Reason I like Bovada #3:

One-stop shopping

Let me share my experience at another online casino whose name I won't mention:  I wanted to try out their free-play games, and they made me sign up for an account.  That was annoying, just for free-play, but actually most casinos make you register, so they can annoy you by email to pressure you into depositing real money.

I didn't get to choose my own username, they assigned one, and it was long! An astounding twelve digits of mixed numbers and letters.  There was no way I'd be able to memorize it, I'd have to write it down.

After trying out the free-play games I decided to deposit money and play for real.  And guess what? I had to register a separate account to play for real.  They assigned me a brand-new twelve-digit username.  Great.

Shortly thereafter they started offering play-in-browser games.  That's convenient, so I wanted to get in on that.  Guess what?  Yet another username.

And guess how they handle they money they give you as a matching bonus on your deposit?  You guessed it, another account.

Okay, now let's fast-forward to Bovada: One account gets you everything.  And I mean everything.  Real money, fake money, bonuses, you name it.  I didn't get to choose my account name, but at least it's easy to remember.

And if you want to play for free with fake money, you don't even need an account at all.  For example:

Play for free, no B.S.
One click and you're in.

All in all, I think Bovada is the best bet for U.S. players.

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Complete List of Las Vegas Casinos

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Last Update: October 2019

I define "casino" as having table games, not just slots/video poker.
Otherwise every convenience store in town could be considered a "casino".
This list does not include casinos in Henderson, NV (like "M"), only Las Vegas (going by postal address).
See something missing/wrong? Send me a correction!

72 casinos in Vegas, listed by geographical area

Strip casinos from

north to south


See also my Las Vegas Strip Map.

The Vegas Strip casinos, from North to South

<<west side of the street east side of the street>>

   2000 LVB (Las Vegas Blvd.)

This is the big tower, which provides the best view of Vegas. There are three super-scary thrill rides at the very top. Best value on the Strip (rooms as low as $35).

 Sahara 2535 LVB

The Beatles stayed here in 1964. A thriving Rat Pack casino back in the day.  It was renamed "SLS" for 2014-19, then reverted to Sahara on 8/29/19.

Circus Circus
2880 LVB

Has an actual circus and a carnival midway with games and rides. Also features a 5-acre theme park (the Adventure Dome) with roller coasters, laser tag, and an IMAX theatre.

  2890 LVB

Casino only; no hotel.

Encore 3121 LVB

The sister of the Wynn, and right next to it.

Wynn 3131 LVB

Treasure Island  3300 LVB

Very popular (and free) pirate battle shows.

Palazzo 3325 LVB

Little sister of the Venetian.

The Venetian
3355 LVB

"With two historians on retainer, The Venetian takes very seriously the integrity of the resort's architectural authenticity. Look for singing gondoliers, mask makers, glass-blowers, and other artisans in St. Mark's Square." (from the now-defunct Access Las Vegas)

3400 LVB

Popular exploding volcano (free). Tropical rainforest in 100-foot dome. More about the tiger attack on Roy Horn in 2003.

 Casino Royale
3411 LVB

A small low-roller joint.  Crowded and low ceilings.

 Harrah's 3475 LVB

Linq  3535 LVB

Home of the big ferris wheel.  Most of the hotel rooms have balconies—rare in Vegas. Formerly Imperial Palace.

Caesars Palace
  3570 LVB

Roman theme. Moving statue show at the end of the Forum Shops.

The Flamingo
 3555 LVB

One of the oldest hotels on the strip.

The Cromwell
3595 LVB

Boutique hotel, on the site of the former Bill's Gamblin' Hall, which was itself the former Barbary Coast.

Bellagio 3600 LVB

One of the most luxurious casinos in Vegas, along with The Venetian and the Wynn. The outside water fountain show is a free, must-see attraction.

 Bally's  3645 LVB

 Paris  3655 LVB

One-third scale Eiffel Tower (50-stories), offers great view of the Strip, though it's not free. Oddly enough, they don't offer French roulette (single-zero) on the main floor, though they sometimes have it in the high limit room.

3708 LVB

 Planet Hollywood  3667 LVB

Formerly Aladdin.

Aria  3730 LVB

Park MGM
3770 LVB

Formerly Monte Carlo

New York-NY
  3790 LVB

NY theme, done to the hilt. Outside you see skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty. Inside, their roller coaster cars look like yellow taxicabs.

MGM Grand  3799 LVB

Movie theme.

Excalibur  3850 LVB

Medieval theme; Fantasy Faire midway

 Tropicana  3801 LVB

Probably the oldest Strip property.

Luxor  3900 LVB

This is the Big Black Pyramid That Shoots the White Laser Into the Sky. There's also a huge sphinx out front. But inside, the Luxor has done away with the Egyptian theme.

Mandalay Bay
 3950 LVB

Beheaded Lenin statue; imprisoned sharks. Free monorail runs to Luxor and Excalibur.



Downtown casinos (from West to East)

Plaza 1 Main St.

Marks the end of Fremont Street.

Main Street Station 200 Main St.

These two cater to Asian players.

California 12 Ogden St.

Golden Gate 1 Fremont (at Main)

Oldest hotel in Vegas. Live pianist.

Binion's 128 E. Fremont

Went under in early 2004. Harrah's bought it and re-opened it a few months later.  Have you picture taken with $1 million in cash.

Golden Nugget 129 E. Fremont

Famous from the reality TV show "The Casino".

Fremont 200E. Fremont

Four Queens 202 Fremont

Free video poker play every day to win $10,000.  Free deck of cards.

The D 301 Fremont

Formerly Fitzgerald's.
Downtown Grand  206 N. 3rd The newest casino downtown, at the site of the former Lady Luck (R.I.P. 2006)

El Cortez 600 Fremont

$28 rooms

Strip vs. Downtown Casinos
The Strip Downtown
Expensive hotel rooms Much cheaper
Modern, New Older
Luxurious; high
casino ceilings
Not as nice;
low casino ceilings
Larger rooms Smaller rooms
All have pools Most don't
(except Golden Nugget, Downtown Grand,
& The Plaza)
Higher table minimums Lower table minimums
(cheaper to gamble)
Mostly 6:5 blackjack
Lots of 3:2 blackjack
Less smoky Smokier

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