Can You Name All of These Las Vegas Casinos?

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Maria Trimarchi

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Can you identify this iconic casino?

The Flamingo Las Vegas, formerly known as The Fabulous Flamingo, opened its doors in December 1946. It was the third resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip, and the only one to have a wildlife habitat for flamingos.

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Know the name of this famous Vegas casino?

Caesars Palace hotel and casino, which sits on the west side of the Vegas Strip, opened in 1966. In addition to its casino, Caesars also has a stadium-sized performance venue called The Colosseum, originally constructed for Celine Dion for her Vegas shows.

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Which Vegas casino is this?

When the Tropicana opened in April 1957, it was the 12th resort to open on the Vegas Strip. Due to mismanagement (and mob management) over the decades, the Tropicana never did as well as it could have. During the October 2017 mass shooting on the Vegas Strip, the Tropicana hotel-casino became a shelter for those running from gunfire.

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Can you name this gambling mecca?

In front of this hotel-casino, which is owned by MGM Resorts, is a replica of the Statue of Liberty. New York-New York isn't as old as some of the other casinos on the strip -- it opened in 1997. Today it's the permanent home of "Zumanity," the third show from Cirque du Soleil.

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Try your luck at identifying this casino.

Lucky Dragon Las Vegas is a boutique-style casino-hotel located near, but not on, the Strip (it's close though -- at West Sahara Avenue, around the corner from the Stratosphere). Lucky Dragon aims to give its customers an authentic Asian gaming experience, offering games such as baccarat and Pai Gow.

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Can you name this slot machine paradise?

When it was first built, the MGM Grand casino -- related to the Hollywood studio, MGM -- had a "Wizard of Oz" theme. Today, with more than 2,300 gaming machines over 170,000 square feet, the MGM Grand has the largest casino in Las Vegas.

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Select the correct name of this Vegas casino.

The Sands Hotel and Casino was part of the Las Vegas scene from 1952 to 1996. It was the seventh casino-resort that opened on the Strip, and was the Vegas "home" of the Rat Pack, who often performed in the Copa Room. The resort was demolished in 1996, and today on its location stands The Venetian hotel-casino.

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Can you name this Strip standard?

Before it was The Stardust, the hotel on the Stardust site was the Royal Nevada, which opened in 1955 but was taken over by The Stardust Resort and Casino in 1958. As The Stardust, the casino was popular among the Rat Pack, and Siegfried and Roy, as well as Wayne Newton, had entertainment contracts there. In March 2007, The Stardust was demolished.

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What's the name of this classic casino?

This hotel-casino opened its doors in 1999, and is themed to give you a taste of life in Venice, Italy. You'll find the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, on the site of the old Sands Hotel and Casino made popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Remember what this Vegas original is called?

Circus Circus opened in 1968, and is a triple-threat: a casino, hotel and theme park. Under its pink-and-white big top, the largest permanent big top in the world, it's packed full of family-friendly things to do and places to eat -- and live circus acts.

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Can you name this modern Las Vegas casino?

Aria is the tallest -- and largest -- building at CityCenter. It's also built with advanced technologies, and is the largest hotel in the world to earn LEED Gold certification for its energy efficient design. The resort opened in December 2009, on the former site of the Boardwalk hotel-casino.

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Know the game of this gamer's paradise?

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, or "The Cosmo" for simplicity, opened in December 2010, on what used to be the parking lot for the Jockey Club, across The Strip from Planet Hollywood. With 100,000-square-feet of casino floor, it's not the largest on The Strip, but at The Cosmo, it's about the experience.

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Can you name this modern Las Vegas casino?

For 59 years, this casino was known as the Sahara, until it was shuttered in May 2011. In February 2013, though, groundbreaking began for the SLS Las Vegas -- which stands for "style, luxury, and service" and the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opened its doors in August 2014.

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What's the name of this casino?

On the Strip, this landmark casino hotel is 5 miles from downtown Las Vegas, on acreage that was first occupied by the Three Coins Motel, in 1963. In 1967, it became the Bonanza Hotel and Casino, before the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino opened there. But in 1980, a devastating fire at the MGM Grand killed 87 people at the resort -- and in 1986, the property was sold and became Bally's Las Vegas.

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Can you name this icon of the Vegas Strip?

The Excalibur Hotel and Casino, built in 1990 and owned by MGM Resorts since 2005, is a medieval-themed resort named after the sword of the legendary King Arthur. Don't miss the medieval joust dinner show that's part of the Tournament of Kings.

