5 Must-Visit Las Vegas Casinos

Night lights, May 1972
Bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, May 1972.

Given just how many amazing casinos there are in Sin City, no one can reasonably expect to visit them all in a single trip, so it makes sense to pick a few of the very finest places to play casino games, and focus on visiting those select few during your visit. There are Vegas casinos to suit all tastes and styles, and folks who want to focus first and foremost on straight-up gambling perhaps will find the Wynn Las Vegas to be a fantastic option.

The glass façade of this fifty story building shines like an enormous diamond when the sun catches it, and inside, the casino is one of the best you can find anywhere in Vegas. Featuring all the games your little gamblin’ heart could desire – not to mention the luxurious decor and atmosphere – this is a place any casino goer could love. 

The Wynn isn’t the last word in glamour though, because both the Bellagio and MGM Grand have out of this world opulence practically dripping onto the sidewalk. The gambling at these establishments is a tad on the high-roller side, but with gorgeous pools and other entertainment like concerts, sporting events, and fine dining, you don’t have to spend all your time (or money!) in the casinos.

Night lights, May 1972
Golden Nugget Gambling Hall & Casino, May 1972.

Another casino/hotel in Vegas which offers top class dining is the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, styled after Carnival in Rio. This is one of the brightest and friendliest casinos on the Strip, and perfect for those who like to meet new people and make new friends while they play.

For couples on a romantic getaway, the Venetian Casino offers a chance to combine casino gambling with a gondola ride through a painstaking reproduction of Venice, Italy – perfect for anyone who says casinos can’t be romantic. That definitely beats playing at an online or android casino, even though those can be enjoyable, too.

{All photos courtesy of the United States National Archives. Article by Brian Jensen, a Danish freelance travel writer. Thanks for contributing to Of Revolt, Brian!}

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