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Las Vegas Casino Ownership

A list of who owns what.
Note, Nick Christenson is doing a better job of maintaining a current & accurate list at LV Revealed.

Last Update: November 2013

The Strip

A whopping 20 of the 31 strip casinos are owned by just two companies. Bye-bye, competition!

MGM Mirage

  1. Aria
  2. Bellagio
  3. Circus Circus
  4. Excalibur
  5. Luxor
  6. Mandalay Bay
  7. MGM Grand
  8. The Mirage
  9. Monte Carlo
  10. New York New York

In 2005 the MGM & Mandalay companies merged, creating the largest gaming company in the world at that time, with 28 properties in five states, annual revenues of $6 billion, and control of 40% of the slots, 44% of the table games, and 36,000 of the 73,000 rooms on the Las Vegas Strip.

Treasure Island used to be part of this group, but MGM Mirage sold it to Phil Ruffin in March 2009.

Cosmpolitan, next to Aria, is actually not part of MGM's CityCenter, and is in fact owned by Deutsche Bank.

Caesar's Entertainment

  1. Bally's
  2. Bill's Gamblin' Hall
  3. Caesars Palace
  4. Flamingo
  5. Harrah's
  6. Imperial Palace
  7. O'Sheas
  8. Paris
  9. Planet Hollywood
  10. Rio
  11. Harrah's (Laughlin)

The 2005 merger between Caesars & Harrah's surpassed MGM/Mandalay to create the largest gaming company in the world, with 40 properties over 100,000 employees.  The merged company was initially known as Harrah's Entertainment, then in Nov. 2010 the name changed to Caesar's Entertainment Corp.

Barrick Gaming (all downtown)

  • Plaza
  • Vegas Club
  • Gold Spike
  • The Western

These had been owned by Jackie Gaughan but were sold in March 2004 for $82 million, along with 35 acres of land and two downtown motels. Gaughan retains control of the El Cortez.


Boyd Gaming

  • California (downtown)
  • Fremont (downtown)
  • Main Street Station (downtown)

  • Orleans (off-strip)
  • Gold Coast (off-strip)
  • Sam's Town (off-strip)
  • Suncoast (off-strip)

  • Eldorado (Henderson)
  • Joker's Wild (Henderson)
  • Sam's Town Gold River (Laughlin)
  • Stardust (Strip, imploded)

Boyd Gaming and Coast Casinos merged in Feb. 2004 in a deal reportedly worth $1.3 billion. Coast had Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans, and Suncoast. Boyd had Stardust, Fremont, California, Main St. Station, Sam's Town, Joker's Wild, the Eldorado in Henderson, half of the Borgata in Atlantic City, and casinos in the Midwest and South.

Station Casinos

  • Aliante Station (jointly owned w/Greenspun)
  • Boulder Station
  • Palace Station
  • Santa Fe Station
  • Sunset Station
  • Texas Station

  • Red Rock Casino
  • Fiesta Rancho
  • Wild Wild West
  • Wildfire
  • Fiesta Henderson
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Barley's
  • The Greens
  • Gold Rush
  • Magic Star
  • Lake Mead
  • Renata's Casino
  • Thunder Valley (Lincoln, CA)

Other Downtown Vegas

Related lists:


Casinos with affiliated sportsbooks

Boyd Group

Joker's Wild
Sam's Town


Bourbon Street

Circus Circus properties

Circus Circus
Monte Carlo

Coast Resorts

Barbary Coast
Gold Coast

from the WizardOfOdds, 2005

Harrah's Entertainment



Ellis Island
Four Queens
Golden Gate
Nevada Palace
San Remo
Gold Rush
Magic Star
Railroad Pass
The Mining Company
Silver Nugget


Golden Nugget
Mandalay Bay
MGM Grand
New York New York
Treasure Island

Park Place Entertainment

Caesars Palace
Flamingo Hilton
Las Vegas Hilton




Station Casinos

Boulder Station
Fiesta Henderson
Fiesta Rancho
Green Valley Ranch Station
Palace Station
Santa Fe Station
Sunset Station
Texas Station
Wild Wild West


Arizona Charlie's Boulder
Arizona Charlie's Decatur

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