In 1998, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino opened on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, where the Dunes Hotel and Casino stood for almost 40 years. Today, it is one of the most popular casinos and also a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas. If you are a movie buff, there is a chance that you’ll recognize this hotel-casino from the numerous movies it was featured in. The Bellagio was featured in popular motion pictures like the Ocean’s Eleven and 2012, which only added to its popularity. Besides the awe-inspiring dancing fountains, the Bellagio Las Vegas is home to a 3015-room hotel, a spa, a casino, a conservatory and botanical garden, and a gallery of fine arts.
The Bellagio has one of the best and the most elegant casinos of the world. The rooms are spacious and the interiors are tastefully decorated to indulge the visitors in luxury. After all, the Bellagio is one of the most expensive hotels in Las Vegas.
About the casino
Bellagio’s award-winning casino is undoubtedly one of the best in Las Vegas. Even if you are just a tourist visiting there, the grandeur of the casino will make you fall in love with gambling and the thrill that it has to offer. The casino at Bellagio is spread over an area of 116,000 sq ft and is open 24/7. While the casino has a good collection of table games and slots, it is best known for its poker rooms, which are frequented by high stake gamblers, including a few from the world of professional poker.
Gambling at the Bellagio
When it comes to the variety of casino games, the Bellagio does not disappoint you. The casino has around 200 table games and over 2000 slot and video poker machines. To top it all, the Bellagio casino is also home to a sports and racebook that offer off-track betting.
Table games – Table games offered by Bellagio casino include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, Pai Gow tiles and Wheel of Fortune. Other card games like Pai Gow poker, 3-card poker, Caribbean stud poker and Let It Ride are also played at the casino. In all, the casino has more than 75 blackjack tables, with a minimum bet of $5 and maximum bet of $10,000. Blackjack games you can play here include double deck, 6 deck and 6 deck with continuous shuffle.
The Bellagio casino also has some of the best roulette tables in Vegas. In fact, it is one of the few offering the single zero or European roulette which has a lower house edge. Minimum bets at the roulette tables usually begin at $100 and can go up to $20,000. The casino also has around 21 baccarat tables, where the stakes can go as high as $200,000.
Slots and video poker – Bellagio casino has over 2300 slot machines you can try your luck at. There are the standard reel, the video-reel and video poker machines with progressive payouts and jackpots that can go as high as a few millions. If you can afford a bigger bankroll, try to participate in any slots tournaments and you could win between $100,000 and more than $2 million. Master Millions, A Win For The Ages, Big Money Challenge and Pigskin Payout are some of the slots tournaments at the Bellagio. In addition to these, you could also take part in the special slots events that the casino hosts from time to time.
The denominations you can bet on the slot, video poker, video reel and keno machines here ranges from 1c to $1000. In all, there are more than 600 dollar and quarter dollar slots each, more than a hundred penny slots, around 15 hundred dollar slots and a few five hundred dollar slots too. Bellagio features slot machine games by several gaming providers like IGT, Bally technologies, and more. Popular themed slots of the casino include Ghostbusters, The Dark Knight, Betty Boop’s Love Meter, Double Da Vinci Diamonds and Voodoo Vixens.
The Bellagio sports and racebook is where you will find all the sporting and betting action. The racebook is spread over an area of 5,600 sq ft and is equipped with the best and the latest monitors that screen the action for you. It also has 99 individual monitors where bettors can track their bets, 13 large screen monitors to watch the sporting and racing events and 38 strategically placed flat monitors. The racebook can feature up to 25 events in a day and offers 7 different bets including parlay, half-parlay, teaser, super teaser and money line bets.
Bellagio poker room
The best and the hottest poker action is usually at the poker rooms in the Bellagio. For one, the casino houses the popular Bobby’s Room, which is where the best high-stakes poker games take place in Vegas. There are 40 poker tables where one can enjoy both limit and no limit Texas hold-em. The lower table limits in the regular play area include the $2/5 and $5/10 for NLH and $4/8 and $8/16 for limit hold-em. If you can spare a few hundreds or even a thousand, and are good at poker, try out the NLH tournaments that the casino hosts every week, usually on Sundays.
But if you have a big bankroll, say around a hundred thousand dollars or so, you could join poker pros like Eli Elezra, Jennifer Harman, and Daniel Negreanu for the regular $4000/$8000 high stakes games in Bobby’s Room. The room is the hot-spot for the major poker action in Vegas and has complimentary beverage service, round the clock table-side dining, 11 plasma screens and 8 television monitors.
Bellagio is also one of the few casinos that hosts events of the World Poker Tour in Vegas.
Bellagio M Life
The Bellagio also rewards its loyal customers through its M Life program. For every single dollar you spend at the casino, the hotel and other facilities at the Bellagio, you could earn Tier credits, which in turn could be used to get discounts on dining, entertainment and accommodation at the hotel.