Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Most know Bellagio for its public spaces—those fountains performing nightly, the Conservatory with its revolving, over-the-top floral displays (don’t miss the Chinese New Year exhibit), and its Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts (on now, a terrific Faberge egg exhibit, including “Fauxberge” pieces that fooled the experts for years). The big draw here, though, is the poker, particularly in “Bobby’s Room,” which, at a $20,000 minimum buy-in, is the highest limit poker room in the world. It’s named for Bobby Baldwin, the 1978 World Series of Poker Champion – who’s also the President and CEO of CityCenter. On any given day, if you’re lucky enough to get into the high-stakes room, you’ll see some of the world’s most notable players. Hyde Bellagio has the best table for viewing both people and the fountains simultaneously, though to do it right, you’ll need to spend a cool $250K for the bottle service that includes a 30 liter bottle of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Champagne (for your entourage) and the ability to choose the fountains’ playlist after they’ve normally stopped for the evening.