Cosmopolitan is the newest Las Vegas Strip casino that was built from the ground up. It opened on December 15, 2010. Its opening signified the end of the boom era. The $3.9 billion resort was almost mothballed. Bruce Eichner ran into financial problems and Deutsche Bank came to the rescue to finish it.
Some tourists confuse Cosmopolitan with City Center due to its close proximity to both Aria and Bellagio. Cosmopolitan is on an independent property and is not owned by MGM Resorts, the parent company of City Center.
The casino at Cosmopolitan is massive and offers 110,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,000 machines. The best video poker at Cosmopolitan is in the high limit room. That is where you will find full pay Jacks or Better at the bar and on 50-play machines. The high limit machines are set at a minimum of $12.50 bet per hand.
The blackjack conditions at Cosmopolitan are among the worst on the Las Vegas Strip. Dozens of 6-5 games litter the floor. Many are found in the party pits, however, there are plenty of double deck blackjack games with 6-5 pays at standard tables. Some even have $25 minimum bet.
There are 24 blackjack tables that pay 3-2. Many are closed during off peak times. They are split between six-deck and double deck. Players can double down on any two cards and after splitting. The limits are $15-$2,000.
High limit blackjack stays on all 17’s. The minimum bet is $100. There is also high limit baccarat and roulette with one zero.
There are six $15-$500 double zero roulette tables. There are seven craps tables with $10-$5,000 limits. The craps odds are 3-4-5 times.
Cosmopolitan also offers several proprietary table games:
There are several versions of video table games. Shoot to Win Craps and Interblock Roulette offer $5 minimums. There is also a stadium seating-style table game area with video dealers. Players may choose between 6-5 blackjack, double zero roulette or baccarat. You can even play all three at the same time.
There is a state of the art sportsbook at Cosmopolitan. It is operated by Cantor Gaming. Cosmopolitan does not have a poker room.
There are 2,995 hotel rooms at Cosmopolitan. Each would be considered a suite when compared to other Las Vegas Strip hotels. All room prices do not include a $25 per night resort fee.
City Room – This 460 square foot suite offers two queen beds. It starts at $105 on weeknights and $135 on weekends.
Terrace Studio – This 610 square foot suite offers a 110 square foot terrace. Rates start at $128 on weeknights and $165 on weekends. One king and two queens are available in this room trim.
Terrace Suite – The Terrace Suite is 910 square feet. It comes with a 160 square foot panoramic terrace overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. Rates start at $180 during the week and $293 on weekends.
Wraparound Terrace Suite – This suite is 1,200 square feet and offers a 480 square foot private terrace overlooking the Las Vegas skyline. Rates start at $218 during the week and $349 on weekends. A room with a view of the Bellagio Fountains runs an extra $40 per night.
Cosmopolitan has one of the widest selections of restaurants in Las Vegas, all under one roof. Most offer menus that are inspired by world renowned chefs.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill – Open for dinner only, it serves sushi, sashimi and a variety of Japanese dishes.
China Poblano – Fusion of cuisine from China and Mexico. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Comme Ca – French brasserie that is open for dinner seven days a week. It is open for lunch of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
D.O.C.G. – This is an Italian rustic-style restaurant that features pizza, pasta and steak. It also serves a large wine menu. It is open for dinner daily.
Estiatorio Milos – Offers Greek cuisine overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. It is open for lunch and dinner.
Holsteins – A burger bar that is open for lunch and dinner. It also offers a limited late night menu.
Jaleo – Serves Spanish Tapas that is open for lunch and dinner.
Overlook Grill – A casual dining café overlooking the pool.
Scarpetta – Italian for little shoe, Scarpetta serves upscale Italian cuisine. It is open for dinner only.
STK – Combines a lounge and nightclub with an upscale steak and seafood house. Open for dinner only.
Va Bene – This is Cosmopolitan’s 24-hour dining option. It offers standard café fare.
Wicked Spoon Buffet – Buffet that is open for brunch and dinner daily.
Besides the traditional casino bars, there are four lounges at Cosmopolitan. The Chandelier offers three levels of lounges, offering something for every taste. Vesper Bar is a typical Las Vegas lounge. Bond is a techno lounge.
Cosmopolitan is located on the northwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. It is between Aria and Bellagio and across the Las Vegas Strip from Planet Hollywood. The vehicle entrance is on Harmon Ave. Pedestrians may enter from Las Vegas Boulevard.
Marquee Nightclub is the prominent feature of Cosmopolitan. It is one of the highest grossing nightclubs in the world. It doubles as a day club during the summer. Rose.Rabbit.Lie has become a popular social and dinner club. Cosmopolitan transforms its pool into an outdoor ice skating rink from mid November until just after the New Year. This has become a Las Vegas tradition.