When the word locals casino was mentioned years ago, the first picture that would enter the mind was of a dumpy, smoke filled , foul smelling place you wouldn’t be caught dead in. Those days are long gone for the most part. The local casino these days is just as nice if not nicer than most you may visit on the Las Vegas Strip. One local casino, Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, was even featured in the movie 21.
The following is a list of the 5 best local casinos in Las Vegas.
The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Red Rock is located at the entrance to Red Rock National Park. Look to your West at the breathtaking scenery of the sunlit Red Rock Mountains during the day and at night look to the East at the thousands of lights of the city and the famed Las Vegas Strip. Inside the casino floor has everything the casinos down the hill have, including a posh poker room and sports book, fine dining from sushi (Hachi) to steak (T Bones Chophouse), and a pool area that blows away the competition. If you live to party there is Cherry Nightclub and the pool has a club during the summer. For poker players Red Rock was featured as the best local poker tournament read here.
Green Valley Ranch Resort. Green Valley was the first real upscale local casino that was created as a destination resort. Green Valley includes 8 restauraunts ranging from The Oyster Bar to the Feast Buffet. Green Valley is also located in The District, an outdoor shopping experience with more dining and bars within walking distance. You may have seen Green Valley on the show American Casino on Discovery Channel .
M Resort.The newest entry into the local casino market, The M stands alone just off Las Vegas Boulevard. The beautiful casino sets a new standard for the local market. Far off the beaten path, a visit here is well worth the effort. The M has 7 dining choices from casual (Yardhouse) to elegant (Sudio B) and 6 bars located throughout the property. The pool is spectacular, the views of the mountains and the Las Vegas Strip down to the North make this a very special casino.
Silverton Casino Lodge. Located close to the Las Vegas Strip and the airport. The Silverton is home to The Shady Lady Bar owned by Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame. Also home to an enormous aquarium complete with the occaisional mermaid and a Bass Pro Shop. The theme is upscale country wetern and attracts a high end crowd.
Cannery East. Located on the East side of town the Cannery East presents a unique experience for the tourist and the local alike. From the One Six lounge that overlooks the Las Vegas skyline and surrounding mountains to dining options such as Carve (Prime Rib) and Cannery Row Buffet. The trip out of your way will be an experience you won’t forget.
It doesn’t matter if you are a local or visiting from out of town. Las Vegas has more to experience than just the Las Vegas Strip. Travel to the suburbs and learn there is whole other world just off Las Vegas Boulevard.