USA Casinos – A Top Ten Countdown

So you’re looking for the best casinos to play some live Poker? Although years ago the poker room was hidden somewhere in the basement, because the casinos just couldn’t figure out how to make money with it, now Poker has gained so much popularity that Poker Rooms are the attraction of the big casinos. Here are some of the best casinos to date!

10 – Borgata Casino


The Borgata Casino, Located in Atlantic City, is  considered the best casino in Atlantic City. The entertainment at the Borgata has hosted many famous artists such as David  Bowie and Sting.

9 – MGM Grand Hotel and Casino


The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is the second largest hotel in the world. The Hotel and Casino is located on the famous  Las Vegas Strip.  The MGM Grand is home to a glass-sided Lion Habitat, which is located just inside the casino area.  When the MGM Grand opened, it was intended to make the strip more family friendly by creating the MGM Grand Adventures Theme Park. The theme park was closed in 2001 due to poor performance.

8 – Wynn Las Vegas


The Wynn Las Vegas, located on the Las Vegas Strip, was named after the casino developer Steve Wynn. The hotel has 45 floors and 2,716 rooms.  The Wynn has three nightclubs, the Tryst, XS and Blush. The Tryst is the main club in the Wynn and has a 90 foot waterfall and a lake in the centre of the club.

7 – Foxwoods Resort Casino


Foxwoods Resort Casino, Located in Mashantucket, Connecticut, has 2266 rooms over 4 hotels and is one of the largest casinos in the world. It has the most number of slot machines with over 7,200 and it has many restaurants including a Hard Rock Cafe. It has a native American theme and was founded in 1986 as a bingo hall. The casino has 380 gaming tables, for craps, blackjack, roulette and even poker, and Foxwoods even has an arcade for children and teens.

6– Bellagio


The Bellagio, which is also located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, opened on Otober 15th, 1998. The Bellagio has a total of 3,933 rooms. The Bellagio is very famous for its beautiful fountains. The Bellagio has appeared in a selection of video games, Duke Nukem Forever, Grand Theft Auto:  San Andreas, and Fallout: New Vegas.  The fountains of the Bellagio are actually used with performance to light and music, they take place every 30 minutes and every 15 minutes from 8pm to 12am.

5 – Mirage Hotel and Casino


The Mirage Hotel and Casino is currently home to the live show – Love by Cirque du Soleil, and is expected to have a Michael Jackson themed show in late 2012. The Mirage has a total of 3,044 rooms and was opened on November 22, 1989. It is currently has two permanent shows, Terry Fator, and Love. One of the Mirage’s  signature attractions is the Volcano, which erupts regularly at night time.

4 – Paris Las Vegas


The Paris Las Vegas which opened on September 1st, 1999 is most famous for its replica of the Eiffel Tower in France. The Tower is half the scale of the original, the Paris Las Vegas tower stands in at 541 foot tall. The Paris Las Vegas has 2,915 rooms and cost $785 Million to build.
3– Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino


The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino was opened on January 15th, 1990. It has 2,522 suites and is the host of the permanent shows of Penn & Teller, and Masquerade.  Some of its signature attractions are the Voodoo Sky Lounge and the Wine Celler and Tasting Room.  The Rio is a Brazilian themed hotel and casino, and is home to the Sapphire Pool which was opened in 2008. The Rio although features the best All You Can Eat Buffet in las Vegas!

2 -  Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino


The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, opened on March 2nd, 1999 which a total of 3,309 rooms is the home of the very popular show; The Lion King. The Mandalay Bay has been featured in many Films and Television programmes such as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ from 2006 – 2008 from the opening credits and ‘The Hangover’ in 2009 in various background shots.

1 – Ceasar’s Palace


Ceasar’s Palace, located on the Las Vegas Strip, is a Roman Empire Themed Hotel and Casino with a total of 3,348 rooms. It has Celine Dion as a permanent show. The Casino and Hotel was opened on August 5th, 1966, building of the 14 story building started in 1962. The Ceasar’s Palace holds the famous “Forum Shops” . The Casino has five different Towers: Augustus, Centurion, Roman, Palace, and Forum.
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