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The Caribbean castaway-themed Treasure Island went through a rebranding, becoming a more modern “TI,” but the party scene remains largely the same. A beachy pool deck has a 25-person hot tub and frozen drinks; a new Señor Frog's; that ever-sexier open-air pirate battle that takes place in Siren’s Cove; and Mystère, the longest-running permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. The casino is huge, and craps players can find weekday games for $5; slots start at a nickel and go to $100 a spin. There’s variety among table games—making the MGM policy of free drinks around the casino floor an even better value for gamers who don’t want to spend much.
The Buzz: TI is for those who don’t disapprove of dancing on tables, toting massive frozen drinks, and other only-in-Vegas antics. It’s also a budget-friendly option for shoppers: a pedestrian bridge takes you right to Fashion Show mall (stop at the concierge desk in the mall to get a book of visitor discounts ).