Las Vegas's Most Popular Casinos
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No. 5 Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Most know Bellagio for its public spaces—those fountains performing nightly to a choreographed music and light show, or the Conservatory with its revolving, over-the-top floral displays. Bellagio has become the luxury standard that transcends most age brackets, and for that it has its perpetually upgraded rooms to thank; the 2,568 rooms of its main tower got a $70 million redesign in 2011. But gamblers know Bellagio for poker, particularly at “the Big Game,” a mixed game that attracts some of the best poker players in the world. There are also daily tournaments in much lower price ranges.
The Buzz: Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge are both new and hopping. And by the end of 2012, its (still rather new) Spa Tower will get a $40 million nip-and-tuck, including its Chairman and Presidential suites.