With such an emphasis on big entertainment and full-on showmanship, its not uncommon for Las Vegas’ famous casinos to be compared to circuses. But none of them take this to the literal extremes that the Circus Circus Casino does.
Indeed, even by Vegas’ standards, Circus Circus has a reputation for being a little bit different, more famous for its outrageous styling and strong emphasis on entertainment than its gambling. But nevertheless, there is a great casino lurking inside.
The scale of this thing was huge, dominating the immediate area when the casino launched in 1968. Indeed, so big is it that it remains the world’s single largest permanent big top, more than 40 years on from its grand opening. Nor is it just for show – the casino has a long and proud tradition of hosting some of the world’s greatest circus acts.
In 1976, its other famous landmark, the Lucky the Clown marquee, was added.
Nevertheless, the casino is no stranger to the sort of problems many of Vegas’ casinos have faced. One particular problem early on was its complete lack of accommodation, which deterred high rollers. As a result, the casino has seen regular expansion (including the building of dedicated hotel facilities) over the decades, and has changed hands several times.
Suffice to say, its game line-up is no less impressive. It offers over 40 table games, including various versions of craps and blackjack, along with more than 2000 slots. Poker is also available.
Nor does one have to be an expert gambler to enjoy the casino, as expert lessons in all the top games are provided free of charge, seven days a week.
Sports and race betting are also available.
That’s not to say there aren’t other ways to entertain yourself. The Adventuredrome theme park is one of them, featuring a wealth of thrilling rides, while those who wish to sample all the fun of a traditional fairground can do so at the Midway Festival.
Alternatively, you can rock out at one of the casino’s live DJ pool parties, relax in its spa, play a round of golf, take in a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon , or enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the hotel’s various shops.
And for those in need of a spot of refreshment, Circus Circus offers nine top quality restaurants, cafes and bars.
The casino currently has more than 3,700 hotel rooms, ranging from simple double rooms to luxury suites. However, uniquely among other casinos in Vegas, it also features a 399-space trailer park for those who prefer to bring their own accommodation.
That being said, those who choose to go with this option will still find themselves in comparatively luxurious surroundings, with a pool, shower and sauna being available.
For more information, including how to book your room, please visit the official website of the Circus Circus Casino Las Vegas