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What do you imagine, when you say or hear this sweet word: “Las Vegas”? Shiny fancy cars, crazy crowds of people, non-stop excitement everywhere and, undoubtedly, many, awfully many brilliant and amazing casinos. This city never sleeps and, what more, it embraces the whole world. Only In Las Vegas happy tourists see Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and the Eiffel tower together, only here you can get rich and lose all your fortune just in the blink of the eye.
That’s why this city is a city of dreams and a dream come true for those lucky ones, who finally managed to come here. They experienced that amazing and exciting feeling of participating in all this crazy fun. Crowds of people go to thousands of casinos, trying their luck and wishing to win big.
But it’s not a piece of cake to make the right choice among such plethora of sparkling casinos. The place which may become your start to richness and luxury. So before heading to his city of dreams, don’t forget to read this article, where you will get good and useful information about the most exciting and luxurious casinos. Those casinos are must-visit for everyone!
The Stratosphere Casino
This name doesn’t cover the casino alone, but also a hotel and other buildings, so we can call this complex “a city in the city”. The highest element of this architectural composition is the tower, when you get on its top, you’ll get the amazing view over the whole city. With its 350 meters it’s considered the highest and largest building in Las Vegas and also in the whole country. The location of this amazing tower is Las Vegas Boulevard. Bub Stupak, a casino-owner and entrepreneur, once had an idea of making a huge ape, which would carry the casino’s customers up and down the tower. As to the height of the casino, it’s owner wanted 553 meters at the very beginning, but this height was prohibited by the Federal Aviation Administration, because this height would be dangerous due to closeness of McCarran International airport. At the moment when the tower was under construction, in 1993, it was on fire, which led to some repairs and delayed the whole construction process.
Only in 1996 the construction process of the tower was absolutely completed and the tower was put into use. Its structure has the following elements: a restaurant, two observation desks and four speed rides. The casino offers many types of entertainment and fun, including a plethora of slot machines, about a thousand of video poker machines, 50 various and exciting table games. But that’s not all! The casino also invites guests to its cozy poker room and its own sportsbook.
Earlier this construction was known to people as Binion’s horseshoe and now it’s believed to be one of the greatest Las Vegas casinos. Its location is Fremont Street and its owner is famous TLC Casino. The casino’s name is Binion, because that is its first owner’s name. His family created the casino back in 1951.
At the very beginning, the casino’s interior was in riverboat style. It had low ceilings and soft velvet wallpaper. Binion’s was the first casino to include computers into the gambling.
The whole Binion’s family was running the casino, but then Benny got imprisoned. His share was sold to his friend Joe Brown. The first thing the new owner did was installing a huge display right onto the floor. And the price of this installment was about one million dollars! And even now t’s still one of the most exciting attractions of the casino, so when you arrive to the city of Las Vegas, you should head straight to the Binion’s and enjoy the style of this classic casino with the charming spirit of good old times.
In addition, the World Series of Poker appeared right here, at the Binion’s! Did you know that?
New York-New York
It’s another great building, embracing both a casino and a hotel. Its location is Las Vegas Boulevard South and its gaming space spreads over 7,800 square meters.
It’s not difficult to understand that the main source of inspiration for creating and decorating this casino was New York. Every little detail in the casino interior and exterior reminds of this city, and the casino has some towers, which look like the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. And what’s more, you’ll see an inspiring replica of the symbol of the USA – the Statue of Liberty and also replicas of other famous buildings, located in New York, including the Soldier and Sailors Monument.
The property of New York New York casino and hotel contains of gambling areas, numerous restaurants and shops. Its main attraction is Manhattan Express, a roller coaster, which looks like the traditional New York taxi. Riding this roller coaster, tourists take an exciting trip through the whole territory and have a glance at its exterior and interior.
The construction process of the whole complex was worth about $460,000,000 and the grand opening happened back in 1997.
This place is believed to be one of the most impressive casino-hotels of Las Vegas. A tram connects it to another luxurious casin0-hotel, named Treasure Island. The marquee, located in front of the casino, has no rivals in the world, because it’s reported to be the largest one. Joel Bergman designed this casino and Steve Wynn’s team built it.
The casino was opened quite long ago, in 1989. This casino was the first one to be constructed with the money, received from junk bonds of Walls Street. At the opening, the Mirage casino appeared to be the most expensive one, because it cost over $630,000,000. The whole structure, including windows, has much gold, golden color and gold dust.
Even now the Mirage is considered the founder of Las Vegas contemporary conception. The resort has several exciting attraction, including a dolphin habitat, a poolside, a secret green garden and a huge artificial volcano.
And what is more, this casino is the place of many famous boxing events, including the battle between Freddie Pendleton and Felix Trinidad.
Another brilliant casino resort, owned by Caesars Entertainment. The casino’s total gaming space is over 15,500 square meters and this area really embraces thousands of gambling facilities and so much fun!
The construction of this casino started in 1962. Back then Jay Sarno, a motel owner, had a great idea of building a casino resort in charming Roman style. The construction took 4 years and was finished in 1966. The atmosphere and the interior of the casino is rich and luxurious. When you get there, you’ll have the feeling of comfort and royalty of the ancient Roman culture with its glorious landscapes and fountains.
