Ever play at a small-scale casino outside Vegas? Than chances are you’re used to $5 Blackjack. And if you play online, you’re used to being able to place $1 bets at the Roulette tables. Or play Baccarat for free. There are loads of places to play with tiny bankrolls (or in the case of online, no bankroll at all).
If you’ve ever been to Vegas or any resort casino hotel, you’re probably familiar with games with higher limits. We’re talking about $25 or $50 table games. Those, too, are available online.
But did you know that there’s a world beyond all this? A world where $50-a-hand Blackjack is what commoners play? We’re talking, of course, about high roller casinos. Here’s our guide to where to gamble, eat, sleep, and play in Vegas if you want a true high roller experience.
Where to gamble: Club Privé at Bellagio
As far as casino floor space goes, the room is unassuming at just 2,600 square feet. Most houses in Vegas are bigger than this, but trust us. You’ll have tons of breathing space in this high roller room because it’s not exactly packed. To enter Club Privé, you’ll need a minimum of about $300,000. Again, that’s the price of a lot of Las Vegas houses. If you’re looking to get a peak behind the curtain, don’t get too excited. The room isn’t kept open. In fact, it’s only open when high rollers request it.
Where to dine: Joel Robuchon Restaurant
You won’t find a better restaurant in Las Vegas than Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand. Strike that. You won’t find a better restaurant in Nevada. Strike that again. This has to be the best spot in America. Maybe the world. If you really want the high roller experience, opt for the 18-course meal with 6 wine pairing. Also, we recommend an American Express Black Card for this occasion because the prices make the most high-end steakhouse look like Burger King (there’s nothing wrong with a Whopper, but you get the deal).
Where to stay: The Kingpin Suite at The Palms
When you think of a bowling alley, you don’t really think of high rollers. Not with the stinky shoes, cheap nachos, and uncomfortable chairs. But when you toss that bowling alley into a hotel room, everything changes. Yup, The Kingpin Suite at The Palms has a bowling alley right in the room. That’s on top of the pool table, bar, and entertainment system.
Where to play: The High Roller
OK, so everything we mentioned so far requires a ton of cash. But you can brag about having the High Roller experience even if you don’t gamble and aren’t made of millions. The High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel and tickets are just $24.95 during the day. With breathtaking views of Vegas, it’s well worth the visit and you’ll definitely feel like you’re on top of the world.