Bally’s is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. It is the center stop on the Las Vegas Monorail, making it easy to get to. The property opened on December 5, 1973. At the time, it was known as MGM Grand and was the largest hotel in the world. It was the scene of a horrific fire on November 21, 1980 and consequently became Bally’s in 1985.
The casino resort is now owned by Caesars Entertainment. There are currently 2,814 rooms at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Casino at Bally’s
The casino floor at Bally’s is 67,000 square feet, putting it right in the middle of the spectrum in regards to size. It spreads a large table game selection considering its fairly small size. There is a single, small high limit area located just above the casino floor.
Many of the blackjack tables at Bally’s offer poor rules. Most are in the party pit. There are decent games if you look hard enough for them. There is a wide selection of slots at Bally’s, including video machines, three reel slot games, and everything in between.
Playing Blackjack at Bally’s
There are a total of (16) 6-5 blackjack games at Bally’s. The single deck tables allow double down after splitting. The shoe games each spread eight decks and allow Double down on any two cards, double down after splitting and surrender. The dealer always hits a soft 17 and the minimum bet is $10 at these tables.
There are only two shoe games on the main floor that pay 3-2, where the minimum bet is $15. Players may double down on any two cards and after splitting. Surrender is also allowed. The minimum bet is $15.
Bally’s is one of the few casinos in Las Vegas that deals Double Attack Blackjack. The limits are $10-$500 at these games.
The best blackjack games are found in the high limit area just above the main casino floor. There is a six-deck blackjack game that starts at just $25. Players may double down on any two cards, double after the split, and surrender. The dealer stays on all 17s. There are two double deck blackjack tables with a $25 minimum where players may double on any two cards. The dealer hits a soft 17 in this game. There is also a $25 baccarat table.
Craps Tables, Poker and Sports Betting at Bally’s
Aside from traditional table games, video poker and slots, Bally’s also offers a 14-table poker room. The main games are 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em and 3/6 Fixed Limit Hold’em. There are five No Limit Hold’em tournaments every day, making it one of the best places to play poker in Vegas.
Bally’s offers one of the largest sports books in Las Vegas. It even has theater seating and a separate VIP area.
Other Bally’s Las Vegas Table Games
Three Card Poker: $5-$500 (8 tables)
Crazy4Poker: $5-$500 (2 tables)
Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $2-$200 (2 tables)
Pai Gow Poker: $15-$5,000 (2 tables)
Mississippi Stud: $5-$100 (2 tables)
Let it Ride: $5-$500 (2 tables)
High Card Flush: $5-$200 (1 tables)
Double Zero Roulette: $5-$5,000 (4 tables)
Aside from live games, there are also four video versions of table games. Interblock video roulette and blackjack have $3-$500 bet ranges. Shoot to Win Craps is also $3-$500 with double odds. A video Big Wheel game offers $1-$100 bets.
Hotel at Bally’s
The Bally’s Las Vegas hotel offers 2,814 rooms. The resort fee each night is $20. It includes free wireless internet for one device and access to the fitness center. The fee is waived to Total Rewards players that have achieved platinum or higher tiers. Bally’s will often spread deep discounts during the off peak season.
Indigo Tower King – At 450 square feet, this is a large base rate room. It starts at $34 during the week and $50 on weekends.
Indigo Tower Queens – Also at 450 square feet, these rooms offer two queen sized beds. Rates start at $41 during the week and $57 on weekends.
Jubilee Luxury King/ Two Queens – These rooms are located in the Jubilee Tower, which was most recently remodeled. The rooms are 430 square feet. Rates start at $59 during the week and $79 on weekends.
Jubilee Premium King/Two Queens – These rooms are also 430 square feet and offer a Las Vegas Strip view. Rates start at $59 during the week and $79 on weekends.
PetStay – Bally’s guests may arrive with pets under 50 pounds. Pets must stay in specific PetStay rooms. The base rate is $100 for weeknights and $114 on weekends.
Indigo Tower Suites – These oversized rooms offer a large bathroom and updated amenities. Rates start at $275 during the week and $315 on weekends.
Bally’s Townhouse Suites – These two story rooms are great when entertaining guests. It even includes a balcony. Rates start at $250 during the week and $270 on weekend nights.
Celebrity Suites – at 1,700 square feet, these multi-room suites are perfect for Las Vegas parties. Rates start at $350 during the week and $390 on weekends.
Penthouse Suites – There are multiple penthouse suites available at Bally’s. These range between 2,567 and 3,425 square feet. Pool tables and large entertaining areas are included. Be prepared to dig deep for these rooms. Rates start just over $1,000 during off peak weeknights.
Dining and Bars at Bally’s
BLT Steakhouse is the flagship restaurant at Bally’s. It specializes in steak and seafood. It is home to the Sterling Brunch, which is $95 per person and offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Casual outlets include The Tequila Bar and Grill, Sea: The Thai Experience, and Nosh. There is a food court with Sbarro, Java Coast and Nathan’s Famous.
Bally’s offers several casinos bars. There is also a large bar in the sports book area.
Bally’s is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. It is the center stop on the Las Vegas Monorail. It connects to Paris Las Vegas. The two sister casinos also share a parking deck.
Features at Bally’s
Bally’s offers a new shopping district along its Las Vegas Strip frontage. It also home to several shows.
I Don’t Have a Clue – This is a dinner show. It involves a mystery with audience participation.
Country Superstars – Experience a live country band cover some of today’s biggest hits.
Veronic Voices – Talented singer takes on songs at all pitches. Veronic can hit 50 notes with perfection.
LA Comedy Club – Intimate comedy club that takes on new acts every week.
Paranormal – This is show is headlined by Frederic Da Silva.
Jubilee – Bally’s headline act for most of its existence. It is a timeless showgirl revue. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.