Luxor Casino Review

The Luxor is one of the largest hotels in the world and the archetypal pyramid is a staple on the Las Vegas Strip. With the Luxor recently undergoing renovations and upgrades, a newer and younger crowd has been stopping by the hotel lately to visit the new hip nightspots and restaurants. With new young people, comes new money and an entirely new crowd frequenting the casino as well. Possibly one of the youngest groups of people you will see inside a Strip hotel. While the Luxor is not known as a high-rollers spot, people come to this casino to spend money.

Luxor offers all the usual games that you will find in big Strip hotel like blackjack, craps, baccarat, several variations of Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card, and there is even single-zero blackjack which is becoming increasingly hard to find lately. Minimum bets at Luxor are usually $10 to $15 depending on the time and day. However, single-zero roulette will most likely start at around $25. When it comes to slots, Luxor seems to have an endless array. Everywhere you look there are slot machines at the Luxor. In fact, it’s almost impossible to escape them. They offer both the older classics like Lucky 7’s as well as the newer multi-line video slots and video poker. Slot prices can range from a nickel up to $100. Drinks, of course, are free when gambling at the Luxor and drink service is very efficient. The cocktail waitresses have toned down the Egyptian themed costumes in recent years but they still serve pretty strong drinks. Anyone playing in the casino should join the MGM Mirage slot club. Like many casino chains, the rewards can be used at any of the MGM Mirage properties.

The Luxor has a unique race and sports book that can get really crowded during big games and sporting events. The book holds a total of 19 plasma TVs and four big screen TVs. There are over 110 seats in the race and sports book and they all have individual TVs. There are nine betting windows for race and three betting windows for sports. Free drinks are served to those betting in the sports book with drink tickets that you can ask for while betting.

Another favorite spot at the Luxor, especially among the young crowd is the poker room. There are 12 tables in a secluded room off the casino floor. There is no-smoking in the room so the air is clear and it’s also much quieter in the poker room than in the rest of the casino. Hold-em is the game of choice at this casino and there are often a few no-limit games going on. The casino even offers poker classes during the afternoons so new players can get in on the action as well. The casino also hosts frequent no-limit tournaments which are the most popular right now.