Las Vegas is one of the top destinations for both serious gamblers and friends looking for a few fun and exciting days away from the ordinary. Each of the Las Vegas strip hotels appeals to its own niche of visitors and each provide their own unique experience. Here is the run down on some of the most popular hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas strip for you to consider when planning your trip to Sin City.
In order to enter the MGM Grand, visitors pass by an 88-foot gold lion and through a massive gaming area. The casino’s gaming area contains Majestic Lions progressive slots that pay out close to $750,000 per day. Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, and Casino War tables abound throughout the gaming area, and if you’re unsure how to play, the knowledgeable and friendly dealers at the MGM Grand will get you up to speed. The MGM Grand also has a Race and Sports Book arena for betting on sports and races. You certainly won’t go hungry during your stay as the casino has a number of fine dining restaurants. The hotel’s Grand Pool Complex features five pools, and if you have time, go to The Lion Experience where you can view live lions in a custom habitat.
The Bellagio is home to one of the world’s most famous choreographed fountain displays and also to Bobby’s Poker Room, home of the highest limit poker game in the world. Club Prive is another Bellagio area for high-stakes gambling in an art deco-inspired lounge. Baccarat and Roulette tables, as well as 2,300 slot machines, provide ample gambling opportunities for visitors who don’t want to play the high-stakes. Cirque de Soleil performs its “O” show at the Bellagio and the hotel also has a luxurious spa that offers a Caviar Fusion Facial for the ultimate in pampering.
Mandalay Bay offers its guests much more than just luxurious decorations, comfortable hotel suites, and extensive gaming and gambling opportunities. The Shark Reef, North America’s only predator-themed aquarium, is located at Mandalay Bay. The hotel also has a tattoo parlor, Barth’s Starlight Tattoo, for guests looking for a unique way to remember their trip to Las Vegas. Amateur poker players can grab a burger at Burger Bar and then head to one of the hotel’s free poker lessons, held Monday through Thursday.