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What's the name of this Las Vegas institution?

Open since 1946, the Golden Nugget is one of the oldest casinos in Vegas. You won't find it on The Strip, though -- this hotel-casino is on Fremont Street, and the largest downtown casino. The Golden Nugget is also the home of "The Hand of Faith," world's largest golden nugget, which weighs roughly 61 pounds, 11 ounces.

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Remember what this casino is called?

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is actually two blocks off The Strip, which means it's closer to the campus of the University Nevada, Las Vegas than to the Stratosphere Tower. This rock 'n' roll-themed resort has, of course, a gaming floor and hotel rooms -- as well as a poker room, a music venue called The Joint, several restaurants, a handful of cocktail lounges, a spa, a Tahitian-style beach and swimming pool, and a retail shopping area.

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Name this desert gaming facility.

El Rancho Vegas was a hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard, and with 110 rooms, it was the largest hotel in Las Vegas and the first resort on The Strip when it opened in 1941. It had a Spanish-influenced exterior and a cowboy-themed interior, offered horseback riding, and had a swimming pool. When it opened, the casino had four table games (which included two blackjack tables, one craps table, and one roulette table) and 70 slot machines. In 1960, the property was destroyed by a fire -- billionaire Howard Hughes bought the land in 1970, but never rebuilt.

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Do you know what this Vegas gaming hall is called?

Before 1992, when it reopened with a new name and building facade, Casino Royale was known as the Nob Hill Casino. Located on The Strip, this casino and small hotel caters to the budget traveler and low rollers, and is known for its low table minimums for blackjack, craps and roulette. It was again renamed in 2013, as the Best Western Plus Casino Royale.

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Can you name this Strip standard?

Since opening in 1993, the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, or just "TI," has been a family-friendly, pirate-themed resort, with staged pirate battles every night. In 2003, though, it began loosening its focus, as a way to attract more adults rather than families.

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Can you name this Vegas icon?

Wynn Las Vegas, which sits on the site of the former and legendary Desert Inn, is the flagship property of Wynn Resorts, which also includes Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. When it opened in 2005, and for just two years more, the Wynn was the tallest hotel on The Strip -- no word on whether or not it wasn't just the first but also the only high-rise cleaned by an automatic window washing system.

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Name this Las Vegas casino.

The Slots-A-Fun Casino -- and it was just a casino, with no hotel rooms -- opened on the Las Vegas Strip in the early 1970s, adjacent to Circus Circus. It's one of the smallest casinos on The Strip, but has always been known as one of the places to find the lowest table-game betting minimums. In 2011, Slots-A-Fun began offering only slots and other machine games, such as poker and blackjack.

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Can you identify this Las Vegas hot spot?

The Linq originally opened in 1959, but back then was called the Flamingo Capri motel. Through the years it's also been called the Imperial Palace and The Quad. Today, the Linq skews young, and offers college-style fun and games -- including the 550-foot-tall Ferris wheel that takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution.

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What's this Las Vegas casino called?

The MIrage is a Polynesian-themed resort and casino was built on the site of the former Castaways Hotel and Casino on The Strip. Guests at the Mirage enjoy views of the now-iconic artificial volcano, which "erupts" every Friday and Saturday night.

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Know the name of this famous Vegas casino?

When it opened in 1990, The Rio was a locals' casino -- hotel accommodations, plus a gaming floor expansion, wouldn't happen until 1993. The Brazilian-inspired Rio Las Vegas today is known for its rooftop Voodoo Lounge, as well as its long-running shows such as Chippendales and Penn & Teller.

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What's the name of this classic casino?

Previously known as the Last Frontier, and then just The Frontier, The New Frontier operated continuously from its opening in October 1942 until July 2007 when it was shuttered. The casino was imploded in November 2007. There were plans for purchase and revitalization, but they fell through -- and it wasn't until December 2017 that Wynn Resorts agreed to purchase the property.

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Select the correct name of this Vegas casino.

Today's Gold Spike, connected to the three-floor Oasis at the Gold Spike hotel, was acquired by the Downtown Project in 2013, and revived as part of the $350 million initiative to revitalize and transform the downtown Las Vegas area. And this bar and restaurant is without a casino.

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Can you identify this iconic casino?

