Bellagio

bellagioBellagio is a hotel and casino located on the famous Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The address is 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S., where Bellagio was built on the site of the demolished Dunes Hotel in 1996-1998. Bellagio is owned by MGM Resorts International.

Bellagio’s theme is the town of Bellagio near Lago di Como in Italy, and the hotel and casino are known for their elegance. As an homage to Lago di Como, Bellagio in Las Vegas features an 8-acre lake between The Strip and the building.

Bellagio is the brainchild of Steve Wynn and was constructed by his company, Mirage Resorts Inc. The building is designed by DeRuyter Butler and Atlantia Design. The main (original) tower is 508 ft tall with 36 floors. The Spa Tower, located south of the main tower, is 392 ft tall with 33 floors. In December 2011, a $70 million upgrade of all rooms in the main tower the was completed.

Bellagio is featured in many movies, including the 2001 remake of Ocean’s Eleven.

Poker room

The poker room at Bellagio is famous for attracting professional poker players. It is even referred to as “The Office” by some of its celebrated guests since it is where they get their work done. Bellagio is also home to poker tournaments, including large international ones such as World Poker Tour (WPT) Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Featured cash games in Bellagio’s poker room

NO LIMIT HOLD’EM

1-3, 2-5, 5-10, 10-20 blinds and Higher

LIMIT HOLD’EM

4-8, 10-20, 20-40, 40-80, 80-160 and Higher

POT LIMIT OMAHA

1-3, 2-5, 5-10, 10-20, and Higher

7 CARD STUD

20-40, 40-80, and Higher

MIXED GAMES

4-8, 30-60, 40-80, and Higher

Bobby’s Room

Even though the main poker room at Bellagio has high table limits, there is also a special high stakes room named Bobby’s Room (after Bobby Baldwin) where high rollers can enjoy more privacy. Bobby’s Room is where the famous Big Game takes place.

The minimum buy-in is $20,000. The room contains two poker tables, four television monitors and DMX overhead music. The wall is adorned with a LeRoy Neiman painting depicting Bobby Baldwin, Doyle Brunson, Lyle Berman, Chau Giang, and other high rollers.

Table games

Bellagio Casino has a nice selection of table games. Blackjack, Baccarat and American Roulette are of course present, together with Craps, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker and traditional Pai Gow (played with dominoes). These are just a few examples of table games available at the Bellagio Casino.

Conservatory and botanical gardens

The Bellagio boosts a long row of high-quality attractions in addition to its casino, including a conservatory, botanical gardens and an art museum.

The conservatory and botanical gardens change throughout the year and features five seasonal themes: Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The Chinese New Year theme is in place from January to mid-March, relying heavily on orchids and bromeliads and showing off the Chinese zodiac animal of the new year. The Spring display normally comes with a butterfly house and tropical flowers. During Memorial Day in late May, the All-American Summer display is unveiled. It includes U.S. symbols such as the Liberty Bell and the U.S. flag. The color scheme is normally red, white and blue. The fall display is introduced in late September and lasts until the Thanksgiving weekend. This display includes, among other things, big pumpkins and many varieties of chrysanthemum. The winter display has a Christmas Tree, various types of poinsettia and lots of other plants associated with the winter holidays.