Stratosphere, Las Vegas
As roulette lovers know, Las Vegas is a place where you have to play like the locals do, after all, when in Rome and all that. For out of town roulette fans (you'll be wanting to check out Red Rock Casino as well especially if a great pool is high on your list of priorities) this can sometimes feel like a tall order when the double zero game dominates the scene here. Stratosphere is one of a select few casinos that know exactly how to spoil their roulette players. Welcome to the tall side of town!
The bane of Vegas has to the serious drought in European roulette tables, this is a town where it seems you can have anything you want- as long as it’s not a single zero roulette wheel! Fortunately Stratosphere, a popular casino hotel with a stupendously tall observation tower, has its share of single zero tables.
Here you can play your single zero roulette game without the “en prison” form of play and with a house edge pushed to 2.7%. And with a reasonable six roulette tables there’s enough to distract you from the incredible views over the city and strip- and the blood curdling high rides for thrill seekers at the top of this landmark casino.
Set over a generous 80,000 square foot of casino floor, this landmark of a casino has plenty of gaming to offer its visitors with an above average selection of table games including games like Heads Up Hold’em and Three Card Poker.
If you’re a high roller then this might not be the place for you as there’s no high limit room, but this is a popular place with a lively atmosphere although this isn’t exactly the most glamorous of casinos – it’s mid-market and good at it.
If you suffer from vertigo you may not be a fan of some of this casino’s best assets. As the name of this establishment suggests, this is a place where you can practically gamble in the clouds. Stratosphere can justifiably boast about being record breaking- the vertiginous observation tower is the tallest freestanding one in the whole of the good ole’ US of A, touching the sky at a 1,149 feet!
Unwinding from a heady day or night at the roulette tables could also force you into admiring the crazy good view that’s on show at the 25th floor swimming pool!
And if you’ve sharpened your appetite at the gaming tables then you can join the diners who are making a bee line for the famed dining room, appropriately called Top of the World, where you can enjoy fine dining while the whole restaurant slowly rotates! That’s not everyone’s idea of a digestive - but hell, this is Vegas! And there are plenty of other restaurants and bars across its floors to enjoy.
Now like every casino you can dream of these days, here at Stratosphere you can warm up for your table games with a touch of slot play. There are all those classic games at hand here as well as the latest titles.
As everywhere in Vegas, poker is big and here you can play in the flesh or try your hand at some progressive poker slots. As you’d expect there’s a sportsbook here too so you can bet on live sporting events to your heart’s content.
All in all, Stratosphere is a mid-size, mid-range casino with a good selection of table games and more importantly a reasonable number of roulette tables with professional staff and single zeros- a rare and beautiful sight in a desert full of double zeros!