Do they have bingo in Vegas?

This is my first time to Vegas. I'm taking my daughter who just graduated college! We are staying at Ballys, how is it? Also, since we don't really gamble are there any bingo halls on or near the Strip.

Barb
(Chicago)

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First off, the hotel: Ballys will probably be just fine for you. The hotel isn't in the top tier of luxury places, but it's nice enough and has a very good central-Strip location. Rooms in the North Tower are a bit larger and nicer, but rooms in the South Tower generally have a better view of the Strip. So if you prefer cushier accommodations, the North side is for you. But if you want a nice perspective to watch the Bellagio fountain show, ask for a South Tower room that looks that direction.

Now about the gambling: Las Vegas isn't much of a bingo town -- traditional games bring in a lot more money, so casinos usually focus on those -- but there are a handful of bingo halls in town. Only one the Strip, though, and only one Downtown. The rest are all in Off-Strip locations, meaning expect more locals and fewer tourists.

If you want to play, you might consider visiting the one Downtown location, the Plaza, where you can at least mix in a little sightseeing of this old section of Vegas with your bingo-playing. While you're there, make sure to pop into the Golden Gate for a shrimp cocktail from their deli in the back. That's a personal favorite of mine.

All the other bingo halls will require a cab ride from Ballys. These are all well-known casinos, so all cabbies should know how to get there.

Las Vegas bingo halls (list as of Oct. 31, 2011)
  • Riviera (Strip) - 1pm-9pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Plaza (Downtown) - 11am-9pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Arizona Charlies Decatur (Off-Strip) - Round-the-clock, sessions start on odd hours
  • Arizona Charlies Boulder (Off-Strip) - Round-the-clock, sessions start on odd hours
  • Boulder Station (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Cannery (Off-Strip) - 8am-10pm, sessions start on even hours
  • Fiesta (Off-Strip) - 11am-7pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Fiesta Henderson (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Gold Coast (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Palace Station (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Red Rock (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Sams Town (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Santa Fe Station (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • South Point (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Suncoast (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Sunset Station (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Terribles (Off-Strip) - 11am-9pm, sessions start on odd hours
  • Texas Station (Off-Strip) - 9am-11pm, sessions start on odd hours

Note that session times are subject to change and some casinos may decide to no longer host bingo, so it's a good idea to check with your hotel concierge before heading out.

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6 responses to “Do they have bingo in Vegas?”


  1. Robert said:

    Terrible s has a nice bingo hall and while your there the buffet is reasonable I am not sure your age but it is a good walk to get heart pumping if you don't want to cab it.


  2. Steve the Texan said:

    You're correct, Jon. As of August 2011 bingo is back on the Strip at the Riv.


  3. Jon said:

    Actually the Riviera just opened a bingo room


  4. joyce said:

    I know Aliante is "off strip" but they have a great bingo room


  5. Steve the Texan said:

    All three hotels are very nice and in about the same area of the Strip. I would place the MGM Grand and Paris slightly ahead of New York New York in terms of luxury, but you can't go wrong with any of the three.

    Expedia.com is offering a discount on stays at the MGM Grand and New York New York right now, but that current offer expires on Jan. 15.

    In your case, being in Ireland, you may also want to check Expedia.co.uk's Las Vegas hotel search to see if they have any better deals specific to European departures.


  6. lynda said:

    myself and my partner are going to vegas on the 8 feb 2010 could you tell me which hotel is best between mgm grand new new and the paris i have been told very different stories bout them there is just the two of us no guests or anything from lynda in ireland

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