North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas is despite the name not a part of Las Vegas city. Instead, it is a city in its own right, incorporated on May 16, 1946. Located directly to the north of the city of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas comprises an area of 78.5 square miles (203 km2) and is home to over 200,000 residents. This makes North Las Vegas the third largest town in Nevada.
North Las Vegas is a Clark County gaming department supervised by the Nevada Gaming Commission and home to numerous casinos. It does however not offer the same atmosphere as the The Strip or Boulder Strip, as the casinos in North Las Vegas are more spread out and tend to be comparatively small. North Las Vegas is also less focused on tourism than the other Clark County gaming departments. Most tourists that visit Las Vegas City never even ponder the idea of spending some quality time in North Las Vegas, which is unfortunate but not surprising considering the multitude of things that there is to do in Las Vegas City.
The casinos in North Las Vegas offer a full gaming selection with many different table games, poker rooms and a myriad of slot games - just like in any other Clark County gaming department. The odds and pay ratios here are generally favorable for low limit players, especially compared to those offered on The Strip. North Las Vegas offers the best pay ratios for 1¢ slot machines in the Las Vegas area. Players who prefer betting for higher stakes will on the other hand find better slots odds in Downtown Las Vegas and on The Strip. Generally speaking, the higher the stakes the worse the odds in North Las Vegas.
Hotels are generally cheaper in North Las Vegas than they are on The Strip and on Boulder strip. Gamblers can however also find cheap hotel rooms in Downtown Las Vegas which allows for easier access to Boulder Strip, The Strip and off course also Downtown itself which makes it a more convenient choice for many visitors.
North Las Vegas is home to hotels and casinos such as Aliante Station, Cannery Casino and Hotel, Fiesta Rancho, Jerry's Nugget, Lucky Club Casino and Hotel, Opera House, Poker Palace, Siegel Slots and Suites, Silver Nugget, Texas Station, Wildfire Casino Rancho. If you want to play with the locals you should visit the Cannery Casino and Hotel.
An old tradition in North Las Vegas is for the casinos to offer boxing matches, a tradition that still lives on today in casinos such as the Silver Nugget and something that can justify a trip up to the North Las Vegas casinos.