Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world. Millions of people from all over the world visit this remarkable tourist destination each year. In the last pre-pandemic year of 2019 alone in fact, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority notes that an incredible 42 million tourists passed through Vegas.
What makes this city so spectacular? Among other things, Vegas is known as one of the top gaming destinations across the globe, and thus attracts both gaming enthusiasts and intrigued first-timers continually. If you want to find out what Vegas has to offer in this department, read on for five gaming destinations you need to see in the city….
- The Rio
The Rio is a world-renowned poker venue, and is where the World Series of Poker was held in 2021. The winner of the Main Event was the German poker player Koray Aldemir, and he raked in a whopping $8 million prize. The WSOP is moving to a new venue for he coming years, but if you are a big poker fan, you should still make sure you pass through this place to see a sprawling poker room where the best in the world have battled it out. .
If you get hungry and want to dine with a beautiful view overlooking the Vegas Strip, meanwhile, be sure to make reservations at the VooDoo Steakhouse. You can enjoy a fine dining meal with a perfect view on the The Rio’s 50th floor.
- The Bellagio
The prestigious Bellagio is home to one of the biggest and best poker rooms in Vegas. The gigantic 7,000-square-foot poker room has two high-limit areas and 40 tables where serious poker players can compete in Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker and many more.
For shopaholics, it’s also a treat to take a stroll through The Shops at Via Bellagio and enjoy browsing collections from some of the world’s most desirable fashion boutiques. Whether you are looking to buy something new, or simply window shop, you will be able to witness the extravagance with which Las Vegas luxury shopping is presented to the public.
- Mandalay Bay
The Mandalay Bay resort is popular for its gigantic water playground that features 2,700 tons of real sand, a 1.6-million-gallon wave pool, and a lazy river. Whether you are alone, with friends or even taking a romantic retreat, you can have some fun splashing around at the Mandalay Bay Beach in between sessions at the resort’s plentiful gaming tables and rows of slots.
Meanwhile, when you get hungry, you are in the right place. Mandalay Bay is home to some of the finest restaurants in Vegas. If you feel like classic American dining, try Aureole and be sure to check out their spectacular four-story wine tower. If you feel like indulging a bit more meanwhile, STRIPSTEAK offers a modern American steak experience that’s not to be missed.
- The Aria
This marvellous casino has one of the biggest floors dedicated to slot machines. So, if you enjoy the excitement of thousands of machines ringing music to every win, then this is the gaming destination for you. And if you’re feeling particularly lucky, you might want to try the exclusive high-limit slot rooms, which boasts machines that cost $5,000 (USD) per pull!
If you are a serious poker player and ready to compete in tournaments, meanwhile, the poker room at Aria hosts daily and nightly tournaments, as well as live games. You can put your skills to the test and try your luck out in real competition.
Las Vegas is not just a destination, but an experience –– one of those truly unique world destinations, like Cape Town or Amsterdam. Among the endless things to do in town though, checking out these high-end gaming resorts and the various attractions they offer is the best way to experience Vegas to the fullest.