Monte Carlo Las Vegas
The Monte Carlo Las Vegas is named after a world-famous region of Monaco, the tiny country-state on the French Riviera and its casino. Soon, however, the name will be gone —- and this property will be rebranded the Park MGM, probably by 2018. A 2nd hotel, to be called the NoMad, will be constructed on the spot too but is to be independently run.
This is one of only 2 new casino-building projects taking place now in the city.
Casino-hotel websites have become really confusing, and you often can’t tell which concerts are being offered by which hotel. They might maintain it doesn’t matter; that within a few steps you’ll encounter this or that, or that you can access the concerts you want at the same (corporate) desk. Customers may feel it’s important, however. We award our loyalty to an actual place with a distinct name. MC’s big entertainment venue, soon to open, is called Park Theater, and its outdoor area is referred to as The Park, so they’ve been planting the name ahead of time to help us all remember.
This hotel is located Mid-Strip, with the Hard Rock Hotel across the street, and New York New York a bit further south on the Boulevard. It shares a block with ARIA at its back. Here it is on Google Maps.
The hotel has 2,992 rooms and suites. Their swim area has a big wave pool and a lazy river to enjoy. You can rent inner tubes to float in. There is a fitness center with spinning bikes, ellipticals, treadmills, free weights. Spa and salon too.
The Casino at Monte Carlo Hotel
The 1,600 slots include the big progressive slot jackpots, Wheel of Fortune and Megabucks, which are posted with current totals on the casino’s website. Millions in jackpot money waits. The high limit gaming salon offers single-zero (American) Roulette, double-deck blackjack with table betting limits of $25 to $5,000, and slots with $1 to $100 denominations.
There is a Poker room of 15 tables, with daily tournaments.
Texas Hold’em: $2/$6
Limit Hold’em: $3/$6
No-Limit Texas Hold’em: $1/$2
You can qualify for a reduced poker room rate if you play 5 hours or more a day.
Double Barrel Roadhouse
There’s free WiFi in all public areas, and the M Life player rewards of MGM Resorts is the one to use. If you love discovering the less-known wonders of Vegas, you should know about the wonderful statues here, in front of the hotel. Sculptor Stuart Land created 5 or 6 of the statues here.