There are well over 100 casinos in Las Vegas. That’s a lot of casinos! So, I listed them all out by location (Strip, Close-to-Strip, Downtown, Greater Las Vegas). You can also see where each resort is located on the maps below.
Hotels & Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip
There are 30 major casinos located directly on the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Blvd). They are listed north to south in the table below:
|West side of the Strip||East side of the Strip|
|Slots-a-Fun (casino only)||Wynn|
|New York-New York||Paris|
This is the current Las Vegas casinos list. To see exactly where each casino is located, check out the map below. All of the resorts mentioned in the table are featured on the map. (You can also download the map for free here).
There are also a few hotels without casinos on the Strip. Here’s a list of them (north to south):
- Hilton Grand Vacations (north Strip)
- Hilton Grand Vacations (at the Flamingo)
- Nobu (in Caesars Palace)
- Elara (at Planet Hollywood)
- Travelodge Center Strip
- Polo Towers
- Waldorf Astoria
- Signature (at MGM Grand)
- Four Seasons (at Mandalay Bay)
Additionally, a few hotels (like Trump International and Marriott Grand Chateau) are only half a block off the Strip. While these resorts are not technically on Las Vegas Blvd, they are so close that many people consider them on-Strip properties.
Casinos Near the Las Vegas Strip
In the previous section, I listed ALL of the hotels on the Strip, casino or not. In this section, I’m only going mention the resorts near the Strip that have in-house casinos. There are dozens of other hotels that don’t have casinos (like Marriott or Hilton), but for the sake of simplicity, I’m going to exclude those traditional style hotels. Here’s the list of casinos:
|West of the Strip||East of the Strip|
|Palace Station||Ellis Island|
|Gold Coast||Silver Sevens|
All of these casinos are within a few blocks of Las Vegas Blvd. Some casinos (like OYO) are within a block of the Strip, while others (like Orleans) are about 2 or 3 blocks away. Either way, all of the casinos in the table above are within a 5 minute drive of the Strip.
Casinos in Downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street)
There are currently 12 hotel casinos in Downtown Las Vegas. There are a couple of normal hotels too (no casino), but again I’m going to exclude those from the list. Here’s the list of Downtown Las Vegas casinos:
|On Fremont Street||Near Fremont Street|
|Golden Nugget||Downtown Grand|
|Golden Gate||California Hotel|
|Binion’s||Main Street Station|
Most of the casinos are located directly on Fremont Street, but a few of them are one or two blocks over. Regardless of the street that they are on, all of the casinos listed above are well within walking distance. You can get an idea of the Downtown Las Vegas area by taking a look at the map below. (You can also download and print the map here for free).
If you’re having trouble deciding which casino to go to, check out the post I wrote reviewing the best casinos in Downtown Las Vegas.
Casinos off the Strip (Greater Las Vegas)
Las Vegas has dozens of casinos scattered throughout the city. There too many tiny casinos to list them all here, so I’m only going to include 20 of the most popular properties. These are some of my favorite off-Strip casinos:
|Red Rocks||M Resort|
|Boulder Station||Silverton Casino|
|Sunset Station||Suncoast Hotel|
|Aliante Casino||South Point Hotel|
|Green Valley Ranch||Sante Fe Station|
|Sam’s Town||Arizona Charlie’s (Boulder)|
|Texas Station||Arizona Charlie’s (Decatur)|
|Cannery Casino||Fiesta Rancho|
|Eastside Cannery Casino||Lucky Club|
|Jerry’s Nugget||Silver Nugget|
These casinos vary greatly in their size and quality. A few properties are just standalone casinos, but most of them have attached resorts. My favorites are Red Rocks, Green Valley Ranch and M Resort. But you’ll have a good time at any one of these properties.
Best Hotels and Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip
Overall, most of the hotels on the Strip are pretty top notch. There are only a few budget hotels on the Strip (like Circus Circus or Excalibur) that sacrifice a bit of luxury, for the sake of offering lower prices.
If you’re looking to stay at the “best” hotel, the more expensive properties (like the Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian and Caesars Palace to name a few) are clearly a step above the competition. Although, you don’t have to stay at any of these hotels to enjoy them. You can gamble at any resort for free without booking a room. All of the restaurants, nightclubs, spas and shows are open to non-guests too.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for the best casino I recommend heading to either Downtown Las Vegas or one of the off-Strip properties. The casinos off the Strip usually have lower table minimums, making them more player friendly. In addition, many of the table games (like blackjack or craps) offer a lower house edge, increasing your chances of actually winning. All of the locals know this, which is why you’ll see more of them at the Downtown casinos.
Is It Worth Staying at a Hotel on the Strip?
Where you stay in Las Vegas is largely dependent on why you’re visiting. If you’re in town for a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday or just a wild weekend, then you’ll definitely want to stay on the Strip. The same is true if it’s your first time visiting Las Vegas.
If it’s your first time, just stay on the Strip. By staying on the Strip you’ll guarantee that your Sin City experience will live up to the hype. As far as hotels go, any hotel on the Strip will be a good choice. But if you’re price conscious, then check out this post here. I listed the average nightly rates for the vast majority of hotels on the Strip. I also rated them by affordability (budget, mid-tier, high-end).
So when do you stay off the Strip? I recommend staying off the strip if you’re in Vegas for business, family or on a gambling-focused vacation. Also if you’re a Sin City veteran who visits 6 times a year, then you probably can get away with staying off-Strip.
For those of you who are still having trouble deciding where to stay, check out this post. I compared the pros and cons of staying off the Strip. Hopefully that will help make your decision a little bit easier.