Las Vegas Casinos & Hotels : Complete Guide | LeoVegas

Las Vegas Casinos & Hotels

Sin City, Entertainment Capital of the World, Lost Wages, or the City of Lights. No matter what you call Las Vegas, there is no denying it is America’s gambling and entertainment mecca. From its new spectacular Sphere to welcoming the relocating Oakland Athletics baseball team, it is in a perpetual state of reinvention and indulgence. And while it may be true that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - the first step is finding a place to stay.

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If there’s anything Vegas is best at, it’s choice. For hotels, you’ll have everything from family-fun destinations to luxurious boutique getaways. So, let’s get planning your next trip and delve into the Las Vegas hotels that reign the Strip.

Aria Casino

The Aria Resort & Casino is a massive, two-tower complex that sits within the Las Vegas ‘City Center’ development right on the Vegas Strip. Modern and sleek, this 50-storey, 4,000-room hotel is situated within curvilinear glass towers that may appear minimalist in design, but house no shortage of casino and nightlife entertainment. Boasting 16 restaurants, seven bars, and a casino floor that spans 150,000 square feet, the Aria is home to five pools, a luxurious spa, and one of Vegas’s hottest nightclubs. It’s definitely one of the more upscale casinos in the Strip neighbourhood, and sits next to the Park MGM’s entertainment complexes, the T-Mobile Arena and a more intimate 5,200-seat venue, the Dolby Live.

For gamblers, all the classic table games from blackjack to Pai Gow are available, with a dedicated Poker Room on-site and a High Stakes lounge for those looking to make substantial plays in a sleek, modern, upscale setting. For slot players, the Aria is home to an abundance of branded slot games, most notably progressives like Buffalo Link and Wheel of Fortune High Roller. In January 2024, the Aria awarded its biggest single jackpot winner to date, for a $201,000 payout.

Address: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, United States

Facilities: A spa, 16 restaurants, seven bars and a 150,000 square feet casino floor.

Games: Slots, progressives, casino table games and poker.


The Bellagio epitomizes timeless elegance and luxury in every detail of its Las Vegas Strip location. Flanked by Caesars Palace and across from the attention-commanding Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas, the Bellagio is modelled after the Italian village of Bellagio on Lake Como. It is perhaps the Fountains of Bellagio that are the most iconic piece of its opulence, offering daily shows of more than a thousand fountains synchronized to music spouting out of a 8.5 acre man-made lake. Not only are these fountains one of Vegas's main attractions, they are the most photographed attraction in the US.

Conceptualized by the legendary Steve Wynn, the Bellagio is also home to a sensory rich Conservatory and Botanical Garden that celebrates seasons, colour, and scents in opulent displays as well as a 65,000 square feet spa. It features multiple pools, 20 or so dining options, and is home to the Cirque du Soleil water show ‘O’.

With a dedicated poker room, the prestigious Bobby's Room, and a vast array of casino games from craps to blackjack, the Bellagio ensures an unparalleled gaming experience. Its sophisticated sportsbook features ample plush seating for extended sessions, and offers traditional and in-game live wagering. As part of the MGM Resorts International, guests can indulge in the renowned MGM Rewards program, adding to the allure of this Las Vegas icon.

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Bellagio Spa, 20 restaurants, eateries, cafes and Cirque du Soleil.

Games: Slots, progressives, casino table games and Bobby’s Poker Room.

Circus Circus

You can tell by its name, Circus Circus, that this Las Vegas hotel, casino, and theme park, has a lot going on. Circus Circus sits on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip and promotes itself as a family-fun destination. This positioning is reflected in its affordable accommodations that are best known for its Big Top circus-inspired facade. In fact, among its lodge rooms, and tower hotels, Circus Circus also features an RV Park.

The resort holds onto a touch of old Vegas nostalgia, merged with a Carnival Midway filled with circus acts, arcade attractions, and games alongside its thrilling Adventuredome indoor theme park roller coasters and rides. It further solidifies itself as Vegas’s family-fun destination with the addition of a Splash Zone, featuring a 50 feet water slide, splash pad, and waterfalls. For gamblers, the casino features numerous table games and slots situated within a very lively, party-esque atmosphere. Players can expect lower buy-in options than are regularly seen on the Strip within this more affordable family resort.

