Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Review

Monte Carlo opened on June 21, 1996. It is located between Aria and New York New York towards the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. It is owned by MGM Resorts.

Casino at Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is one of the worst places to play blackjack among MGM properties. The 10-table blackjack party pit pays 6-5 on a natural. There is a 4-table pit by the craps table with the same bad rules. There are also blackjack tables in the main pits that short pay. Monte Carlo has been known to post 6-5 blackjack placards on tables that are normally 3-2 tables during busy time periods. During our last visit there were five 6-5 tables spread in the main pit.

Always make sure that you are sitting at a 3-2 game at Monte Carlo. They are available if you look for them. Blackjack games that pay 6-5 have $10-$1,000 limits.

Blackjack games that pay 3-2 also have $10-$1,000 limits. Players may double after split and the dealer hits a soft 17.

Players that would like a low limit 3-2 blackjack game will want to play the Dealers Angel machines. There are two available with $5-$500 limits. Players may double any two cards, double after splitting, and surrender. The dealer stays on all 17s. MLife players’ cards are not accepted.

The Dealers Angel machines are not the only low limit video table games available. Shoot to Win Craps and Interblock Double Zero Roulette are also available. The limits for these games are $5-$500 as well.

There are many other table games at Monte Carlo besides blackjack. It spreads two unique games. Monte Carlo is one of just two casinos in Las Vegas that still spreads Caribbean Stud. It also has Double Draw Poker.

There are six roulette tables. All have two zeros. Two are in the front party pit. Limits are $10-$1,000.

Other table games, limits, and number of tables, include:

Craps: $10-$3,000 3-4-5 odds (4)

Double Draw Poker: $5-$200

Single Deck Blackjack: $15-$500 (2)

Pai Gow Poker $15-$3,000 (2)

Three Card Poker: $5-$500 (2)

Let it Ride: $5-$50

Caribbean Stud: $5-$100 (2)

Crazy4Poker: $5-$100

Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $5-$200

Blackjack Switch: $10-$100

There is a high limit area just to the right of the main casino pit. Three games are spread there:

Double Deck Blackjack: $100-$5,000 – Double after split allowed. Dealer stays on all 17s.

Six-Deck Blackjack: $100-$10,000 – Double after split, resplit aces, and surrender allowed. Dealer stays on all 17s.

Baccarat: $200-$10,000

Monte Carlo offers an 8-table poker room. The main game is $1/$2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. A $2-$6 spread limit game also runs. There is a $50 No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament daily at 9am. The 2pm and 11pm events are $40. At 6pm, the buyin is $60. All Wednesday tournaments have an additional $10 bounty that is paid to a player that knocks another out of the tournament.

Hotel at Monte Carlo

The hotel at Monte Carlo offers 2,992 rooms. It is 32 stories and spreads many different room types. There is a $22.40 resort fee per night. Rates are as follows:

Deluxe Room – Start at $49 per night during the week and $160 on weekends. Higher floors with better views are $15 more per night.

Monaco Suites – These rooms start at $99 on weeknights and $299 on weekends.

Studio Rooms – These 400 square feet rooms start at $139 on weekends and $399 on weekends.

Dining at Monte Carlo

Andre’s Restaurant serves Chef Andre Rochat’s French creations. Open for dinner. Over 15,000 wines are available to choose from and a Cigar and Cognac lounge are upstairs.

Brand Steakhouse is open for dinner. Live DJ music plays Wednesday through Monday in the adjacent lounge.

Diablo’s Cantina offers Mexican food with a nightclub atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner.

Double Barrel Roadhouse offers American cuisine with live performances. Open for lunch, dinner and late night.

D. Vino Italian Food & Wine Bar offers Chef Michael Shaughnessy’s Italian inspired dishes. Open for dinner seven days a week.

The Pub is a casual dining restaurant where you can watch your favorite sports. If you can eat the 8lb Pub Challenge in 45 minutes, it is free and you win a free t-shirt. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dragon Noodle offers traditional Chinese food and sushi. Open for lunch and dinner.

Yusho offers Japanese street food. It is open for dinner and late night.

800 Degrees offers wood-fired pizza. Open for lunch and dinner.

Sambalatte has gourmet coffee beans from around the world. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Blvd Creamery offers ice cream from lunch through dinner.

The Food Court at Monte Carlo includes Starbucks, McDonald’s, Manchu Wok, Rubio’s, Sbarro’s, Subway, and Original Chicken Tender. A café is available from early breakfast through late night. The buffet is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bars at Monte Carlo

There are two casino bars. One is located at the front of the property by the party pit. The other is adjacent to the high limit room. The bar by the high limit area also has separate lounge seating. This is a great place to sit and watch the high rollers.


Monte Carlo is located on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip. It is connected to Aria. There is a tram that runs between it and Bellagio.

Features at Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo offers a theater where comedy acts, shows, and concerts rotate. There are no constant headliners at Monte Carlo.

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