Sin City is home to some of the world’s most unusual people and scenes. If you’re looking for the quirkiest hotels to visit on your trip, here are some of the most unorthodox casinos in Las Vegas:


Luxor is probably the most unusual hotel casino in Las Vegas, located on the south side of the Vegas Strip. A gigantic sphinx welcomes you to the resort’s 30-story Egyptian pyramid made of black glass.

The hotel’s rooms line the interior sides of the pyramid. With striking architecture, you’ll see colossal pharaoh statues and temple columns towering over the swimming pool. Luxor’s selection of gaming, world-famous entertainment, and fine dining is sure to keep you busy.


Have you ever seen an indoor canal? The epitome of elegance, the Italian-themed Venetian Resort is located in the middle of the Strip. While the exterior is striking, the interior is sure to blow you away.

The Venetian is modeled after the famed Italian city and boasts fantastic rooms, restaurants, and shopping. Its most notable feature, however, is the indoor canal running right through the center of the Grand Canal Shoppes. You can even take a gondola ride at this mini Venice in Vegas.


Circa Las Vegas is the Fremont Street Experience’s tallest (and newest) property. This resort is for those 21 and over only. Circa boasts a two-story casino with over 49 table games and 1350 slot machines.

Circa’s interior is designed with a mid-century modernist look and recalls one of Las Vegas’s most glamorous eras. In addition to the casino, sports betting floors, restaurants, and bars, you can swim in the Stadium Swim, Circa’s open-air pool deck, underneath a jumbotron screen.

New York-New York

Visit the Big Apple without ever leaving Sin City. The New York-New York features a variety of scaled-down replicas of New York’s most notable landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building. The main lobby recalls the sights of Greenwich Village, complete with authentic fire hydrants and New York-style delis.

When you want a break from gambling, New York-New York features one of the best arcades on the Strip. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a turn on the Big Apple Coaster, the hotel’s famous outdoor roller coaster. It’s the quickest way to see the sights of New York!


The Excalibur is like Vegas’ Disneyland for grown-ups. This medieval-themed casino has more than 100,000 square feet of space for fun.

Excalibur’s Tournament of Kings is for you if you’ve ever wanted to feast like royalty while watching knights compete for fame and glory. Whether you’re looking for jousting or the hottest new games, there’s plenty here to appeal to your inner prince or princess.


The Flamingo is a beloved Vegas establishment by locals and visitors alike. If you want to see what Vegas was like in the 1950s, this classic Strip hotel takes you back in time.

From live shows to bright vintage decor, the Flamingo’s retro feel is anything but stale. But the hotel’s most interesting feature? It has a real live flamingo habitat at the center of the resort!

Most Unorthodox Casinos in Las Vegas

If you’re looking for unorthodox, Las Vegas has plenty of it! From quirky to fun and frivolous, the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown never disappoint.

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