Address: 32880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Adventuredome indoor theme park, Splash Zone, RV Park and restaurants.

Games: In a mix of three casinos, players can enjoy all the casino table games and slots.


Moving down Las Vegas Boulevard towards the Tropicana on the southern end of the Strip, banked by the New York-New York and the Luxor, is where you’ll find the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Inspired by the medieval era, it features distinctive colourful towering turrets and castle-like architecture adorned with battlements and parapets.

The resort's main entrance is marked by a massive drawbridge that leads guests and players into another MGM International playground where MGM Rewards can further accumulate. The Excalibur casino features slots including linked progressive jackpots and hot titles, alongside all the top casino table games. Their blackjack tables feature side bets like Lucky Lucky Win and Buster Blackjack, and there’s also a mid-sized poker room for hold’em players.

Address: 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Restaurants (10-12 options), pool, spa and a sportsbook.

Games: Blackjack, roulette, craps, slots, progressives and a dedicated poker room.


For gamblers who love a good ancient Egyptian-theme slot, the Luxor is a must-stay and play!

Located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Luxor Hotel and Casino is known for its 30-storey striking black pyramid and towering replica of the Great Sphinx of Giza, especially when illuminated at night. In fact, it houses the world’s largest atrium (29 million cu ft), over 4,000 hotel rooms, and a 120,000 square feet gambling floor.

The Luxor Casino offers close to 65 casino tables of all the casino favourites, plus Mini Baccarat, Free Bet Blackjack, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. For those looking to live it up while in Vegas, the Luxor is also home to the ‘Party Pit’, a collection of casino tables played within a lively and energetic music-filled party-esque ambience. Luxor is also home to a comfortable state-of-the-art sportsbook for those taking in a wager on a game or two.

Address: 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States

Facilities: Carrot Top stand-up comedian’s home venue and a sportsbook.

Games: Slots, over 60 casino table classics, plus Mini Baccarat, Free Bet Blackjack and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Mandalay Bay

Nestled on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, next door to the Luxor, is the sprawling Mandalay Bay. Boasting a 3,000-hotel-room complex, this resort’s highlight is an 11 acre aquatic playground, complete with a lazy river, lounge lagoon, rip tides in the wave pool and beach entry access - yes, with real sand! The Moorea Beach Club also features its own stage for exclusive performances. The water theme is also evident in Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium, home to 2,000 marine animals for an underwater experience that features a shipwreck exhibit and of course, plenty of sharks. Whether you are staying here or not, don’t be offset by Mandalay’s most southerly location as it connects to other Vegas destinations, attractions, and hotels via the Las Vegas Monorail line.

The casino is a playground of another nature, a gambling one, offering 1,200 slot machines with a variety of progressives with $0.01 to $100 spins available, as well as a large collection of video poker machines. For high rollers, the Mandalay Bay offers a High Limit slot room boasting a personalized service team for players only. All of the progressive favourites are here, from Mega Bucks to Blazin’ 7. For poker players, the Mandalay Bay Poker Room often features special promotions and jackpots, $5 and $10 blinds, with NL and Limit tables.

Address: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, United States

Facilities: Beach, Events Center, Shark Reef Aquarium, a sportsbook and a spa.

Games: 1,200 slots, casino tables and poker.

MGM Grand Hotel

At the time of its opening back in 1993, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas was the largest hotel in the US. Of course, the Strip and the US have changed since then, but the MGM Grand is still the largest in Las Vegas. Home to the largest casino floor, spanning over 170,000 square feet with 6,800 hotel rooms above, its green-hued 30-storey structure is iconic on the Strip. While the Lion Habitat is no longer on site, it’s still an oasis of entertainment.

For gamblers, the MGM Grand is the quintessential betting experience in Vegas. Its slots have paid out some of the largest jackpots in history, and their casino floor features both slots and a High Limit slot section. For poker, its MGM Grand Poker Room is the undisputable No Limit Capital of Las Vegas and a hot spot for World Poker Tour and WSOP trainees. If blackjack, roulette, Pai Gow or Let it Ride are on your gambling itinerary, their casino floor is home to all the favourites of casino table games as well.

