The Venetian

The Venetian Las Vegas was opened in 1999 on the site of the previous Sands Las Vegas and is owned by Las Vegas Sands. It is a popular Italian-themed complex, famous for the luxury of its hotel rooms, and is connected to another Sands resort, the Palazzo by a distinctive two-level shopping corridor.

Location

The Venetian can be found at the northern end of the Vegas Strip (3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States), on what is the southeast corner where Las Vegas Blvd meets Sands Ave, and opposite to Wynn Las Vegas and Treasure Island. The casino is ideally situated for international visitors, offering easy links to the highway network, and not far from Las Vegas airport. Parking at the Venetian is available off Koval Lane, though the driveway is shared with another property and guests often find it easier to park at the Palazzo.

Casino

Table games are particularly well represented at the Venetian. There are 36 different Blackjack games on the casino floor, including Blackjack Switch and Free Bet Blackjack, along with seven Roulette, six Baccarat, and seven Craps tables. Fans of more exotic games will also be able to play a range that features Casino Wara Double Draw Poker, Let It Ride, Big Raise Poker and Three Card Poker.

For players who like to wager with higher stakes, there is a high limit section that gives you the chance to enjoy Double Deck Blackjack, Six-Deck Blackjack, Baccarat and single-zero Roulette, while low rollers can choose from a variety of video versions including Shoot to Win Craps, Roulette Revolution, and Live Dealer Blackjack.

The casino floor has room for over 1,200 slots titles, which are regularly updated to give guests the chance to play the latest games. These include popular titles like Tokidoki Video Slots, House of Cards, and Sherlock Holmes, and there is also a High-Limit Slots Salon, which accommodates bets of up to $5,000 a spin, and regular slot tournaments for newcomers, that offer the opportunity to win a share of $1,000.

Regular casino players can be a part of the Venetian’s Grazie club, which offers points on the basis of the house edge in each game you play, which is an unusual approach for a Rewards Program, giving players more rewards for playing slots rather than table games.

When it comes to poker games, there are few better casino resorts in the whole city. The Sands Poker Room hosts every variety of poker game from No Limit Texas Hold’em to Omaha High/Low, along with two daily tournaments and the chance to enter the Deep Stack Extravaganza, a tournament with a big prize on offer.

Accommodation

The Venetian has a reputation for luxurious accommodation, thanks to its 5-star quality hotel service. Even the smallest room is 650 square feet, which makes the accommodation at the Venetian among the biggest in the city.

Those willing to pay more can have access to a room with a view of The Strip, and there are even more luxurious options available, including opulent suites that are available exclusively to invited guests.

Restaurants

The Venetian provides one of the biggest selections of restaurants and food outlets in Las Vegas, including a range of Italian-themed eateries. There is also a seafood restaurant called AquaKnox, steak houses, brasseries and diners selling Asian and fusion cuisine. For a less formal dining experience, visitors can try a bewildering array of cafes, bistros and snack outlets and the complex boasts several bars.

Leisure

You won’t be stuck for entertainment at the Venetian. Its most popular attraction is Tao, a world-famous nightclub that has staged many well-known shows and exhibitions, including Rock of Ages, The Motown Show, and the DaVinci Exhibit. Guests who want to try a little Italian culture can enjoy a gondola ride on the second storey of the Grand Canal Shoppes, and in the holiday season, ice skating is also available.

Conclusion

There are few venues that do a better job of offering an all-round casino experience than the Venetian. The array of table games on offer is particularly attractive to fans of games like Baccarat and Roulette, and when it comes to the quality of the dining and accommodation options, the Venetian is unmatched. This is definitely one casino that is worth visiting on your trip to Vegas.