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Good Odds

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The odds are always against you when you gamble, so it pays to play at a casino that offers good odds. I spent some time looking for an online casino with good odds, and I found it in Bovada. Let me first tell you about the competition, though.

It's disappointing that most online casinos are greedy when setting the odds on their games. They think they'll make more money by setting the games tighter, so the player has less chance of winning, but they're wrong. Most gamblers eventually gamble away all their playing budget anyway. They're going to lose the same amount of money no matter what, the only question is how long it takes them to do so. And when they play at a tight casino and lose quickly, they're less likely to return.

A casino which offers good odds will make just as much money as a tight casino, because the players will usually gamble away whatever they deposit anyway, no matter what the odds. The only difference is that with better odds, they'll get to play longer before they go bust. And that means they had more fun in the process, and they're more likely to return.

Bovada is one of they few casinos that understands this. They offer games with good odds, knowing that if your money lasts longer, you'll be a happier, loyal customer. Among their offerings are:

  • Two blackjack games returning over 99.8%
  • Single-0 roulette
  • Full-pay Jacks or Better (99.54%)
  • Nine other video poker games returning over 99%

You don't have to play at Bovada, but wherever you play, make sure they offer odds at least this good!

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Complete List of Las Vegas Casinos

Last Update: July, 2017.
A "casino" is a place with table games, not just slots/video poker.
Otherwise every convenience store in town would be considered a "casino".
This list does not include casinos in Henderson, NV (like "M"), only Las Vegas proper.
See something missing/wrong? Send me a correction!


76 casinos in Vegas, listed by geographical area



Alphabetical List  (76 casinos in Las Vegas)

Strip (bold purple)

Near Strip (plain purple)
Downtown (green)
Elsewhere (black)


Aliante Station
Aria
AZ Charlie's Boulder
AZ Charlie's Decatur
Bally's
Bellagio
Bighorn Casino
Binion's
Boulder Station
Caesars Palace
California
Cannery Casino
Casino Royale
Circus Circus

Cosmopolitan
The Cromwell
The D
Downtown Grand
Eastside Cannery
El Cortez
Ellis Island

Encore

Excalibur

Fiesta Rancho
Flamingo
Four Queens
Fremont
Gold Coast
Golden Gate
Golden Nugget

Hard Rock Hotel
Harrah's
Hooters
Jerry's Nugget
Linq
Longhorn Casino
Luxor

Mirage
Main Street Station
Mandalay Bay
MGM Grand
Mirage
Monte Carlo
New York NY
Orleans
Palace Station
Palazzo
The Palms

Paris
Planet Hollywood

Plaza

Poker Palace

Rampart
Red Rock
Rio
Sam's Town
Santa Fe Station
Silver Nugget
Silver Sevens
Silverton
Slots-a-Fun
SLS
South Point
Speedway Casino
Stratosphere
Suncoast
Texas Station
Treasure Island
Tropicana
Tuscany
Venetian
Westgate (formerly LV Hilton)
Westin
Wild Wild West
Wildfire
Wynn

Strip casinos from

north to south

 

The Vegas Strip casinos, from North to South

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

Stratosphere
   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).


Lucky Dragon
300 W. Sahara Ave.
The newest casino/hotel constructed on the Strip, opening in late 2016.  Has an Asian theme and caters to Asian players.  I count it as a Strip casino even though it's technically not on Las Vegas Blvd. (It's 0.14 miles away, less than a 3-minute walk.)



 SLS 2535 LVB

Formerly Sahara, where the Beatles stayed in 1964, and a thriving Rat Pack casino back in the day.

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.


Slots-a-Fun
  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)

Mirage
 
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.

Cosmpolitan
3708 LVB


Aria  3730 LVB


Monte Carlo
3770 LVB

Monaco theme; lots of marble, chandeliered domes, ornate fountains. Single-zero Roulette.


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


 

The Strip Downtown
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