Beyond the slot machines and casino tables, the MGM Grand is a true entertainment property, featuring the Grand Garden Arena for concerts, UFC and boxing matches and the tropical oasis grounds of the MGM Grand Pool Complex complete with lazy rivers and multiple pools.

Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Grand Garden Arena and MGM Grand Pool Complex.

Games: The largest casino floor in Vegas, offering slots, poker and casino table games.

New York

Who doesn’t want to be a part of it, New York, New York! The New York-New York Casino in Las Vegas has one of the most distinctive facades on the Strip that replicates the New York City skyline. Stretching 1,200 feet, it includes notable landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building (47 storeys), and the Brooklyn Bridge. All in all, this impressive structure houses 12 skyscraper-style towers with over 2,000 hotel rooms. And while it may be on the south end of the Strip, wouldn’t you know it - NY-NY is at the centre of it all.

Inside New York-New York, guests and players should be ready to experience New York life. The interior continues with the theme and a NY-street-city vibe, complete with storefronts and bars, including the Bar at Times Square - the ultimate neighbourhood bar that boasts the best-rated dueling piano show in Vegas. There’s also a tranquil central city park, ‘The Park’ for unwinding, the Big Apple roller coaster, a spa, pools, and the Zumanity Theatre which is home to Cirque du Soleil's most provocative show.

For gamblers, the expansive casino floor, still holding true to a NY vibe, offers 900 slot machines starting at $0.01 through $100, and is home to hot titles like Megabucks progressives, Wheel of fortune, Sex & The City and the Wizard of Oz. Over 84,000 square feet are dedicated to nearly 50 casino table games, including roulette, Free Bet blackjack, Mississippi Stud, and more with what many would say are more affordable buy-ins, starting at only $10.

Address: 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Theatre, theme-park rides, spa, pools, bars and restaurants.

Games: 900+ slot machines, 50 casino table games and a sportsbook.

Park MGM

If you’ve been a fan of Las Vegas vacations over the years, you may be more familiar with the Park MGM’s original place card, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. In 1996, it was significantly transformed into the Park MGM, a modern and quite stylish entertainment and gambling destination. Wedged between the New York-New York and the T-Mobile Stadium, the Park MGM is a bustling location. It’s also at the heart of the new Park City district, which merges the excitement of all the neighbouring attractions, offers ample dining and nightlife, and seamlessly integrates these two MGM properties.

While Park MGM offers a more intimate and boutique-style experience compared to some of its larger counterparts on the Strip, it still boasts a healthy dose of gaming on its casino floor. Featuring favourites like blackjack and No Commission Baccarat, there is also an exclusive High Limit section for those wishing to bet more in an intimate high-roller setting.

Address: 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

Facilities: Park City district, T-Mobile, pools and The Spa at Park MGM.

Games: Slots, casino table games, sportsbook and a High Limit exclusive section.

The Mirage

The Mirage opened in 1989, making it one of the older hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. While The Mirage may be older than most hotels on the Strip, its iconic status, tropical theme, legendary attractions, and ongoing entertainment offerings continue to make it a prominent destination on the Las Vegas Strip. A simple stroll up its grounds defines its commitment to a desert tropical oasis scene.

Beyond its gold-tinged windows and tropical vintage charm, The Mirage delights with a nightly Volcano Show combining water, fire and music. This legendary attraction, coupled with the resort's Atrium of towering palm trees, waterfalls, and exotic foliage, creates an unforgettable experience that has made The Mirage a timeless destination on the Las Vegas Strip. And we haven’t even mentioned Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, its first-in-class comedy line-up, and The Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil.

Long before poker and the WSOP made hold’em a popular trend, The Mirage Poker Room dealt cards and was one of the most famous poker rooms on the Strip - and still is. With slots, table games, a High Limit Lounge and Executive Hosts for high rollers, The Mirage caters to gamblers of all levels.

Address: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

Facilities: Mirage Theatre, pools, Atrium, Siegfried & Roy, Cirque du Soleil and Hard Rock Unity Rewards.

Games: The Mirage Poker Room, slots, casino table favourites and the BetMGM Sportsbook.