There are eight casinos in Laughlin, Nevada.
The fun little gaming town of on the far southern end of the state is not so little when it comes to gambling, as the town’s eight casinos bring in just under a half a billion dollars of gaming revenue per year.
Laughlin’s eight casinos are all full-service, Las Vegas-style casino/resorts, offering all of the normal games you’d expect, like slots with various denominations, video poker, blackjack, craps, sportsbooks, other table games, poker, and even keno. Two of Laughlin’s casinos have bingo halls.
And just like in Las Vegas, drinks are complimentary to players. You have to be 21 or older to gamble here as well.
On the non-gambling front, you’ll find the usual array of buffets, fine dining, along with movie theaters, and showrooms featuring big name acts. Other recreation options include bowling, river cruises, an outlet shopping mall, beaches along the river, casino swimming pools and more.
S. Casino Drive is Laughlin’s version of the Las Vegas Strip, as all eight casinos are just off this main drag.
A nice feature of Laughlin is that most of the casinos are within easy walking distance from each other. And a lot of that walk is a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Colorado River.
Laughlin has done a great job providing a seemingly-safe, pleasantly landscaped Riverwalk that acts as an easy access between many of the town’s casinos.
In fact, the walk from the northernmost casino in town, (Don Laughlin’s Riverside) to the Golden Nugget on the southern end is just one mile. Granted, that walk can get pretty uncomfortable when it’s 110 degrees, (and not all of it is along the water), but the point remains: it’s easy (and fun) to casino hop in Laughlin.
The two casinos on the far southern end of town, Harrah’s Laughlin and the Laughlin River Lodge, are also, technically, walkable for most, however it would be just under two miles from the Riverside to Harrah’s. This would probably feel like twenty miles if undertaken in July, when the average high temperature is 108 degrees.
Gambling in Laughlin
There are just under 6,000 slot machines here, and – according to the region’s official visitor’s website, Visitlaughlin.com, the town welcomes around two million visitors per year.
A good number of the “regulars” in Laughlin are retirees from Bullhead City, a town of just over 40,000 people on the Arizona side of the Colorado River.
List of Laughlin Casinos
- Aquarius Casino Resort
- Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino
- Edgewater Casino Resort
- Golden Nugget Laughlin
- Harrah’s Laughlin
- Laughlin River Lodge
- The New Pioneer Casino Hotel
- Tropicana Laughlin
A ninth casino, the Colorado Belle, remains closed, as it has since the start of the Covid pandemic. The casino/hotel, which resembles an old Mississippi riverboat, is not expected to re-open.
Lastly, there is another casino in the area, albeit a little outside Laughlin.
The Avi Casino Resort is a 452 room hotel with casino, movie theater, 2 restaurants, a food court, arcade, and beach area on the Colorado River.
Although the Avi boasts a Laughlin, Nevada mailing address, the resort is located 15 miles south of Laughlin, at the southernmost tip of the state, less than a thousand feet from the California border.
Being a Native American casino, revenue figures from this resort aren’t included in the Laughlin totals mentioned above.
Laughlin, NV Casino Map
(Each of the colored dice represents one of the eight casinos in Laughlin).
Biggest Casino in Laughlin, Nevada
With over 80,000 square feet of casino floor space, Don Laughlin’s Riverside is the biggest casino in Laughlin – by quite a bit.
Here are the five biggest casinos in Laughlin, based on gambling floor square footage figures from the Nevada Gaming Control board:
|Casino||Casino Floor Square Footage|
|Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino||81,563 square feet|
|Aquarius Casino Resort||61,520|
|Edgewater Casino Resort||57,864|
Biggest Hotel in Laughlin, Nevada
Boasting 1,907 rooms, the Aquarius Casino Resort is the biggest casino/hotel in Laughlin. Here are the biggest casino resorts in Laughlin, based on hotel room count.
|Aquarius Casino Resort||1,907 rooms|
|Edgewater Hotel & Casino||1,450|
|Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino||1,405|
|Laughlin River Lodge||720 rooms|
|Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino||300|
Slots Only Casino in Laughlin
In addition to the eight traditional casinos, Laughlin has another slots-only casino called the Regency Casino.
This small bar/pool hall has 75 slots and video poker games. It’s located in-between the Edgewater Casino and the Aquarius Casino.
More Gambling Facts about Laughlin Casino
- The smallest casino in Laughlin is The New Pioneer Casino Hotel, with just 16,300 square feet of casino floor space.
- According to the most recent figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, there are 55 blackjack games in Laughlin.
- The exact number of other games spread throughout the town’s eight casinos are as follows:
Craps: 10 tables
Roulette: 14 wheels
Slot machines: 5,877
- According to the “Win Percentage” figures, the worst game (for the player) in Laughlin, is Keno, seeing as how the house keeps 30.49% of every dollar wagered.
- Figures will vary greatly on how you play (prop bets, etc), however from just the statistical report, the best table game in Laughlin, (again based on win percentages) is craps, with a house win percent of 18.23%.
- Slot machines in Laughlin, NV average a house win of 7.99 percent.
- Because the town is a little isolated, the Riverside Casino offers several different charter flights to Laughlin from various points in the upper Midwest.