Experiencing a taste of the French capital, in the heart of Las Vegas? Paris Las Vegas never ceases to amaze.
Paris Las Vegas Casino Review
As its name suggests, the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino replicates the landmarks of the French capital. Its Eiffel Tower replica, in particular, is so iconic that it has time and again been prominently featured in Vegas adverts, and has even been ingrained into pop culture history through movies like Resident Evil: Extinction and 2012.
Apart from the Eiffel Tower facsimile, other copied Parisian landmarks include the Arc de Triomphe, La Fontaine des Mers, and the Montgolfier Balloon. The hotel’s façade also has hints of the Louvre and the Paris Opera House.
A favourite visual fixture of outside shots of the Vegas Strip, one of the strengths of Las Vegas Paris is that it already entices customers from the outset even before they come in through the hotel’s gates; and once inside, the fun atmosphere suggested by its Parisian trimmings just takes off further from there.
The craps tables are arguably the main draw of Paris Las Vegas Casino’s gaming floor. The establishment’s casino is all about having fun by getting a taste of the high-rolling lifestyle; and if Hollywood has anything to say about it, no visual imagery conveys that more than smartly-dressed people standing around a table throwing dice, complete with quirky pre-throwing rituals.
Of course other table games can also be had to ensure a wide variety of leisurely gambling. There are the usual suspects such as blackjack, roulette, and poker; as well as a couple of more uncommon gaming fare such as Pai Gow Tiles and mini baccarat.
For those who prefer matching fortitudes with one-armed bandits, the casino carries more than 1,700 units. Only slot machines with the latest and most popular themes can be found in the casino’s high-limit Champagne Slots area, which is replete with the grandeur of a Parisian courtyard.
Finally, there’s the Race & Sports Book area for gamblers who prefer stat-tracking activities. Filled with many large widescreen TVs for bettors to see the live sports action unfolding, the sports booking areas carry their own brand of enjoyment. Most importantly, they’re fun, friendly gathering places where even a budding stat chaser might even learn a thing or two in no time.
For fine dining options, Paris Las Vegas has three upscale restaurants, the first of which is headlined by none other than the Hell’s Kitchen chef himself, Gordon Ramsay. The restaurant, simply named Gordon Ramsay Steak, is all about sampling the finest beef dishes – including Ramsay’s now-iconic Beef Wellington – all within a chic London ambiance.
The next swanky restaurant also carries the prestige of another famous chef: French culinary master J. Joho. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant serves only the best French dishes; a perfect match for the hotel casino’s overall theme.
Finally, while La Provençal doesn’t carry the name of a world-renowned chef, that doesn’t make its offerings any less tempting. As its name suggests, the location recalls the blissful rustic simplicity of a European countryside. The staff are on hand are dressed in appropriate peasant garb, and even sing French and Italian folk songs every now and then. The dishes, for their part, are traditional Italian and French cuisine, matching the overall atmosphere of the restaurant flawlessly.
As for casual dining, the hotel casino has quite the number of choices. There’s the Burger Brassiere, a meat-and-potatoes sports bar done up French-style. Mon Ami Gabi allows patrons to dine al freso, taking in the sights and sounds of the Strip. Le Café Ile St. Louis, on the other hand, merely emulates an outside feel with its dressed-up Parisian sidewalk setting; although it does feel authentic enough, especially if your concentration is wholly focused on the food. Another French scene mock-up, Le Village Buffet, is for diners who prefer gorging on a variety of dishes in one sitting for as long as they are able to. Rounding out the eclectic casual dining choices are JJ’s Boulangerie, Sugar Factory Bar & Grill, and Martorano’s (of Steve Martorano fame).
Events and Activities
There are a variety of activities to occupy yourself with in Paris Las Vegas apart from just enjoying the casino’s offerings. The line of shops at Bally’s Promenade has a plethora of high-end items on sale, including clothes, accessories, toys, and home décor. Party people can paint the faux French locales red in the bevy of nightclubs that includes Napoleon’s Lounge, Le Cabaret, Chateau Nightclub & Gardens, and many more. Fitness buffs can check out the Soleil Pool situated right under the shadow of the Eiffel Tower replica. They can also hit the fairways by booking stopovers at the nearby Cascata and Rio Secco golf courses. Finally, they can relax and rejuvenate themselves at Mandara’s Salon and Paris Spa.
Paris Las Vegas also hosts a variety of events in any of its nightclubs and lounges. The acts can range from stand-up comedy sketches, musical theatre, classical music concerts, and of course, pop artist performances.
Like most posh establishments, fine dining restaurants prefer their diners in appropriate formal attire, although business casual is tolerated well enough. Other than that, smart casual should do for the rest of the hotel casino’s public premises.
The Paris Las Vegas Casino has a promo on hand for VISA Total Rewards members by allowing them to accumulate Reward Credits for each casino visit.
Phone: (877) 796-2096
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109