The resort offers its customers an unbelievable range of entertainment, an amazing sportsbook and brilliant stores. A replica of the ancient and famous Colosseum brings the strong Roman touch. The whole entertainment venue can hold about 4,200 people, who come here to enjoy concerts of such fashionable stars as Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Celine Dion and many others. Even Barack Obama once performed there and his one-night show was entitled “A Good Fight”.
Treasure Island, a.k.a. T.I. is another sparkling casino on our list. A free tram moves between this casino resort and its neighbor – the Mirage casino. A wide pedestrian bridge connects the casino with the Fashion Show Mall, a great place, famous for its numerous elegant shops.
The casino has been getting a Four Diamond rating since 1999. The construction finished in 1993 and the cost of the whole process was about $450,000,000.
The initial idea of the owners was to build just another tower next to the Mirage casino. But this idea developed into something much greater and broader and its result was a separate luxurious casino. At first its owners wanted to make something in pirate style a stage for daily pirate battles and marquee with pirate symbols. But this idea changed into the casino with adult-friendly environment, an amazing night bar and the exterior, which constantly changes its color.
The Mystere show happens at Treasure Island casino and it’s considered the most popular show in the whole Las Vegas.
Another entertainment resort, worth visiting, is the Hard Rock. Brookfield Asset Management is the owner of this place in collaboration with Warner Gaming. The property of about 6 hectares is located on Paradise Road. The gaming space of the casino embraces over 2,800 square meters, but gambling is just one of many sources of the Hard Rock’s earnings. This place offers so many facilities for entertaining its customers, for example, restaurants, a poker room, cocktail lounges, a nightclub, great number of shops and even a Tahiti-style beach.
Peter Morton’s team designed and constructed the casino in 1995, then it was renovated and greatly expanded several times. The latest renovation happened in 2010.
The casino’s history is connected with John Entwistle, a musician from “the Who”. He died in one of Hard Rock’s hotel rooms in 2002. Now this room has turned into a museum, visited by the fans of this group.
Hard Rock’s territory also includes such popular night clubs as “Vanity”, “Rehab”, “The Joint” and ‘Vinyl”. Many famous rock-musicians performed at The Joint, for example, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Guns-n-Roses and many others.
Vanity club is famous for 60 VIP booths, 2 bars and a huge sprawling cyclone chandelier. Rehab club hosts a pool party on Sundays with popular DJs, including Fedde Le Grand and Tiesto.
This casino resort is located not far from its competitors, on the same Las Vegas Strip. Its owner is MGM Resorts Int. The total space of the resort is 12,500 square meters and its style is dedicated to the South-East Asia. The casino was opened in winter 1996, and at the beginning it was Project Paradise casino in style of Hawaii. But 2 years later the casino was renovated and everything changed, including the casino’s name. Now it’s known as Mandalay Bay, but in the real Mandalay, Burma’s capital, there’s no bay.
In 2003 another facility was built next to the casino. We are talking about a gigantic Convention center, which is believed to be one of the largest convention centers in the whole USA. No wonder, because its territory embraces over 93,000 square meters. This center includes a few large ballrooms.
The resort also contains 24 restaurants, lounges and bars, a great shopping mall, a shark reef aquarium and the casino’s own beach (it embraces 4.5 hectares and includes a small waterfall, a wave pool and a swimming pool made specially for kids).
The Shark Reef aquarium, located on the casino’s territory, is believed to be one of the largest aquariums in the whole North America. The casino resort hosts such amazing shows as “The Lion King”, “Michael Jackson: One” and “Mamma Mia!”
This casino resort can be rightfully called one of the most favorite casinos of the city. Its location is Flamingo Road, not far from the luxurious Las Vegas Strip. The resort’s area includes an enormous casino (8,800 square meters of pure gambling), a fashionable restaurant and a recording studio. The style of the resort is neo-retro, modern, very fashionable. Its main competitor is Hard Rock Casino, and those two casino resorts look alike very much.
The casino was designed by George Maloof in 2000, the construction was completed in 2001 and then the resort welcomed guests and players.
The casino resort has a great number of lounges and nightclubs, and some of them are in the towers, located at the resort. One of the casino’s towers is called “Fantasy”. It has everything that customers can possibly need, including a two-story suite with the own basketball court.
The casino itself offers all the new and old, classic and contemporary table games, amazing bars and lounges, where customers relax after the excitement of gambling.
At last, this is the end of our list, but Bellagio casino can be called the last on our list, but not the least. This luxurious casino offers the incredible fun. Its owner is MGM Resorts Int. the same company also owns Mandalay Bay, which we have already talked about. Bellagio casino is inspired by the lake Bellagio, which can be found in Italy. The interior of the place is elegant and charming. Its gambling territory embraces about 10,000 square meters and the opening year is 1998.
Apart from a huge number of various and exciting facilities the casino is attractive with its comfortable poker room. Many professional players and experts go there and consider this casino as their office. The main reason for such preference is the high table limits of Bellagio poker room. The casino also hosts popular tournaments and invites its customers to enjoy a great number of table games, a sportsbook and gaming slots.
Other attractions of the casino include the fountain with “dancing” water, several bars and restaurants, botanical gardens.
Well, now you know ten sparkling diamonds of Las Vegas, ten amazing casinos that you shall not pass. If you don’t want to or can’t visit all of them, just pick one or two, and you will never regret.