The USA Today recently released a list of the best casinos in Las Vegas. The D topped the list of the 10 best casinos in Las Vegas according to the readers of the USA Today. You can see the full list from USA Today here.
The D is a great casino but there are plenty of great casinos in Las Vegas. Choosing a single best casino isn’t an easy task. The D is always a fun time and often where I start a night in downtown Las Vegas. However, there are lots of great casinos around town. That’s part of what makes Las Vegas so much fun.

Good Gambling In Downtown Las Vegas Casinos

Sticking to downtown Las Vegas, craps players might want to visit Main Street Station. The casino offers the best odds in the area. The 20x odds at Main Street Station are twice as high as The D, Golden Gate, El Cortez, and Plaza.
Main Street Station also offers great blackjack games, great video poker, and complimentary craft beer made in-house to all gamblers. This really is a great casino for gamblers. Despite the great gambling, the atmosphere here isn’t my favorite in downtown Las Vegas.
The Golden Gate is my favorite craps game in Las Vegas. The fair 10x odds, tight quarters, great dice crew and low ceilings make the experience above and beyond every other casino. The energy can’t be matched.
The 3:2 blackjack games that don’t involve a continuous shuffle machine are fun too. The Golden Gate expanded last year and will add a sportsbook next year. This could bump the Golden Gate up a notch for the best casino.
Since we’re downtown I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the El Cortez offers the best rules for blackjack. The Plaza is the only casino in downtown Las Vegas that offers massive bingo games. The Golden Nugget has a great poker room and sportsbook with some of the best lines in downtown Las Vegas.
As I said, The D is a blast with loud music, dancing dealers, excellent odds, and a great variety of games. To say there’s only one best casino in Las Vegas is kind of silly.

Best Casino To Gamble On The Vegas Strip

The Cromwell might be the best casino, for gamblers, on the Vegas Strip. Last year we told you about upgrades and renovations at The Cromwell. The changes seem to be popular because the casino floor is almost always busy. Most important for gamblers is that the 100x odds for craps, 3:2 blackjack, single zero roulette, sportsbook, and good video poker machines are still intact.
The Cromwell doesn’t only offer good rules and odds for their games. They offer these games to just about anyone that can afford to gamble. Craps often has a $10 minimum wager. The 3:2 Blackjack is $15 or $25 depending on the time and day. Video poker starts at a quarter denomination ($1.25 per game).
Most other casinos on the Vegas Strip only offer their worst games to low rollers. The Cromwell is the exception to the rule of gambling on the Vegas Strip. It’s worth mentioning that if gamblers love the odds and rules at The Cromwell they should play. If this becomes overwhelmingly popular Caesars Entertainment might offer similar odds at their other casinos in Las Vegas.

Plenty More Great Casinos For Gamblers

When you leave the Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas you find plenty of great gambling options. Boyd Gaming properties all over town have excellent blackjack games. There are more than 10 Station Casinos properties that have good video poker games. The South Point and Westgate have the best odds and lines for sports bettors.
There really are a lot of options for great casinos all over Las Vegas. There is no one best casino for everything. There are lots of casinos for great gambling and fun times. Not everyone visits Las Vegas to gamble so we’ll take a look at different casinos around Las Vegas that offer the best of other categories soon.


Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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