Las Vegas's Most Popular Casinos
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Smash together favorite New York attractions, and you get this condensed version, welcoming you with a 150-foot model of the Statue of Liberty (so convincing that the US Postal Service accidentally printed its image on the Forever stamp). The draws are affordable room rates, entertainment like Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, the roller coaster that whizzes through the “skyline,” and dining at New York import Gallagher’s Steakhouse. Central Park is the inspiration for the 84,000-square-foot gaming area’s paths and trees. Its ESPN Zone has arcade-style games, and most games in the casino (smaller and more manageable than many on the Strip) hover around a $10 minimum.
The Buzz: You must be a guest of one of the MGM Resorts to play the famous Shadow Creek golf course (greens fees, $500); staying at New York-New York is one way to get in without breaking the bank.