New visitors to Las Vegas sometimes assume that the only good hotels and casinos are the ones on The Strip, thereby missing out on everything else, e.g. downtown Las Vegas and all the establishments located near, but not on, The Strip. Also, quiet a few hotels and resorts has sprung up rather far away from The Strip and Downtown during the last few years, such as the M Resort Spa Casino (at the Southernmost edge of the Las Vegas Valley), Aliante Station (in Northwest Vegas), Red Rock Casino, Resport and Spa (in Summerlin), Green Valley Ranch (in Henderson) and Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort (between Henderson and Boulder). However, in this article we will focus on the establishment that are to be found off, but near, The Strip.
Off strip (near strip) hotels and casinos
If you’re looking for hotels and casinos off strip that are still within easy access of the The Strip, you have a lot of different establishment to chose among. Here are just a few examples of popular hotels and casinos found off strip:
- Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
- Palms Casino Resort
- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
- Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
- The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located on 3700 W Flamingo Road, in Paradise, Nevada. Rio is famous for being the first all suite resort in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It is named after Rio de Janeiro and inspired by Brazilian culture, and boosts 120,000 sq ft of gambling space.
The Rio has over 2,500 suits, ranging in size from 600 sq ft to 13,000 sq ft. Several private villas are available for high-rollers.
The Rio All Suit Hotel and Casino is owned by Caesars Entertainment, just like Harrah’s Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, and O’Sheas Casino. Caesars Entertainment is also the owner of the World Serie of Poker (WSOP) brand, and the World Series of Poker has taken place at The Rio every years since 2005.
Since The Rio All Suit Hotel and Casino is home to the World Series of Poker, it is also a great place to visit for anyone who wish to play in reasonably priced WSOP satellites and land a spot at one of the WSOP tables.
Palms Casino Resort
Palms Casino Resort is situated on 4321 Flamingo Road in Paradise, Nevada. It is home to over 700 rooms and suits and sports a 95,000 sq ft casino. Examples of other amenities is the recording studio and the 2,500-seat concert theater. The Two Story Sky Villa on the top floor of the Fantasy Tower is one of the most expensive hotel suits in the world.
Palms Casino Resort chiefly targets the 21-39 year demographic and is styled in a neo-retry fashion. The Fantasy Tower is renowned for its night life, including the celebrated Moon Nightclub and Rain Nightclub.
Palms Casino Resort has 95,000 sq ft of gambling space, with slots, table games and a race & sports book. Palm’s poker room has eight poker tables and offers the following games:
- Limit Hold’em 2/4 and 3/6
- No Limit Hold’em 1&3 blinds, 2&5 blinds
- 2-5-10 No Limit Hold’em every Friday & Saturday
- 1/ 2 PLO
- 1/2 and 5/10 BIG O
- 4/8 Omaha High
- 4/8 Mixed Game
You can for instance enjoy $2-$4 and $4-$8 Limit Texas Hold’em with a half kill in this poker room, as well as $1 & $3 blind no-limit games with a $100-$500 buy-in and $2 & $5 blind no-limit games with a $200-$1000 buy-in. The $4-$8 Omaha High and $4-$8 Mixed Game tables are also known to be popular.