There is no place in this world that is more famous for casino gambling than the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. From one end to the next, it is packed with some of the most iconic casino hotel and resorts for real money gambling. Mention the name Bellagio, Venetian, and MGM Grand and even non-gamblers would probably know what you are talking about.
Included at the far north end of the Las Vegas Strip is the Stratosphere Casino-Hotel. It is probably best known by gamblers, tourists and visitors as the property with the observation tower. This tower is actually the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States according to Las Vegas public records. The total height is listed at 1,149 feet tall.
Owned by Golden Entertainment, the first big step in rebranding the property to compete with many of the newer casinos is a name change. This has been in the works for quite some time going back to an original report on a local Las Vegas website, VegasInternationalHotel.com. First published in late October of last year, it was reported that new name would simply be the Strat. In a more recent development, the parent company unveiled the full property name on Feb. 1 at The Strat Hotel, Casino and Skypod. The top three floors of the casino along with the rides and entertainment venues will encompass the area referred to as SkyPod.
Interestingly, the initial report indicates folks don’t recognize the Stratosphere as being part of the Las Vegas Strip. Furthermore, you can find the Stratosphere at the far northern end of this designation. However, a vital part of this rebranding designs to help bring the casino into the fold with the more popular destinations on the Strip to the south. The property was first opened in 1996 as Bob Stupak’s Vegas World Casino and Stratosphere.
Indeed, the hotel portion of the resort contains 2,427 total rooms. Furthermore, the Strat upgrades the accommodations over the years. The biggest ongoing renovation at the property right now is the property’s racebook and sportsbook. The casino floor offers a wide assortment of slot machines, a separate poker room and gaming area complete with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Pai Gow Poker tables. Also, the casino ties in with the ACE Play rewards card.
1.Fellini’s Ristorante (Italian).
2.McCall’s Heartland Grill (Steaks & Chops).
3.STRAT Café & WOK (American/Pan Asian)- this location is open 24 hours.
4.Top of the World Restaurant & Lounge (American).
5.Nunzio’s Pizzeria (Casual).
Indeed, there are many more things to do in Vegas along with these and other eating establishments. Furthermore, there are numerous bars, lounges, and other entertainment venues. Additionally, this list includes:
2.Sin City Hops.
4.107 Sky Lounge.
Most importantly, the thrill rides at the top of the tower are one of the property’s top attractions. Moreover, Sky Jump plunges patrons 829 feet from the tower as the most thrilling ride. Furthermore, Many of the signs in and out of the property have already been changed to simply read ‘THE STRAT’.