8217;s very own sphinx.</p> <h2>Mandalay Bay</h2> <p>Home of the Rum Jungle big time boxing promotions and an amazing man-made beach.</p> <h2>The <span class="caps">MGM</span> Grand</h2> <p>The <span class="caps">MGM</span> is one of the biggest hotels in Vegas but is better known for it&#8217;s hosting of the biggest of big name boxing events and heading acts like Tom Jones. Everything about the <span class="caps">MGM</span> screams size and style.</p> <h2>New York, New York</h2> <p>The city so nice they named it twice has it&#8217;s own casino dedicated to it on the Strip opposite the <span class="caps">MGM</span> Grand. The unmistakable Statue of Liberty combine with the New York skyline and even a mini-Brooklyn Bridge in one of the cities most enjoyable and fun casinos. Also home to the sensational &#8216;Coyote Ugly&#8217; Bar.</p> <h2>The Palms</h2> <p>Way off the strip and in and out of the ever-shifting &#8216;whats hot&#8217; bar and club scene the Palms is home to some cool clubs including &#8216;Ghost&#8217;, &#8216;Rain&#8217; and the new Playboy Club.</p> <h2>Paris</h2> <p>A half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, and Arc De Triumph, sensationally dressed cocktail waitresses and a permanently blue Parisian sky is enough to make you believe you&#8217;re really there&#8230;..again this proves the whole world is in Vegas.</p> <h2>Hard Rock Resort, Casino and Cafe</h2> <p>Located just off the strip, you cannot miss the big guitar that is the icon of the Hard Rock brand. The Casino is filled with amazing rock memorabilia and the chilled, rock-star cool vibe that makes the Hard Rock so well known the world over.</p> <h2>The Venetian</h2> <p>An entire Casino modeled on one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, The Venetian feature its own canals, gondolas, and Bridge of Sighs. Along with a huge gaming floor and beautifully decorated interior. An amazing piece of engineering Anyone who has ever seen the real <a href="/contikipedia/articles/venice">Venice</a> will see through the simulation of it all, but it’s Vegas baby!</p> <h2>The Wynn</h2> <p>One of the newest (not to mention, most expensive) Casinos on the Strip, the copper colored tower of the main building shadows some very classy restaurants and retail below.</p>