When it opened in April 1950, the Desert Inn was the fifth hotel-casino to open on The Strip. It was also the first hotel to install a water fountain at its entrance, a feature called "Dancing Waters." After 50 years, the D.I. was closed in August 2000. Today, the Wynn and Encore resorts occupy the site where the Desert Inn once was.

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Can you name this mega-sized gambling resort?

The ancient Egyptian-themed Luxor Las Vegas hotel and casino opened in 1993 at the southern end of The Strip. Its front entrance is a 10-story Sphinx sculpture. But its most recognizable feature could be the 30-story glass and steel pyramid (with its beam of light), built to be three-quarters of the size of its model, the Great Pyramid of Giza. A life-sized replica of the great Temple of Ramesses II was added later, as a gateway to the hotel.

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Can you name this mega-sized gambling resort?

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is built on the site of one of the first casinos to open on The Strip: The Hacienda Hotel and Casino. The Hacienda, which opened in 1956, was demolished in 1996 to make room for megaresort Mandalay Bay, which opened in 1999. Mandalay Bay is known for its gambling and its luxury hotel, as well as for its enormous shark reef aquarium.

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Can you name this casino from just one image?

The Palms Casino Resort opened in November 2001, off The Strip on Flamingo Road near the VooDoo zipline. In 2010, the Palms found itself in financial trouble -- and in 2016, Station Casinos agreed to purchase it.

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Try your luck at identifying this casino.

First to occupy this spot on The Strip was Tally-Ho, an English Tudor-themed hotel without a casino. Just a year later, it was reopened as the King's Crown Tally Ho -- but plans to open a casino never fully materialized. In 1966, under new ownership, it was reopened as the Arabian Nights-themed Aladdin -- the very same hotel-casino where Elvis and Priscilla Presley married in 1967. In 2003, the resort was sold due to bankruptcy, and in 2007 was reopened as Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.

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Can you identify this Las Vegas hot spot?

The D Las Vegas, which opened in 2012, used to be a forgotten downtown hotel called Fitzgeralds -- and before that, the Sundance Hotel. It sits at the east entrance of Fremont Street, within walking distance to other Fremont Street casinos as well as Vegas Vic, the Famous Neon Cowboy and the Fremont Street Experience. In 2013, The D became the first casino, in Vegas and in the world, to accept bitcoin.

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Roll the dice and select the correct name for this casino.

The Sahara was just the sixth casino on The Strip when it opened on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard in 1952. During its time, the Sahara, which was Moroccan-themed, hosted many famous performers, including Judy Garland, Johnny Carson, and the Beatles, as well as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford of the "Rat Pack." The living legend closed its doors in May 2011, after 59 years.

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Can you name this gambling mecca?

More than 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers cover 2,000 square feet of lobby ceiling at the Bellagio resort on The Strip. It's also home of the large dancing water fountains, the Fountains of Bellagio. The Bellagio is built on the site of the former -- and iconic -- Dunes hotel and casino, which was demolished in October 1993.

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Can you name this icon of the Vegas Strip?

Originally known as the "Grand Victoria," the Monte Carlo is modeled after the famous Place du Casino in Monaco, and opened on The Strip in June 1996. In 2016, owner MGM Resorts announced the Monte Carlo would be rebranded as Park MGM, with a boutique hotel, called the NoMad Hotel, on the top floors.

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Name this desert gaming facility.

Located near the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the Klondike Hotel and Casino was the southernmost hotel on The Strip when it opened in 1962 until it closed in 2006. When it opened, the Klondike Hotel and Casino was a Tiki-themed cocktail lounge and motel called the Kona Kai Motel. In 1975, it was renamed, the Klondike Inn -- but it didn't become the Klondike Hotel and Casino until 1982 when a casino was added to the property.

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Can you name this Vegas Strip icon?

The Westward Ho casino, which opened in the early 1960s, sat between Circus Circus and the Stardust, with a two-story Western-themed motel rooms behind it. In 1983, the Westward Ho installed 80-foot-tall gold-tone umbrella-shaped lights at the front of the property -- a lighting choice often copied by other casinos, including Bally's. A locally owned casino, its management suffered after the founder died unexpectedly in 1997. After years of problems, the hotel-casino closed in 2005.

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Can you name this slot machine paradise?

The Encore Las Vegas overlooks the north end of The Strip, and is a $2.3 billion part of a larger casino-resort complex that includes the Wynn Las Vegas -- in fact, the Encore tower is almost a mirror image of the Wynn tower, right down to the glass exteriors.

