Ranking Las Vegas Casinos

Smiling King Bear - Inside the Wynn Casino

Which casino is best?  That depends on what you want.

Below is a list of casinos that are grouped together by price.  Which is best?  That’s up to you.  Some have different price points and offer different things.

Each offers a different experience and whether the value is there is up to you.  Some are luxurious and beautiful but too far away from the main drag so you’ll be isolated.  Others are cheaper but might not have the club you’re looking for if partying is your thing.

The list is ranked from highest median price to lowest.  Prices include Friday night, Saturday night, resort fees, and taxes.  No parking.

Tier 1:  The Top

These are the highest priced casino resorts on the Last Vegas Strip.  They’re beautiful, probably some of the nicest and most ornate hotels you’ll see in the US that’s not on a beach.  With that comes a high cost to everything from parking fees to restaurant prices to bottles of water in the gift shop.  Be prepared for the most expensive – and best – of everything.

Casino Location Weekend Cost
Encore North Strip $1,370
Wynn North Strip $1,324
Cosmopolitan Center Strip $1,297
Palazzo North-Center Strip $1,200
NoMad at Park MGM Center Strip $1,200
Bellagio Center Strip $1,152
Venetian North-Center Strip $1,125
Nobu at Caesars Center Strip $1,122


Tier 2: The Heavy Hitters

These are the next group on the list where you can save just a little but still be surrounded by beauty.  These are places you could photograph for hours and not be disappointed. Vdara is connected to Aria and shares the casino/restaurants/shows/etc.

Casino Location Weekend Cost
Fontainbleau North Strip $1,009
Aria Center Strip $984
Caesars Palace Center Strip $918
Vdara Center Strip $850


Tier 3: Nice Starter Properties

If you’re a first-timer in Vegas, this is a good group to start with.  The casinos and rooms are nice and they have amenities like restaurants, nice pool areas, shows, and large casinos.

Casino Location Weekend Cost
Delano South Strip $778
MGM Grand South Strip $757
Resorts World North Strip $751
Palms Off Strip $739
Park MGM Center-South Strip $732
The Signature Center-South Strip $723
The Cromwell Center Strip $692
New York New York Center-South Strip $683
Mandalay Bay South Strip $671
Virgin Off Strip $610
Paris Center Strip $578
Treasure Island Center Strip $557
Planet Hollywood Center Strip $553


Tier 4: Fun Bags

This group won’t win awards for being posh, but they more than hold their own when compared to off-strip properties and are well worth the money.  All are major casino properties and have fun personalities to boot.  These are good options for first-timers looking to budget.  Except Circus Circus.  Don’t stay there.

Casino Location Weekend Cost
Westgate Off Strip $515
Flamingo Center Strip $485
Horseshoe Center Strip $485
Sahara North Strip $595
The Linq Center Strip $478
Luxor South Strip $469
Harrah’s Center Strip $442
Rio Off Strip $440
The Strat North Strip $428
Excalibur South Strip $422
Circus Circus North Strip $292