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The 15 Biggest Casinos in Vegas – Strip & Downtown

There are few tourist destinations more awe-inspiring than Las Vegas. Enormous, sprawling mega-resorts line the Strip and are sprinkled across the city. Vegas hotels typically sport impressive pool complexes, shopping, dining options, and of course, casinos.

All that enormity got me to thinking: What is the biggest casino in Vegas?

I dug into reporting from the Nevada Gaming Commission to count down the 15 biggest casinos in Las Vegas, which is based on square footage dedicated to gaming activity.

Biggest Casinos in Las Vegas

15. Caesars Palace – 124,181 Square Feet

Like Circus Circus, Caesars has been around for a while. Originally opening in 1966, the gaming floor at Caesars is a roman themed maze that incorporates one of my favorite sportsbooks in Vegas.

Casears Palace exterior at dusk
Photo Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment/Credit: Dave Burk

14. Aliante – 125,000 Square Feet

Not only does this North Las Vegas casino have a large gaming floor, but the slots are likely a bit looser in North Las than those on the Strip according to data from the Nevada Gaming Commission. Also, because Aliante is located off the beaten path, table games frequently offer $5 minimum bets.

Aliante Las Vegas Exterior
Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

13. Palace Station – 126,085 Square Feet

Located just off the Strip, Palace Station can be reached via a free shuttle to and from the Strip which picks up at Fashion Show Mall. Fresh off a $192 million renovation, Palace Station’s gaming floor shines. Come for a cheap gamble and stay for a meal at the famous Oyster Bar which is worth the wait.

Image of Palace Station from above

12. Venetian/Palazzo – 129,083 Square Feet

Along with over 1,900 gaming devices, and 250 table games Venetian showcases impressive theming elements across the resort. Guests are able to stroll along canals in the Grand Canal Shops, grab lunch in St. Mark’s Square, and listen to Gondoliers serenade their guests as they paddle through the property.

Venetian Las Vegas Exterior

11. Orleans – 129,083 Square Feet

Breaking the top 10 biggest casinos in Vegas, The Orleans gaming floor is made up of over 2,600 gaming devices, 35 poker tables, a 60-seat keno room, and more. Located just off the Strip on Tropicana Ave., Orleans is easily accessible by rideshare options like Uber/Lyft.

Orleans Las Vegas Exterior
Courtesy of Boyd Gaming

10. South Point – 137,232 Square Feet

Located south of the Las Vegas Strip, South Point’s sprawling gaming floor has over 2,200 slot games, 60+ table game options, and a race/sportsbook which is a favorite among bettors.

Pool at South Point Las vegas
Courtesy of South Point

9. Green Valley Ranch – 143,890 Square Feet

An off-Strip casino with a luxurious vibe, GVR offers one of the biggest casino floors in Vegas complete with the full selection of games you would expect. Even better, they are located in the Boulder reporting area which has the loosest slots in Vegas according to data from the Gaming Control Board.

Exterior of Green Valley Ranch with palm trees in the foreground

8. Mandalay Bay – 147,992 Square Feet

Marking the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, Mandalay Bay opened in 1999 and has 3,209 rooms in addition to its sprawling gaming floor. After playing the slots, grab a drink at the Minus5 Ice Lounge which is constructed completely of ice.

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas
Photo Courtesy of MGM Resorts

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6b. Fontainebleau – 150,000 Square Feet

In a tie with Aria, Fontainebleau opened in December of 2023 as one of the biggest resorts in town. In addition to a sprawling gaming floor, Fontainebleau also boasts an 8-acre rooftop pool deck, 3,644 guestrooms, and 27 food and beverage outlets.

Fontainebleau's blue hotel tower with a sign hanging on it that says "FB" in lowercase letters.

6a. Aria – 150,000 Square Feet

A newer addition to the Strip, Aria opened in 2009 and offers players 1,940 slot games in addition to 145 table games.

Aria's pool with the hotel tower in the background
© Al Powers, – Courtesy of MGM Resorts

5. Santa Fe Station – 151,001 Square Feet

Edging out Aria by a single square foot, Santa Fe Station is the 5th biggest casino in Vegas. Although located a ways from tourist centers, the resort is home to over 2,400 slot and video poker machines and 39 gaming tables.

Casino Floor at Santa Fe Station

4. Bellagio – 156,000 Square Feet

The crown jewel of the MGM Resorts portfolio opened to the public in 1998 and cost $1.6 billion to construct. After attacking the 4th biggest casino in Las Vegas I suggest checking out Bellagio’s free attractions. Both the conservatory and Fountains of Bellagio are sure to impress.

Fountains of Bellagio at Dusk

3. MGM Grand – 161,880 Square Feet

Initially opening as a Wizard of Oz-themed property in 1993, MGM Grand is a behemoth. Although the theming has been stripped away over the years, the casino is still one of the biggest in Vegas.

MGM Grand Exterior

2. Sunset Station – 163,951 Square Feet

As the second biggest casino in Vegas by square footage, Sunset Station has over 2,100 machines and a full assortment of table games. Due to Sunset’s location away from tourist centers, table minimums tend to be $5 – a strong value proposition for those looking to stretch their dollar.

Casino at Sunset Station
Sunset Station’s Casino is also gorgeous – ©kitleong/123RF.COM

1. Wynn/Encore – 191,424 Square Feet

The biggest casino in Vegas is also one of the most luxurious. The combined gaming floors of Encore and Wynn are made up of over 1,800 slot games and 180 table games. After trying your luck, grab a cocktail at Bar Parasol and check out Wynn’s Lake of Dreams, a free show.

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas

Biggest Casinos in Downtown Las Vegas

2. Golden Nugget – 48,367 Square Feet

Although nowhere near being among the biggest in all of Las Vegas, I’d be remiss to forget about downtown. The second-biggest casino on Fremont Street is Golden Nugget, boasting just shy of 50,000 square feet of gaming space.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Exterior

1. Circa – 100,152 Square Feet

The newest resort on Fremont Street also boasts the biggest casino, which uniquely spans 2 floors. While most casinos in Las Vegas are indistinguishable from one another, Circa’s is a can’t-miss attraction. Both Circa’s 3-story sportsbook and the refurbished Vegas Vickie sign should be on your “must-see” list.

Circa Las Vegas

Like I always tell myself, size doesn’t matter – After all, gambling is fun regardless of how big the room is. Enjoy your time in town and win big!

Related: What are the biggest hotels in Vegas? How about the most expensive hotel in Las Vegas? I have answers.

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Thursday 23rd of July 2020

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