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Remember what this casino is called?

The Paris Las Vegas, which opened in 1999, is an upscale, French-themed megaresort-casino -- with a half-size, 530-foot-tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, a two-thirds replica of the Arc de Triomphe, and a 34-story replica of the 800-year-old Hotel de Ville as its hotel.

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Roll the dice and select the correct name for this casino.

The Palazzo is a luxury Italian Renaissance-themed resort-casino, and part of a bigger group that includes the adjoining Venetian Resort and Casino as well as the Sands Convention center. It opened in 2007, and is on the site of the former Tam O'Shanter, which was demolished in 2004.

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What's the name of this casino?

Located downtown, one block from the Fremont Street Experience, was the Lady Luck. It was small when it opened in 1964, but expanded to a full-size hotel-casino in 1972. The Lady Luck closed in 2006, and the building sat vacant until 2013, when it was reopened as the Downtown Grand.

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Remember what this Vegas original is called?

Where the Dunes was built in 1955, today stands the Bellagio -- and several other Vegas hotels and casinos. It was nicknamed "The Miracle in the Desert," and along with the Sands and the Desert Inn, was known as one of the Three Kings of Las Vegas.

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Name this Las Vegas casino.

The Fremont Hotel and Casino is part of the Fremont Street Experience, in downtown Vegas rather than on The Strip. The Fremont is among the four casinos that make up the "Four Corners" of Casino Center Boulevard and Fremont Street: The Fremont, the Four Queens, the Golden Nugget, and Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel.

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Do you know what this Vegas gaming hall is called?

"The Riv" as it was locally known, opened for business in 1955 -- and when it opened that August, it was the first high-rise resort to open on The Strip. The property was closed after it was purchased in 2015 by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and demolished to make room for the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion.

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Can you name this casino from just one image?

Benny Binion opened the Horseshoe Club in 1951. Also known as Binion's Horseshoe and most recently Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel, this hotel-casino wasn't on The Strip -- it was on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The hotel closed in 2009.

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What's the name of this Las Vegas institution?

The Cromwell has a history in Vegas. On this site in 1952, Empey's Desert Villa opened. In 1979, Empey's Desert Villa became Barbary Coast, which, in 2007 became Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon. In 2014, The Cromwell, a luxury boutique hotel with Parisian-inspired rooms, also offers what they call player-friendly games, like Single 0 Roulette and EZ Baccarat, in the casino.

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Know the game of this gamer's paradise?

The Silver Slipper casino opened on The Strip in 1950. Before Howard Hughes bought the casino for $5.4 million in 1968, the Silver Slipper was known as the first Vegas casino to be shut down on cheating charges. It was closed and demolished in 1988.

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Can you name this Vegas icon?

Work on a hotel to be called the Lady Luck began in 1953, but when it opened in 1956 it was called the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. It was located on Las Vegas Boulevard but on a far end of The Strip far from other casinos. Instead of enticing high rollers, the Hacienda was meant for families and budget travelers. The Hacienda was imploded on New Year's Eve in 1999, and today the Mandalay Bay resort is in its place.

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Can you name this Vegas Strip icon?

The Stratosphere hotel and casino are at the northernmost of the major resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard. The resort's Stratosphere Tower, at 1,149 feet, is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country.

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About This Quiz

Can you tell the Venetian from Caesar's Palace or the Golden Nugget from the Mirage with just one glance? Know which casino soars the highest above the Strip, or which is shaped like a giant glass pyramid? Any idea which of these mega-resorts contains real canals, complete with gondolas, or features an entire set of thrill rides on the roof? If you know everything there is to know about Sin City, try your luck with this Las Vegas casinos quiz!

Believe it or not, Las Vegas as a gambling mecca began with the construction of the Hoover Dam in 1931. With lots of labor needed for such a huge project, the population of the city quickly swelled from 5,000 to around 25,000. Most of those new residents were single men looking for some fun in their free time, so the state legalized gambling and issued the first casino licenses in 1931. 

Early on, the action was centered around Freemont Street downtime, but in 1941, El Rancho became the first casino to open on what is now the Las Vegas Strip. Growth was slow and steady until Howard Hughes moved into the Desert Inn in 1966, later buying it and investing millions into the area. By the '90s, Las Vegas had become one of the gambling capitals of the world, with each new casino builder trying to top the last in terms of cost, elegance, and attractions.

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