The Las Vegas Strip has grown tremendously over the past few decades to become one of the top tourist destinations for adults all over the world. Many casino hotels have made a strong effort to build new resorts that cater to people from different countries along with those within the United States, whether it be pools, restaurants, shows or other attractions. However, no matter what they do, none of them compare to Old Vegas, located downtown and spearheaded by the popular Fremont Street Experience.
Following are the Top 3 casinos to visit when making a trip to downtown Vegas…
The most recognizable casino on Fremont Street, the Golden Nugget is the best place to stay and play if money is no object. Most of the hotels downtown are known to be inexpensive while the Nugget is on the higher-end of the spectrum. Featuring the Shark Tank pool and several top-notch restaurants from the Landry’s chain (which now owns it), the casino once run by Steve Sportsbook is also home to the world’s largest gold nugget, currently on display in the lobby.
Formerly known as Binion’s Horseshoe and named after founder Benny Binion, Binion’s Gambling Hall and Hotel features $1 million in cash on display that visitors can take their picture with. The World Series of Poker was originally hosted at Binion’s starting in 1970 before the event got so big that it needed a new locale near The Strip. Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse is also a must-stop destination for those who enjoy great food at a reasonable price and an outstanding view from the 24th floor.
On the east end of Fremont Street, The D replaced Fitzgeralds in 2012 and instantly became a hot spot for both tourists and locals alike. Named after owner Derek Stevens and his hometown of Detroit, The D’s casino features one of the last operational Sigma Derby horse racing games in Vegas along with Nevada’s longest bar appropriately named LONGBAR. Stevens has also hosted fighting events such as Muay Thai and boxing just outside The D, making it one of the most fun places downtown.