Best casinos in Las Vegas (part 1)

Between the glam, the glitz, the endless buffets and those seas of megahotels, slot machines in Las Vegas quickly can blend together. However, not all Las Vegas resort destinations are created equal. Some properties shine in the food and beverage department, while others excel with casino offerings. Some are great for nongamblers, while others have great spas.

Here are some of our most favorite casino hotels where guests can roll the dice, parties like Rhianna or Ed Sheeran, eat like royalty, and take in some unforgettable views:

1. Best casino for sports betting: Caesars Palace

Address: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas, NV 89109;

Tel: +1 (866) 227-5938

The sportsbook, which part of the casino where you bet on sports, inside Caesars Palace is a sports fan’s paradise that draws large crowds and offers a tailgating-style experience during great games to the 15,580-square-foot corner of the floor.

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Its pride and joy: a 138-foot LED video wall comprising twelve 50-inch plasma screens, six oversized 12-by-15-foot screens, and 20-by-50-foot LED board with up-to-the-minute wagering lines on all the games.

The configuration gives Caesars Palace’s oddsmakers the choice to carry dozens of sporting events at any given time. In 2017, renovations added a bar and 140 comfy chairs, and with a new app, players can order food off a menu and also have everything delivered to their seats.

2. Best casino for slots: ARIA

Address: ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd., S., Las Vegas, NV 89158;

Tel: +1 (866) 359-7757

ARIA does not only boast one of the Las Vegas Strip’s largest slot-machine floors; it also provides one of the most exclusive slot rooms anywhere in Nevada.

That high-limit room, dubbed SPIN, was designed by New York-based architect Peter Marino. It offers some machines which cost up to $5,000 per pull. It also has a separate area for guests to exchange slot tickets for dollars, a full-service dining area, private bathrooms, as well as a staff of butlers to cater to every guest’s needs.

The resort is home to about 2,000 slots, including current-day favorites like Anchorman, Wheel of Fortune 3-D, The Walking Dead II, and The Simpsons. The casino of ARIA hosts a slot tournament several times each year.