Home to some of the most incredible sights and attractions in America like Hollywood, Venice Beach and Disney World, Los Angeles is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and gets more than 50 million visitors every year. It is also home to some of the best casinos that you will ever find. If you plan on having some fun on your trip to Los Angeles, here are some casinos that you should check out.
Located in Bell Gardens, California, Bicycle Hotel and Casino is one of the most prestigious casinos in all of LA. Although the casino has been operational for more than 35 years now, it was renovated and expanded to add a hotel gaming venue only recently.
If you're a fan of poker this is the place to be, with a gaming space of 100,000 sq ft and 200 poker tables the bicycle hotels and Casino has one of the biggest poker rooms in Las Angeles. The casino is no stranger to big crowds, it has played host to different poker tournaments including the world series poker tour on several occasions.
Hollywood Park Casino
Located in Inglewood, California, the Hollywood Park Casino has a 70,000 sq ft gaming space with 125 tables for both poker and other local Californian games. The casino has a VIP sitting area for its high rollers which is isolated from the rest of the casino away from the crowded main hall. Up till 2013, the Hollywood park casino had a race track which was demolished and the space is now being used for the new NFL stadium that hosts Ram’s and Charger’s games. The casino also has a restaurant called the Century Bar and Grill where you have tons and tons of options to choose from.
Located in Gardena, California, Hustler Casino is owned by the hustlers magazine publisher, Larry Flynt. The casino has a 60,000 sq ft cards room which features a total of 86 tables where you can play a variety of different games including poker, baccarat, and blackjack. It is famous for hosting tons of different tournaments including daily poker tournaments, Liz Flynt fall poker tournament, Player appreciation poker tournaments, and the hustler championship tournament. If you feel like having a drink between games, you don't have to get up. Tableside services are available. There are also a number of different dining options on the premises including Larry Flynt’s Bar & Grill, Coco’s, and Corky’s Snack Bar.
This might come as a surprise to a lot of people because you would think that a city like Las Vegas or Atlantic City would have the biggest casino gaming space, but Los Angeles is home to Commerce Casino which has the biggest gaming space in the world. Situated in Commerce, California, this casino has a gaming space of 8519 sq ft, with 240 tables, where you can try your luck at 24 types of games including different types of poker and local games like EZ Baccarat, 21 Century Blackjack, and Pan 9. The casino stays open 24/7 and also has a hotel where you can go to the spa, relax on the sun deck or try some of the local dishes.
San Manuel Casino
Voted the best casino in Southern California in 2018, San Manuel Casino has a 270,000 sq ft gaming space with more than 6,500 slot machines, over 200 video poker machines, and more than 130 tables where you can play games like Blackjack, EZ Baccarat, and Pai Gow.
There is a private VIP gaming area for the high rollers, a shopping area, and fourteen dining locations ranging from cheap quick eats to luxury fine dining. One of the most famous among these restaurants is Serrano Vista Café which is a 24-hour restaurant that serves American comfort foods with a California twist. The casino also has many entertainment options including nightclubs, bars, and a live entertainment lounge.
The Gardens Casino
Located in Hawaiian Gardens, California, the Gardens Casino was founded in 1997 and only offers card games. It has a total gaming space of 60,000 sq ft with 225 card tables. This low-key casino specializes in card games like poker, baccarat, and blackjack. The Gardens Casino has hosted a number of different poker tournaments including, WPT Gardens Poker Championship 2019 and 2020, WPT500 Los Angeles 2019, and the WPT Gardens Poker Festival 2019. It also hosts other events like pro boxing and MMA fight nights.
The gardens casino also houses the famous Triple 7 Sports Bar & Grill which features a variety of cross-culture foods, ranging from Vietnamese and Thai to American, Mexican, and Italian whereas the bar offers handcrafted cocktails, locally sourced wine, and California craft beers.
Located in Compton, California, Crystal Casino has an impressive 100,000 sq ft gaming room which houses 42 tables where you can play different games including EZ Baccarat, No Bust 21st Century Blackjack, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Holdem. Furthermore, the casino offers daily jackpots. Crystal Casino has played host to a number of different prestigious tournaments including the World Heads Up Championship 2007.
The property has two restaurants and a hotel with 126 rooms which is the best place to stay for budget-conscious poker players looking for a cheap room for the night.