Luxor Las Vegas Review

Luxor is located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip between Excalibur and Mandalay Bay. There are walkways and a tram that connect these properties, all owned by MGM Resorts. Luxor is a pyramid, with a light on top that can be seen from space. The Luxor opened on October 13, 1993 with 2,526 rooms. In 1998, two 22-story hotels were added to the property. This brought the total number of rooms to 4,400.

Visitors that would like to see the inside of the pyramid must go to the second floor. It is not visible from the casino floor. Guests in the Pyramid Tower will see this from the door of the rooms.

Casino at Luxor

The Luxor offers 120,000 square feet of gaming space. There are over 2,000 slot machines and 50 table games. There are 23 six-deck blackjack tables. Continuous shuffle machines are used at ten of these. The bet range is $10-$1,000. Players may double down after splitting and resplit aces. Surrender is no longer allowed in Luxor’s low limit blackjack games. There are two double deck $25-$2,000 blackjack tables. Double down after splitting is allowed. The dealer hits a soft 17 at these tables.

There are seven double zero roulette tables. The limits are $10-$1,000. Three craps tables spread $10-$3,000 action with 3-4-5 odds.

Luxor has an entire pit dedicated to specialty games. These include:

Baccarat: $10-$3,000 (2)
Texas Hold’em Bonus: $10-$200
Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $10-$100
Pai Gow Poker: $10-$3,000 (2)
Blackjack Switch: $10-$1,000
Let it Ride: $10-$100
Three Card Poker: $10-$500 (2)

There is a 12-table party pit. Ten of these games are $10-$1,000 six-deck blackjack that pays 6-5 on a natural. The other two are $10-$1,000 roulette.

There is a four-table high limit salon. It is only open on weekends. It spreads two baccarat tables with $100-$10,000 limits and two $100-$10,000 six-deck blackjack tables with double down after splitting, surrender and resplit aces. The dealer stays on all 17’s in the high limit salon.

Players looking for less expensive roulette may want to try the heads up roulette machines. These have two zeros but start at just $.25 denominations.

Luxor spreads a none-table poker room by the sports book. The main game is 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. A 3/6 fixed limit or 2-10 spread limit game may also be found. There are five $40 tournaments each day. Start times are 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 8:30pm and 11:30pm.

Luxor uses the MLife players’ card. This is the same card used by all MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas with the exception of Circus Circus.

Hotel at Luxor

Luxor offers five different options for hotel rooms. Those options include:

Pyramid Deluxe – 350 square feet – $45-$210
Tower Deluxe – 449 square feet – $75-$215
Player Deluxe – 449 square feet – $115-$310
Tower Luxury Suite – 780 square feet – $255-$410
Premier Suite – 1050 square feet – $345-$610

The Pyramid rooms ride an elevator that bends with the angle of the pyramid. This can make for a run ride for those guests.

Dining at Luxor

Tender Steak and Seafood – Tender Steak and Seafood is the most prestigious restaurant at Luxor. Open for dinner at 5pm daily, Tender Steak and Seafood offers starters from $10 and steak entrees from $39. Seafood entrees start at $39. There is also a wine and cheese tasting menu.

Tacos and Tequila – Tacos and Tequila, also known as T&T, offers a modern Mexican menu. T&T is open for lunch and dinner, with happy hour from 2-6pm. Brunch is served between 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests can expect to spend an average of $20 per person.

Public House – Sports book café serving American cuisine.

Rice and Company – Rice and Company is open for dinner, and specializes in Asian cuisine. Sushi is the specialty, but guests can find a variety of traditional Chinese fares on the menu.

Pyramid Café – Pyramid Café is a standard Las Vegas café. Open between 6am and midnight daily, and 24 hours on Friday and Saturdays, diners can enjoy the full menu any time of the day.

More Buffet – More Buffet is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is $15, lunch $16, and dinner $20. There is also an option to buy an all day pass for $36. The all day pass includes the buffet at Excalibur as well. Options on the More Buffet include a full pizza bar, a 30 foot salad bar, a carving station, and entrees from around the world.

There are also several quick serve restaurants available at Luxor. These include the Backstage Deli, a yogurt shop called Blizz, Starbucks, L.A. Subs, Bonanno’s Pizzaria, Nathan’s Famous, McDonald’s, and Original Chicken Tender Company.

Bars at Luxor

The bars at Luxor are anchored by LAX, one of the most popular nightclubs in Las Vegas. Canvas is an LGBT club that launched in April 2014. Savile Row mimics a London Pub. Centra is the lounge located in the center of the casino. Aurora is the lobby bar. Casino bars include Flight, Highbar and Playbar.


Luxor is located between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur. There are shopping corridors and a tram that connect it to each property. The hotel is directly across the street from McCarran Airport. There is no airplane noise associated with this.

Features at Luxor

Luxor offers four shows.

Criss Angel, a Cirque de Soleil show, is live Tuesday-Saturday. Each night the show starts at 7pm. On Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, there is a second show at 9:30pm. Tickets are $59-$176.
Fantasy is an adult show that is live nightly at 10:30pm. Tickets are $39-$59.
Carrot Top is a comedian and entertainer that performs a much different show than one would expect from seeing his previous performances. Carrot Top performs nightly at 8:30pm, but is dark on Tuesday. Ticket prices are $50-$70. Tickets purchased 30 or more days in advance receive a 20% discount.
Menopause the Musical is performed Wednesday-Sunday at 5:30pm, with a special 8pm show on Tuesdays. Tickets are $50 or $65.
Jabbawockeez is a 75-minute hip hop theater.
Menopause the Musical is a 90-minute musical set to tune from the 60’s and 70’s.

Luxor also offers several attractions.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is open daily from 10am-10pm, with the last admission at 9pm. Tickets are $32 for general admission. Seniors 65 and older receive $2 off. Children 4-12 are $24, with children 3 and under free. Nevada residents pay $29 for admission.
Bodies: The Exhibition is a science and educational offering by Luxor. The exhibition shows real organs and bodies. Tickets are $32 for general admission. Seniors 65 and older receive $2 off. Children 4-12 are $24, with children 3 and under free. Nevada residents pay $29 for admission.

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