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Top 3 Casino Hotels in Las Vegas

Whether you’ve recently been on a lucky streak or just turned 21, you may be looking to hit the Vegas Strip to see how far your luck can take you.

While most of Vegas’ grandest hotels and resorts are located along the Vegas strip, it can definitely be hard to know which casino hotels are worth your time.

Any trip to Vegas requires a bit of a game plan. From finding that perfect lavish hotel room at a great rate to knowing what casinos and bets give you the best odds of walking away a winner, it pays to do a bit of research before you take on Sin City.

So if you’re ready to test out your blackjack skills or simply want to strengthen your biceps by pulling some slots, here are three incredible casino hotels you can throw your dollars at. If you’re looking for more inspiration, also check out this post of the best Casino’s on the Las Vegas strip.

The Bellagio

Fountains of Bellagio.

Famed for its delightful lighted fountain that dances to the rhythm of music each night, the Bellagio is also the top spot to go for Poker.

Some 40 poker tables are offered including a high stakes area known as Bobby’s Room. Pull up a seat and you may find yourself playing with some of the top names in professional poker playing.

When you’re not gambling, you can be captivated by Cirque du Soleil, dine amongst Picasso’s, and cool off in the best offering of pools to be found in Vegas.

The Hotel

When it comes to the hotel, ancient Rome meets contemporary luxury, with flashes of color complimenting the marble tile quite nicely.

The Bellagio is also home to a Conservatory and Botanical Gardens which offer stunning seasonal displays as well as the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art which displays masterpieces borrowed from museums and private collections from around the world.

Having racked up more AAA Five Diamond Awards and Michelin Stars than there are Elvis impersonators, you cannot go wrong with the Bellagio.

Ceasars Palace

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Caesars Palace sits directly in all the action of the Vegas Strip and will have you feeling like one of the many bronze god statues that grace its interior.

A giant 20 foot Augustus Caesar greets you as you enter and instantly you begin to feel like Hollywood royalty.

Ceasars Palace is stylish and a bit old school. It is here where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elton John, and Tony Bennett have performed.

Evil Knievel even attempted his longest attempted motorcycle jump over the Palace’s fountains which famously ended in a devastating crash.

Casino / Betting Options

You have more than enough gambling options to choose from including blackjack, roulette, craps, and Pai Gow poker.

Spend your winning at the Forum Shops at Caesars, a mall that makes Rodeo Drive look like a small town shopping center. Here you’ll find luxury brand name retailers like Chanel, Versace, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, and Dior.

Even if luck isn’t on your side and you end up betting black when you should have went red, you can let the sweet sounds of Celine Dion sooth your shattered soul in the famous 4,000 seat Colosseum.

And while you may not be able to legally release any regression from losing, Ceasars Palace made Vegas the top destination for championship boxing, hosting some of boxing’s most legendary fights.

To this day, Ceasars remains the top spot in Vegas for sports betting. Watch up-to-the-minute betting lines on all kinds of games via their 138-foot LED video wall.

The Venetian & The Palazzo

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Transport yourself to Venice Italy and cruise the canals on a gondola ride as you pass a replica of St Mark’s Square. The Venetian Resort along with The Palazzo offer visitors the second largest hotel in the world, with over 4,000 rooms and over 3,000 suites.

The Venetian in Vegas may not be able to compare in size with the Venetian Macao, but it still stand as the largest in Vegas with over 10,000 square meters of gambling goodness.

The Canyon Ranch SpaClub offers over 100 different treatments along with a a 40-foot indoor rock-climbing wall, pilates studio, and plenty of fitness training to work of all the fine dining you consume.

Be entertained by the street performers as you shop the Grand Canal Shoppes. Cool off in the Minus5 Ice Bar and save yourself a trip to the Vatican City by checking out the Sistine Chapel right here in Vegas.

Staying at The Palazzo means you will be sleeping in the tallest Vegas has to offer along with having the comfort of some of Vegas’ largest standard rooms. Expect extremely opulent over-the-top room décor that will have you quickly forgetting all the money you may have lost in the casino below.

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Aria for Slot Machines

Those who love their slots with a passion will want to head to Aria to take advantage of more than 2,000 slot machines.

Offering high limit machines of up to $5,000 per pull, your own private bathroom, and full on butler service, this is one serious place to park your rear end for awhile.

 Golden Nugget for Best Gambling Options

If you aren’t sure what you are in the mood to play, the Golden Nugget offers a wide array of table games, where you are likely to encounter games you have never heard of before.

Waldorf Astoria to Escape the Gambling and Smoke

This exquisite luxury hotel relies on its stunning rooms and suites instead of dealers and slots to entice people through its doors.

You’ll find no gambling and the hotel is smoke free, making for a nice relaxing oasis in the Vegas desert.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for Nightlife

Planning a bachelorette or bachelor party, the Hard Rock offers great concerts, crazy pool parties, lively dance floors, and more than enough comfort food to cure your hangover.

The Cosmopolitan for the Best Vegas Views

You would be hard pressed to find a hotel offering better views of the Vegas strip than the Cosmopolitan.

From your room you can watch the famous fountain show of the Bellagio which sits directly next door and see further down the strip from the rooftop pool.


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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.



  1. I always notice the Bellagio from all those Hollywood movies Meg. Garish of course but I do need to see it in person one day. Too neat a place to pass up

    • The Bellagio is definitely an icon! I hope you do have the chance to check it out in person one day Ryan :)

  2. Thank you for doing the research on the best hotels in Vegas! Now I don’t have to!=)

    • You’re welcome! Have a great trip :)

  3. Very cool article. Thank you very much. I love casinos but the risk of lost money makes me think, so I don’t play often)

    • Thanks Barry, yes, if you’re interested in casino tourism the biggest thing to keep in mind is to always gamble responsibly, after-all what’s that saying ‘the house always wins?’!

      To be honest I much prefer the luxury and novelty of the resorts and hotels over the actual gambling part. Not a big fan of the risk either!

  4. We’re visiting LV for next month’s holiday. Staying at the Caesars Palace but we’re checking out CP and The Bellagio casinos.

    • Sounds fab Kasinohai! Have a wonderful time in Vegas – Caesars Palace is a great place to stay :)

  5. One day, I will go to the Ceasars Palace and play live roulette, I make a bet on zero and lose all of my money for 1 sec :D or not. Need to try my luck =) Thank you for article.

    • I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you’re lucky! Glad you enjoyed the article Alex – Caesars Palace is a really fun one :)

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